Announcing our 2017/18 Season

DRACULA  By | Bram Stoker

Adapted for the stage by | Liz Lochhead  

Directed by | Amy Starkey & Clive Scarfe

Oct 6 – 21, 2017

Set in Victorian England, the immortal tale is re-told with Mina and Lucy awaiting their heart’s desires, while Mina’s fiancé visits the mysterious Dracula’s castle…

 

OUR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS PANTO 

Dec 14 – 30, 2017

 

BLITHE SPIRIT By | Noel Coward

Directed by | Jacqollyne Keath 

Apr 6 – 21, 2018

A timeless comedy exploring love and marriage, a dinner party turns into mayhem when Madame Arcati’s seance provokes the late first wife of the host.

 

CAMELOT  A Musical By | Alan Jay Lerner  (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe

Directed by | Chalene Scott 

June 15 – 30, 2018

Will Princess Guenevere be the best thing that ever happened to Arthur or the downfall of an empire? A fresh take on the age old story of King Arthur.

 

Announcing the cast of Marion Bridge

Announcing the cast of Marion Bridge, our entry to the North Shore Zone Festival for Theatre BC. Directed by Norman White, Daniel MacIvor’s funny and touching play tells the story of three estranged sisters who reunite in their family home on Cape Breton Island to say goodbye to their dying mother. In the process, buried resentments are ignited and the sisters re-discover the bonds of family.
 
Colleen Byberg will play Agnes MacKeigan, an actress and waitress, who has been living a free-spirited life in Toronto, Amy Starkey plays Theresa, a nun working in a farming order in New Brunswick and Lauren A. Campbell will play Louise, the youngest sister who has stayed home to care for Mother. Congratulations to our cast and director! 
 
Marion Bridge runs March 30 – April 15th at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, with one festival performance at Presentation House May 8th – 12th. Stay tuned for further production updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @DeepCoveStage

Lighting board used by Deep Cove Stage wins industry award

Now that Deep Cove Stage has upgraded to all LED lighting for our house set, we will have an unlimited colour palette to use

ETC’s Eos color controls named Live Design Lighting Control Product of the Year

Eos Color

Software updates may not often seem newsworthy, but the v2.3 build of ETC’s Eos® family control software continues to garner acclaim – and awards – within the lighting industry. Last fall, the software received the Gold Award at PLASA and a special commendation at LDI in 2015. This spring, a panel of high-level designers and programmers voted the software Live Design Product of the Year in the category of Lighting Control. The award was presented in New York City on Monday night during a ceremony that also honored Tony Award®-winner Natasha Katz with the ETC-sponsored Live Design Award for excellence in lighting design achievement.

LED luminaires grow more powerful and prevalent in the entertainment industry with each passing year, bestowing upon lighting designers the unprecedented blessing – and curse – of a near-infinite color palette. The Eos v2.3 toolset features a revolutionary set of virtual color workspaces that allow designers and programmers to quickly select and mix colors to make the most of their LED fixtures.  The software also helps designers manage unruly color fades without writing multiple cues, with fade path tools that allow fast and easy modification of transitions through live color spaces.  With Eos managing the math, designers can focus on the art.

Eos Color David Lincecum

David Lincecum, ETC’s vice president of marketing, explained in his award acceptance speech that v2.3’s color tools are part of a greater effort within the company: “We’re focused on color at ETC as a next frontier, not only just delivering it to the stage, but giving designers the tools to help move it through the production in ways that haven’t been possible before.”

As one judge reportedly put it, the color controls in v2.3 are “just the tip of the iceberg.”

The Eos product line will continue to grow richer as time goes on. “We are always looking at tools that can speed up the design process,” says Anne Valentino, Eos controls product manager. The upcoming v2.4 software release – due later this summer – will continue these efforts, with major upgrades that will streamline playbacks for a faster live-programming experience.

Deep Cove Stage engages Urban Arts Architecture

Deep Cove Stage Society has engaged Urban Arts Architecture of Vancouver to review our seating proposal.  UA will be reviewing the seats to ensure that sight lines are maintained, and that the changes meet all building and safety codes.

Once this work has been completed and approved by the District of North Vancouver, we plan to order the initial seats for the handicapped area and the last row of Orchestra right.  Our goal is to have these installed by the start of our fall season