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100 years of Broadway

‘100 Years of Broadway’ is a fun medley best suited for fans of the genre

100 Years of Broadway is exactly what it says. From A Chorus Line to Hamilton, the Phoenix explores Broadway’s evolution.
SETYA

SETYA: A lesson in interpretive dance

SETYA is the final show in UVic’s Staging Equality Theatre for Young Audiences series and includes two shows.
Mojada photo provided by UVic Theatre Department.

Mojada balances classic tragedy with a unique, modern spin

Chasing a better life, Medea and Hason have crossed the Mexican-American border and settled in Los Angeles. Hason has adapted to the new culture and his dreams are moving forward,…

“Vinegar Tom” reveals the twisted logic of witch trials

Vinegar Tom, the story of a community in 16th century England, shows how a seemingly thoughtless comment can snowball into a witch trial.
Spring Awakening, photo provided by Catherine Plant.

Spring Awakening review: An exploration of the importance of sex education

Spring Awakening is described as a coming of age story, but I disagree with this brief summary.Yes, this musical is about teenagers’ sexual awakening, but equal, if not more, attention…
Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Phoenix Theatre explores love and Shakespeare’s women in new play

What is left to say about William’s Shakespeare’s body of work? As it turns out, a lot. Despite being 400 years old, the Bard’s work continues to be told, reinterpreted,…
"The Waste Land" production, photo by Dean Kalyan.

Interpretive Dance Meets Poetry in “The Waste Land”

"The Waste Land" production, photo by Dean Kalyan.
Problem Child

Phoenix Theatre’s Problem Child marks their first full live-streamed performance

Short-lived campus production offers a nice break from theatrical Zoom script reads  On March 24, 2021, the Phoenix launched a four night run of Problem Child, their first full live-streamed,…
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As BIPOC theatre alumni attempt to change their department, Rahat Saini reflects on her racialized experiences at the Phoenix Theatre

One of the scheduled shows for the Phoenix Theatre's 2018 season was set to be Beth Henley’s 1979 drama, Crimes of the Heart. Some students did not want to audition…

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