Dec 9 2023
Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00
Advance tickets: $35
Door tickets: $40
It’s time for winter season silliness and sassiness! We’re ready to warm your soul and melt your heart!
The Cheesecakes are ready to heat up the stage with a VA-VA-VOOM variety show of singing, dancing, comedy and burlesque brings the glitter, glamour and GIGGLES! Armed with a sassy-silliness and a g-force of glitter, these girls pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in!
They are multiple award-winners who have dazzled and delighted in Las Vegas, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm, Rome, and Berlin, as well as all across Canada!
We can’t wait to see you at the show!
Dracula – A Trilogy Of Terror
Readings take place at The Dan George Theatre, University of Victoria
Dracula – A Trilogy Of Terror is a seven episode, seven hour adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula by adaptor/director Brian Richmond. Both an homage and an updating of a novel that is considered one of the pillars of the gothic horror form, Richmond’s story-theatre approach utilizes nine of Canada’s most accomplished actors to portray the hundreds of characters and speak the thrilling prose contained in the original. In this ‘reader’s theatre’ approach, audiences will have the opportunity to hear an epic play that is conceived to ultimately receive a highly physical and wildly imaginative staging. “Wolves howl, shadows lurk, whips crack, bats fly, men and women scale walls upside down, and blood – lots of it – will flow” says Richmond. “My ambition is to unleash what I believe was Stoker’s ultimate goal – which was foretelling the birth of a new age in which women would realize their fate by stepping into societies central roles.”
Movement One – Invasion – January 3, 7 pm
In the first two parts of this seven-episode adaptation, we are introduced to the apparently carefree life of Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker as they embark on their exploration of the Victorian age’s concept of the ‘New Woman’. Little do they know that Mina’s fiancé and solicitor Jonathan Harker has unearthed an ancient and a ruthless enemy whose blood-thirsty animus threatens to destroy all that they hold dear.
Movement Two – Exhumation – January 5, 7 pm
The next two episodes are centered on Count Dracula’s conquest of (first the body and then the soul) his first victim since his invasion of Britain – Lucy Westenra. Galvanizing the efforts of the three men who love her, plus the arcane knowledge of the Dutch metaphysician and scientist Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, the movement ends in a bloody rite that raises the question of who is more barbarous? The invaded or the invader?
Movement Three – Annihilation – January 7, 2 pm
The final three episodes witness, first the persecution, and then the emergence of Mina Harker as the new century’s woman warrior. Pulling us through a multi-country pursuit and attempt to permanently eradicate the heart of evil, the adaptation reaches its climax with a battle won but a war that never ends.