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College’s year-end musical live-streams with a double dose of talent, innovation and timely satire

Urinetown, the darkly comic, Tony Award-winning musical satire, is being staged as the 2020-2021 season’s year-end musical.
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Respected international arts leader returns to her hometown as College’s Director of Education

After conducting an extensive international search, the Canadian College of Performing Arts has announced that Danielle Meunier has been hired as the College’s new Director of Education.
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Dramatizing stories during pandemic poses challenges and provides rewards

Second-year students will unleash their talents this week in their first live-streamed presentations of the season.
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No angels were harmed during making of not-so-contemporary comedy

Erin Shields’ Paradise Lost is a modern take on John Milton’s epic poem that covers the genesis of Adam and Eve and Satan’s plot for revenge.
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Dramatic meditation on motherhood transports audiences to barren wasteland

VICTORIA, B.C. – Passion, patience and masks. These three words reflect much of what the 2020-21 Company C Studio Ensemble, a group of artists at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, have experienced since COVID-19 safety measures required the College to temporarily shut down last March. While the pandemic changed life as we know it,...
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Students rally to present digital year-end musical during COVID-19 pandemic

Fifty-one students from the Canadian College of Performing Arts and their mentors and instructors have rallied to creatively ensure that the show will go on.
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Studio Ensemble ends on high note

An ideal tonic to blow away the winter doldrums runs until Feb. 8.
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A study in contrast for Year II students

Students in their second year of studies at will showcase their talents next week with two productions that alternate between dark drama and lighthearted wit.
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Showtunes, College talent highlighted in partnership with Veneto Bar Ristorante

“It’s a unique musical theatre experience for both the performer and audience as there’s no fourth wall, and everyone is connected and engaged with each other.”
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Studio Ensemble sheds new light on the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic

Unity (1918) seeks to present thrilling and comedic storytelling to audiences through a profound and contagious script.
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