Aug 10 2012
Posted by Jerry Steen as _Archive |
Over the last ten years, the Gabriola Arts Council has sponsored, promoted, and delivered a broad range of arts events. So in 2008, when it was suggested to the Council that Gabriola should have a theatre festival, the resounding response was “Why not, what took you so long?”. Thus, the Gabriola Theatre Festival was born.
It’s hard to convey the incredible energy that was evident during our first Festival weekend in 2009. In just one year, the Gabriola Theatre Festival went from being an unknown newcomer in the festival community, to becoming a recognized member of the theatre festival circuit, here in BC and beyond.
The 2010 Gabriola Theatre Festival was built on 2009′s success by delivering a truly bold, inclusive and innovative arts event that brings together a jam packed theatre program, StreetArt (a two day celebration of Gabriola’s visual artists), exciting children’s workshops, an outdoor stage bristling with highly talented young and not-so-young musicians, dancers and entertainers and, of course, the return of the world famous Lion’s Pancake Breakfast.
2012 marks the festivals forth! With ten great shows to choose from, this year’s festival promises to be more exciting than ever. With lower ticket prices and two “package deals”, the 2012 Gabriola Theatre Festival is a real bargain.. Street Art, Kids Corner and the Outdoor Stage are back with ton’s of art, music and fun for all ages. Plus! Plus! Plus! This year’s Mardi Gras theme brings magic and loads of fun for everyone. Don’t miss the Lions Pancake Breakfast, serving up yummy breakfasts on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. You won’t eat for a week…seniors, bring your enzymes!
Whether you are an island resident, or one of the thousands of visitors to our Isle of the Arts, we invite you to come out to enjoy the incredible feast of entertainment and to celebrate the arts on Gabriola.
For more info, visit: http://gabriolatheatrefestival.ca
Tix-$15 for adults, under 14-$10…available at Artworks, the Kiosk in the Village or online at gabriolatheatrefestival.ca