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BURLESQUE RED CARPET GALA Fri (Feb 23) 7pm (Gala); 8pm (Show)

The ladies from Boudoir Rouge Burlesque have been working hard to bring you the very first Sunshine Coast Burlesque Festival! The Red Carpet Experience is designed to delight, tantalize and thrill. With over 30 performers there is bound to be something for everyone. This classy event will include a red carpet reception with Boudoir Rouge dancers complete with photo ops, a complimentary beverage, and exclusive deals on merchandise. Bring out your ball gown ladies and leave your jeans at home!

Also featuring Virago Nation, a Vancouver based burlesque troupe. Founded in May 2016, Virago Nation is a collective of burlesque performers on a mission to reclaim Indigenous sexuality from the toxic effects of colonization. We believe that all people, especially indigenous women, deserve a healthy and fun relationship with their bodies. This is our reconciliation.

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Tickets: $45

Met Opera: Puccini’s LA BOHEME Sat (Feb 24, 2018) 9:30am

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème,
the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

Runtime:  3:16

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

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PADDINGTON 2 Sat-Mon (Feb 24-26) 5pm plus Sat/Tues (Feb 24/27) 2pm

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Family
Runtime: 104 min
Rated: G with no advisory
Trailer: Paddington 2

Stars: Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Brendan Gleeson
Director: Paul King

Synopsis: PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

MOLLY’S GAME Sat-Thurs (Feb 24-Mar 1) 7:30pm plus Wed (Feb 28) 2pm

Genre: Biography, Drama
Runtime: 140 min
Rated: PG with violence, coarse language and drug use
Trailer: Molly’s Game

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O’Dowd, Michael Cera, Joe Keery, Rachel Skarsten, Graham Greene, Brian d’Arcy James
Director: Aaron Sorkin

Synopis: Based on the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents. She is charged with operating an illegal gambling business.
She immediately contacts her defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba). Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars and business titans.  She also manages to get the attention of the Russian mob. She is offered complete immunity in exchange for hard drives that will bring down the mob. However, Molly has a different plan and isn’t willing to give up.

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Theatre from London) Sun (Feb 25) 2pm

Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 28 November 2017. 

Cast: Eve Best, Anne Reid, Eleanor Bron, Crystal Clarke, Emma Fielding, Dominic Rowan, Lister Smith, William Gaunt

Synopsis: Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be captured live for cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today. ‘One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.’ Oscar Wilde

Tickets are $15 ($10 for under 18yrs old). Available at the box office on the day of the showing.

THE SHAPE OF WATER Fri-Thurs (Mar 2-8) 7pm plus Tues/Wed (Mar 6/7) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Romance
Runtime: 124 min
Rated: 14A with sexually suggestive scenes, violence and nudity
Trailer: The Shape of Water

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer
Director: Guillermo del Toro

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

LUCKY (SC Film Soc) Sat (Mar 3) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Comedy
USA 2017
Runtime: 88 min
Trailer: Lucky

Director: John Carroll Lynch

Synopsis: With some 200 performances to his credit, Harry Dean Stanton is a mainstay of American acting, and this film is his valediction: a funny, poignant portrait of a man approaching death with all the dignity he can muster.
Lucky is a man living life on his own terms: from yoga exercises to his daily pack of smokes, he does it his way, all the time. But now he’s approaching the end of the road, and it’s time to take stock. Stirring monologues, lovable characters, and, of course, superb acting …you can almost hear Harry saying goodbye.


CRS: ANGELA HEWITT – Sun (Mar 4, 2018) 2:30pm

Angela Hewitt’s performances leave audiences on the edge of their seats. “(She) is one of those rare musicians who seem to get something into their heads and hearts and find it at their fingertips instantaneously.” (The New York Times)

Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her award-winning cycle of the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” by The Sunday Times. Her discography also includes albums of Couperin, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier, Ravel, and Granados.

Angela Hewitt is artistic director of Italy’s Trasimeno Music Festival. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest level of the Order.

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email

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CRS: CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN, piano – Sun (Mar 11, 2018) 2:30pm

Charles Richard-Hamelin was the silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian-Zimerman Prize at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, one of the piano world’s most prestigious competitions. These important prizes brought him to the attention of audiences and critics worldwide. His first solo recording featuring late works by Chopin received widespread acclaim (Diapason, BBC Music Magazine, Le Devoir), as well as a Felix Award (ADISQ).

He has already appeared in several prestigious festivals, including the Prague Spring Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron in France, “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw and the Lanaudière Festival in Canada. He has performed with various ensembles including the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, OFUNAM (Mexico), Korean Symphony Orchestra and I Musici de Montréal.

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email

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54•40 Sat SOLD OUT/ Sun (Mar 18) 7pm Show added

NOTE: Sat, Mar 17 show is SOLD OUT.

54 40 Unplugged: Songs & Stories
is an intimate and reimagining of 5440’s greatest hits performed as you’ve never heard them before. Featuring original arrangements of violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin and more this performance gives new context and spirit to classic songs fans all know and love. In between songs the band engages with the audience sharing stories from their 30+ years together as a band.  In January 2016 they released La Difference: A History Unplugged that feature 10 of their greatest hits recorded as never heard them before.

54·40 has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs that they can pull from to include in their live performances. Songs such as  Baby Ran, She La, Casual Viewin’, One Gun, Ocean Pearl, Love You All, Music Man, I Go Blind, One Day In Your Life, Radio Luv Song, Baby Have Some Faith, Miss You, Blame Your Parents, Easy to Love, Crossing a Canyon, Since When, Nice to Luv You, and Lies to Me.

In April 2017, the band was inducted twice into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame at both The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards (The INDIES) and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards.

Available at, 1-800-838-3006
Plus Laedeli Gifts, Sechelt Visitors Centre, MELOmania, EarthFair Store *cash sales only at retailers)

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