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Chapter 3 – Let the story unfold

Wed Jan 26th, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

FREE EVENT ~ Our gift to you! Thanks to the generous support of The Department of Canadian Heritage and The Port Theatre Society

In-theatre & Livestream tickets available

The Port Theatre presents…

Chapter Three ~ Let the story unfold!

This four-chapter series is created and hosted by Nico Rhodes

About Nico Rhodes

Equally at home on keyboards and woodwinds, Nico Rhodes is a much sought-after composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and teacher who inhabits all styles, eras, and genres of music. Son of internationally renowned chanteuse Joelle Rabu and technician Dusty Rhodes, from an early age he grew up on the road and in theatres, assimilating skills and preparing for life as a touring musician.

At 17, Nico began his professional career in pit orchestras for musical theatre and was quickly promoted to the role of musical director. By the age of 30, he had conducted and arranged more than 40 professional productions across Canada from the Arts Club and Chemainus to Persephone and Drayton Theatres.  He’s created 5 original musicals and musical adaptations and his many kudos include multiple Ovation and Jessie award nominations for ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (2014), ‘Out of my Dreams’ (2015), ‘Best Laid Plans’ (2016) and ‘Talking Sex On Sunday (2020). In 2018 he was honoured with the Emerging Cultural Leader Award by the City of Nanaimo.

Nico’s hundreds of compositions and arrangements include choral and chamber works, symphonic pop concerts, jazz originals and a portfolio of 75+ commissioned cinematic works. He performs and records with several jazz trios, numerous solo artists and the duos ROOTS & GROOVES with Rick Scott and Full Circle with Joëlle Rabu.

Nico’s love for Ragtime led him to develop ‘The Art of Ragtime’, a one-man historical-musical journey through the evolution of Ragtime from classical to contemporary, combining the rags of best-known proponents and little-known stars with insightful history, humour and anecdote.

An avid believer in the joy of sharing experience, skills and knowledge, Nico teaches piano, woodwinds, music-theory and arranging to a wide variety of ages. Having been blessed with formidable teachers, he strives to engage  his students with fun, disciplined and insightful lessons that delve into everything from boogie-woogie piano licks to composing for string quartet.


Thanks to our funders… investors in the Arts!


Wed Jan 26th, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Port Theatre Main Stage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada