DISCOVERY SERIES

The Discovery Series is The Port Theatre Society’s presentation series that features emerging artists from our Vancouver Island community. We’re supporting and growing local talent in our region. Discover the wealth of talent as these four powerful artists share their musical and theatrical gifts on the Port Theatre stage in Nanaimo, BC! Join us on our adventure to uncover what’s in the hearts and minds of these artists on three nights (November 30, March 16 & May 31). Adults $20 | Members $18 | Students $15.

Thank you to our Discover Series sponsor

UPCOMING DISCOVERY SHOWS

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One-woman show ~ SHIELD MAIDEN

Thursday, March 16, 2023   

Show starts at 7:30pm

An original Gabriola Island theatre production, Melanie Teichroeb staged her one-woman show Shield Maiden at the off-Broadway Theatre Row complex in New York’s theatre district. The production, a medieval-style TED Talk on what it means to be a Viking warrior, is now part of The Port Theatre’s Discovery Series.

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JOSHUA & FRANKIE

Wednesday, May 31, 2023   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Steeped in a diverse blend of artistic influences – from classic jazz to R&B to Broadway showtunes – Vancouver Island-based musician Joshua Holloway is creating a new sound for a new era. Vancouver Island-based indie singer-songwriter Frankie Bouchier from Sydney, Australia weaves evocative stories with sound. Together Josh and Frankie are building an exciting new work to premiere on the Port Theatre stage as part of the Discovery Series!

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PAST DISCOVERY SHOWS

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DOUBLE BILL - Kenton Willem & Danielle Lebeau-Petersen

Wednesday, November 30, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Two shows… one night! Kenton Willem is a saxophonist, pianist, flutist and composer/arranger from Nanaimo, BC. Kenton is thrilled to be presenting many of his original songs which he has written over the course of his music journey. Danielle Lebeau-Petersen brings Miles of Aisles  – A Tribute to Joni Mitchell – to the Port Theatre stage. Danielle has been crafting a tribute to Joni’s work, alongside solid cast of some of Victoria’s finest musicians to re-invoke Mitchell’s songs.

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Brave New Band

Tuesday, July 5, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Brave New Band is a quartet of dynamic musicians performing original, genre-bending music. Their compelling performances bridge the gap between classical and jazz, layering carefully crafted through-composed music and free improvisation over the edgy and danceable support of an alternative rhythm section.

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Malakai

Wednesday, June 15, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

Malakai is a 13-year-old multi-instrumentalist with powerfully soulful vocals. As an emerging songwriter, he produces ballads that take the listener on a compelling journey. Accompanying himself on guitar and piano, he has a way of taking any song and making it his own.

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SacRED

Friday, June 3, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

SacRED is a modern day digital shape-shifter, storyteller through movement and medicine woman of the heart, on a mission to support all people and the planet to recognize truths of the past and present while returning to a natural rhythm of well-being for the future generations.

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Buwa

Wednesday, June 1, 2022   

Show starts at 7:30pm

BC based, Nigerian performer Buwa is an artist you want to keep on your radar. Drawing influences from the late Whitney Houston, as well as Jill Scott, India Arie, Billy Porter, and Brenda Fassie — Buwa is an exciting contemporary soul artist, with pop and R&B sensibilities and a penchant for storytelling.

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