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The Port Theatre Main Stage

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125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
250-754-8550

Since 1998, the Port Theatre has wowed residents and visitors alike with its superb performances, excellent acoustics and wonderful sense of intimacy.

The theatre offers a broad range of cultural events designed to meet many diverse interests and needs. A landmark on the city’s waterfront, it also serves as an important meeting place for a variety of community events, seminars and educational conferences.

July 2019

LAUREN SPENCER-SMITH: UNPLUGGED

Sat Jul 27th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Fifteen year old Nanaimo singing sensation, Lauren Spencer-Smith will share her special voice this July in an “Unplugged” setting at the fabulous Port Theatre in Nanaimo. You may have seen…

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August 2019

CRASH TEST DUMMIES

Sat Aug 10th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

"God Shuffled His Feet" 25th Anniversary Tour! presented by Gee Dan Productions This concert will feature a full performance of the album, "God Shuffled his Feet" plus staples from the…

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Supernatural – A Santana Experience

Sat Aug 17th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Woodstock festival performance. Supernatural - A Santana Experience pays homage to a true icon of modern music. Santana’s music crosses cultural boundaries and…

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September 2019

Get Back Entertainment Presents Beatles Meet Elvis

Sat Sep 7th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

August 27 1965 ...rock and roll was exploding, The Beatles release 4 new albums including "Help". Elvis celebrates his 30th birthday and records the soundtrack and does the filming for…

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An Evening with WWE Hall of Fame Legend: BRET “THE HITMAN” HART

Fri Sep 13th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

presented by Got Pop? Concerts & Gee Dan Productions  The Wrestling Icon will tell stories from his decades-long wrestling career including such iconic moments as his battle with Stone Cold…

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BOURNE TO BE OZZ: the Canadian Ozzy & Black Sabbath Experience

Sat Sep 14th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

“As close as you’re gonna get to the real thing” The Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne has been rockin’ the world since the formation of Black Sabbath back in…

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Nanaimo Jazz Festival

Fri Sep 20th - Sun Sep 22nd
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various times ea. day
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Friday, September 20 - 8:00 to 11:00 Jazz/Swing Dance with Steve Jone’s 10-piece band, Decadence $30 - Members $25 - Students $15 Vancouver Island Conference Centre (VICC)Saturday, September 21 -…

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LED ZEPAGAIN – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Fri Sep 20th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Jimmy Page Says, “It's as close as you'll ever get to the real deal” Celebrating 30 years, Sony recording artists LED ZEPAGAIN captures the heart and soul of “the world’s…

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SAID THE WHALE with special guests

Thu Sep 26th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

presented by Got Pop? Concerts & Gee Dan Productions  After more than a decade together, Said The Whale have arrived at the purest version of themselves. Cascadia is the Vancouver…

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Red Green “This Could Be It!”

Sat Sep 28th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

BACK IN 2019 WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW! The name says it all. Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over…

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OFRA HARNOY

Sun Sep 29th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation  Ofra Harnoy has established herself as one of the great cellists on the world’s concert stage. Born in Isreal, Ofra immigrated to Canada with…

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RON JAMES – Full Throttle

Mon Sep 30th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

“Utterly Brilliant” - Ottawa Sun Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire…

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October 2019

ROSANNE CASH

Tue Oct 1st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation She Remembers Everything is Rosanne Cash’s current international tour, a poetic, lush and soulful collection of songs that reckon with a flawed and fragile…

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Renee James Productions presents MOTOWN MAGIC

Wed Oct 2nd @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A World Premiere New Production Under the creative direction of Renee James Productions International comes an exciting new high octane musical concert celebrating 60 years of Motown hits. STARRING Canadian…

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COMPLETELY CREEDENCE

Thu Oct 3rd @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

COMPLETELY CREEDENCE, a Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) tribute band, invites you to experience the incredible music of John Fogerty and CCR. It's a night that will transport you back in…

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My Generation – 50th anniversary of Woodstock tour

Fri Oct 4th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Get ready to relive the golden days of the Age of Aquarius and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with 60’s tribute band My Generation! Take a trip back in…

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BALLET VICTORIA – BALLET ROCKS!

Wed Oct 9th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation  Pre-show Chat: 6:45pm in Harmac Room Ballet to iconic rock music like you have never seen before. Expect the unexpected as the beauty and…

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Burton Cummings – Up Close & Alone Tour

Sun Oct 13th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A 106.9 The Wolf and Gee Dan Productions presentation Burton Cummings’ musical creations continue to resonate with fans both old and new. His voice is considered to be one of…

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JIMMY RANKIN – Songs From Route 19 Tour

Wed Oct 16th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

The Cape Breton Party is on the road. GeeDan Productions proudly presents JIMMY RANKIN - SONGS FROM ROUTE 19 TOUR The tour features the smash sounds of his new, Joel…

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VI Symphony – Opus #1 – The Piano

Fri Oct 18th @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Origin Symphony & Tea Series Guest Artist: Michael Kim, Piano Programme Jason NETT         The Brave Heart GRIEG   Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 A brand new piece by former…

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VI Symphony – Brave Heart

Sat Oct 19th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artist: Michael Kim, Piano Programme Jason NETT       The Brave Heart GRIEG               Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 TCHAIKOVSKY      Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36 A brave,…

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THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND 50th Anniversary Tour

Sun Oct 20th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Presented by Gee Dan Productions After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold-out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with…

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BIG WRECK ‘But For The Sun Tour 2019’

Fri Oct 25th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Got Pop? & Gee Dan present BIG WRECK 'But For The Sun Tour 2019' with special guests Big Wreck was formed in Boston in the early 90’s by Toronto-native (guitars…

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VI Symphony Soundbites – Happy Halloween

Thu Oct 31st @ 5:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Symphony SoundBites - a Unique take on Happy Hour! Appetizers Bites at 4:45 pm followed by one hour concert at 5:30 pm OR 7:15 pm one hour concert followed by…

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VI Symphony Soundbites – Happy Halloween

Thu Oct 31st @ 7:15 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Symphony SoundBites - a Unique take on Happy Hour! Appetizers Bites at 4:45 pm followed by one hour concert at 5:30 pm OR 7:15 pm one hour concert followed by…

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November 2019

LES VOIX HUMAINES

Sun Nov 3rd @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation CONSORT OF VIOLS A LOOK AT THE VAST REPERTOIRE FOR MULTIPLE VIOLS Pre-show Chat: 1:15pm in Harmac Room Les Voix humaines consort of Viols…

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OFFstage Jazz Series – John Lee Trio

Tue Nov 5th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation - Cabaret Style in our Lobby Known for being a gifted multi-instrumentalist, the charismatic John Lee can both engage the audience and improvise fluidly…

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Bed & Breakfast

Wed Nov 6th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation AN ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION WRITTEN BY MARK CRAWFORD When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a…

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RAFFI

Sat Nov 9th @ 1:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Raffi, North America’s preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and he is marking the occasion with a new album and a series of #belugagrads concerts. Raffi is a singer,…

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Nanaimo Concert Band Annual Fall Concert

Sun Nov 10th @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Nanaimo's Musical Treasure Since 1872 Conductor: Mr. Dave Fullerton Join the Nanaimo Concert Band for their Annual Fall Concert. This national award winning band performs a wide ranging musical repertoire…

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Moscow Ballet’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

Mon Nov 11th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

“Expansive… brimful with feeling ….elegantly generous” New York Times, Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic 40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lunges and pirouettes in Moscow Ballet’s exquisite Sleeping Beauty. “Sheer…

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VI Symphony – Rejuvenate

Sat Nov 16th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artist: Lani Krantz, Harp Programme MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia no. 6 in E-flat major ALWYN              Lyra Angelica, for Harp and Strings Vivian FUNG    Pizzicato MAHLER           Adagietto (from…

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The Debaters Live on Tour Holiday Special

Mon Nov 18th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Presented by LIVENATION.COM FEATURING HOST STEVE PATTERSON WITH COMIC ALL-STARS DEANNE SMITH & GRAHAM CHITTENDEN Following the success of their 2017/18 run, The Debaters Live on Tour return with a…

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Island Soul Choir presents BELIEVE

Sun Nov 24th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Island Soul Choir's Annual Fall Concert Tickets on sale 11:00am Monday May 27thAdult tickets: $25 eyeGo (students grade 8 to 12) and children 12 & under: $5 CALL OUR TICKET…

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December 2019

A Louisiana Hayride Christmas!

Sun Dec 1st @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

You will LOVE A Louisiana Hayride Christmas! Get in the Christmas spirit with the incredibly talented cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show. After 9 years of successful shows across Western…

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Winter Harp

Sat Dec 7th @ 3:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation A MAGICAL MEDIEVAL ADVENTURE Pre-Show Chat: 2:45pm in Theatre Winter Harp brings another of its Christmas masterpieces to our stage in a concert that…

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VI Symphony – Mistletoe & Magic!

Sat Dec 14th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artists: VIS Children’s Choir, A Cappella Plus, Village Voices Patricia Plumley, Choral Director Raise your voices for a festive and merry musical performance. The Symphony joins forces with three…

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January 2020

VI Symphony – Waltz & Polka

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artists: Nadya Blanchette, Soprano Guest Dancers: Bohemia Dance Programme Johann STRAUSS, JR.      Waltzes and Polkas Selections by LEHÁR, von SUPPÉ, WALDTEUFEL, and more! By popular demand, we present a…

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Unikkaaqtuat

January 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation Pre-Show Event: 6:30pm in Lobby & Post-Show Chat in Theatre Unikkaaqtuat is a multidisciplinary production led by Artcirq, Les 7 Doigts de la main…

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International Guitar Night

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation Pre-Show Chat: 6:45 in Harmac Room An annual favourite, International Guitar Night's founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around…

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February 2020

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

February 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation A MAJOR DANCE PHENOMENON Founded by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet…

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Abbamania and the Bee Gees and Cher Show

February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Rolling Stone Magazine –“Abbamania and Night Fever are incredible” Abbamania is the world’s number one production of Abba. The show consists of studio musicians that recreate Abba live in concert.…

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VI Symphony – Opus #2 – For the Love of Oboe!

February 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Origin Symphony & Tea Series Guest Artist: Geronimo Mendoza, Oboe Programme HAYDN      Symphony no. 25 in C major MARTINU Oboe Concerto PROKOFIEV        Classical Symphony, op. 25 25 wonderful years of…

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VI Symphony – Celebrating 25!

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artist: Geronimo Mendoza, Oboe Programme PROKOFIEV      Classical Symphony, op. 25 BARBER             Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings HAYDN           …

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March 2020

OFFstage Jazz Series – James McRae

March 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation - Cabaret Style in our Lobby Drummer/arranger James McRae is joined by Jennifer Scott, Rene Worst and Astrid Lyre for a unique jazz re-envisioning…

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Manual Cinema FRANKENSTEIN

March 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation A SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTATION Post-Show Chat in Theatre In what will be a most unique live experience, a monstrous feast for the senses,…

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VI Symphony – Iconic Beethoven

March 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artists: Calvin Dyck, Violin, Cameron Crozman, Cello, Philip Chiu, Piano Programme BEETHOVEN Namensfeier (Name-Day) Overture, op. 115 Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, op. 56 Symphony…

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VI Symphony – Happy Hour Soundbites

March 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Symphony SoundBites - a Unique take on Happy Hour! Appetizers Bites at 4:45 pm followed by one hour concert at 5:30 pm OR 7:15 pm one hour concert followed by…

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VI Symphony – Happy Hour Soundbites

March 19, 2020 @ 7:15 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Symphony SoundBites - a Unique take on Happy Hour! Appetizers Bites at 4:45 pm followed by one hour concert at 5:30 pm OR 7:15 pm one hour concert followed by…

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Kim’s Convenience

March 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation AN ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION WRITTEN BY INS CHOI Mr. Kim, a Korean shopkeeper, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the…

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OFFstage Jazz Series – Quinn Bachand

March 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation - Cabaret Style in our Lobby Brishen, a Romani term meaning ‘bringer of the storm’, is an apt description for this exciting Euro-gypsy swing…

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April 2020

OFFstage Jazz Series – James Danderfer

April 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation - Cabaret Style in our Lobby Early jazz meets modern inspiration with James Danderfer’s swinging 'Gatsby Trio' evoking the spirit of the small 1930s…

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VI Symphony – Opus #3 – Nanaimo Memories

April 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Origin Symphony & Tea Series Guest Artists: Elizabeth & Marcel Bergmann, Piano Duo Programme Pierre SIMARD    Nanaimo Memories Marcel BERGMANN        Concerto for Two Pianos GERSHWIN           Rhapsody in Blue Jazz-infused works…

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VI Symphony – Symphony Rhapsody

April 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artists: Elizabeth & Marcel Bergmann, Piano Duo Dirk Heydemann, Photographer Progamme Pierre SIMARD             Nanaimo Memories with photography Marcel BERGMANN   Concerto for Two Pianos GERSHWIN …

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May 2020

Dakh Daughters

May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation UNDERGROUND ETHNO PUNK CABARET Armed with musical instruments in hand, these seven actresses create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty which –…

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