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What to do in Surrey: Support Kid-Friendly Theatre

What to do in Surrey: Support Kid-Friendly Theatre

Wondering what to do in Surrey for an evening of culture in support of kid-friendly theatre? Guest writer Dione Costanzo has a suggestion.

On Thursday, February 13, 2014 the Beach House Theatre Company is holding a benefit concert called an “Evening of Music” in support of their upcoming summer season. The Company consists of a group of creative and talented theatre industry members whose productions offer the audience a cultural, artistic experience in the glorious natural setting of Blackie Spit at Crescent Beach. The Proznick family and special guests are donate their time and talent to make this evening a success. If you’re wondering what to do in Surrey, consider adding it to your list.

What to do in Surrey: Support Local Theatre

August 2014 will see the opening of the Company’s third season of Shakespearean comedy and romance under the main stage tent in Crescent Beach and this year the theatre company will produce two plays. The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s early plays. The story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth, this is one of his shortest comedies. Much of the humour comes from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play. The second production will be the more kid-friendly The Three Munschketeers, a Debbie Patterson-written adaptation of five stories by Robert Munsch.

Last year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream sold out in a matter of hours and an additional show was added at the last minute. Clearly, many local residents feel taking in a play from Beach House Theatre Company is what to do in Surrey.

Inspiring Theatre Patrons and Youth

By bringing together the local community, arts and culture, and the natural beauty of Crescent Beach, the Beach House Theatre Company aims to inspire both theatre-goers and local youth. Their productions involve a wide range of local performing artists, designers, technicians and producers, with a goal of providing learning opportunities for youth to work alongside theatre professionals. The importance of providing arts education to youth is an integral part of the Beach House Theatre Company’s mandate.

The benefit concert will feature Dave Proznick on stage along with his musically accomplished children Jodi, Tim and Kelly. This will be an on-stage family reunion of sorts as it is rare to see the entire family playing together. Dave was a longtime music teacher at Semiahmoo Secondary and, with wife Pat, raised some accomplished musicians. Jodi is known internationally for her bass-playing skills, Tim is an in-demand drummer on the scene, and Kelly has followed in her father’s music-education footsteps at New Westminster Secondary.

Also featured will be will jazz guitarist Oliver Gannon, singer Glenda Rae with guitarist Brett Wade, Jordan Carrier and Heidi McCurdy, who are all donating their time and talent in support of the Beach House Theatre Company. All money raised is in support of the Company’s 2014 productions.

Get Your Tickets

“An Evening of Music” takes place at the Wheelhouse Theatre, at Earl Marriott Secondary in South Surrey. For $25 per ticket, jazz and music enthusiasts can enjoy eight artists sharing their music. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the school theatre, 15751 16th Avenue, Surrey. If you add the event to your list of what to do in Surrey, get your tickets online at or by calling 604-710-4929.

Dione Costanzo lives in South Surrey with her husband and two sons.

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