Less than a week until Broken Rhythms Victoria’s newest work Universal Horrors premieres at Victoria’s historical Roxy Theatre (the new space for Blue Bridge Theatre ).
The Roxy Theatre is the perfect site to pay homage to movies of the past while celebrating the diverse arts space it has become. With the old-fashioned marquee and the smell of popcorn, the UNIVERSAL HORRORS audience will get the full going-to-the-movies experience while supporting the local arts scene.
Artistic and executive director Dyana Sonik-Henderson along with the board of directors decided to go full out on this production. Using the old movie theatre location as a type of grand site-specific work—even having a cheap Tuesday option (with the price being the same as a 3d movie at the local Victoria cineplex) $13.25.
Universal Horrors travels through the black-and-white age of silent monster films all the way to talking, colour and special effects iconic movies. The result is several short works that bring the classic horror movie genre of the 1930s, 40s, 50s back to the stage. Cult classics such as Dracula, Wolfman and Creature from the Black Lagoon all make an appearance in a show that will both surprise and seduce, and is certain to send shivers down your spine.
Universal Horrors combines all the elements Broken Rhythms has worked on and has become known for. We incorporate the theatrics, musicality, storytelling and multi-layer connection to audiences. We want the audience to be engaged with all their senses while they watch us on stage.
Universal Horrors is scheduled to tour to Toronto in July.
Show dates: March 14, 16, 17, 18 7:30 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on the 19th (Cheap Tuesday just like the movies $13.25) on March 14.
Location: The Roxy Theatre (2657 Quadra Street)
Tickets: $25 in advance/$30 at the door or online www.bluebridgetheatre.ca Website: www.brokenrhythmsvictoria.com