November 2022 | Act 16 Scene 2

Phoenix Theatre @ UVic


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Spring Awakening shows November 10 - 26, 2022

In-person performances Tuesday to Friday and first Saturday evening at 8pm, Saturday matinees at 2pm
Streaming Performances Thursday and Friday November 24 & 25 at 7pm and Saturday November 26 at 3pm

Selected in a landslide departmental vote and a clear favourite of our students and faculty alike, Spring Awakening (with book & lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik) won 8 Tony Awards and rocked the theatre world when it opened on Broadway. Based on a 1891 German play, this groundbreaking musical follows a group of teenagers through the trials and tribulations of coming of age, exploring seemingly timeless tough issues with poignancy and passion – and a lot of rock ‘n’ roll! Featuring guest director Michelle Rios.

Learn more about the show and read artist bios.

Thank you for supporting im:print 2022

October 6 - 15, 2022
We were honoured to partner with ICA on im:print 2022. As the largest settlement agency on Vancouver Island, ICA plays a vital role in supporting newcomers when they arrive and also providing important community education programs. If you enjoyed this show and would like to learn more about ICA, we invite you sign up for their e-newsletter at

Up-coming at the Phoenix

Witch hunts of the past and present

February 16 – 25, 2023
From the mind of veteran feminist playwright Caryl Churchill, this tale of a 17th-century witch trial jumps out of the past and into contemporary headlines. The play is a mash up of a historical story and modern musical numbers that cleverly connect us to questions of how women’s bodies remain a battleground today. Featuring our MFA directing candidate, Francis Matheu.

Learn more about the show and read artist bios.

Seeing Greek tragedies in American immigration stories

March 16 – 25, 2023
Playwright Luis Alfaro has blended Euripides’ classic tragedy Medea with Mexican folklore in an "unpretentious and entertaining" examination one Mexican family's hope for a better life in the United States and their struggles to live without documentation while caught in the grip of America’s immigration system. Alfaro has also written plays based on Sophocles' Electra, and Oedipus, published in the collection The Greek Trilogy. Featuring guest director Carmen Aguirre.

Learn more about the show and read artist bios.

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NO HAY BANDA: Steven Kazuo Takasugi’s Sideshow

Nov. 5 at 8pm
Embark on a theatrical adventure with Montreal’s NO HAY BANDA as they perform Steven Kazuo
Takasugi’s Sideshow. In this hour-long work of music theatre, the musicians transform into dark sideshow characters from Coney Island’s amusement parks of the early 20th century.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Tickets $10-$20 at the door)

Faculty Concert Series: Lafayette String Quartet

Nov. 9 at 8pm
The Lafayette String Quartet performs works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, plus the world premiere of All for One by Abigail Richardson-Schulte.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Tickets $12-$35)

UVic Symphony Orchestra

Nov. 18 at 8pm
2022 UVic Concerto Competition winner, Cole Davis, performs in Ibert’s Concertino da Camera for Saxophone and Orchestra (Cole Davis, saxophone soloist). Also on the program is Poulenc’s Sinfonietta and Fauré’s Pelléas et Melisande Suite, Op. 80, conducted by Giuseppe Pietraroia.
The Farquhar at UVic, Jamie Cassels Centre ($15-$26)

UVic Voice Ensemble: Remembering

Nov. 6 at 7:30pm
A concert of “Remembering” through the music of Gabriel Fauré, Mary Knickle, Jeffrey Ryan, J. S. Bach, Randy Newman and Giacomo Puccini as well as Ukrainian composers Mykola Lysenko and Kyrylo Stetsenko.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (By donation)

Amplifying Voices

Nov. 15 at 12:30pm
UVic’s Music Student Association (MSA) presents a lecture-recital featuring underrepresented identities in music. School of Music student performers and composers will present and discuss works that highlight marginalized voices, bringing awareness to EDI-related challenges that musicians and musical institutions are facing. This event is part of UVic’s annual Five Days of Action: 365 Days of Commitment, taking place from November 14-18, 2022.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Free)

UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble: It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, (Often) Mad World

Nov. 20 at 7pm
Enjoy a fun-filled concert of jazz standards and contemporary arrangements performed by studio ensembles, Spotlight Combos, and soloists, directed by Wendell Clanton.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (By donation)

Orion Series in Fine Arts: Spanish Brass in Concert

Nov. 8 at 12:30pm
Spanish Brass, one of the world’s top and longest-running touring and performing chamber groups, takes us on a musical journey through many styles and eras, including new commissions and arrangements, music from Spain, and classic favourites.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Free)

Equal Measure: Sarah Westwick and Rachel Iwaasa in recital

Nov. 15 at 7:30pm
Pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (BMus '93) and violinist Sarah Westwick perform a concert of works for violin and piano by historical and contemporary women composers. This event is part of UVic’s annual Five Days of Action: 365 Days of Commitment, taking place from November 14-18, 2022.
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Free)

UVic Wind Symphony: Above and Beyond

Nov. 25 at 8pm
Featuring music that takes an unpredictable or unfamiliar approach from composers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ with works by Michael Markowski, John Mackey, a premiere by Cait Nishimura, and a world premiere by UVic Music student Brendan Wong, conducted by Steven Capaldo.
The Farquhar at UVic, Jamie Cassels Centre ($15-$26)
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