Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nanaimo Bar None!

The Vancouver Island Symphony presents
Nanaimo Bar None
Showcasing supreme, scrumptious talent
Producer: Calvin Dyck, Violinist
Saturday, May 3, 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Port Theatre, Nanaimo
Tickets: 250-754-8550

Supreme, Scrumptious Nanaimo Talent – Bar None!

Nanaimo’s got talent, gastronomical and otherwise! There’s the Nanaimo Bar, famous dessert known around the world, and now there’s the NANAIMO BAR NONE – a delicious family event on Saturday May 3 (two shows 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) at the Port Theatre. The ingredients: supreme, scrumptious up-and-coming and world-class Nanaimo talent – 170-plus award-winning performers, all in one fantabulous show.

This blockbuster event, being presented by the Vancouver Island Symphony, will appeal to all ages and all senses – with the rhythmic, smooth and silky sounds of musicians and singers, to the luscious sights of dancers, lights, colour, sets, costumes and action, and to the mouth-watering taste and smell of real Nanaimo Bars (plus special chocolates and Nanaimo Bar Ice-Cream available at intermission by donation). Add feelings of joy, celebration, laughter, wonder, rapture and pride and you have a totally delectable event – bar none!

Says Calvin Dyck, popular producer, director, violinist and entertainer, “I’m really excited about the different art forms – resembling the layers of the Nanaimo Bar - from jazz bands and a string quartet (with members of the VI Symphony), to piano, violin and guitar soloists, singers, dancers, and Nanaimo’s Poet Laureate, Naomi Wakan. It’s the fabric of Nanaimo life!”

First layer - into the mixing bowl combine the 50+ VIS Fabulous Fives choir led by Patricia Plumley, the Wellington Jazz Band conducted by Carmella Luvisotto, and pianist Devon Joiner flying in from New York to tickle the ivories. Add a cup of Kirkwood Academy Dance, composer and pianist Sarah Wood, and Eric Harper on guitar - and mix well.

Second Layer – blend a creamy filling of Nico Rhodes jazz trio, popular dancer Holly Bright of Crimson Coast Dance, Andrew Clark on French horn, and the Symphonic Choir. Add feelings of joy, celebration, laughter, wonder, rapture and pride – and spread evenly.

The topping – Ah well, we can’t give that away. It’s full of surprises and too spectacular – like Nanaimo and the delight of pure chocolate, it has to be experienced to be savoured. The audience will be left craving more of this delectable event – bar none!

Tickets (individual and family 4-pack) to this gourmet event are available by calling 250-754-8550.

For more information visit:
Passport to Great Entertainment – Keeping Music LIVE!


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