Bard Blog Posts tagged Bard on the Beach

Announcing the Denison Music Fund

Announcing the Denison Music Fund

We are thrilled to announce the establishment of the Audrey and Robert Denison Music Fund at Bard on the Beach, funded by a generous contribution from their estate.

The Denisons were deeply connected to music, theatre and art all their lives, and shared this love of the arts with their family and heirs.

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Spotlight: Sam Snobelen, Bard Benefactor

Spotlight: Sam Snobelen, Bard Benefactor

I’m the youngest member of the Bard Benefactor donor group – and I’m often left wondering where my fellow Millennial-era, Young Professionals are. To inspire more young people to give, I’d like to share the three main reasons why I support Bard on the Beach:

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5 Reasons to Love Opera & Arias

5 Reasons to Love Opera & Arias

Whether you’re a first-time opera-goer or a true aficionado, Opera & Arias at Bard on the Beach is the perfect opportunity to take in beautiful surroundings and beautiful music in one delicious experience. This year the UBC Opera Ensemble, led by Nancy Hermiston, and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, under Maestro Leslie Dala, will be presenting Mozart's most famous opera, The Magic Flute (sung in German).

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Green Spaces

Green Spaces

One of the best parts of Bard on the Beach is its physical location. The picturesque view — captured as the stunning backdrop to the BMO Mainstage set — makes the Festival unique. But this beauty is only part of the landscape. For the last four years it's been enhanced by on-site greenery, maintained by Jennifer Gaze and her Green Team

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Sharing Shakespeare through Bard Education

Sharing Shakespeare through Bard Education

This year for Giving Tuesday, Bard on the Beach has decided to raise funds for the Bard Education Bursary Fund. Director of Education, Mary Hartman, shared her thoughts on the importance of arts education and the relevance of Shakespeare even in a modern age. Read on for more…

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Top 3 Reasons for Bard in September!

Top 3 Reasons for Bard in September!

The September long weekend has passed, but at Bard on the Beach, we're still going strong. If you've missed some of our plays, or want to revisit a favourite, now is the time to act. The clock is ticking towards our last performances...

Here are three reasons why September is perfect for a trip to Bard:

Our four plays have been maturing all summer and are now at their peak - and even if you've seen them once, now is the time to come and savour them again!

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Spotlight: Nathan Schmidt

Spotlight: Nathan Schmidt

If you're a fan of Shakespeare, you won't want to miss this season's production of King Lear. As a co-production with Theatre Calgary, the Company is comprised of the best of the best from Vancouver, Calgary and beyond. While you'll likely recognize Bard favourites such as Colleen Wheeler and Jennifer Lines, there are some new faces on the BMO Mainstage, including Nathan Schmidt.

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

With just over a week to go until we open our 26th Season, things are in full swing down in Vanier Park. If you’ve been in the area lately, you’ve likely seen our signature red and white tents popping up in preparation. It takes a whole team of people to put the Festival together, and many months of work are involved to create the finished product that you see when you come to enjoy our productions.

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6 Ways to Celebrate Bill’s Birthday

6 Ways to Celebrate Bill’s Birthday

William Shakespeare would have been 451 this year, which is cause enough for celebration. We wouldn’t be who we are without him, so his birthday is an occasion we dearly love! We’ll be celebrating at the Fairmont Pacific Rim at Bill’s Birthday Breakfast, kicking off the season with Bard on the Beach supporters. Stage your own celebration with some of our favourite ways to mark Shakespeare’s birthday.

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8 Reasons to Bring your Sweetie to Bard

8 Reasons to Bring your Sweetie to Bard

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we're starting to feel the love in the air (and we may have already indulged in the chocolate that comes along with it). This rainy weather has us daydreaming about the summer months and the thrill of a new season at Bard on the Beach. From experience, we know that a trip to a tent in the park can be the perfect opportunity for romance. Here are eight reasons to bring that special someone to Bard...

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New Managing Director Claire Sakaki Shares Her Thoughts on Bard

New Managing Director Claire Sakaki Shares Her Thoughts on Bard

She’s three months into the job, moving quickly towards our biggest season yet, so we thought it was time to find out what Managing Director Claire Sakaki thinks of Bard!

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Happy Holidays from Bard on the Beach!

Happy Holidays from Bard on the Beach!

Bard's Administration and Box Offices will be closed from noon on December 24th and will reopen on January 2nd.

Happy holidays to all!Check in to the blog December 30th for a look back at our favourite blog moments from 2013!

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