Warren Kimmel and Caitriona Murphy in the original Patrick Street Productions presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream, coming to Richmond's Gateway Theatre in April 2015.
Warren Kimmel and Caitriona Murphy in the original Patrick Street Productions presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream, coming to Richmond's Gateway Theatre in April 2015.

Seems everyone is turning something these days.  The Arts Club is coming to the end of 50, Bard on the Beach closes in on 25, and soon Richmond Gateway Theatre will turn 30.

[pullquote]”Together, we have made the Gateway a home for great stories told by great artists. This fall, we welcome you back home with another season of delights, laughter, and music (lots of music!)” – Jovanni Sy, Gateway Theatre’s Artistic Director[/pullquote]Starting off the Gateway Theatre’s pearl anniversary 2014/2015 season on its main stage is the comedy Conversations With My Mother (Oct 9-25).  Seems you can’t keep a good woman down as matriarch Hyacinth manages to push her living relative’s buttons while nudging them towards making peace with their lives.

December sees the Gateway Theatre’s annual musical with a production of Crazy For You (Dec 4-31) where 1930s New York swings to life in a high-octane, tap dancing show.  Largely based on Ira and George Gershwin’s 1930 musical Girl Crazy, this “new musical” incorporates songs from several of their other productions as well.

The New Year gets underway with a production of Valley Song (Feb 5-21).  Set in the present in a small valley town in South Africa, the play explores, in microcosm, the changes facing individuals and society as they struggles to shake off the shackles of years of apartheid.

The main stage season closes in the spring of 2015 with a production of the Patrick Street Productions musical revue Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream (April 9-25), featuring the music from two of the world’s best known pioneering musical theatre creators.

On the smaller Studio B, Gateway Theatre begins with Vancouver lighting designer Itai Erdal’s How to Disappear Completely (Nov 13-22), who delivers a candid account of the life lessons learned during a trip to in 2000 after his mother was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.  Also in Studio B is Alison Porter’s Miss Caledonia (Mar 5-14), the story of Peggy Ann Douglas who hitches her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope of steering her towards the bright lights of a Hollywood movie set.

Visit http://www.gatewaytheatre.com or call the Gateway Box Office at 604.270.1812 for more information.