Cancelled – Cirque Zíva

Makes me sad to hear about cancellations. Alas, when it comes to issues with travel visas and immigration, they have the power. So, Cirque Zíva is cancelled. Below is the advisory.


NANAIMO, BC (September 28, 2012) – The Port Theatre Society is extremely disappointed  to announce the cancellation of The Spotlight Series presentation of The Golden Dragon Acrobats in Cirque Zíva due to unavoidable complications with international travel visas and American immigration for these foreign touring  artists. The Port Theatre Society was notified on Monday, September 20th of this by the troupe’s North American agent.  It has become very clear that none of the four scheduled Canadian dates will be able to take place in January, 2013 and there is currently no discussion of rescheduling this tour.

There are always risks and challenges when working with artists from abroad, although this is an exceptional circumstance.


The Port Theatre Society will ensure that all ticket holders will have the option of exchanging their tickets for another “premium” Spotlight Series presentation, either The Number 14 or Burlesque To Broadway and will be offered special discounts on the other remaining Spotlight Series events.  These discounts will be available at the time of exchange only.


Refunds will be available to current Cirque Zíva ticket holders upon request.

Contact the Port Theatre Ticket Centre at 250.754.8550 to rebook your tickets to one of the other “premium” Spotlight Series presentations and to receive discounts on other Spotlight Series events.




For further information, please contact:

Bruce Halliday, General Manager – 250-754-4555 or


Two tickets to Barrage for Saturday, May 14th. Best music quote tweet wins!

I am totally enjoying the Vancouver Island Symphony season! Great shows, musicians, singers and passion! What fun to see great talent in our city of Nanaimo.

Margo Holmes, is the Executive Director for the Vancouver Island Symphony and she has provided two tickets to the fundraising concert this Saturday night, featuring BARRAGE.

BARRAGE is a high-octane string group that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance brings its show to Nanaimo on Saturday May 14. The performance will take place at 7:30 pm at the Port Theatre. This public performances is part of the Barrage “HIGH STRUNG” tour and features and international cast that delivers an eclectic show at a feverish pace.

Here’s how you win… tweet a great music quote with the hashtag #VISNanaimo – keep it within 140 character and keep is family friendly please and thank you.  I will go through all the quotes and get a non Twitter person (yes, there are a few out there) to pick the winner. Deadline is 3 pm on Thursday, May 12th. Will announce the winner shortly after.

Here are some music quotes that may spark some ideas for you:

Music is the universal language of mankind.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Outre-Mer

Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight. – English Proverb

I think a good song is a good song is a good song.  Tim Finn

Thanks for playing!