By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)
Playing at The Roxy
aka Bluebridge Repertory Theatre
2657 Quadra Street
Sept 24-26 & Oct 2-4
Evening performances: 8:30pm
Saturday Matinees: 5:30pm
Regular tickets available for purchase online and Virtual screening tickets can be bought here.
Original review posted 2019/10/19
This year’s version of Starry Starry Skies‘ Once More, With Feeling; Buffie the Vampire Slayer is bigger and I’m sure the plans to even expand it further will take up the entire breadth of the stage. I’m fairly sure this musical will be a staple in the Victoria theatre scene like Atomic Vaudeville’s Rocky Horror Show (unless cancelled because of a certain pandemic). So far, this company is one of two shows at The Roxy offering something spooky for the Halloween season.
Instead of a female narrator demon, this year’s version is male, and there’s more gender swapping going on. One casting difference has another actor playing the role of Spike. Corin Bert Winglet really nailed that role for me with his charm from last year’s show. This time, he’s Sweet, the demon who magically compels his victims to break out into song and dance, and revealing something each character prefers to keep in the closet. But when all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players, just who manipulates whom in this play is at the core of this musical.
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