Wednesday, December 07, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | student & senior night

HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! returns tonight with a performance at 8:00 pm. Students and seniors are welcome to enjoy the show for $20.00 this evening, so come warm up with Guff, Buffoona and Follie as they take you through the Nativity Story, as they remember it.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

christmas campaign | the tally | 45.3% of our goal achieved

It's that time of the year again! Pacific Theatre's annual Christmas Campaign is here. We are seeking donations to assist with the general operations of our company. The goal for this years campaign is $50,000. Donations make great gifts and come with tax receipts!

.42 + 10 + 100 + 100 + 1000 + 200 + 20 + 50 + 50 + 50 + 100 + 500 + 67 + 200 + 60.90 + 500 + 27 + .88 + 800 + 40 + 40 + 50 + 100 + 100 + 60.90 + 30.45 + 3366 (34 Holiday Subscriptions to Dec 5!) + 3960 (40 more Holiday Subscriptions!) + 23.10 + 10,000 + 30 + 50 + 40 + 5 + .60 + 25 + 23.21 + 100 + 250 = 22,654.27

To help us reach a 100% of our goal you can donate online here or by calling 604-731-5483.
Pledges are indicated in italics.

holy mo! a christmas show! | responses

The funniest Christmas show of 2016 - a brand-new retelling of the Nativity story. And a musical to boot!

"Fed up with Christmas commercialism? Don’t like religious reverence either? Then step right up for Holy Mo! A Christmas Show and watch this ragged band of troubadours turn the Nativity story on its head. ... Magic is what the season—and the theatre—is all about, right?" | Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

"Loved the show - Planning to see it again soon!" | Jim M., Audience Response

"In playwright Lucia Frangione’s new play, the birth of Jesus is told through the eyes of a traveling theatre troupe. Its trio – Follie, Buffoona and Guff – tell the nativity story with a grab bag of performance styles, some moments of topicality, and a whole lot of fun. ... King Herod as if played by Matthew McConaughey, a swashbuckling and suitably whiskered Magnificat, and even the appearance of Sam and Dean from the television show Supernatural, are only a small number of the anachronisms inside Frangione’s retelling. Add Laura Branigan’s “Gloria”, a nod to Justin Bieber, plus an entire scene built around the Matrix films, and you get the idea that just about anything is possible. So wildly inventive are these anachronisms, there is an almost giddy anticipation that builds from start to finish." | Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

"A funny and touching story told by three very talented ladies." | Jennifer V., audience response

"The show’s theatricality ranges from madcap to thought-provoking... Holy Mo! A Christmas Show! is deliciously camp." | John Jane, Review Vancouver

"I found myself fully engaged, laughing from deep inside of me. And then, suddenly, there I was at the end, tears streaming down my face. Thank you for a crazy, joyous, poignant telling of an old story." | Denise U., audience response

holy mo! a christmas show! | more photos

HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! is back tomorrow night at 8pm! Here are some photos taken by Damon Calderwood from one of the performances last week.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Saturday, December 03, 2016

dec.10 | a quiet day for advent

An evening of silence and reflection in the season of expectation.

A Quiet Day for Advent

Hosted by St. Hildegards' Sanctuary, this day will include prayer and poetry and a variety of creative contemplative practices, including making a Christ candle or Anglican prayer beads.

Where: St. Mary's Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Sat. Dec. 10th, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
To register: 604-266-8011 or

Friday, December 02, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | sunday 2 pm matinee

This Sunday, December 4th at 2pm join Guff, Buffoona and Follie in HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! as they retell the Nativity story like you've never heard it before! For tickets call our box office at 604.731.5518 or visit us online at

holy mo! a christmas show! | opening night

HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! opens tonight on our stage! We are thrilled to be sharing this new and hilarious script with you. Although it is a sequel to the HOLY MO! series, HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! is a re-telling of the Nativity story by Guff, Buffoona and Follie. For tickets call our box office at 604.731.5518 or visit us online at  

WARNING! Side effects of watching HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! may include laughter, merriment, and awkward questions about the existence of Santa.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | pay-what-you-can preview

Tonight is pay-what-you-can preview for HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW!, at the door (after 7 pm). Advance tickets are available for $14.95 at or by calling our box office at 604.731.5518. See you tonight!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | trailer

The creative team are putting the final touches on HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW!, opening this Friday, December 2nd at 8 pm! Check out the trailer for the show and share it with all your family and friends. A huge shout out to Peter Carlone for helping with the video.

holy mo! a christmas show! | meet the cast

We couldn't be more excited about the cast of HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW!. Here's an introduction to the faces behind the masks of our beloved trio.

Lucia Frangione: Lucia is a PT veteran on and off the stage. She's written all three HOLY MO plays and HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! marks her second appearance as Follie, the adored ringleader in the troupe. Lucia was last seen on the PT stage in 2014 in ESPRESSO.

Anita Wittenberg: Anita received a Jessie nomination for her work in the original production of HOLY MO, back in 1997. Anita has also performed in two of Lucia’s previous plays: CHICKENS and WEST COAST REVUE, for Chemainus Theatre.

Jess Amy Shead: Jess joined the PT family last year as a company apprentice where she took part in 9 projects in 10 months. Jess was last seen on the PT stage in WIT as one of the ensemble members and her apprentice project, THE DROWNING GIRLS.