Audiences will be amazed and enthralled when the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium hosts Cirque Peking September 7. Featuring the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China, this compilation of the nation’s most talented artists and athletes includes performances in ballet, plate spinning, tumbling, contortionism, juggling, and much more – sure to take your breath away!
Walking with Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs will once again roam the earth when the hit arena spectacular Walking With Dinosaurs roars into the Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena September 18 to 21.
Based on the award-winning BBC Television Series the blockbuster production features life–size beasts that reflect recent discoveries about their physical characteristics, including distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans. A must-see for audiences of all ages, thrill to the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, for example, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.
Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Plateosaurus, Liliensternus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, Torosaurus and Utahraptor. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail, and it took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.
After setting attendance records around the world, Canadian comedian Russell Peters returns to Victoria September 29 with his brand new Almost Famous World Tour.
In addition to his hilarious stand-up routines, Peters is renowned for his lightening-fast improv with the audience, contributing to his position as one of the world’s most popular comics. In fact, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House and has performed for troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and HMCS Winnipeg. He’s also made numerous TV guest appearances and is currently a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Stars of Country
Country fans will be in heaven this fall when two of country’s brightest stars shine on Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena.
After selling nearly 60 million albums worldwide, and topping the country singles charts 35 times, superstar Alan Jackson’s September 22 concert promises to be one of the most memorable events of the 2014 calendar.
Throughout his career, Jackson has recorded more than 50 top-10 hits, earned 18 Academy of Country Music Awards and two Grammys. His skill as a songwriter has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist.
Definitely a must-see show!
Country favourite Brad Paisley visits next as part of his 40-city tour of the US and Canada. A critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, Paisley has earned three Grammys, 14 ACM Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and more. In fact, since his first No. 1 song in 1999, Paisley has recorded 22 chart-topping singles – many of which will likely be among the favourites performed at Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena October 2.