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Welcoming TANK GYAL to spin her Reggae & Dancehall magic for the Salt Spring Island community in an effort to raise funds for StageCoach Theatre school!

All ages event.
Doors open at 7 pm

Opening the night with The Church of Reggae Yoga at 7:30 pm

LIGHT TWERKERZ Dancehall Workshop with Tank Gyal on the decks at 8:30 pm

Flow Art by Ira Blaze throughout the night

Refreshments by Moonshine Mama’s

Ice Cream Truck : Awesome Daydream Ice Cream & Frozen Treats

Lighting Visual Art by Sacred Light Design Co.

Sound by Crystal Clear Entertainment

Tickets on sale at Salt Spring books or by e-transfer at
We will take your name down with number of tickets for the door. No physical tickets will be given.

Let us know if money is an issue. We need VOLUNTEERS!

$20 for Adults, $15 for Youth 14 and under and FREE for kids ages 5 and under.


–Rich Nines– Salt Spring Island/Vancouver BC 9:30 pm

RICH NINES ( is an anagram of actual name ERIC SHINN, it represents all the permutations of their personality in one enigma. This schizophonic selector identity came together when they moved to Salt Spring in 2011 after 20 years DJing from Toronto and Montreal to BC – they used to change aliases as their taste in vinyl and genres evolved from big beat breaks and dnb (“Dr. Asymptote”) to jungle, house and techno (“DJ Hypercolour”) to dubstep (“Invisibling”)… now with digital DJing from laptop with controller, the endless possibilities of mixing genres and matching moods to moments are what inspire RICH NINES be it at a rave, club, lounge, festival, conference, retreat, wedding, fashion show, gallery…

You can catch RICH NINES twice a month in Victoria DJing 2 residencies for the past 2 years: Cenote Lounge and VEC for Art Battle. In Vancouver you’ll find them popping up DJing underground dance music events at various venues so far including Anza, VAL, Fox Theatre, MAKE, The Rattle, The Web, The Astoria, Beaumont Studios, Red Gate (their last gig with Tank Gyal was there in 2014 at Bloodsound)… on Salt Spring they first arrived 7 years ago with Brontron invited by Bass Dojo to bring that Toronto/UK hybrid bass music flavour to the island. Here they’re best known for DJing epic late-night / early-morning sets in the cob house at Earth Candy Hallowe’en every time since 2010, and a few times a year at the usual island public halls and select private venues for special events – Last show they co-produced here was with Matsya, the legendary Silhouette event at Phoenix Farm featuring Lila Rose.

Stoked for this benefit for Stagecoach! Rich Nines loves dancing with Light Twerkerz and DJing ‘longside Lighta! Crew, so for this event expect the un/expected genre-bent never spent dubwise classic and future-fresh island/city vibes to move your feet from all directions whether wheeling up from south end north end or ferrying over from east and west, all massive roll through!”

–MyKey Boom– Pink Cowbows Productions, Salt Spring Island 10:30 pm


At the top of Vancouver’s dancehall riddim pyramid is Tank Gyal: toppa top DJ, creator and resident of Ting: the city’s longest-running reggae dancehall night, and proud member of the notorious Lighta! Sound. Tank Gyal has cemented herself as one of the West Coast’s foremost authorities on reggae dancehall music and all of its offshoots and has played shows all over the world including Jamaica, Mexico, Switzerland, Miami and Las Vegas and countless festivals and concerts including Damian Marley’s Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, Shambhala, all 8 editions of Bass Coast and stage shows featuring Jamaican artists from the likes of Beenie Man, Mavado, Konshens and Lady Saw on the dancehall tip to Chronixx, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Toots & the Maytals and The Wailers on the reggae side. Armed with tunes from the past, present and future of Jamaican music mixed with a healthy dose of custom dubplates, Tank Gyal’s fast-paced DJ sets have something for everyone and are guaranteed to get the dance floor moving.

All profits go to StageCoach Theatre school to help lower the costs of our amazing after school theatre programs and to our Rising Star program, which helps families access the classes they usually might not be able to :)
Please come and dance your heart out to these high profile dj’s who will bless our ears and feet! BASS, BASS, BASS!


Join Stagecoach Theatre School for our year end production, featuring “Jungle Book”. Meet the new dance group, giggle with the Intermediate kids and their originality, and guffaw with the Improv class. Then eat treats and buy wonders from the Silent Auction in ArtSpring’s lobby before you sit back to be mesmerized by our musical version of Jungle Book. Jungle Book takes us into a story about family and friendship and what makes great leadership. Do we choose leaders out of fear, or compassion and wisdom? Join the jungle beat for some great entertainment.

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Come enjoy our fun-filled season-end show!  Our StageCoach Theatre Seekers, Intermediate Theatre and Improv students will open the show, followed by the headlining production of “NARNIA”.  A fabulous silent auction will be in progress in the ArtSpring lobby.  StageCoach would like to thank Bohemia Consignment, Country Grocer and Lion’s Club for their financial sponsorship of their program, and the many volunteers and parents who have helped make this production happen.

May 6th & 7th at 7pm, and May 8th at 2pm at ArtSpring.

Tickets on sale at Salt Spring Books and the ArtSpring box office.

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MARCH 2016

This year’s family friendly fundraiser is a GLAM DANCE PARTY!

Dress is your best, pose for the paparazzi!


OCTOBER 26, 2015


You are all invited to join us for our annual AGM and Potluck costume party at the Lion’s Hall on Sunday, November 8th starting at 3pm.

Adina (Our Artistic Director) will reveal this year’s play..and as usual the party theme contains a clue!  You will arrive to find a “Winter Wonderland”. Dress cozy and warm as winter land animals or “frozen” friends.

What we need from our fantastic families…

Please RSVP with the number of people that will be attending.
Please let us know what yummy food dish you are able to bring.

If you would like to assist in decorating the hall we are in need of table cloths and twinkle lights and hand made snow flakes.  Any other related accessories are also welcome.  If you are able to volunteer for set up and/or clean up please let me know.
The AGM portion of the evening is approximately 15 minutes.
We are looking for new board members!  If you have considered joining, please let us know.  We would be happy to answer any questions about commitment level, positions available etc.

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

AUGUST 10, 2015


This year we say “goodbye” to Ajna Nugent-Garfat and Emma Thomaswho have been part of the

StageCoach family for several years.

Next year they join the masses at GISS and we wish them every success.

Ajna (Left to Right – AJNA – Cast photo for Snow White, Head Shot for James and the Giant Peach, Cast photo for Aladdin)

Emma(Left to Right – EMMA – Mermaid in Peter Pan, Head shot for James and the Giant Peach, Cast photo for Snow White)





APRIL 2015



Come enjoy our fun-filled season-end show!  Our StageCoach Improv students will open the show, followed by the headlining production of “James and the Giant Peach.”  Don’t miss the fabulous costumes created by Michele MacKenzie, animation effects by Cindy Jacobsen and the production design by artistic director Adina Hildebrandt.  Additionally, Digital Artistry students will present a short film, and a silent auction will be in progress in the ArtSpring lobby.  StageCoach would like to thank Country Grocer and Lion’s Club for their financial sponsorship of their program, and the many volunteers and parents who have helped make this production happen.

April 24, 25 at 7pm, and April 26 at 2pm at ArtSpring.

Tickets on sale at Salt Spring Books and the ArtSpring box office.

Online Sales available at…


ON FEBRUARY 28th, 2015 – 5pm to 9pm



The event is family-friendly– we’ll have pizzas and desserts for sale, and live entertainment, including a marimba band playing.  There will be an opportunity to participate in a fun improv activity with StageCoach’s improv instructor, Kate.  The event starts early so that young families can still get their children home for bedtime.

This is our annual fundraising event for StageCoach Theatre School.  It helps us with our administrative/rental costs so we can keep our tuitions as low as possible.  Students have been given pledge forms to find sponsors, for whom they promise to dress up in crazy outfits (anything fun will do!) to attend this event.  Awards will be given for spectacular fundraising and costumes.  It doesn’t matter if your children aren’t in the program, everyone is invited!
Looking forward to see you all there!



OCTOBER 28th, 2014

Z HS00000146Some of our students participated in the Salt Spring Zombie walk on Saturday!

Students are invited to join in the fun at the SPOOKHOUSE at Mahon Hall Halloween night.  If they are interested in “haunting” they can contact Bob Twaites here…




OCTOBER 25th, 2014

Film Poster Proof2

There is still room in this exciting digital media class.  If your child is interested in technology, animation, music and sound…this is the place!







From Maggie…

8519918165_8c199ea16e_zHello Families.

“As many of you know, I have stepped down from my roles as Administrator, Producer and Instructor with StageCoach Theatre School.
This is a bittersweet time for me.9774514716_059d6476ee_z
I have been an instructor for the school for 6 1/2 years and have run the school with Adina and a wonderful bunch of board members for the past 4 1/2 years. I have enjoyed my time with StageCoach,getting to know so many community members and I have enjoyed working with all of the kids immensely.  I do believe that they taught me more about theatre, life and myself than I taught them, and that is as it should be.  I am excited to continue to advertise creative and artistic projects here on Salt Spring, and hopefully I will connect with all of you regularly at fun events”.
8626992520_3bd245e315_zMaggie has left her position at StageCoach, but not the family, and definitely not our hearts!  Sincere thanks from the StageCoach Board, the parents and students.



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