E.C.H.O. Players Village Theatre is a non-profit society of dedicated members of the community. Community is what E.C.H.O. Players is all about. Relying upon the talents, creative energy and generosity of individuals and businesses we have been bringing the live theatre experience to the Oceanside area for for over 40 years.

School For Scandal - Don Emerson Photography
School For Scandal - Don Emerson Photography

Our 2019-2020 Season!


Grace & Glorie
October 10 - 27th, 2019

Grace & Glorie Logo By: Tom Ziegler Directed by: Kelly Barnam
Grace is a feisty 90 year old cancer patient who has checked herself out of the hospital and returned to her beloved cottage in the mountains of Virginia to die alone. Her volunteer hospice worker, Gloria is a transplanted New Yorker with a Harvard MBA. As "Glorie" attempts to care for and comfort Grace, they learn from eachother about the resiliency of women at every age. "A poignant comedy about love, loss, and the search for meaning in all of our lives."


The Secret Garden
Febuary 13 - March 1st, 2020

Secret Garden Logo Book & Lyrics by: Marsha Norman
Music by:
Lucy Simon
Directed by:
Jennifer Kelly
The Tony Award-winning musical based on Frances-Hodgson Burnett's classic story The Secret Garden examines love, loss and renewal. This enchanting tale follows the indomitable spirit of a young orphaned Mary, who is sent to her Uncle's shrouded estate in Yorkshire, England where she is determined to restore the beauty of a forgotten garden. Surrounded by spirits from the past, Mary discovers the courage one can have, if they have the will to grow. This beloved coming-of-age tale is sure to open a door to the hearts of audiences.

Yesteryear
April 16 - May 3rd, 2020

Yesteryear LogoBy: Joanna McClelland Glass
Directed by: Stephen Torrence

Yesteryear is a beautifully written comic love story with great characters, some back room tippling, gossip, hockey talk, salty language and even a local bordello. Brimming with the romantic optimism of the post-war era, this heartwarming tale brings the hopeful message that love can be lovelier the second time around. Be part of the fun when an Irish Sweepstakes ticket exalts the meek above the mighty in the close-knit, mythical town of Raglan, Saskatchewan. Sunny, oh so funny, Yesteryear will add some extra sunshine to your springtime.

 

 

Vancouver Island Juried One Act Festival November 4 - 10th, 2019

Vancouver Island One Act Festival Join us at the Village Theatre for five days of whirlwind activity that features enthusiastic and talented artists from all over Vancouver Island. Enjoy a daring, imaginative, and diverse collection of one-act plays. The annual Vancouver Island Juried One Act Play Festival is an affordable, enjoyable way to experience the pulse of Oceanside's drama scene.
To enter, or for more information contact gmjen1000@gmail.com or 250-752-5962

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
December 12 - 29th, 2019

Best Christmas Pageant Ever LogoBy: Barbara Robinson
Directed by: Ashlee Sales
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - some of the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't belive the mayhem and the fun when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy, adapted from the best-selling children's book, has become a holiday favourite for audiences across North America. Join us for a heartwarming story, classic Christmas carols, and lots of laughs.



Spam & Maple Syrup De Turd
May 14 - May 17th, 2020

Spam and maple syrup logoDirected by:
Jim Windsor & Mike Andrews

ECHO Players pandemonium-mad Pythons are back with their craziest performance ever. There are many reasons you will love it. New material; new jokes, new witty one liners, new songs, and satire. It's a comedy night for Monty Python first timers and long haulers. It's song and dance for musical theatre lovers. It's a send up, a rip off, a parody. It's a fantastic night full of laughter, fun, silliness, music, dance and theatre. It's exhilarating, hiarious and down-right theatre gold.

For information on purchasing seasons tickets click here.

 

Our Goal... "To nurture the love of theatre, we explore, expand and develop theatrical talent and we create quality entertainment for our community".