Enjoy past performances presented by Surrey Civic Theatres - for a limited time!

Surrey Civic Theatres facilities are currently closed and events and rentals at the Main Stage and Studio Theatre in the Surrey Arts Centre, and Centre Stage in City Hall have been cancelled until further notice. Reopening plans in the fall are still to be determined, and no new bookings for 2020 are being taken at this time. In the interim, check out our Digital Stage for performing arts presentations you can enjoy from home.

Ranj Singh & Sami Ghawi

Join Ranj Singh & Sami Ghawi for an hour classic rock and folk songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

Join Ranj Singh & Sami Ghawi for an hour of original songs and classic rock and folk favourites from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s as the duo entertain you with their dancing guitars and harmony vocals. Tune in for an hour of live music streamed to the comfort of your own couch!

These two good friends met at the 2018 Surrey Board of Trade Mayor's Arts Award, and Sami was instantly mesmerized by Ranj's unique guitar style as well as his velvet voice. 

About Ranj Singh

In the mid 1980's, Surrey-based singer/songwriter Ranj Singh started his career performing with folk-Punjabi and Hindi artists including Harbhajan Mann. In the ‘90s, Ranj and his brothers, with the help of award-winning artist Dal Hothi, formed the bhangra rock group Dal-Dil-Vog (DDV). The group went on to win numerous awards and performed with artists such as Jan Arden, 54-40, Colin James, and Matthew Good. He refers to his unique blend of music as “Indo-Canadian Folk”. Learn more.

About Sami Ghawi

Sami Ghawi began FUSIONpresents in 2002 with the mandate of helping artists do what they love. After getting his MBA from McGill and working in the corporate world for a few years, Sami strove to understand the music business from the ground up and started playing live in 2003. Now 18 years later, having played thousands of live shows, and helped hundreds of aspiring artists build their artistry, Sami has fortified his role as an entertainer and educator. Learn more.

Write the Future

Join Devon More on the Digital Stage. Write the Future is more than a concert.

Devon More's show commands attention: building musical arrangements for her indie rock/pop tunes from scratch, she uses a loop pedal to live-mix the electric guitar, flute, glockenspiel, and whatever else is in her long arm’s reach.

Get drawn into Devon’s hypnotic looping layers that tempt toes to tap as she delivers cheeky melodic rants on topics from the rat race to rent cheques.  Devon always serves her songs with a side of storytelling—and a surprise or two; her show Write the Future is more than a concert, and not exactly a play!

About Devon More

Devon More is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental musician with a slam poet's soul.  She pairs chords with commentary in signature songs with infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. An award-winning playwright and genre-bending performance artist, Devon tours nationally with her critically acclaimed 'sonic storytelling' spectacles.

She grew up in ʃəˈhwɛpəm (Secwépemc) territory, and is now privileged to live and work as a guest on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and qiqéyt (Qayqayt) First Nations.

Find out more at devonmoremusic.com or follow Devon on Instagram at @Devon.More.

Watch a recording of the award-wining theatre show, Ingenue. The musical Ingenue celebrates the life of Deanna Durbin, “Winnipeg’s Sweetheart” and her friendship with Judy Garland.

Judy Garland might be the icon and household name everyone knows today, but in the 1930s, “Winnipeg’s Sweetheart” was a far greater star. Durbin was a favourite of Franklin Roosevelt, Anne Frank, and Winston Churchill. Ingenue tells the story of Durbin’s life through the lens of a reporter visiting her home in Paris after her retirement and unravels the true forgotten tale of a lifelong friendship—and rivalry—of two Old Hollywood stars.

Songs in the show include “It’s Foolish But It’s Fun”, and “Il Bacio”, but it’s Gall’s performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” that gives a hint of what it might have been like if Durbin hadn’t refused the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

To attend this online event, tune in here (see video below), or follow the link on Surrey Civic Theatres' Facebook or the City of Surrey’s YouTube Channel.

“Gall can be captivating.  Her musical capabilities could sell out venues alone, and her acting skills put her on the stage with many other great talents.”— Production Ottawa

 

About Melanie Gall

Melanie Gall is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed vocalist. Based in Alberta, Canada, Gall has sung at both the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and has written and internationally toured several award-winning solo shows. These include: My Pal Izzy, based on the early life of Irving Berlin, The Sparrow and The Mouse and Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert, about French chanteuse, Edith Piaf. 

She has won several awards for her work, including the ‘CBC Award for Best Musical’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, ‘Best of Fest’ in Saskatoon, as well as the Orlando Fringe ‘Audience Choice’ Award and the ‘Most Outstanding Female Performer’ award at the London Fringe.  Melanie has recorded several albums, including Knitting all the Day, a CD containing WWI-era knitting music, and the recently released Sweeter in a Sweater, with songs about knitting from WWII. 

In addition, Melanie hosts The Savvy Girls Podcast, an extremely popular knitting podcast with a regular listenership of several thousand.