Musical Stage Company’s Uncovered - Notes from the Heart opens the Belfry’s 2021 SPARK online Festival next week.

Spark will feature work from local artists Jo Leslie, Collectivus Theatre, Rick Waines, June Yeo, and Andrew Barrett and Impulse Theatre.

Victoria, British Columbia…Next Wednesday (January 20), the Belfry’s annual Spark Festival goes online and opens with Uncovered - Notes from the Heart, a livestream concert from Musical Stage Company. Spark will continue to January 23 with an eclectic line up featuring a short film (June Yeo), a hybrid dance/theatre performance (Andrew Barrett), new plays in progress (Jo Leslie, Rick Waines) and a new realization of Summer Bucket List (Collectivus Theatre).


Wednesday, January 20 at 7:30 pm

Uncovered: Notes from the Heart - Musical Stage Company

“UNMISSABLE” – Broadway World

Spotlighting iconic songs with wildly imaginative arrangements by music director Reza Jacobs, UNCOVERED is a one-of-a-kind ‘unmissable’ event. Featuring the same high-quality arrangements, orchestrations, sound, and musicianship that audiences have come to expect from UNCOVERED live, UNCOVERED: NOTES FROM THE HEART will be an up-close and personal audio & visual feast, taking you into the worlds and hearts of Canada’s finest artists.

Music has an undeniable way of uniting communities, forging change, and lifting hearts and minds when we need it most. Join us for an evening of spectacular songs and unforgettable performances.

Starring Divine Brown, Dillan Chiblow, Bruce Dow, Sara Farb, Eva Foote, Hailey Gillis, Raha Javanfar, Germaine Konji, Stewart Adam Mckensy, Andrew Penner, Kale Penny & Jackie Richardson (Belfry’s Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story). The Orchestra features Reza Jacobs (Piano/Conductor), Justin Gray (Bass/Guitar), and Jamie Drake (Drums/Percussion).


Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 pm

Trajectory of Desire (work in progress) - Jo Leslie


Friday, January 22 at 7:30 pm

SHIP (short film) - June Yeo


Friday, January 22 at 7:30 pm

the soft spaces (hybrid dance/theatre performance) - Andrew Barrett and Impulse Theatre


Friday, January 22 at 7:30 pm

HIV in My Day (excerpt from this new play) - Rick Waines


Saturday, January 23 at 7:30 pm

Summer Bucket List (full reading) - Collectivus Theatre


Ticket Information 

Tickets for Uncovered - Notes from the Heart are $25 (plus fee) available here -

 The remainder of the Spark performances are free and their links can be accessed via

 Season Sponsors 

The Belfry is generously supported by the Government of Canada, The Times Colonist, Helijet and Caffe Fantastico. 

Public Funders 

The Belfry is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, the Province of BC, BC Arts Council, CRD Arts Development and the City of Victoria. 




Mark Dusseault

Marketing & Communications Director, Belfry Theatre

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About Belfry Theatre

The Belfry is a professional not-for-profit theatre company in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

We produce contemporary theatre from the international repertoire with an emphasis on new Canadian plays. 

With love, from scratch, and with some of the country's best theatre artists, we build, rehearse and create our plays in our own home, a renovated 19th century church in Fernwood - the city's most interesting neighbourhood. 


1291 Gladstone Avenue Victoria, BC Canada V8T 1G5

250-385-6835 ext. 230

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