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Meet the Directors of Variety Fare

Bob LeBlanc
Steve Ivings

Director Bob LeBlanc

Bob is the creator, pianist and music director of Variety Fare. This vocal group was formed in late 2010 and starred in the highly acclaimed musical production "Hats Off to Broadway" in the spring of 2011 in Victoria and Sidney BC. 

His productions were the last shows at the "old" Oak Bay Beach Hotel as well as  the first shows at the "new" Oak Bay Beach Hotel dinner theatre in the David Foster Theatre.

Variety Fare was the featured act for three seasons at the Ambrosia Dinner Theatre in Victoria. Bob's latest project is "Curtain Up" which features the "new" Variety Fare and extra special guest Steve Ivings, an exceptional comedian/impressionist who will be an integral part of "Curtain Up."

See Upcoming Shows for details.


Special Guest Steve Ivings

Steve Ivings is well-known to Victoria audiences, having started his career here, in his home town, over 45 years ago. Onstage he performed in Jerry Gosley's Smile Show, Bottoms Up with the Hosie clan, stage shows with the Victoria Operatic Society, Langham Court and the Belfry, and produced/wrote and performed in many variety shows at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and the Charlie White Theatre. And then, of course, there were all those TV commercials for Metro Toyota.

As a stand-up comedian Steve toured for many years throughout Canada and the USA, including gigs at the MGM Grand in Reno and Las Vegas. He has worked nightclubs, conventions, cruise ships, appeared on television many times and recorded an album that was nominated for a Juno Award in the Best Comedy category. Steve was also a recognized voice and personality on CFAX radio for many years.

Steve, his wife Lena and daughter Isabella have returned to Victoria from Toronto, 15 years since he last worked with Bob LeBlanc. Like a good wine, Steve and Bob have improved with age and are looking forward to entertaining old friends – and new friends too – with this great production of Curtain Up!.

See Upcoming Shows for details.