August 29, 2014
Check out the ****FOUR STAR**** review for the THE SHAKUHACHI QUEST: An Epic Journey into the Soul of Music in the Victoria Times Colonist (Wednesday, August 27): http://ow.ly/AT2PI

 

 July 10, 2014
THE SHAKUHACHI QUEST: An Epic Journey into the Soul of Music
is coming to the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (August 21 – 31, 2014) and the Vancouver Fringe Festival (September 4 – 14, 2014).

June 19, 2013
CHARLIE: A Hockey Story is coming to the Winnipeg Fringe July 17-28, 2013 at Red River College (160 Princess Street). Check out http://bit.ly/12eUTJv for ticket information. 

 

June 11, 2012CHARLIE: A HOCKEY STORY FOR THOSE OF US WHO DON'T LIKE HOCKEY (Theatreinlondon.ca)

Submitted by Laurie Bursch (not verified) on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 10:11

I love one-person shows, especially the kind that Jim Sands has created. Jim’s got a great story about his uncle, Charlie Sands, who played in the NHL in the 30s and 40s. Somehow, the story also includes Star Trek. And Shakespeare. And relationships between fathers and sons. And marketing versus morality. And a sing-along. Jim tells this tale with passion and honesty, and had me cheering on all the players.

It’s not a slick, polished piece. But sometimes you don’t want fine dining, you want chili and toast in a big, comfy, red chair, and someone to tell you a great story, just like this one.

 April 3, 2012
ANNOUNCING CHARLIE: A HOCKEY STORY (SUMMER, 2012 TOUR) 

  • LONDON FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL (JUNE 6 – 17)
  • TORONTO FRINGE (JULY 4 - 15)
  • HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL 2012 (JULY 19 – 29)
  • EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL (AUGUST 16 – 26)
  • VICTORIA FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 2)

 
 
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011  
CKNW SPORTS TALK
Check out my interview with Dan Russell on CKNW's Sports Talk program on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.  For those of you not in BC, Sports Talk is Canada's longest running sport talk program.  His broadcasts during the Canucks '94 run inspired me to start investigating my family's hockey history.
http://bit.ly/n69TwO
SEPTEMBER 24, 2011  
HELD OVER AT HAVANA
Holdover dates confirmed! Thursday Sept. 29 - Sat. Oct. 1. All Shows at 8 pm. Tix $10 at the door (no advance sales). See you there.
  

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 
PLANK MAGAZINE: AN UNEXPECTED TREASURE
"This wasn't a superficial play about hockey facts or the heroic journey of small town boy who becomes a star, although there were elements of that, of course. But there was so much more. This is a human story about relationships and perseverance and family and mistakes and triumphs. And I certainly wasn't expecting to hear a comparison between hockey and Shakespeare's plays!"
http://bit.ly/oN4duW

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
VANCOUVER SUN: UNCLE CHARLIE'S GLORY DAYS RELIVED IN SHOW
"An appealing hour of rambling storytelling with some nice guitar work at either end. Charlie's legend is well-served by his gentle patter about the glory days of the NHL."
http://bit.ly/LMEkTA
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
AUDIENCE REACTION 
Thanks to Sid Chow Tan for this unsolicitated review of Charlie: A Hockey Story.....
"This is a must see if you love hockey, theatre or Jim Sands. Knew Jim was talented but not this talented... :-) He shines with song (as expected) script and performance. An entertainment jewel. Learned alot about Jim, life and metaphors..." 
 

JULY 30, 2011
CHARLIE SANDS HOCKEY TRIVIA IS NOW LIVE! 
Take the challenge! Feel the burn! The Charlie Sands Hockey Trivia Challenge is now live. Learn more about the NHL career of Charlie Sands.