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It seemed I had no sooner taken my final bow on Granville Island that I was boarding an Air Canada flight to the furthest reaches of our country.  All summer we honoured the legacy of one of the most important icons of west coast – Red Robinson.  What better time to honour my own family’s legacy on the east coast by tracing our ancestral roots in Newfoundland.

In Elliston, NL

It’s easy to forget just how vast and expansive our country really is.  We’re closer to Paris than Vancouver pictured here in Elliston, NL.

Along with my mom and siblings, we worked our way up the coast from St. John’s to a the small, fishing village of Elliston where we met some distant relatives and saw some ancestral homes.  We payed tribute to one of our relatives, William Oldford who perished in the great Sealing disaster of 1914 by visiting memorial site and the Sealer’s Museum.

Mom in Bonavista

We saw some gorgeous coastal vistas in Bonavista; took a “Rugged Beauty Boat Tour” with Newfoundland’s “Bill Murray” a.k.a. Bruce in New Bonaventure and finally, danced a jig in a bar on George St. in St. John’s.

Rugged Beauty Boat Tour

Now I’ve left my coastal Newfoundland for the prairies in the heart of America, rooting on the Royals and trading Cod for BBQ here in Kansas City!

While here, I’m preparing with my crazy little woman, Molly D, to make our return to the west coast this October t0 play with “the Beatles” (Fab Fourever) on Vancouver Island.

Oct 9 - Sydney Oct 10 - Nanaimo Oct. 11 - Duncan

See you then!

Z

 

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Good Rockin’ Tonight!

June 24, 2014

The Arts Club’s Red Rock Diner is now rockin’ Granville Island Stage until August 2nd.  It is a time capsule of 1950s Vancouver and explores the legacy of Red Robinson. I play Val, the greaser kid from Kitsilano who idolizes Elvis, sings and wiggles his hips.  I’m very proud of this show and the team that put it together.  Get your tickets soon before they are all sold out!

 

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FACEBOOK PAGE!

It finally happened: I made a Facebook page! If you like, please “Like” it and keep in touch with me. All for now, Z

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New York, Buddy Holly, Phil Ochs, and Stampede Queens

Patience is a virtue.  And for that, fans, I thank you.  Procrastination is not, however, and I vow to increase the frequency of my posts.   That said, I will attempt to make an excuse as to why I haven’t posted in a while by elucidating recent events. January-  It was the polar vortex.  I [...]

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Happy New Year, 2014!

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Thank you to everyone who made 2013 such a fantastic year!  I’ve been a busy and lucky guy, I’ll tell ya. In 2013… I starred in 2 smash hit productions of “Buddy” – one at the Chemainus Festival Theatre in BC & the New Theatre Restaurant in Kansas City. I premiered Mark Leiren-Young’s first one-man [...]

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Everything’s up to date in Kansas City!

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They’ve gone about as far as they could go…  Seriously, with this production.  I think they have. Yes.  I am here in smolderin’ Kansas City where everyone teases me about (I mean… abowt) my little Canadian-isms.  I look at the weather in awe that it’ll be 37 degrees on Friday!  Which to Americans sounds like [...]

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Stampede Queen in Cowichan News Leader

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Stampede queen targets the culture of small town B.C. (Photo By David Cooper) Zachary Stevenson steps away from his recent stint as Chemainus Theatre’s Buddy Holly to star in Never Shoot a Stampede Queen By Ashley Degraaf – Cowichan News Leader Pictorial An actor with roots in a small community taking his first run at a show [...]

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Buddy “Raves On” in Chemainus

Thank you to all of Vancouver Island’s fans of rock & roll who continue to pack the Chemainus Festival Theatre and enjoy the Buddy Holly Story.  The town is buzzin’ with the rockin’ and rollin’ sounds of the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and the great Buddy Holly.     JUST ANNOUNCED: my lastest project, a [...]

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The Hometown Crowd!

Happy New Year! In just one short month from now I’m proud to promote that I’ll be, once gain, reprising my role as Buddy Holly for the eighth time.  Yes, my friends, it’s BUDDY VIII.  This time I’ll be performing a run of the show as close to my hometown of Parksville as I ever [...]

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Have a “Holly” Jolly Christmas!

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Yes, I’m a sucker for a good pun.  Every year, I get a christmas card from Buddy Holly Int.  Wishing me Happy “Holly-days”.  Very punny, very cheesy, and yet I love it. I’m currently on tour, once again, with the Legends of Rock n’ Roll.  It is really a good time.  We each include a [...]

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