VANCOUVER!  You have been asking for this, and here it is!  2 classes to inspire and delight!


TUESDAYS 6:00-7:00 beginning NOVEMBER 1st!

have an interested teen? 10 year old… bring em along!


Haven’t you always wanted to tap-dance AND play ukulele at the same time?!

Lets face it.. we are all busy creative people, so this is a DROP-IN friendly class. Each class will be complete within itself!

We will work and play with skills and drills in singing, stepping and strumming…

Interested in Performing? Stay tuned for a REPERTOIRE SERIES hosted by the Rhythm Room…

20$ drop-in
6 class card for 100$ (thats a free class there!)
btw: no one will be turned away do to lack of funds!.. come talk to me and we can work out a trade or deal! xoxox



check out this kid: HERE!
Age 5 to 8 (ish)

A creativity play session in MUSIC, THEATRE AND DANCE with Candy Roberts from The Myrtle Family Band. Lets train new Myrtle Family Band members while they are young! But seriously, we’ll explore the play of listening, dress up, music, rhythm and tap-dance.

6 week series
4pm-5pm beginning NOVEMBER 1st!
(no one will be turned away due to lack of funds, talk to me and we’ll sort something out!)

email me: for REGISTRATION and any questions!


If you loved Ideas Bobert, you can Vote here: PICK OF THE FRINGE



Do you listen to the cogs that whir in your head, or to the song of your heart that flutters in your chest? Teetering on the brink of absolute failure, Love-sick Bobert discovers his heart to be more than he knew. From award winning creator Candy Roberts comes a one woman whimsical brew of physical comedy and conundrum. Ridiculous and preposterous! Like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean, Ideas Bobert dances with the absurd.

Multi-Media Physical Comedy

Aug 25 – 6:00pm
Aug 28 – 4:00pm
Aug 30 – 7:45pm
Sept 2 – 6:00pm
Sept 3 – 9:45pm
Sept 4 – 1:00pm

#2-1609 Blanshard St (at Fisgard), Victoria, BC
Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (250) 590-6291.

The Candy Show

the Candy Show

Well Gosh-Darn! I’m just thrilled! Thank you everyone for coming out and sharing your good cheer at the Candy Show! It was a success as far as I am concerned and couldn’t have done it with out you!

Special shout outs to Petunia, Meris, Raj, Nayana, Kat, Melissa, Chacha, Aja, Dots, Patrick, Michael and Heather!

It takes a community to make a one woman show!

Audience quotes;

“Candy Roberts is on talented lady; I haven’t laughed that much in a long time”

“Absolutely Brilliant”

“So clever and funny; loved every minute!”

“Candy Roberts is one of the geniuses. She makes good art. Like, REALLY good art!”

Check out these great photos by Brandon Schwinn





April 9th

@ the Dusty Flowershop 2050 Scotia st.

Doot-dee-do-Beep Beep…..

Introduuuuucing!…….a sketch/variety comedy show featuring some of the many characters inside Candy; with special guest appearances by: Nayana Fielkov, Kat Single-Dain plus musical interludes by the one and only: PETUNIA.

This is a fundraiser show to raise production costs for Candice’s solo show, which include paying artist collaborators and purchasing technical equipment!  Please do come, it will be a time!!

…..and having said that… Stay tuned for Candice’s upcoming Solo show:

Ideas Bobert!

Campbell River; Solstice Studios: August 5th 2016

Victoria Fringe Festival: August 24th-Sept.4th 2016


Myrtle Family Band….

News Flash: Glady’s baby did not come out during our Myrtle Family Band show with Petunia and the Vipers… maybe it will stay in there for one more show on NOV. 20th at the ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge!  Anyhoo.. we did have a great show.. and got a new family photo… here it is:

The Myrtle Family Clan
From left to right: DeeDee Myrtle, Edna Myrtle, Lester Myrtle, Gladys Myrtle, Bort Myrtle, Shirl Myrtle and Uncle Archie Myrtle!
Myrtle Sisters and Uncle Nigwack
Gladys Myrtle, Edna Myrtle, Uncle Nigwack Myrtle, and Shirl Myrtle!

The Myrtle Family Band with Petunia and the Vipers!


Get your tickets!!… This one is going to be sooo fun! And get this, Gladys is about to have a baby Myrtle.. so you might want to catch this before she becomes 2…. and you never know.. it might happen ON STAGE… amongst the three part harmony and the tap dancing!

Here is the poster:

PETUNIA NOV6-7-POSTER-Francis A Willey

If you haven’t seen Petunia and the Vipers.. then this is an opportunity to catch a real gem! Be prepared to dance the night away!

Scarlet Queen of Mercy!

Opening Night a Success! Tell all your friends!….

“Nathan Barrett and Candice Roberts show off their acting chops, managing a wonderful contrast in scenes when the camera is rolling and when it is not.  Roberts is particularly funny as she chews the scenery in the film as Stella, and becomes the somewhat ditzy ingénue Marla Dean in real-life.”-


(STEAMBOAT CALYPSO plays at the Country Jamboree)

What a privilege, that I can skip the winter in Canada to spend 3 months immersing myself in the music, dance and creative culture that is a part of New Orleans.  After the Fringe Festival and my beloved Myrtle Family flew home to Canada , I found a sweet little sublet in the lower ninth ward, where one might think they were living in the country.  This room belonged to the beautiful Sam Doores of the Deslondes, and I cannot imagine a better place for me to hunker down to sing, write and study guitar.  There were chickens in the yard, a handsome yodeling neighbor and the Mississippi river just over the grassy hill that is the levee.  In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, that river breached the levee, and this entire neighborhood was covered in water all the way up to rooftops of the houses.  Many people were stranded on their rooftops and I spent a lot of time fathoming that and all that occurred during and after the storm.  There is a Katrina Museum in the french quarter and a lot of information on-line, as well as a great documentary called Trouble the Water if you are interested in knowing and understanding the huge impact Katrina had on New Orleans and the people in it.

The level of musicianship in New Orleans is really high and very inspiring.  Folks playing music ALL of the TIME. Every night of the week has some sort of musical event and/or some sort of magical parade or something creative and interesting. From, Big band swing, country two-steppin’ and Cajun waltzes, I danced to Tuba Skinny, The Wasted Lives, The Johnny Hatchet Band, Steamboat Calypso, Witt’s End Brass band, The Loose Marbles, The Deslondes, The longtime Goners, The Best Western Swingers, Petunia (visiting from Vancouver) and the Snakies (amazing pick-up band).. and so so much more!