Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen Musical Returns to Vancouver for the Holidays

Image sourced from firehallartscentre.ca

Image sourced from firehallartscentre.ca

Attention Leonard Cohen fanatics: The classic that puts the spotlight on Canada’s most beloved poet-crooner-novelist is back for a holiday run in Vancouver.

The Chelsea Hotel returns to the Firehall Arts Centre, Dec. 15-Jan. 9. The wildly creative musical is pieced together from Cohen’s acclaimed music and poetry. It premiered in 2012 to rave reviews (the Globe and Mail praised its “overwhelming inventiveness”) and has since played to sold-out shows across the country.

At the start of the musical, we encounter young Cohen suffering from a serious case of writer’s block. In fact, a literal mountain of crumpled paper rises next to his bedside at New York’s Chelsea Hotel. As the story progresses, he’s visited by a series of characters and lovers, all drawn to his outsized creative gifts and magnetism. Women are picked up and discarded; serious heartbreak and reflection ensues. And, in the process, Cohen discovers his artistic voice.

The plot, as it is, is fairly free form. But what really drives the musical forward is the interpretations of Cohen’s classic songs. The six performers pick up and play 17 different instruments – from guitars to cello, accordion, keyboards and even kazoo – as they work their way through the iconic Cohen catalogue.  Continue reading:
Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen Musical Returns to Vancouver for the Holidays

Broadway Across Canada Presents ONCE, Nov 17-22 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Photo credit: Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the ONCE Tour Company © Joan Marcus

Photo credit: Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the ONCE Tour Company © Joan Marcus

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical ONCE is a contemporary love story, an internationally acclaimed theatrical event, and a moving experience that audiences will never forget. With a modern folk score that features the most hauntingly beautiful songs Broadway has heard in years, ONCE is a life-affirming story about the power of music.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Merry Christmas!  Start planning the weekend after your Christmas get-togethers… read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver from Boxing Day Friday to Sunday!

Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight are closed for the holidays on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.

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The Musical with Full-Frontal (Puppet) Nudity is Back: Avenue Q in Vancouver starting Nov 20

Photo sourced from Artsclub.com. Photo by David Cooper.

Photo sourced from Artsclub.com. Photo by David Cooper.

If you loved Sesame Street as a kid and still cherish memories of Bert, Ernie and Cookie Monster, you’ll probably want to skip Avenue Q.

The raunchy, puppet musical that parodies Sesame Street and famously includes scenes of full-frontal (puppet) nudity is back in Vancouver, showing from Nov. 20-Jan. 3 on the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage.

The Broadway smash hit, which has now had several runs in Vancouver, is a ribald, risque remix of Sesame Street, showing what happens when our favourite characters grow up and confront some very adult problems.   Continue reading:
The Musical with Full-Frontal (Puppet) Nudity is Back: Avenue Q in Vancouver starting Nov 20

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This WeekendMusic, walking tours, lots of food, and dozens of theatre options will keep you busy in Vancouver this holiday long weekend, Friday through Monday! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Evil Dead: The Musical, Oct. 22 – Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: facebook.com/evildeadmusicalvancouver

photo: facebook.com/evildeadmusicalvancouver

THE ZOMBIES ARE BACK BABY…and so is the SPLATTER ZONE!

DSR Productions returns with Evil Dead: The Musical this Halloween! Bigger. Badder. Bloodier.

When: This hilarious camp fest returns from Oct 22-Nov 1, 2014 with 2 shows on Halloween!

Where: The carnage takes place at The Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 West 41st Avenue (at Oak) | (See below for exact show times and ticket prices)

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Evil Dead: The Musical, Oct. 22 – Nov. 1 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Labour Day weekend!  Plan the last long weekend of the summer with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend