Spring is springing in Vancouver … and with it a new season of theatre in the city. Here’s a look at five can’t-miss plays premiering in Vancouver over the next month:
Floyd Collins: The newly restored York Theatre on Commercial Drive is the setting for this Broadway musical. The action centres around the true story of a man who becomes trapped 100 feet underground while exploring a cave in 1925 Kentucky. A media frenzy ensues while his friends and family frantically try to free him. March 11-March 30; York Theatre; tickets start at $19.
Chelsea Hotel – The Songs of Leonard Cohen: Back for another run is this popular musical inspired by the life and works of Canada’s own bard, Leonard Cohen. Six performers play 17 different instruments in a tribute to the exceptional songwriter and a bygone world of Beat poets, artists and musicians. March 18-March 29; Firehall Arts Centre; tickets start at $15. (A travelling version of the production can also be seen at various venues outside Vancouver through March 15.)