Kids In Vancouver: The Nutcracker – A Must-See Holiday Ballet

Sugar Plum Ferries | Photo: Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Sugar Plum Fairies | Photo: Royal Winnipeg Ballet

There’s the ballet – and then there’s the Nutcracker ballet. Whether you’re a devoted dance enthusiast or a newbie to the classical art form, this holiday performance is a can’t-miss event for adults and kids of all ages.

This year, Vancouver’s beloved Ballet BC welcomes the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to the stage in a very-Canadian version of the age-old ballet classic. Here’s what you can expect from this magical performance.

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Kids In Vancouver: The Nutcracker – A Must-See Holiday Ballet

Culture Days 2016: Here’s What Vancouver Civic Theatres Has in Store, Sep 30 – Oct 2

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In celebration of Culture Days, a 3 day-long annual collaborative pan-Canadian movement from Sept. 30- Oct. 2 to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities, Vancouver Civic Theatres is hosting three free and fun events.

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Culture Days 2016: Here’s What Vancouver Civic Theatres Has in Store, Sep 30 – Oct 2

Outdoor Movie Alert: Catch a Public Screening of L’arbitro at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

L'ARBITRO

Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, with the help of Civic Theatres of Vancouver, will be organizing and running a free public event at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.  A screening of Paolo Zucca’s 2013 film L’arbitro will be held in the theatre’s outdoor plaza and will be free to the public to attend. Although the movie starts at sunset, the evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with live musical entertainment. There will be food trucks present and the bar, concession, and outdoor patio of the Queen Elizabeth theatre will be open throughout the evening.

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Outdoor Movie Alert: Catch a Public Screening of L’arbitro at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Disney’s NEWSIES is Coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, July 5-10 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

In Vancouver, NEWSIES will play Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster!

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Disney’s NEWSIES is Coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, July 5-10 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

The Book of Mormon – Back in Vancouver by Popular Demand

Book of Mormon RYAN BONDY (ELDER PRICE) CODY JAMISON STRAND (ELDER CUNNINGHAM) CANDACE QUARRELS (NABULUNGI)

The Book of Mormon

If you missed seeing the sold out show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre last year, fret not. A limited engagement August 23- September 4 has the show returning to the same venue, and single tickets will go on sale Monday, June 20 at 10am. Continue reading:
The Book of Mormon – Back in Vancouver by Popular Demand

2016 Jazz Festival must-sees, part 1 – the big shows

Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs perform at the 31st Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Neko Case, kd lang and Laura Veirs perform at the 31st Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

There are shows on outdoor stages, in parks and on streetcorners. There are shows in small clubs and bars, even restaurants. But the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival also excels at big-ticket concerts, and this year’s lineup is no exception, running the gamut from a (perhaps) once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between three acclaimed singer/songwriters to a man who made his name telling others to Look Sharp! to one of today’s premiere blues bands. See below for this year’s big-stage shows at the 2016 VIJF.

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2016 Jazz Festival must-sees, part 1 – the big shows

The King is in the Building at Vancouver Civic Theatres, March 22-27 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

 RTG Productions

RTG Productions

RETURN TO GRACE comes to Vancouver Civic Theatres’ (VCT) Queen Elizabeth stage this spring.

A glorious, heartfelt tribute to a music icon featuring over 30 singers, dancers and musicians on stage, RETURN TO GRACE flawlessly delivers some the greatest musical moments of a generation with song favourites that include “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Suspicious Minds”, “Love Me Tender”, and more!

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The King is in the Building at Vancouver Civic Theatres, March 22-27 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)