The Book of Mormon – Back in Vancouver by Popular Demand

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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

Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off

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A scene from Romeo and Juliet

The familiar red and white tents set up in Vanier Park mean only one thing – that one of the city’s favorite summer festivals is well under way. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off

Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company Welcomes Billy Elliot

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“I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.” – Billy Elliott

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage is where you’ll cheer on everyone’s favourite underdog, running from May 12 – July 10.

Based on the acclaimed film, and with a soundtrack by Elton John, Billy Elliot is an inspiring story of an 11-year old boy’s courage, ambition, and overcoming adversity. Set in 1984 in County Durham, England where coal miners are set to go on strike, young Billy (Nolan Fahey) meets ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson (Caitriona Murphy) after his boxing class – and his path is forever changed.

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Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company Welcomes Billy Elliot

16th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, Feb 18 – Mar 13 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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MADBOOTS

Breathtaking dance, discerning theatre, hilarious comedy and globally-celebrated music highlight this year’s festival with world-class performances and workshops by international, Canadian and local artists from February 18 to March 13, 2016.

An eagerly anticipated highlight of Vancouver’s dance season is the Chutzpah! Festival’s Dance Series. The 2016 Festival presents some of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers in the world. This year’s performances again offer high calibre, challenging and gorgeous dance delivering innovative and spell-binding work including Canadian and North American premieres from Italy’s brilliant Spellbound Contemporary Ballet; the incomparable Israeli dance company Maria Kong performing their much lauded Open Source; New York-based Gallim Dance in their repertory work Wonderland by choreographer Andrea Miller, which Dance Magazine praised as“Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original.”; new to the international scene, New York City’s hot all male company MADBOOTS and a world premiere from our resident dance company, the acclaimed Shay Kuebler Radical System Art (BC) in a spectacular double bill; and Ballet Kelowna presents works by Artistic Director Simone Orlando, James Kudelka, Heather Myers and John Alleyne, with Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music accompanying (Chutzpah!PLUS).

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16th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, Feb 18 – Mar 13 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Walk through the crisp leaves of many Vancouver neigbourhoods and you can see Halloween has begun! Jack-O-Lanters are coming out and cotton webbing has been woven trough tree branches (as well as some real webbing – those stripey-legged barn spiders are getting huge…)  A host of new spooky events are on this weekend, but that’s not all – there is an ambient music festival, Indian cinema, an animation festival, and even a morning of free movies.

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Don’t mention the war – Fawlty Towers live at Metro Theatre

The cast for Metro Theatre's production of three episodes of the classic British sitcom Fawlty Towers.

The cast for Metro Theatre’s production of three episodes of the classic British sitcom Fawlty Towers.

Few comedy fans would disagree that Fawlty Towers is one of the best British sitcoms ever. Anyone who’s watched hotel owner Basil Fawlty (played impeccably by John Cleese, also the co-writer and creator of the show) splutter and fume over the latest indignity brought on by his own misanthropy has seen pure comedy gold in action.

Now you can relive the series live. From Oct. 31 to Nov. 21, Vancouver’s Metro Theatre is presenting its take on three classic episodes (though, really, all 12 are classic) from the series, which originally aired in 1975. So which three episodes can theatre audiences see?

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Don’t mention the war – Fawlty Towers live at Metro Theatre

Got Culture? New $20.4-Million Theatre Set to Open in Vancouver’s Olympic Village

11234657Vancouver’s Olympic Village is about to get a big kick of culture.

The neighbourhood on False Creek, which sprouted up during the 2010 Olympics and is now filled with condo towers, restaurants, pubs and shops, is getting ready to open the doors on a new $20.4-million theatre complex – instantly transforming the area into one of Vancouver’s arts hubs.

The 48,000-square-foot BMO Theatre Centre is scheduled to open this fall at 162 W. 1st Ave., next to a new Wall Financial condo tower. The space features a 250-seat theatre, as well as four rehearsal theatres.

The venue has already lined up one of Vancouver’s performing arts powerhouses as a tenant. The Arts Club, the largest theatre company in Western Canada, will close its Revue Stage on Granville Island and move into the new space in early fall. Bard on the Beach, the yearly Shakespeare Festival, will also have its offices at the theatre.  Continue reading:
Got Culture? New $20.4-Million Theatre Set to Open in Vancouver’s Olympic Village