Reviews: Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Dazzles with Cinderella and 42nd Street

Tré Cotten (Topher) and Mallory James (Ella); Photo Credit: Lindsay Elliott

Seeing one or both of the productions of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) has become a Vancouver ritual in the summer. For seventy-eight years, theatregoers have gathered in Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park to watch musicals, with the forest around them and the darkening sky above them.

This year proves no different. Two top-notch productions, Cinderella and 42nd Street, run on alternate nights until August 18, 2018, and both very much warrant watching, for different reasons. Continue reading:
Reviews: Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Dazzles with Cinderella and 42nd Street

BC-shot ‘arthouse thriller’ screens this Thursday, with cast and crew in attendance

Aden Young and Camille Sullivan come together to help their daughter in the BC-shot family/horror/sci-fi drama The Unseen.

A family drama with horror/sci-fi elements, The Unseen is a B.C.-shot movie that its makers call an “art-house thriller.”

Released on the festival circuit in 2016, the movie is getting a screening this Thursday at the Rio Theatre. Cast and crew will be in attendance at the July 12 screening, which starts at 9:30 p.m. (doors: 9 p.m.) Here’s a closer look at the film and cast.

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BC-shot ‘arthouse thriller’ screens this Thursday, with cast and crew in attendance

5 Reasons to Attend the Vancouver Folk Festival (July 13 – 15, 2018)

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2014

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Tickets are still on sale for the 41st annual Vancouver Folk Festival–the city’s “Best Local Music Festival” as rated by Georgia Straight Newspaper readers (five years in a row!).

The concert takes place over three days from July 13 – 15 and draws over 30,000 enthusiastic attendees to the beautiful Jericho Beach Park. The event is a unique mix of music and culture of more than 40 international, national, and local acts.

Need even more reasons on why you should be checking out the festival? We’ve got five great ones below…

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5 Reasons to Attend the Vancouver Folk Festival (July 13 – 15, 2018)

Museum of Vancouver’s New Exhibition Explores “The Power of Nature in Our Lives”

Image of Wild Things by Jillian Povarchook

Vancouver is blessed with spectacular natural surroundings, allowing visitors and residents alike the opportunity to commune with the region’s bounty.

If during this summer, you find yourself pausing during a hike in the woods or a walk on the Stanley Park Seawall and considering the views, a new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) will speak to you.  Continue reading:
Museum of Vancouver’s New Exhibition Explores “The Power of Nature in Our Lives”

Harry Potter, Like You’ve Never Seen Before… With a Live Orchestra!

harry potter live in concert vancouver

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Almost everyone can recognize the iconic soundtrack of the extremely successful Harry Potter movie franchise. Play a few seconds of the bars of the opening and you can’t help but picture yourself in a world of witchcraft and wizardry.

From Thursday, July 5 to Saturday, July 7, 2018 the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be bringing the Harry Potter soundtrack to life with a live performance of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert, the fifth film of the series.

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Harry Potter, Like You’ve Never Seen Before… With a Live Orchestra!

Sweeping David Milne Exhibition Launches at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Image: David Milne, “Reflected Forms,” 1917, watercolour on paper, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Women’s Committee Cultural Fund, Photo: Stephen Topfer, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

With the summer’s often scorching heat, a day at the gallery is a welcome respite. The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) has recently launched incredibly exciting and ambitious programming that runs into September 2018.

Particularly noteworthy is their David Milne: Modern Painting exhibition, a wide-ranging and shifting look at the work of one of Canada’s foremost artists of his time.

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Sweeping David Milne Exhibition Launches at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Broadway classic and beloved fairytale this summer at Theatre Under the Stars

Mallory Jame and Tré Cotten in TUTS’ Cinderella.

Want to enjoy some outdoor theatre this summer in Vancouver? This year’s Theatre Under the Stars shows are Cinderella and 42nd Street. The two shows alternate nights at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park beginning July 4 and running until Aug. 18. Find out more below.

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Broadway classic and beloved fairytale this summer at Theatre Under the Stars