What’s happening in theatre in March: Pooh for kids, Mine for teens, Tailbone for adults and more

Mine. Claire Haigh photo.

A new play that looks at mother-son relationships through a gaming perspective is among the theatre highlights for March. Also, look for the Arts Club’s production of the award-winning Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave, about the devastation wrought by the 2004 tsunami.

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What’s happening in theatre in March: Pooh for kids, Mine for teens, Tailbone for adults and more

What’s that under the mistletoe? Why, it’s Vancouver theatre listings for December!

Matthew MacDonald-Bain and Baraka Rahmani, in Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley in 2018. Set design by Ted Roberts; costume design by Amy McDougall; lighting design by Conor Moore. David Cooper photo.

We’re still waiting for a musical adaptation of Bad Santa. Meanwhile, though, we’ll settle for holiday fare like a musical version of It’s a Wonderful Life and the new original production Holiday at the Elbow Room Café. Decidedly not seasonal is Cock, about a love triangle. See below for more details and ticket info. (Updated Dec. 4 2020.)

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What’s that under the mistletoe? Why, it’s Vancouver theatre listings for December!

Peter Pan, Pinocchio and pies—what’s happening in theatre in Vancouver in November

Rene Cervantes photo.

It’s an incredibly busy month in Vancouver’s theatre world. From Broadway hits (The Sound of Music, American Idiot, Waitress) to kids’ shows (Mary Jane Mosquito, Peter Pan) to experimental short plays (The Array: The Shape of the Universe), there’s a lot going on in local theatres. See below for a mostly complete listing. (Updated Nov 8 2019)

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Peter Pan, Pinocchio and pies—what’s happening in theatre in Vancouver in November

The world premiere of a new Quebec comedy & more Vancouver theatre highlights in February

Théâtre la Seizième presents the world premiere of Le Soulier, a new play by Quebec playwright David Paquet.

A student production of a Moliére classic, a drama about a shooting in an Amish school, and the world premiere of a comedy by celebrated Quebec playwright David Paquet are among February’s theatre highlights. There’s lots more—including the PuSh Festival, on until Feb. 3—so check out the below for something, or some things, you’d like to see.

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The world premiere of a new Quebec comedy & more Vancouver theatre highlights in February

Where to experience the music of ABBA in Vancouver this spring!

The VSO will join Arrival from Sweden in playing the hits of ABBA May 2 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Nothing cheers up your friendly neighbourhood Inside Vancouver correspondent more than being able to bring readers news related to the music of one the best pop bands ever, ABBA. And this spring offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the music of the Swedish quartet.

A remount of the spectacular musical Mamma Mia!, a Swedish ABBA cover act playing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and even ABBA burlesque are coming to town. See below for details.

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Where to experience the music of ABBA in Vancouver this spring!

Award-winning local production of Russian classic returns for seasonal run

Alessandro Juliani in the 2017 production of Onegin. David Cooper photo.

After premiering in Vancouver in 2016, Onegin won a ten Jessie Richardson Theatre awards. This makes it the first production to win all but one of the awards in the large theatre category.

So it makes sense that the Arts Club would bring back the wildly successful production, and just in time for the holidays. The company’s remount of Onegin is on now at the Granville Island Stage, where it runs until Dec. 31. If you missed out the first time, now is the chance to see the funny, entertaining and heartbreaking musical.

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Award-winning local production of Russian classic returns for seasonal run

Peter Pan Prequel, Pulitzer-Prize Winner and More: 5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the Arts Club this Fall

disgracedThe Arts Club, Vancouver’s largest theatre company, is kicking off its 52nd season with a bang this fall. The lineup in the coming months features a mix of hotly anticipated premieres, award-winning imports and a few holiday classics.

On top of that, the Arts Club is debuting its brand-new, $20-million BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village. The spiffy new theatre replaces the company’s Revue Stage on Granville Island and joins its two other flagship venues: the Art-Deco classic Stanley on South Granville Street and the waterfront Granville Island Stage.

Here’s a peek at 5 can’t-miss productions from the Arts Club this fall:

Disgraced: The 2015-2016 season kicks off with the Canadian premier of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play that’s practically ripped from the headlines. A Pakistani-American lawyer and his artist wife live comfortably in the U.S. But the decision to hold a dinner party with an African-American coworker and her Jewish husband brings up long-buried issues. Conversation spirals into heated debate about faith, race and politics in contemporary America. Sept. 17-Oct. 18; Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage; from $29 Continue reading:
Peter Pan Prequel, Pulitzer-Prize Winner and More: 5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the Arts Club this Fall