Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

Emily Molloy. Photo: Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre (VIM) are pleased to present the 2021 Music in the Courtyard series this summer from Friday, July 30 to Sunday, September 5. Performances for the second edition of this series will take place outdoor in the courtyard at The Firehall Arts Centre Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm, with the exception of the concert on Sunday, August 1st, which is scheduled for 7:00pm.

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Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music in the Courtyard

Introducing the Firehall Arts Centre Reimagined Program for Fall/Winter 2020

The Firehall Arts Centre is moving forward with a reimagined Fall/Winter 2020 program! Here’s a peek at what’s coming our way from October 15 to January 2021.

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Introducing the Firehall Arts Centre Reimagined Program for Fall/Winter 2020

Review: Laughter & Heartfelt Tears in Talking Sex on Sunday

Photo Credit: Reznek Creative

You’ll leave the Firehall Arts Centre feeling energized, uplifted, and most of all, thoroughly entertained.

A new musical has launched in Vancouver, and there’s still time to catch it before it closes.

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Review: Laughter & Heartfelt Tears in Talking Sex on Sunday

Transgender Vancouver Artists Collaborate in ‘Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women’

By Rachel Rosenberg

From March 12–21, 2020, join performers Josie Boyce, Carolynn Dimmer, Amy Fox, Quanah Napoleon, Morgane Oger, Sabrina Symington and Julie Vu at Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street). These extraordinarily talented transgender women come to the show from a variety of backgrounds; with resumes boasting varied professional experiences such as musician, writer, actor, mental health worker, tech industry consultant and a Miss International Queen contestant.

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Transgender Vancouver Artists Collaborate in ‘Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women’

Heritage theatre brings back acclaimed Leonard Cohen tribute

Steve Charles and Lauren Bowler in Chelsea Hotel. David Cooper photo.

One of East Vancouver’s most treasured heritage theatres is celebrating its 35th anniversary season this year by bringing back one of its most popular productions.

From March 17-April 21, the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St.) presents the return of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. In the award-winning tribute, a group of actors/musicians presents a dramatic scenario that offers live performances of many of the late singer’s best-known, most-loved songs: “Everybody Knows,” “I’m Your Man,” “Hallelujah” and many more.

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Heritage theatre brings back acclaimed Leonard Cohen tribute

Circle Game: A New Joni Mitchell Musical in Vancouver

Andrew Cohen, Anna Kuman, David Z. Cohen, and Sara Vickruck (clockwise from top left); Photo Credit: Tyler Branston

“We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game” ~ Joni Mitchell “The Circle Game”

I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell, through both good and bad periods of my life. Especially at moments of heartbreak, questioning, and vulnerability, I would turn to her songs as moving solace. The iconic Canadian songstress has inspired generations of fans due to the continued relevance of her music and lyrics to the shifting times. This month, Firehall Arts Centre is launching a new Joni Mitchell musical that is sure to thrill those, like me, who have long loved the singer, as well as those new to her material.

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Circle Game: A New Joni Mitchell Musical in Vancouver

The Nether presents a ‘genuinely disturbing’ vision of the near future

A play dealing with the consequences of virtual reality, The Nether was a hit at last year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. This month, local company Redcurrant Collective is bringing back the daring, thought-provoking piece for a run at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St.) Jan. 18-28.

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The Nether presents a ‘genuinely disturbing’ vision of the near future