The Cultch Announces its Fall 2020 Season

The Cultch, Vancouver’s most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hub, has announced its Fall 2020 Season. The past few months have made it clear that The Cultch isn’t just a place, it’s a community. It’s more than a historic church and a former movie theatre—it’s a vibrant and resilient community of artists and arts lovers. Continue reading:
The Cultch Announces its Fall 2020 Season

Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

Poly Queer Love Ballad

Image by Emily Cooper

By Rachel Rosenberg

Poly Queer Love Ballad will definitely resonate with romantics. A self-described “slam musical”, it sold out at Vancouver Fringe Festival last year before being snapped up by the Queer Arts Festival. Premiering March 5, the show’s narrative follows Nina and Gaby as their passionate coupledom develops.

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Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Hayden Stanes, Tatyana Lubov and the company of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. © Carol Rosegg

The 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a limited engagement from April 11 – 16, 2017.

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. Continue reading:
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella Comes to Vancouver (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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

Rock of Ages Hits Vancouver’s Granville Island Stage

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Photo by Emily Cooper

Always dreamed of fronting your own 80s tribute band? Yup. We get it dude. But even if that ship has long ago sailed, you can live vicariously through The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages, at the Granville Island Stage. Continue reading:
Rock of Ages Hits Vancouver’s Granville Island Stage

Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen Musical Returns to Vancouver for the Holidays

Image sourced from firehallartscentre.ca

Image sourced from firehallartscentre.ca

Attention Leonard Cohen fanatics: The classic that puts the spotlight on Canada’s most beloved poet-crooner-novelist is back for a holiday run in Vancouver.

The Chelsea Hotel returns to the Firehall Arts Centre, Dec. 15-Jan. 9. The wildly creative musical is pieced together from Cohen’s acclaimed music and poetry. It premiered in 2012 to rave reviews (the Globe and Mail praised its “overwhelming inventiveness”) and has since played to sold-out shows across the country.

At the start of the musical, we encounter young Cohen suffering from a serious case of writer’s block. In fact, a literal mountain of crumpled paper rises next to his bedside at New York’s Chelsea Hotel. As the story progresses, he’s visited by a series of characters and lovers, all drawn to his outsized creative gifts and magnetism. Women are picked up and discarded; serious heartbreak and reflection ensues. And, in the process, Cohen discovers his artistic voice.

The plot, as it is, is fairly free form. But what really drives the musical forward is the interpretations of Cohen’s classic songs. The six performers pick up and play 17 different instruments – from guitars to cello, accordion, keyboards and even kazoo – as they work their way through the iconic Cohen catalogue.  Continue reading:
Hallelujah! Leonard Cohen Musical Returns to Vancouver for the Holidays