Award-winning Matilda the Musical comes to Vancouver

The cast, Royal MTC, Winnipeg. Set and costume design by Cory Sincennes and lighting design by Gerald King. Photo by Dylan Hewlett

Matilda the Musical is coming to Vancouver.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl (James and the Giant Peach), the production is a joint effort from Winnipeg’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre. It will be at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage from May 16 to July 14. Find out what makes the show special below.

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Award-winning Matilda the Musical comes to Vancouver

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this May

Genevieve Fleming stars in Slamming Door Collective’s presentation of Edward Bond’s The Sea at Jericho Arts Centre.

New plays this month a piece from acclaimed Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour with a different actor each night, a satire by British playwright Edward Bond, a youth theatre festival and lots more. Check out what’s coming up in theatre in May below. Netflix is so 2018.

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this May

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this month

Kate Dion-Richard, Matthew Macdonald-Bain, and Carmela Sison star in Christmas at Pemberley. Costumes designed by Amy McDougall. Photo by David Cooper

A double dose of Jane Austen, a post-apocalyptic samurai drama, the return of East Van Panto (this time with Dorothy, Toto and those ruby slippers) and more make November an eclectic month for theatre in Vancouver. Scroll below to see what’s happening.

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this month

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

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!

Katniss on a hot tin roof—Hunger Games finale gets spoofed in Mockingjay: The Musical

It seems like Katniss is getting on someone’s nerves…

Who doesn’t love a good dystopian sci-fi spoof, especially when it comes wrapped up in pop tunes?

Local company District 13 continues its spoofery of everyone’s favourite never-ending YA dystopian soap opera Hunger Games with Mockingjay: The Musical.

This is the third in the company’s well-received efforts at dressing-down the Suzanne Collins-Katniss Everdeen juggernaut. The show starts this Thursday (Nov. 23) and runs until Saturday at Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island. Get your tickets soon; Saturday’s show is already sold-out.

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Katniss on a hot tin roof—Hunger Games finale gets spoofed in Mockingjay: The Musical

Historic West End hotel gets its time in the spotlight with two new one-act musical plays

Two new one-act musical plays look at that most historic of Vancouver hotels, the Sylvia.

In the heart of the West End’s English Bay neighbourhood, the Sylvia was built in 1912. In 1954, it opened Vancouver’s first cocktail bar, the Tilting Room; until 1958, it was the tallest building in the West End. The Sylvia Hotel cat, Mr. Got To Go, inspired three popular children’s books.

Two Views from the Sylvia is the title for the evening of the two musical one-acts. They run Nov. 8-12 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island (and not, unfortunately, at the Sylvia itself. Then again, parking would be a nightmare).

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Historic West End hotel gets its time in the spotlight with two new one-act musical plays