Charlie Brown, East Van Scrooge, and worst kids in the world: Vancouver theatre in December

Hello troops! Wondering what’s happening in theatre in Vancouver? Thinking that tickets to a festive theatrical treat might be a great stocking stuffer? Look no further than Inside Vancouver’s hand guide to holiday theatre in Vancouver.

We have some holdovers from last month but also some additional shows, including SFU Woodward’s annual production Bah Humbug! See below for highlights.

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Charlie Brown, East Van Scrooge, and worst kids in the world: Vancouver theatre in December

Get your discount tickets to Vancouver’s premier performing arts festival before this Friday!

Attractor. Gregory Lorenzutti photo.

Is it too soon to be thinking about experimental theatre and performance art in 2019? We don’t think so—especially since tickets to all PuSh International Performing Arts Festival shows are only $15 for just two more days (the sale ends this Friday, Nov. 30).

The 2019 edition of the annual festival, now in its 15th year, opens Jan. 17 2019, and runs until Feb. 3. As usual, it features a potpourri of world premieres, Canadian premieres, and more. See below for some highlights from the schedule of 26 works, representing 13 countries.

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Get your discount tickets to Vancouver’s premier performing arts festival before this Friday!

Fairy-tale musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast returns for the holidays

Jonathan Winsby and Michelle Bardach. Costume design by Barbara Clayden. Photo by David Cooper.

Arts Club holiday perennial Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is back, this time with a new Beauty. Following her starring role as Sophie in the Vancouver company’s summer production of Mamma Mia!, Michelle Bardoch will fill the period dresses in the fairy-tale musical.

The show opens this Saturday, Dec. 1, and runs until Jan. 6 2019. Find out more below.

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Fairy-tale musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast returns for the holidays

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

Hit musical based on songwriter’s life will make you feel like a natural woman

Sarah Bockel (2nd from right) portrays Carole King in Beautiful.

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will premiere in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Nov. 13-18.

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit covers the early life and career of the singer/songwriter behind such hits as “It’s Too Late,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “The Loco-Motion.” Find out more below.

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Hit musical based on songwriter’s life will make you feel like a natural woman

What’s on in Vancouver theatre for October

A scene from The Baby-Sitter, a French-language play from Quebec.

The world premiere of a new sci-fi thriller, a Quebecois response to the #metoo movement, and a new wrinkle on Shakespeare are among the delights on offer from Vancouver theatre companies in October. See below to check out what’s happening on Vancouver stages.

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What’s on in Vancouver theatre for October

You can’t keep a good Mormon down! Acclaimed musical returns to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Monica L. Patton, Kevin Clay and Conner Peirson in The Book of Mormon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

One of the most acclaimed musicals of the century is returning to Vancouver.

Since it opened on Broadway in 2011, The Book of Mormon has been showered with praise and awards. Beginning Sept 25 and running until Sept 30, the show returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, where it played to packed houses in 2016.

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