What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this July

Cast members from TUTS’ productions of Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies. Lindsay Elliott photo.

If you’re a fan of classic comedies, you’ll probably want to check out Ensemble Theatre’s production of Born Yesterday. Originally written for Broadway by Garson Kanin, the hit play became a hit 1950 movie starring Judy Holliday and William Holden and directed by George Cukor.

Other offerings this summer include the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, presented outdoors as part of Theatre Under the Stars’ summer program, and plenty of Shakespeare.

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre this July

Ghost sightings, YouTube dance sensations and more at this year’s rEvolver Festival

Fake Ghost

Held in and around the East Vancouver theatre hub The Cultch, the 12-day rEvolver Festival includes a mock ghost tour, a male dancer recreating girls’ dance routines from YouTube, and a comedy about being watched.

All told, the seventh annual edition of the annual festival features nine main stage production, three site-specific experiences and three companion events. It runs from Wed., May 22 to Sun., June 2. Find out more below.

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Ghost sightings, YouTube dance sensations and more at this year’s rEvolver Festival

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

Guide to what’s happening in Vancouver theatre this April

Royal City Musical Theatre presents Singin’ in the Rain at the Massey Theatre.

There’s lots happening in Vancouver theatre this April. Shows include a stage adaptation of a beloved move musical, a local take on a classic Chekhov play, and an original story about a real-life Canadian women’s hockey team. Scroll below to see what’s coming up.

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Guide to what’s happening in Vancouver theatre this April

The return of last year’s sensation Hot Brown Honey!

Hot Brown Honey returns to Vancouver from Mar 15 –  30. The cabaret of politics, dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease, and song was a smash hit when it played the York Theatre last year, and it’s coming back to the Commercial Drive venue for another run.

Reviewing the show last year for the Vancouver Sun, Jerry Wasserman wrote: “It’s an immensely clever and entertaining show that blatantly sugar-coats, or rather honey-coats, its serious political message. Fighting the power, the Honeys promise, never tasted so sweet.” Find out more below.

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The return of last year’s sensation Hot Brown Honey!

In Reverberations, innovative and vintage technology immerses audiences in the life of sound designer Brian Linds

In Reverberations, audiences are divided into small groups of 20 to rove through five different performance spaces.

The immersive show is based on memories of writer and award-winning sound designer Brian Linds. Linds and his team mix multiple sound media with live performance to create a sensory experience of a life fully lived.

Reverberations is on at Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver) from March 7-17. Find out more below.

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In Reverberations, innovative and vintage technology immerses audiences in the life of sound designer Brian Linds