Gifted Young Artists Explore Topical Themes of Self-Image, Family Dynamics and Gender Roles in – Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Theatre Festival –

The next generation of Vancouver actors shine in beloved theatre classics and an insightful original work   Arts Umbrella is thrilled to unveil the lineup of the 2018 Expressions Theatre Festival, running May 17 – 26, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre. Showcasing the talented young artists in Arts Umbrella’s Intensive, Pre-Professional and Theatre Conservatory Programs, this…

Calling All Young Theatre Lovers: Realize Your Dreams this Summer at Bard on the Beach with – Young Shakespeareans –

Annual Summer Theatre Camps and Workshops Invite Children & Teens to Work with Bard Actors to Discover, Create & Perform Their Own Visions of Iconic Shakespeare Plays Bard on the Beach announces the return of its annual Young Shakespeareans Summer Theatre Camps and Teen Workshops, with sessions beginning July 3 and running through to August…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents Canadian Comedy Icon Colin Mochrie

May 24 & 26 at The Improv Centre at 7:30pm May 25 at The Vogue Theatre at 7:30pm    Tickets on Sale Now at www.vtsl.com   Colin Mochrie, Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) alumnus, and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, returns this May to Vancouver TheatreSports™ for three laugh-packed performances – Thursday, May 24 and Saturday, May 26 at The Improv Centre at 7:30pm;…

MOA Unveils Provocative Premiere Exhibition – Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America –

Art serves as a tool of expression for marginalized communities  to voice outrage against human rights violations and challenge ruling powers  The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the powerful exhibition, Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America, on display from May 17 to October 8, 2018. Curated by Laura Osorio Sunnucks,…

ITSAZOO Descends into Western Canadian Premiere of David James Brock’s Award-Winning Play – WET –

Immersive Production Gathers Intimate Audiences Below Ground in Russian Hall Basement to Explore Challenging, Complex Story of a Damaged Military Homecoming  ITSAZOO presents the Western Canadian Premiere of David James Brock’s award-winning drama, WET, May 8-27, 2018 in the basement of The Russian Hall. Chelsea Haberlin directs this thought-provoking tale of love, abandonment, and the…

BALLET BC ANNOUNCES PROGRAM 3 OF ITS 2017/18 SEASON

Ballet BC concludes its explosive 32nd season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, May 10-12, 2018 at 8pm. Our season finishes with a thrilling triple bill of cutting edge and inspired choreography. PROGRAM 3 features the return of Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto’s hauntingly beautiful BEGINNING AFTER. Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar welcomes acclaimed conductor, Graeme…

VTSL Invites You to Share Some Laughs with Your Mom at the ‘Mother of All Mother’s Day Shows’

MOM=WOW Sunday, May 13 at The Improv Centre at 4pm  Tickets on Sale Now at www.vtsl.com You’ve probably given your Mother more than a few grey hairs over the years; isn’t it about time you gave her some laughs instead? Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) is pleased to celebrate Moms everywhere with its ‘mother of all Mother’s Day…

Coastal City Ballet Announces Season Finale with Choreographer Irene Schneider’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mischief, Magic and Misadventure of Shakespeare’s Beloved Play Re-imagined in Full-length Ballet   Coastal City Ballet closes its 2017/18 season with the remount of Irene Schneider’s enchanting ballet, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 19 at Vancouver Playhouse and June 8 at Surrey Arts Centre. Set to the exquisite music of Felix Mendelssohn, this full-length…

CAROUSEL THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE and TOUCHSTONE THEATRE present

The Lawyer Show 2018: The Drowsy Chaperone May 3 – 5, 2018 Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island Each spring, Vancouver’s legal community comes together to create this high-spirited event and a valued tradition, The Lawyer Show, a fundraiser for two of Vancouver’s most cherished theatre institutions: Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre. More…

AnnaLena + Whistler’s Audain Art Museum Team Up for Exclusive Five-Course Tasting Menu

Join the Inaugural Long Table Dinner on Saturday, April 21 in Whistler, BC     Don’t miss the partnership of two dedicated art lovers in the Pacific Coastal Mountains this spring. AnnaLena Restaurant and the Audain Art Museum of Whistler are sharing synergies in this deliciously creative collaboration.   AnnaLena is about imagination, creativity and possibility…

4th Annual Vancouver World Music Festival

World Rhythms for Youth Society and CubbyHole Artists Present 4th Annual Vancouver World Music Festival April 26-29, 2018 Performance Venues: Imperial, Guilt and Co. NEW – WorldBeat Sunday – FREE Family-Friendly Performances on April 29 from 11:30am to 3:30pm Featuring Kutapira, Youth Performers and Percussion Workshops Trout Lake Community Centre   Tickets prices are only…

Heroic Opera presents Richard Strauss’ Bloodiest Opera Elektra

Hailed as “The First Freudian Opera”, Elektra is a tale of murder, betrayal, desperation, and the desire for vengeance that can consume us all. Richard Strauss’ bloody masterpiece is brought to life by Vancouver’s Heroic Opera Company with music that is powerful, raw, and jarring, and has been met with acclaim and controversy the world…

The Chan Centre presents Australian Contemporary Circus Company To Showcase Gravity-Defying Stunts at Chan Centre

The Chan Centre presents Australia’s One-of-a-Kind Circa  in Astonishing Vancouver Premiere of Opus Renowned Circus Company pairs Impeccable Choreography with Evocative Shostakovich Quartets The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Australia’s bold contemporary circus company, Circa, with their exhilarating performance Opus on April 28, 2018 at 8pm…

Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day

Sunday April 29, 2018 12 noon-7pm Various downtown Vancouver locations Free admission Info 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca   The Dance Centre presents free events celebrating the art of dance for International Dance Day, featuring flamenco at the Vancouver Public Library, contemporary dance at Scotiabank Dance Centre, and street dance with students from Windermere Secondary School…

TAKE 6 a review by Judy Robb

 The Queen Elizabeth Theatre was vibrating with energy and sound on Friday evening, thanks to a phenomenal concert by “Take 6”, a Grammy Award winning a cappella sextet presented by Chor Leoni as part of its fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit. From the first note to the last, their enthusiasm, unique arrangements of pop,…