18th ANNUAL CHUTZPAH! FESTIVAL Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival February 15 – March 15, 2018

           Performances at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Rickshaw Theatre, Fox Cabaret                                                                                                          Awe-inspiring dance, extraordinary theatre, hilarious comedy and globally-celebrated music highlight this year’s festival with world-class performances and workshops by international, Canadian and local artists from February 15 to March 15, 2018.   An eagerly anticipated and annual highlight…

Vancouver Opera presents Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

An evening of Love, Laughter & Magic Potion Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 2:00pm matinee Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm vancouveropera.ca A love struck man, a village beauty, an army captain, and a travelling doctor with a magic potion – All set in a picturesque…

The Firehall Arts Centre to Produce and Present the Canadian Premiere of Patricia Cornelius’ SHIT

  “A brutal but ultimately touching portrait of femininity from the lowest dregs of the underclass” – Maxim Boon   The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and presents the Canadian premiere of Australian playwright Patricia Cornelius’ provocative play SHIT from Saturday, January 27 to Saturday, February 10, 2018. Named Australia’s most unapologetic playwright, Cornelius’ SHIT examines the lives…

Presentation House Theatre and Mexico’s Marionetas de la Esquina Present the Canadian Premiere of Fanciful Puppetry Production  – Sleeping Beauty Dreams –

Sleeping Beauty Awakens as Never Before in Contemporary Retelling of Classic Princess Tale   Presentation House Theatre (PHT) and Mexico’s famed Marionetas de la Esquina present the Canadian premiere of Amaranta Leyva’s whimsical and enchanting puppet show, Sleeping Beauty Dreams, at Presentation House Theatre from January 25 to February 4, 2018. A princess with overprotective…

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Anvil Centre Unite to Expand Club PuSh to New Westminster

Vancouver’s Fox Cabaret and New Westminster’s Anvil Centre to play host to PuSh Festival’s cutting edge Club Push performance series The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) announces the expansion of its experimental, night-time weekend series Club PuSh, January 19 to February 3, 2018, held at its long-time Vancouver hub, The Fox Cabaret, and…

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents 2018 Lineup of Artistic Visionaries

Three-week festival showcases pioneering theatre, dance, multimedia, music & film from across Canada and around the globe The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 14th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 4, 2018 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists from 11 countries will descend on the city for the three-week…

Pi Theatre Grasps for Humanity Amidst Atrocity in English Canadian Premiere of David Greig’s The Events

Actors and community choirs share stage in raw, soul-searching work Pi Theatre and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present the English Canadian premiere of David Greig’s daring play, The Events, January 17 – 28, 2018 at the Russian Hall (600 Campbell Avenue). Inspired by the 2011 killing of 69 people at a summer camp in…

ABOVE THE HOSPITAL (Midtwenties Theatre Society & Red Gate Arts Society)

  Newly formed Vancouver theatre company Midtwenties Theatre Society, along with Red Gate Arts Society, is thrilled to present the world premiere of their first original theatre production, Above the Hospital, from Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Red Gate Revue Stage. In 2017 Trudeau-era, two lower-class Vancouver millennials – the…

Louisa May Alcott’s Heartfelt Tale of Four Sisters Inspires Anew in Beloved Musical Adaption for Families of All Ages

  “While it is a classic of a different era, Little Women the novel cherishes family and celebrates strong, independent women – two ideals that are more important than ever in our current times,” says director/choreographer Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau. “We are thrilled to brighten up the festive season for families of all ages with the joyous music…

Laugh Out the Old Year and Welcome the New with VTSL’s Year In Review

  This past year was filled with the rise of avocado toast, a bit too much covfefe, and the perennial favourite – bike lanes. Vancouver TheatreSports’™ 2017 Year In Review takes an improvised look at these hilarious headliners and many more as we prepare for the coming year. No event is safe from ridicule and…

Vancouver Opera presents Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love)

An evening of Love, Laughter & Magic Potion Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sunday, January 21, 2018 • 2:00pm matinee Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 7:30pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 7:30pm www.vancouveropera.ca A love struck man, a village beauty, an army captain, and a travelling doctor with a magic potion – All set in a picturesque…

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup of Artistic Visionaries

Three-week festival showcases pioneering theatre, dance, multimedia, music & film from across Canada and around the globe The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) announces its 14th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 4, 2018 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists from 11 countries will descend on the city for the three-week…

Massey Theatre presents INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT

    An Evening of Exquisite Global Guitar Talents Saturday, January 20, 2018 @7:30PM Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster Tickets:  $35 Adult / $25 Students & Seniors / $15 children under 12 (plus service charges)  Buy Now –ticketsnw.ca    Hit show returns!   With the overwhelming success of last years show, the Massey Theatre…

Vancouver’s Comedy Festival “JFL NorthWest” Returns March 1-10, 2018

    Debuts New Initiative – “Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival” Tickets on Sale Friday, December 8 at 10:00am at JFLNorthWest.com    Vancouver’s comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a third year of hilarity from Thursday, March 1st to Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at multiple venues across Vancouver, including the…

Canada-China Culture Development Association presents A Soaring Evening of Silver Screen Classics & Iconic Soundtracks:

  China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra perform Hollywood & Chinese film scores as iconic scenes are projected on a massive screen   Beijing’s China Broadcasting Film Symphony Orchestra (CBFSO) celebrates the magic of the movies with Cinema in Concert, January 12, 8pm at The Orpheum. Led by acclaimed conductor Pang Ka Pang, the internationally-renowned CBFSO…

Announcing the 2018 Fringe New Play Prize Winner

Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC)and the Vancouver Fringe Festival are pleased to announce that Anais West and Sara Vickruck are the winners of the 2018 Fringe New Play Prize for Poly Queer Love Ballad. The Prize includes a free Mainstage spot at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe, the design and execution of a development process for the…

18th ANNUAL CHUTZPAH! FESTIVAL

  Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival February 15 – March 15, 2018   Full Lineup Announced and All Tickets on Sale on December 13 for The Exciting 18th Annual Chutzpah! Festival          Performances at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Rickshaw Theatre, Fox Cabaret                                                                                                          Organizers today announced the dates and the…