Love’s Labour’s Lost opens Howard Family Stage at Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 26th season with a musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays from June 19 to September 20 on the Howard Family Stage, in the 270-seat Douglas Campbell Theatre Tent in Vanier Park.  It’s Chicago in the 1920s and Ferdinand, “The King” (Jay Hindle) controls the illegal…

  THE COMEDY OF ERRORS OPENS BARD ON THE BEACH’S 26TH SEASON

  \Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival opens its 26th season with The Comedy of Errors. Directed by Bard on the Beach Artistic Associate Scott Bellis, this steampunk rendition of Shakespeare’s lively comedy runs June 4 to September 26 on the BMO Mainstage. Double trouble has never been more delightful! Two sets of long-lost twins meet up unexpectedly, creating hilarious…

 Vancouver Singers Raise Voices and Funds for Chronic Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness Week

Multi-award-winning young performers from Vancouver’s Opera Mariposa perform hit Broadway songs from Wicked, Spamalot, Sweeney Todd and more in support of the National ME/FM Action Network This May, the critically acclaimed performers of Opera Mariposa are bringing audiences a night of musical theatre showstoppers in support of chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, May 16th, sopranos…

Minoru Chapel Opera presents La Traviata

One of opera’s most beloved and romantic works, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, is coming to Minoru Chapel on Wednesday, May 6 at 2 and 7 p.m.   Burnaby Lyric Opera—the critically acclaimed company based at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby—is returning to the Minoru Chapel Opera series to perform highlights from this musical masterpiece and timeless…

BARD ON THE BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S 26th SEASON IS HERE

 PLAY & SPECIAL EVENTS TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 8   Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival begins its 26th season in Vanier Park on June 4 with an exciting lineup of plays, concerts and special events. All tickets for Bard on the Beach go on sale April 8 for the 2015 season, which runs from June 4 to September 26.   THE COMEDY…

 Dancers of Damelahamid Invite Media to Experience Traditional Songs, Stories, and Dances at the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

The majestic Great Hall at the Museum of Anthropology serves as the spectacular backdrop for performances from local and visiting aboriginal artists   Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, present the annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival (CFNDF) – an enriching six-day event celebrating the culture and traditions of Indigenous peoples from…

CONTEST – CHAPEL IN THE PARK Minoru Chapel Opera

 We are offering two pairs of tickets for each performance. Here are the details of how to enter: Leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us why you would like to win and using the has tag #MinoruChapelOpera Follow us on Facebook. For a bonus entry follow @myvancity [email protected]_BC and RT using #MinoruChapelOpera The City of…

Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Ensemble  Makes Canadian Debut at VIDF

Dairakudakan performs otherworldly spectacle in Canadian premiere of  Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect In an otherworldly fusion of butoh and theatre, the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly presents the Canadian premiere of renowned Japanese ensemble Dairakudakan in Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect, on stage March 20 & 21, 2015 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Under the direction of award-winning Choreographer Akaji Maro,…

NOW SOLD OUT Chan Centre Presents Rare and Intimate Concert Reunion with Piano Legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock 

 Evening pays homage to NEA Jazz Masters’ groundbreaking tour and influential live recordings of the late ‘70s   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents an exclusive concert reuniting two of jazz and contemporary music’s most influential icons, and multi-GRAMMY-Award winners, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, Sunday, March 15 at 7pm in the Chan Shun…

Ballet Kelowna presents Canadian Premiere of ‘The Ashley Bouder Project’ with NYC Ballet Luminaries

Ballet Kelowna presents the Canadian Premiere of  ‘The Ashley Bouder Project’  Featuring Stars of New York City Ballet In an incredible coup for Ballet Kelowna, New York City’s finest dancers will travel west to light up Kelowna’s Community Theatre (1375 Water Street) with the anticipated Canadian premiere of The Ashley Bouder Project, March 3 at 7:30pm. New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Ashley…

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Celebrates Indigenous Cultural Expressions

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Continues Legacy of Traditional Stories, Songs & Dances for Artists and Audiences    New educational opportunities for youth and emerging artists  nurture future generations at eighth annual festival     Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA) present an unforgettable six-day celebration of the Indigenous…

Chan Centre’s Beyond Words Series Pairs Award-Winning Novelist and Magician to Unveil Myths of Houdini

MULTI-AWARD WINNING NOVELIST STEVEN GALLOWAY EXPLORES REALITY AND ILLUSION IN CHAN CENTRE’S BEYOND WORDSSERIES Magician David Gifford intersperses live illusions throughout evening of readings  from Galloway’s newest magic-influenced novel, The Confabulist     The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents celebrated Canadian author Steven Galloway (The Cellist of Sarajevo) with master…

Maria Manna Entertainment presents “IT’S AMORE!”

It’s Amore is  a tribute to Italian-American music and comedy.  Featuring Maria Manna, this is a performance filled with love and laughter you won’t want to miss! Maria is backed by singer/actors Pam Miller and Alf Small and a host of stellar local musicians. Born in Edmonton to Italian immigrant parents, Maria shares her hilarious…

BARD ON THE BEACH AND MEI GROUP FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO BRING YEAR-ROUND SHAKESPEARE TO BC AUDIENCES

  Starting November 8, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and MEI Events International Inc. will present Shakespeare fans in British Columbia with a unique, all year round opportunity to see ten incredible Shakespeare productions. During fall and winter, fans will get to enjoy the drama, laughter and magic of six wildly popular Shakespeare productions…

BARD ON THE BEACH ANNOUNCES RECORD-BREAKING 2014 ATTENDANCE & 2015 SEASON PLAYBILL

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has wrapped up a record-breaking 25th Anniversary Season, generating critical and popular acclaim and setting an all-time attendance record. Almost 101,000 patrons enjoyed the Festival’s silver-anniversary lineup of plays, concerts and special events, a major increase from the previous record of 91,000 in 2009. There were rave reviews…

A review of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

MyVanCity.ca ran a contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival courtesy of the Festival. One of our winners has submitted a review of her experience. With thanks to Colleen Tsoukalas for her “guest writer” review. I return to the Latin American Film Festival as often as possible for so many reasons: I…

osimous theatre brings Our Town to Our Town

OUR TOWN  by Thornton Wilder September 30 – October 18, 2014 Monday to Saturday Opening Night October 2, 2014 The First Christian Reformed Church at 2670 Victoria Drive Tickets: $25 at www.osimous.com Forget what you know, leave your conceptions behind at the church door and prepare to experience Our Town in a whole new light. osimous theatre’s exquisite re-imagining of…