Aristophanes’ Outrageous Comedy Lysistrata joins the Bard on the Beach 29th season

From 411 BC to Vancouver, BC: Aristophanes’ Outrageous Comedy Gets A Modern-Day Reboot at Bard on the Beach   Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 29th season with a modern-day riff on Lysistrata, the outrageous 2,400-year-old comedy about the power of citizen action, written by the Greek playwright Aristophanes.   First staged in 411…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Presents Avocado Toast – Vancouver Grown, Free-Range Comedy

July 5 – September 1 | The Improv Centre | 1502 Duranleau Street (Granville Island) Previews: July 5-7, 7:30pm Performance Times: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm Tickets: From $10.75 at www.vtsl.com   This summer, Vancouver TheatreSportsTM (VTSL) takes an affectionate and comedic look at what makes Vancouver so unique. Starting July 5th and running through to September 1st…

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Returns for its  landmark 30th Anniversary

Festival of Contemporary Dance takes centre stage July 5 to 14     The Dancing on the Edge Festival is Canada’s longest running festival of contemporary dance, taking place July 5 -14, 2018 at various venues in Vancouver.  Festival Founder and Producer Donna Spencer is excited to announce that this year’s DOTE showcases over thirty…

We Three: a Show for Young Supporters of the Arts

Award-winning local playwright Meghan Gardiner has crafted a heartfelt show perfect for first time young playgoers at Carousel Theatre’s wee Bee Stage. We Three features colourful, gentle and expressive characters named M, E and 3 who explore themes of belonging and understanding through songs and interactive tactile experiences.  Actors CJ McGillivray, Melissa Oei and Allan…

VTSL Invites You to Celebrate Dear Ol’ Dad at The SuperDad Show

The SuperDad Show  Sunday, June 17 at The Improv Centre at 2:00pm  Tickets on Sale Now at www.vtsl.com Join Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) on Sunday, June 17 at 2:00pm for The SuperDad Show, a special matinee performance in celebration of an often-unsung superhero – dear ol’ Dad. The SuperDad Show pokes fun at the foibles and complexities of what it means…

Award-winning Vancouver singer raises awareness and funds for invisible illnesses

Soprano and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis sufferer Jacqueline Ko presents Toward Tomorrow, a benefit show for the ME/FM Society of BC This June, an award-winning soprano will sing to support chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, June 16th, Vancouver singer and producer Jacqueline Ko will present the gala benefit concert Toward Tomorrow at Marpole United Church. The…

The Dance Centre presents 12 MINUTES MAX Edition #42 Five innovative dance works

Friday June 15, 2018 at 8pm Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver Tickets $28/$22 students & seniors from Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca   12 Minutes Max showcases five eclectic dance works by some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers: Katie Cassady, Alejandra Miranda & Juan Villegas, Sophie Maguire, Jhoely Triana,…

TUTS Presents Glittering, Enchanted 2018 Season with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street

Fairytale Wishes & Show-biz Dreams Come True in Beloved Broadway Classics at Stanley Park’s Scenic Malkin Bowl   Audiences will have a ball this summer at Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) when magic and romance come alive in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street, running July 4 – August 18, 2018 at Stanley Park’s picturesque…

Victim Impact Director Jiv Parasram Wins Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award

Theatre Conspiracy is thrilled to congratulate our director Jiv Parasram on receiving the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. This prestigious award celebrates the accomplishments and future potential of an emerging Toronto artist working in any discipline. Jiv Parasram is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher, and facilitator of Indo-Caribbean descent. His work has played across Canada…

JESSIE AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The 2018 Jessie Nominations Party announced the nominees for the theatre awards on Sunday, May 27th at the iA Financial Group Atrium at the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, honouring Vancouver’s vibrant artistic community.   This year’s productions have a wide variation of diverse productions in various venues and demonstrate the creativity, imagination, and…

A ‘60s-Inspired, Beatles-Infused As You Like It Sparks the 29th Season of Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 29th Season in Vanier Park with a ‘60s- inspired, Beatles-infused production of As You Like It. This high-spirited, music-filled staging will be directed by Daryl Cloran, the Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre. Cloran directed Bard on the Beach’s 2015 hit musical production of Love’s Labour’s Lost…

Powerhouse Team of Female Creators Tackle ‘The Art of a Messy Life’ in Interdisciplinary Performance

Gutsy Work Celebrates Beauty in All Forms with Comedy, Music, and Dance   JUNO-nominated jazz bassist Jodi Proznick, award-winning educator and performer Celeste Snowber, and emerging harpist Alexa Reimer come together in the world premiere of Perfect Imperfections: The Art of a Messy Life at Vancity Culture Lab at The Cultch from June 14–16. Interweaving…

Chan Centre Announces 2018/19 Concert Series Featuring Range of Distinguished Talents and Exciting New Voices

Eclectic Concert Series Emphasizes Music’s Ability to Elevate Spirits And Bring People Together   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its 2018/19 concert series,featuring powerful tributes, vibrant cultural expressions, and brilliant musicality in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Over the course of eight concerts, wonderfully diverse…