CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER

  The final week of Classic Chic’s Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather Take a cinematic classic full of one-liners, memorable characters and unite it with all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy and you have one enjoyable evening of theatre. Neatly woven into an 80 minute act, Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather brings us into the Corleone’s … Read moreCORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER

Vancouver TheatreSports presents #NoFilter

  #NoFilter Crushes the LOL of TMI   Starting March 2, late Thursday nights at The Improv Centre on Granville Island are going to be ‘so lit.’ #NoFilter, Vancouver TheatreSports’ newest show, uses the spontaneity of improv comedy to delve into our fleeting, over-shared digital world. From Snapchat to Instagram, Weibo to Facebook and everything … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports presents #NoFilter

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy

  Renowned dancer Soledad Barrio returns with one of the world’s foremost flamenco companies in this spellbinding interpretation of an ancient classic   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the … Read moreThe Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy

Wallflower a Review by Karin Schwagly

    The Wallflower is a contemporary dance performance that relies on the personal memories of the performers to create each individual production.  Quarantine, the Manchester-based group that performs Wallflower is known for its innovative and inclusive theatrical work.   The stage is configured into a small rectangle, surrounded on three sides by the audience. Off … Read moreWallflower a Review by Karin Schwagly

Between the Darkness and the Light: Kinesis Dance somatheatro marks its 30th Anniversary with the Premiere of In PENUMBRA

    Choreographer and Artistic Director Paras Terezakis takes audiences on a quest for utopia in stunning, new production – part of 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival   Choreographer and Artistic Director Paras Terezakis will explore the realms of paradise and enlightenment with the world premiere of his experimental work In PENUMBRA, March 1-4, 2017 at the … Read moreBetween the Darkness and the Light: Kinesis Dance somatheatro marks its 30th Anniversary with the Premiere of In PENUMBRA

Internationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise

   Latest Work from Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Troupe is a Fever Dream of Surreal & Spectacular Visions   Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented as part of … Read moreInternationally Lauded Butoh Ensemble, Dairakudakan, Returns to VIDF with Canadian Premiere of Paradise

TALKING STICK FESTIVAL – Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another FEBRUARY 16-26, 2017

  Full Circle First Nations Performance is very excited to present the 16th Annual Talking Stick Festival from February 16-26, 2017. Western Canada’s premier Indigenous Performing Arts Festival features 11 days of entertainment including Film, Theatre, Dance, Celebration of Powwow Culture and Aboriginal Artisan Fair, Métis Fair, Talking Circles, Music Concert Series, Industry Series and … Read moreTALKING STICK FESTIVAL – Kwèykw`áystway: Speaking With One Another FEBRUARY 16-26, 2017

The Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves

Five-time GRAMMY-Award winner performs breathtaking evening of music  including works from the critically-acclaimed album, Beautiful Life  The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents preeminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. For her highly anticipated Chan Centre debut, Reeves will mesmerize with songs from her most … Read moreThe Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival  

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Return to Vancouver for Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education   Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and Denmark alongside seasoned … Read moreSan Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Japan’s Dairakudakan to Headline 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival  

James and Jamesy perform O Christmas Tea! – a review

  A British pantomime is very different to the more modern Christmas plays that abound, especially around the Lower Mainland, at this time of year. Pantomime is an English musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment.  It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to join in, or sing … Read moreJames and Jamesy perform O Christmas Tea! – a review

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening January 27 – February 3

  Here are the future events that you will need to reserve or buy tickets for NOW: IN FULL BLOOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE OFFERS EXCLUSIVE FLOWER-THEMED VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICES   DECLARE YOUR LOVE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SETS THE MOOD THIS FEB. 14 BY HOSTING GOURMET VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER SERVICE   LA SAINT-VALENTIN: CELEBRATE … Read more#FridayFavourites – what’s happening January 27 – February 3

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents 2017 Lineup of Acclaimed Artists from 11 Countries 

  Three-week festival showcases groundbreaking contemporary theatre, dance, multimedia & music    The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists representing 11 countries will descend on the city for the signature, three-week mid-winter event. From staggering … Read morePuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents 2017 Lineup of Acclaimed Artists from 11 Countries 

 The Vagabond Players Presents Towards Zero By Agatha Christie

  Romance, drama and intrigue galore in this gripping murder mystery from the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie! An intriguing play by the incomparable Agatha Christie, Towards Zero begins when the frail and elderly Lady Tressilian invites several guests into her seaside home at Gull’s Point. The house party turns sour when tennis star, Neville Strange, … Read more The Vagabond Players Presents Towards Zero By Agatha Christie

Pacific Theatre presents CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER by David Mann 

  What if Shakespeare had written The Godfather?  Feb 3-25, 2017 What if Shakespeare wrote The Godfather? Pacific Theatre is proud to present Classic Chic’s production of Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather by David Mann. The Corleone family is on the top of the New York crime food chain, with Vito Corleone at the head of … Read morePacific Theatre presents CORLEONE: THE SHAKESPEAREAN GODFATHER by David Mann 

Early Music Vancouver Explores Extraordinary Figure of Cultural and Racial History in – Le Mozart Noir –

  Celebrating Black History Month, EMV rediscovers work by Chevalier de Saint-Georges: The first star classical composer of African ancestry   Early Music Vancouver (EMV), embarks on another Northwest Baroque Masterworks project in collaboration with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Early Music Society of the Islands to present Le … Read moreEarly Music Vancouver Explores Extraordinary Figure of Cultural and Racial History in – Le Mozart Noir –

Australia’s Indigenous Rhythms and Cultural Roots Illuminated in Multimedia Concert Spectacle:

  – dirtsong – PuSh Festival headliner will see acclaimed Aboriginal artists combine intoxicating music with stunning documentary film   The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) and Coastal Jazz present the sweeping, visually-stunning multimedia experience, dirtsong, February 4, 8pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Australia’s Black Arm Band, an ensemble of acclaimed Indigenous artists, will … Read moreAustralia’s Indigenous Rhythms and Cultural Roots Illuminated in Multimedia Concert Spectacle:

Throwdown Defeats the Winter Blues, February 1-14

  This is often the time of year when the winter blues set in – the holidays are over, the weather is blech, and you’ve received your credit card bill from December. The best antidote? A good dose of laughter. February 1 through 14, Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) rocks the laughs with its annual festival, … Read moreThrowdown Defeats the Winter Blues, February 1-14

#FridayFavourites for January 13 to January 20 (#dovf starts)

  Here is our list of favourite things to do January 13 to 20 as well as upcoming events you need to get moving on buying your tickets or making reservations. So what are you waiting for? #dovf starts January 20   DINE OUT VANCOUVER CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL FOOD AND DRINK:   WildTale plunges … Read more#FridayFavourites for January 13 to January 20 (#dovf starts)

The Chan Centre presents Manual Cinema’s Award-Winning Gothic Masterpiece: Ada/Ava

Combining puppetry, multimedia and cinematic ingenuity, Chicago collective animates cryptic tale of twins’ indelible bond    The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Manual Cinema’s Ada/Ava, a haunting masterpiece for stage and screen on February 7, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part of the … Read moreThe Chan Centre presents Manual Cinema’s Award-Winning Gothic Masterpiece: Ada/Ava