Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance (Nov. 20-Dec. 24 at The Improv Centre)

This is the time of year when screens large and small are filled with sappy, warm-hearted romantic comedies, and the stage at The Improv Centre is no exception. VTS’ holiday special parodies all the inane clichés and tropes you would expect to see in any popular holiday TV special or film. Boy (or girl) meets girl (or boy), they fall in love, they have an argument or someone jeopardizes the relationship, they patch things up, and the story ends with their nuptials.

Arts Umbrella Announces the Naming of its Theatre & Music Department in New Granville Island Location

Architect and heritage planner Robert Lemon has made a $2-million contribution to the Arts Umbrella Building Campaign in the name of his late partner Robert (Bob) Ledingham. To celebrate Bob’s appreciation of theatre and passion for education, the Robert M. Ledingham School of Theatre & Music will provide young people with access to extensive training opportunities, led by Artistic Director Paul Moniz de Sá.

16th Annual DTES Heart of the City Festival – October 30 to November 10

This year’s theme Holding the Light has emerged from the compelling need of DTES-involved artists and residents to illuminate the vitality and relevance of the Downtown Eastside community and its diverse and rich traditions, knowledge systems, ancestral languages, cultural roots and stories.

Viva México! – Rare showcase of female-led Mexican Music November 15

In a rare showcase of female-led Mexican music, Las Estrellas de Vancouver join forces with Los Angeles-based guest singer Melinda Salcido, and the dancers of Nahualli Folklore for an evening of melodic rancheras, intense sones, and romantic boleros. 

Les Ballets Trockadero Return with a ‘Wholly Spectacular’ (NYT) Evening of Fabulous Frothy Fun

By popular demand, Show One Productions presents the anticipated return of the world famous, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), onstage February 1, 2020 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Align Entertainment announces Metro Vancouver principal cast of upcoming show Shrek the Musical

Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of landscape, Shrek the Musical is just like the animated movie series and chronicles the life of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Along the way, he meets others as unique as he is, realizes his own self-worth and spoiler alert – overcomes the bullies who have taunted him his entire existence.

Vancouver TheatreSports Presents ‘Spooktober’ at The Improv Centre (Oct. 22-31)

Whether it’s with a group of ‘ghoulfriends’ getting together for a night out, or a romantic date, Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) dares you to laugh this October with its spirited lineup of Halloween-themed shows taking place Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October 31 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.