Latest Posts

Outside Mullingar – Vancouver

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:26 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Outside Mulligar by Pacific Theatre Until June 10th Quirky and sweet Irish Rom-Com with dark undercurrent and a brilliant leading man. John Patrick Shanley knows how to craft idiosyncratic dialouge. The Pulitzer Prize winning playwright has written over 25 plays (Four Dogs and a Bone, Doubt, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea) and he is […]

Read Full Post

Million Dollar Quartet – Vancouver

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 1:06 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Million Dollar Quartet at The Arts Club Until July 9th Four rock legends, one unbelievable jam session. Playwrights Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux took a real life event and dramatized and reimagined into a hit summer musical. On December 4, 1956, Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records and man who helped create the early […]

Read Full Post

Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish – Vancouver

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 12:00 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish – Axis TheatreUntil July 2nd Axis Theatre is cooking up something new for young audiences this summer. Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish will feature Indigenous Gods, food and masks in a delicious and savoury theatrical treat. I asked Artistic Director Chris McGregor about the show.  Give me a quick summary of the […]

Read Full Post

Four Dogs and a Bone – Vancouver

Posted on April 30, 2017 at 9:37 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

I talked to the cast about this brutally funny comedy about the film industry by John Patrick Shanley. Why this play? Santiago Schumann: I was already familiarized with this play from acting coachings and I personally liked all the characters and the writing style, so when the role of Victor was offered to me, I […]

Read Full Post

Parade – Vancouver

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 12:31 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Parade – by Fighting Chance ProductionsUntil April 29th I can’t get this show out of my head for two reasons. 1) It is a powerful story and score remarkably presented and 2) I am so blown away by the company and the leading man and how much both and have grown in the past five […]

Read Full Post

Wyvern Book 1: The Coin –

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm by David Jones — 1 Comment

Wyvern Book 1: The Coin Surprising and highly entertaining fantasy story. I was asked to read a kids fantasy novel and before I could decline (since book reviews were not my forte) they added, “It’s about transgender 12 year old and a dragon.” More then a little intrigued I picked up and started reading. It […]

Read Full Post

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – Vancouver

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 11:13 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Cinderella – Broadway Across Canada Until April 16th Sheer delight – this is a polished and sparkling production. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was created as a television special for Julie Andrews back in 1957. It was a huge hit with over 100 million viewers. It was re-done in 1964 with Leslie Ann Warren and then […]

Read Full Post

Anything Goes – Vancouver

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 12:15 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Anything Goes – Royal City Musical TheatreUntil April 23rd Dazzling production, bursting with talent and fluffy, fun empty calories. Anything Goes with music and lyrics by Cole Porter was written by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton in 1934 and then re-written by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Then in 1987 it was re-written again with […]

Read Full Post

Play Your Gender – Real to Reel Film Festival Vancouver

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 8:34 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Less than five per cent of music producers are women, an issue local musicians are highlighting with a new documentary about the gender disparity at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth this week. I spoke with director Stephanie Clattenburg about the issue and her film. What is your film about? Play Your Gender […]

Read Full Post

Angels in America – Vancouver

Posted on April 1, 2017 at 12:43 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Angels in America by The Arts Club Theatre Until April 23rd Powerful script still resonates amidst cables and effects. One of the challenges of seeing theatre is that many local companies like to do the same scripts. In the last couple of years we have 4 different versions of the musical Spring Awakening for example. […]

Read Full Post
EZP