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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Three really great plays in Vancouver

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 6:05 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

  Three really great plays in Vancouver.    Sometimes I see a show that so touched me that I feel like my meager writing skills cannot do it justice. I am intimidated by its power and passion and want it to resonant in my heart rather that try to capture it in words. I hope […]

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Songs For A new World – Vancouver

Posted on March 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Guest reviewer Jay Catterson went a saw this new vision for Songs For a New World. Songs for a New World by Fabulist TheatreUntil April 1st  As most Vancouver gays were at Rogers Arena watching Ariana Grande belt out her multi-octave pop hits, I went against the grain and hopped on over to PAL Studio […]

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Travis Wall’s After the Curtain – Vancouver, Saturday March 25th

Posted on March 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

So I am smitten with Travis Wall. In case you’re not familiar, Shaping Sound is Travis Wall’s dance company. Travis is the megastar choreographer and dancer of So You Think You Can Dance Fame. He won an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Choreography, and was nominated four other times for his work on SYTYCD and Dancing with the Stars. He’s […]

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