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Sound of Music – Vancouver

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Sound of Music by Broadway Across Canada Until September 17th A soaring and powerful production of a classic musical! Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s Sound of Music debuted in 1959 with a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and it was an instant hit spawning a movie version starring Julie Andrews. Adapted from the […]

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A Chorus Line – Vancouver

Posted on August 26, 2017 at 2:08 pm by David Jones — 3 Comments

A Chorus Line by Fighting Chance Productions Until September 2nd Deceptively hard show proves too challenging as a season finale. Gosh, I love Fighting Chance Productions and I recently raved about how much they had grown over the years and how great their last production (Parade) was. But one of the problems always with this […]

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13 the Musical – Vancouver

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 1:25 am by David Jones — 1 Comment

13 the Musical by Eternal Theatre Collective Until August 12th 13 the Musical crackles with energy and is utterly charming. A musical about turning 13 doesn’t lend itself to riveting story telling. One assumes songs about acne and getting grounded. Surprisingly though although it took awhile to get cooking by the end I was completely […]

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Bard on the Beach – Smaller Tent – Vancouver

Posted on July 30, 2017 at 3:16 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Bard on the Beach – The Smaller Tent So once again I ventured to Vancouver’s Shakespeare Festival known as Bard On the Beach. For four months the city and its guests get cultured in tents in a park by the beach. Some people find The Bard intimidating so this year I am tackling my opinions […]

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Phantom Of The Opera – Vancouver

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 10:24 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

The Phantom of The Opera by Broadway Across Canada Until July 23rd Epic new staging matches the overly dramatic score in the best possible way, Phantom of The Opera is one of the most popular musicals in the world. There are some who considered it over-wrought and simplistic but there is no denying its impact […]

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The Drowsy Chaperone – Vancouver

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 6:22 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

The Drowsy Chaperone by Theatre Under The Stars Until August 19th Incredibly tight, ridiculously hilarious and a surprisingly touching show. What delightful script and how wonderfully unusual were it’s beginnings. First created by Don McKellar, Greg Morrison and Lisa Lambert as wedding gift for their friend Bob Martin. These talented friends realized that their passion […]

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Mary Poppins – Vancouver

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Mary Poppins – Theatre Under The StarsUntil August 19th Guest reviewer Jay Catterson Another summer in the city signals the start of yet another season of Theatre Under The Stars at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Now in its 71st season, TUTS Vancouver got off to a smashing start with their latest production of […]

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Bard on The Beach – Vancouver

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 12:11 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Bard on The Beach – The Big Tent Until September 23rd So you are thinking it is time to see some Shakespeare and in particular see it at Bard on The Beach but perhaps you have some trepidation. You studied a little bit in high school but you don’t really consider yourself an expert beyond […]

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Bittergirl The Musical – Vancouver

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 12:00 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Bittergirl The Musical at The Arts Club Theatre Until July 29th So much talent so little story. If you want to hear a lot old songs sung exquisitely by a super talented cast and band and that get some giggles at some funny antics then you will love this show! But if you want a […]

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City of Angels – coming soon to Vancouver

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 10:15 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

City of Angels opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre on December 11, 1989 and closed on January 19, 1992 after 879 performances and 24 previews. A musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the “real” world of a writer trying […]

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