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BroadWHAT? – Vancouver

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 10:29 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

BroadWHAT by The Off-Key Players Until June 19th Jennifer Pielek has been steadily making a name for herself as a musical improviser of note. She has championed the art form and her dedicated exploration and effervescent enthusiasm has attracted her a devoted following. This fully improvised show is ambitious in scope and succeeds on the […]

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Romeo and Juliet – Vancouver

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Romeo and Juliet by Bard On The Beach Until September 23rd The classic love story of all love stories is back in an inventive production at Bard on The Beach, Vancouver’s crown jewel of theatrical events! For those who don’t know: Romeo Montague is a 16-year man in love with a woman named Rosaline. His […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical – Vancouver

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 6:58 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Billy Elliot the Musical at the Stanley Theatre Until July 10th Young Nolan Fahey and the story make this a powerfully pleasing show. Billy Elliot was a hit film in 2000 about a young man in a small northern England town in 1984, who would much rather study ballet then boxing. His father and older […]

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Facing East – Vancouver

Posted on May 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Facing East by Fighting Chance Productions Until May 14th Actors make this dramatic chamber musical sing. The play opens with a young man named Marcus at the grave of his fiancée Andrew, who has committed suicide. Andrew’s parents show up and the father, Alex, reaches out to Marcus but the mother Ruth cannot bear to […]

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The Valley – Vancouver

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

The Valley – The Arts Club Theatre Until May 7th Empathetic actors make drama about depression powerful. Playwright Joan MacLeod explores the question: ‘What happens when someone we love is overcome by depression or anxiety?’ The play opens with all four of the characters we will come to know on stage. They step into the light […]

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Dead Metaphor – Vancouver

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 12:43 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

  Dead Metaphor at the Firehall Arts Centre Until April 23rd Nasty comedy gets cruel laughs with brilliant actors. George F. Walker is one of Canada’s prolific writer and although Dead Metaphor will likely not end up on most people’s Top Ten list as his best plays it is still noteworthy and a lot of […]

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Good People – Vancouver

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:59 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Good People at the Stanley Theatre Until April 24th Comedy drama about fate and luck engages. Margaret is a tough as nails woman from South Brooklyn. Under educated, under employed and raising and mentally challenged adult daughter. Recently fired for being late too many times, her best bet is winning big a Bingo. Her friend […]

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Onegin – a new musical – Vancouver

Posted on March 27, 2016 at 11:31 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Onegin at the BMO Stage Until April 10th Simply stunning – 19th century romantic novel enthrals as a musical. What happens when brilliant artists come together to breathe new life into a classic (if lesser known) story and make it palatable for a 21st Century audience? Majestic magic apparently. Absolutely everyone is keen on making […]

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Return to Grace – on tour

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 9:27 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Return to Grace – touring production Until March 27th Elvis is in the building. This new Canadian production of Elvis’s rise to glory has some incredible talent, and many in the audience were driven into a gushing frenzy. The show opens with a narrator in a spotlight telling us briefly about how Elvis started his […]

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Theatre Vancouver – A Single Man and a Crowd

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Saw two shows last week that both had funny moments and profound moments. One featured a cast of one and the other a cast of 15 and both spoke of social change. Reclaiming Hope – Theatre for Living Until April 3rd Theatre for Living used to be known as Headlines Theatre and they produced social […]

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