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Newsies – Vancouver

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 1:17 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Newsies by Broadway Across CanadaUntil July 10th Newsies is rousing and impressive accomplishment if a little by rote. Leave it to Disney to take a bomb of a movie (1992 starring Christian Bale) and turn it into a hit Broadway show winning a couple of Tony awards in the process! Based on true events, the […]

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The Merry Wives of Windsor – Vancouver

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 10:10 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

The Merry Wives of Windsor by Bard On the Beach Until September 24th A buoyant and playful situational comedy written by the Bard tunefully reimagined. The script is a trifle; but I liked it better when I read up on it after. This is the only Shakespeare comedy to take place in time-period AND place […]

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Rock of Ages – Vancouver

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Rock of Ages by The Arts Club Theatre Until July 30th Big hair, big sound, big talent, big dumb and some fun! The summer of the musicals continues to unfold as the Broadway hit Rock of Ages gets it’s Vancouver interpretation. This is a jukebox musical where a collection of songs is assembled into a […]

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Hair – Vancouver

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

Hair by The Renegade Arts Co. Until July 2nd Ain’t Got No qualms about recommending this glorious production of Hair! I have seen Hair at least 5 other times, never much cared for it. The meandering soundtrack didn’t add up to an emotional satisfying experience. Often the other productions just seem to put emphasis on […]

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BroadWHAT? – Vancouver

Posted on 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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