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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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Almost Maine – coming soon to Vancouver

Posted on March 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm by David Jones — 5 Comments

Win tickets for the upcoming production of Broadway Across Canada tour of  Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the end of this preview article for The ARTery Collective’s production of Almost Maine.     Luvia Petersen is a Canadian actress best known for her role on the TV series Continuum, where she is part of the main […]

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Songs For A New World – new vision coming to Vancouver

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm by David Jones — 6 Comments

Win tickets for the upcoming production of Broadway Across Canada tour of  Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the end of this preview article for Fabulist Theatre’s production of Songs for A New World.     Cheryl Mullen, Allyson Fournier and Arielle Tuliao are part of the cast of a reimagining of Songs For A New World […]

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My ranking of the 2017 Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 8:11 pm by David Jones — 1 Comment

Ranking this years Best Picture Nominees is tougher than I recall in years past. I genuinely found cinematic value, and personal engagement in all of them. Of the 9 films nominated this year there are: three that are based on true stories – Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures, and Lion four that feature youth as a […]

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The Men In White – Vancouver

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

The Men In White at Arts Club Theatre Until March 11th Great actors lift unique story but it’s a bit of a mullygrubber. Hasan works in a chicken-processing shack in Dongri, Mumbai with his adoptive guardian with dreams of being a cricket player. His brother Abdul lives in Vancouver as an illegal immigrant (he was […]

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Kinky Boots -Vancouver

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 12:24 am by David Jones — Make a Comment

Kinky Boots by Broadway Across CanadaUntil Feb 12th  Kinky Boots by Broadway Across Canada Until February 12th Joyous and empowering this musical is a delight and huzzah! it’s new to Vancouver. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher policies may have been disastrous for the blue-collar industries but they sure spawned a lot of great movies that […]

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42nd Street – Vancouver

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm by David Jones — Make a Comment

 42nd Street by Studio 58Until February 26th Effervescent fun that consistently charms and delights even in the glitches It’s the depression and Julian Marsh is putting on a new big Broadway show. Peggy Sawyer has come to the Big Apple with dreams of being in the chorus, she is instantly plunged into a world of […]

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