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FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL US National Tour Makes its Calgary Premiere at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 11/18-23

(9/12 at 10:58 AM) - FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on November 18 - 23, 2014. Tickets will go on sale September 20th at 10 AM at all Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at www.ticketmaster.ca or call toll-free 1-855-985-5000. (read...)


'BEYOND WORDS: Tanya Tagaq and Severn Cullis-Suzuki' Set for the Chan Centre in Vancouver, Oct 16-17

(9/10 at 9:39 PM) - Vancouver, BC - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents environmental activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki and celebrated Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq on October 16 & 17, 2014 at 7:30pm, as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre. This original collaboration masterfully combines words and music -- Tagaq will be joined on stage by acclaimed violinist, Jesse Zubot - to address a pressing range of political, ecological, and cultural issues. (read...)


FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Comes to Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Nov 11-16

(9/10 at 5:14 PM) - FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 11-16, 2014. (read...)


The Virtual Stage to Present ON DEATH'S DOOR: PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIE SYNDROME, Oct 7-Nov 2

(9/9 at 3:20 PM) - The Virtual Stage presents Andy Thompson's all-new immersive and harrowing theatrical adventure with On Death's Door: Plague of the Zombie Syndrome - Oct. 7 to Nov. 2, 2014 at a top-secret location in Vancouver. (read...)


Beverley Elliott's ...DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, Now thru 9/14

(9/5 at 12:30 AM) - HappyGoodThings presents the world premiere of ...didn't see that coming, Beverley Elliott's funny and moving collection of autobiographical stories which take the audience on a comedic romp from small town Ontario to Vancouver's gay bars and red carpets. This touchingly personal and satisfyingly irreverent exploration of humanity is directed by her friend and colleague of 30 years, Jessie Award winner Kerry Sandomirsky, who has been close by holding the tissue for many of these life changing events. ...didn't see that coming runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, today, September 5-14, 2014 at Performance Works with Musical Direction by Bill Costin. (read...)


Pacific Theatre to Present THE RAINMAKER, 10/10-11/1

(9/3 at 11:23 AM) - Pacific Theatre presents N. Richard Nash's charming prairie romance The Rainmaker. Lizzie Currie's hopes and dreams have run as dry as the barren fields of her family's drought-whipped ranch, until the charming Starbuck shows up one night with the promise of rain and something far more dangerous: hope. Playing Oct 10-Nov 1 Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm with 2pm matinee on Saturdays at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. For tickets ($19.99-29.99, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org. (read...)


Staircase Theatre Presents MOVIN' ON UP Staged Readings Today

(8/23 at 12:30 AM) - Staircase Theatre presents Movin' On Up-Staged Readings. In its inaugural year, Movin' On Up will feature two brand new one act plays by two local, emerging (and very talented) playwrights, Scott Button and CR Packer. Scott Button's play, Better is a claustrophobic thriller and a dissection of class in our contemporary world. Better features Vancouver theatre veterans, Dawn Petten and Katherine Venour. CR Packer's play, Avril, Finally revolves around a funeral and three men brought together in unlikely circumstances. Avril, Finally features the talents of Sebastian Kroon, Byron Noble and Robert Salvador. The two plays will be directed by local directing star, Chelsea Haberlin. Movin' On Up-Staged Readings takes place at the CBC Studio 700 today, August 23rd, 2014. (read...)


Theatre Under the Stars Extends SHREK & LEGALLY BLONDE Through 8/30

(8/13 at 1:23 PM) - 'We are deeply touched at the flood of positive feedback we've received from both first-time attendees and long-time TUTS audience members,' says Naveen Kapahi, TUTS Board President. 'A summer evening at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park is truly a memorable experience. Now with seven performances added to the season, we're beyond thrilled to invite even more spectators to share in this cherished annual tradition.' (read...)


Kurt Vonnegut's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Comes to Vancouver, Nov 11-15

(8/7 at 5:40 PM) - Get unstuck in time this November. Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five explores the human condition by reliving its most beautiful and heartbreaking moments. Experience the story of Billy Pilgrim, the man who becomes 'unstuck' in time, in the stage adaptation of Vonnegut's celebrated novel. As Pilgrim jumps uncontrollably between moments in his life, he bears witness to the true love, horror, war, and peace of recent and future generations. Witness Pilgrim's remarkable journey through time and space, love and hate, and everything that lies between - during his life as a young boy, as a soldier in World War II, and even as part of an exhibit inside an interstellar zoo. (read...)


Beverley Elliott's ...DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, 9/5-14

(7/26 at 12:37 PM) - HappyGoodThings presents the world premiere of …didn't see that coming, Beverley Elliott's funny and moving collection of autobiographical stories which take the audience on a comedic romp from small town Ontario to Vancouver's gay bars and red carpets. This touchingly personal and satisfyingly irreverent exploration of humanity is directed by her friend and colleague of 30 years, Jessie Award winner Kerry Sandomirsky, who has been close by holding the tissue for many of these life changing events. …didn't see that coming runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 5-14, 2014 at Performance Works with Musical Direction by Bill Costin. (read...)


Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION Finds a Home on Stage in Calgary

(7/22 at 11:11 AM) - Quentin Tarantino's Academy Award-winning film PULP FICTION is coming to the stage! Qulum Entertainment will present the stage version at the University Theatre in Calgary, Alberta. In a recent interview with the Calgary Sun, Producer Quintin Pomeroy revealed: 'The elements that made Pulp Fiction one of the top five American films of all time are elements that work just as well on stage especially Tarantino's dialogue. We saw what a huge success Scorpio Theatre had with its production this year of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and we felt Pulp Fiction was an even better candidate for a stage version.' (read...)


Auditions for the Toronto Production of 'ONCE' to be Held This Saturday at the Randolph Academy!

(7/21 at 3:18 PM) - Open call auditions for ensemble roles in the upcoming new sit-down Canadian production of ONCE will take place on Saturday July 26 at 9:30am at the Randolph Academy. ONCE is a show performed by actor/musicians who can tell stories, create nuanced characters and make music and movement together as an ensemble. Each performer must be proficient at playing a musical instrument, or, put another way, each musician must be a skilled actor who can disappear under the skin of another character. (read...)


Staircase Theatre to Present MOVIN' ON UP Staged Readings, 8/23

(7/15 at 11:12 AM) - Staircase Theatre presents Movin' On Up-Staged Readings. In its inaugural year, Movin' On Up will feature two brand new one act plays by two local, emerging (and very talented) playwrights, Scott Button and CR Packer. Scott Button's play, Better is a claustrophobic thriller and a dissection of class in our contemporary world. Better features Vancouver theatre veterans, Dawn Petten and Katherine Venour. CR Packer's play, Avril, Finally revolves around a funeral and three men brought together in unlikely circumstances. Avril, Finally features the talents of Sebastian Kroon, Byron Noble and Robert Salvador. The two plays will be directed by local directing star, Chelsea Haberlin. Movin' On Up-Staged Readings takes place at the CBC Studio 700 on August 23rd, 2014. (read...)


TUTS Presents SHREK & LEGALLY BLONDE, Now thru 8/23

(7/11 at 12:30 AM) - Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) presents a pair of toe-tapping, laugh-inducing productions this summer with Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical, running today, July 11 - August 23, 2014 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars promises a blonde-tastic, ogre-ific season filled with surprise, delight, and non-stop fun for the entire family. (read...)


Audition Information Announced for the Canadian Production of 'ONCE'

(7/10 at 5:45 PM) - Open call auditions for ensemble roles in the upcoming new sit-down Canadian production of ONCE will take place on Saturday July 26 at 9:30am at the Randolph Academy. ONCE is a show performed by actor/musicians who can tell stories, create nuanced characters and make music and movement together as an ensemble. Each performer must be proficient at playing a musical instrument, or, put another way, each musician must be a skilled actor who can disappear under the skin of another character. (read...)


Astrolabe Musik Theatre & Turning Point Ensemble to Present 'THE LAKE,' 8/15-17

(7/8 at 3:05 PM) - Astrolabe Musik Theatre & Turning Point Ensemble (TPE), in collaboration with Westbank First Nation, present the world premiere production of The Lake / n-ha-a-itk - August 15-17 at Quails' Gate Winery in Kelowna, BC, in a fully-integrated evening of historical Canadian opera and contemporary syilx culture. Composed in 1952 by Barbara Pentland, with libretto by Governor-General Award-winning poet Dorothy Livesay, the Canadian chamber opera is based on the true-life story of pioneer Susan Allison, who sighted Lake Okanagan's famous creature, na-ha-a-itk (Ogopogo), one stormy autumn day in 1873. (read...)


Renowned Choreographer Peter Chu Launches Into Creative Residency at The Cultch

(7/6 at 12:46 PM) - Critically acclaimed choreographer and chuthis. Artistic Director Peter Chu returns to Vancouver for an artistic residency at The Cultch, July 2 to 12, 2014. Chu will begin creation on an original full-length work - a solo project inspired by Las Vegas lounge acts of the 1960's, which will enjoy its US premiere in Las Vegas in 2015. (read...)


Small Stage point 5 to Return to Emerald Gore Street, Today

(7/4 at 12:30 AM) - The surprise hit of last fall - Small Stage point 5 - returns for a second installment on July 4 & 5, 2014 at 8pm & 10:30pm at The Emerald Gore Street's swanky, Rat Pack-inspired supper club & lounge. The bold series challenges local independent musicians and dance artists to step outside their comfort zones to create and perform interdisciplinary collaborations. The result is an intimate evening full of experiment, harmony, and surprise. (read...)


Stone's Throw Productions Presents GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES, Now thru July 12

(7/3 at 12:30 AM) - Stone's Throw Productions presents the Vancouver Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Rajiv Joseph's dark romantic saga Gruesome Playground Injuries. Directed by award winning director Chelsea Haberlin. Gruesome Playground Injuries follows the decades-spanning relationship of an accident-prone daredevil and a corrosive masochist who navigate friendship, love, and the wounds created in between. Gruesome Playgrond Injuries plays today, July 3 - 12 (Preview July 2) Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. (read...)


Pacific Theatre Stages CRIME AND PUNISHMENT in Vancouver, Now thru 6/28

(6/26 at 12:30 AM) - Pacific Theatre's Playground Series opens this year with the thrilling one-act adaptation of a classic piece of Russian literature, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Taking the entire novel and distilling it down to three characters to tell the story of Raskolnikov's inner struggle and search for peace, the playwrights have accomplished what the New York Times has called 'a feat that rivals the construction of the Hoover Dam.' (read...)


No Set List Theatre Presents Wade Kinley's GODS PLANS, Now thru 28 June

(6/19 at 12:30 AM) - Following last years successful production of 'Glendale', No Set List Theatre Company (formerly Us Rats) will once again be presenting the original work of local playwright Wade Kinley at Studio East - 1498 Frances St, Vancouver - from today 19th to 28th of June. (read...)


Small Stage point 5 to Return to Emerald Gore Street, 7/4-5

(6/10 at 2:29 PM) - The surprise hit of last fall - Small Stage point 5 - returns for a second installment on July 4 & 5, 2014 at 8pm & 10:30pm at The Emerald Gore Street's swanky, Rat Pack-inspired supper club & lounge. The bold series challenges local independent musicians and dance artists to step outside their comfort zones to create and perform interdisciplinary collaborations. The result is an intimate evening full of experiment, harmony, and surprise. (read...)


Watching the Tony Awards? BWW Toronto Has Everything You Need to Know!

(6/8 at 12:23 AM) - Planning to watch the TONY AWARDS live tonight and missed some of the recent coverage? No worries! BroadwayWorld Toronto has everything us Canucks need to know about the upcoming awards, and a summary of all the articles you may want to catch up on! (read...)


TUTS to Present SHREK & LEGALLY BLONDE, 7/11-8/23

(6/3 at 1:40 PM) - Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) presents a pair of toe-tapping, laugh-inducing productions this summer with Shrek: The Musical and Legally Blonde: The Musical, running July 11 - August 23, 2014 (performances alternate evenings) at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl. A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars promises a blonde-tastic, ogre-ific season filled with surprise, delight, and non-stop fun for the entire family. (read...)


No Set List Theatre Company to Present Wade Kinley's GODS PLANS, 19-28 June

(6/3 at 11:53 AM) - Following last years successful production of 'Glendale', No Set List Theatre Company (formerly Us Rats) will once again be presenting the original work of local playwright Wade Kinley at Studio East - 1498 Frances St, Vancouver - from the 19th-28th of June. (read...)


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