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ITSAZOO Presents KILLER JOE, Now thru 5/4

(4/15 at 12:30 AM) - ITSAZOO Productions presents the grisly, pitch-black comedy Killer Joe from today, April 15 to May 4, 2014 at the Italian Cultural Centre Parking Lot. (read...)


Bleeding Heart Theatre to Produce David Mamet's OLEANNA, May 6-17

(4/11 at 5:15 PM) - Bleeding Heart Theatre and Xua Xua Productions present Oleanna by David Mamet. A simple meeting between professor and student becomes a nightmare of gender politics, political correctness, and ambition gone sour in this controversial modern classic. Playing May 6-17 at the Havana Theatre, Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm. Tickets $15. Booking and more info at www.bleedinghearttheatre.com. (read...)


Pacific Theatre Presents OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR, Now thru 4/12

(4/9 at 12:30 AM) - Pacific Theatre brings back the magic of live radio and the glory of good gospel music in Old Time Gospel Radio Hour. Vancouver's bluegrass favourites Viper Central and folk songstress Sheree Plett join Ron Reed in an onstage celebration that will lift your heart and revive your soul. Playing today, April 9-12 at 8pm with 2pm matinee on Saturday at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. For tickets ($19.99-24.99, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org. (read...)


Exclusive Photo Coverage: Backstage at 54 Below with Roslyn Kind!

(4/7 at 1:21 PM) - 54 Below welcomed Roslyn Kind back to the New York club scene last night, where she hasn't been seen solo in 20 years. Having recently toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel performing with her sister, Barbra Streisand, and nephew, Jason Gould, It's Been a While, which returns on April 20, features both new material & vintage 'Rozzie' tunes. (read...)


Moscow Virtuosi to Perform in Vancouver for 35th Anniversary Tour, 5/6

(4/1 at 7:40 PM) - Show One Productions presents the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra & Maestro Vladimir Spivakov on May 6, 2014 at 8pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The ensemble of top-ranking soloists, under the direction of internationally renowned conductor and violinist Spivakov, arrive as part of a global tour commemorating their 35th Anniversary. The special occasion marks a long-awaited return, as it has been nearly six years since the world-class musicians last performed - to a sold out house - in Vancouver. (read...)


TO WEAR A HEART SO WHITE Set for Russian Hall, Now thru 3/30

(3/25 at 12:30 AM) - Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth: They fuck, they bleed, they die. Part pilgrimage, part Elizabethan Tragedy, part Church service. Join Leaky Heaven at the Russian Hall for a retelling of this story of conquest and migration. The death of kings, queens, and nature. The birth of real estate. To Wear a Heart So White is a spatial exploration of the Russian Hall mapped over by Shakespeare and the lost rituals of colonialism. A somber parade for the end times. Not so much a pushing of boundaries as a licking of them. To Wear a Heart So White runs today, March 25-30 at the Russian Hall. (read...)


Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre Present THIS STAYS IN THE ROOM, Now thru 3/30

(3/20 at 12:30 AM) - Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre presents the world premiere of This Stays In The Room, a collective creation based on true stories of shame and forgiveness. This Stays in the Room is courageous, revealing, humorous, and based entirely on the lived experiences of the creative team. Through text, song, photography, video and choreographed movement, This Stays in the Room invites the audience on a very personal journey, to share a uniquely human state that is common to us all. Weaving together seven heart-rending stories, This Stays In The Room brings together several of Vancouver's finest theatre artists in what promises to be the most intimate and revealing piece to date from Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The production runs now through March 30, 2014 at Gallery Gachet in the Downtown East Side. (read...)


Pacific Theatre to Present OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR, 4/9-12

(3/19 at 10:38 AM) - Pacific Theatre brings back the magic of live radio and the glory of good gospel music in Old Time Gospel Radio Hour. Vancouver's bluegrass favourites Viper Central and folk songstress Sheree Plett join Ron Reed in an onstage celebration that will lift your heart and revive your soul. Playing April 9-12 at 8pm with 2pm matinee on Saturday at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. For tickets ($19.99-24.99, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org. (read...)


ITSAZOO to Present KILLER JOE, 4/15-5/4

(3/18 at 2:56 PM) - ITSAZOO Productions presents the grisly, pitch-black comedy Killer Joe from April 15 to May 4, 2014 at the Italian Cultural Centre Parking Lot. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin, this 'trailer-trash noir' is penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) and follows a deeply dysfunctional Texas family who engage a contract killer in a scheme to collect life insurance. The site-specific production places the action in a purpose-built trailer park, giving audiences immersive, intimate proximity to the homicidal kinfolk. (read...)


Odysseo Adds Six Performances to Calgary Run, 4/23-5/18

(3/17 at 5:28 PM) - Due to strong ticket sales, the producers of Odysseo by Cavalia are delighted to announce the addition of six performances to its run in Calgary. The 30-million dollar theatrical production will now have its Opening Night under the White Big Top at Canada Olympic Park on Wednesday, April 23, with performances scheduled through May 18. Opening Night in Calgary will mark Odysseo's 600th performance since its inception. (read...)


City Opera Vancouver Presents a New Opera PAULINE, 5/23-31

(3/14 at 9:26 PM) - This is the opera you don't want to miss. A powerful and poignant story, lyric and memorable, bold and vivid. A world premiere. PAULINE is the tale of a remarkable woman, a proto-Canadian who 150 years ago led a life that was unimaginable in its time. (read...)


LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR Plays Zee Zee Theatre, Now thru 3/30

(3/14 at 12:30 AM) - Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Dave Deveau's controversial and riveting new play, Lowest Common Denominator, which explores the world of intergenerational relationships and unleashes the darkness that exists just underneath a thin skin. Directed by Cameron Mackenzie, Lowest Common Denominator stars Deborah Williams, Dallas Sauer and Shawn Macdonald (and boasts a highly accomplished design team: Kyla Gardiner (Lighting Design), Sydney Cavanagh (Costume Design) & Marina Szijarto (Set Design)) and plays at the PAL Studio Theatre today, March 14-30, 2014. (read...)


MovEnt to Hit the Town with New, Civic-Minded 'Community Stages' Project

(3/11 at 10:49 PM) - This spring, MovEnt brings the act of collective artistic creation into five Vancouver Community Centres with the launch of Community Stages. Running now through May 30, 2014, the inaugural project pairs local professional dancers and musicians to openly collaborate and develop works at gathering spaces across the city. (read...)


BOOK OF MORMON, WAR HORSE and WICKED Come to Winnipeg for 2014-2015 Broadway Across Canada Season

(3/11 at 6:45 PM) - Theatre fans will have the opportunity to experience some of the most acclaimed shows offered on Broadway without leaving the comfort of home. Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to bring a season of the hottest musicals and first-rate Broadway performances to the Centennial Concert Hall. (read...)


Daren A. Herbert, Kevin McNulty, Krystin Pellerin and More Star in FLOYD COLLINS Vancouver Premiere at PSP, Now thru 3/30

(3/11 at 12:30 AM) - Patrick Street Productions (PSP) and Talk is Free Theatre present the Vancouver premiere of the bold and brilliant Floyd Collins at the newly opened York Theatre on Commercial Drive, today, March 11-30, 2014. Based on the haunting true story of an American explorer and entrepreneur, this riveting musical is composed by Adam Guettel, who also wrote PSP's 2011 award-winning hit, The Light in the Piazza. Directed by PSP Co-Artistic Producer Peter Jorgensen, Floyd Collins features a star-studded cast including Arctic Air's Kevin McNulty and Republic of Doyle's Krystin Pellerin, led by the dynamic Bermuda-born Daren A. Herbert in the title role. (read...)


TO WEAR A HEART SO WHITE Set for Russian Hall, 3/25-30

(3/6 at 12:23 PM) - Mr. and Mrs. Macbeth: They fuck, they bleed, they die. Part pilgrimage, part Elizabethan Tragedy, part Church service. Join Leaky Heaven at the Russian Hall for a retelling of this story of conquest and migration. The death of kings, queens, and nature. The birth of real estate. To Wear a Heart So White is a spatial exploration of the Russian Hall mapped over by Shakespeare and the lost rituals of colonialism. A somber parade for the end times. Not so much a pushing of boundaries as a licking of them. To Wear a Heart So White runs March 25-30 at the Russian Hall. (read...)


MAMMA MIA! to Play Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 4/16-20

(2/24 at 12:30 PM) - Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Performances begin Wednesday, April 16 and run through Sunday, April 20. (read...)


Daren A. Herbert, Kevin McNulty, Krystin Pellerin and More to Star in FLOYD COLLINS Vancouver Premiere at PSP, 3/11-30

(2/20 at 9:08 PM) - Patrick Street Productions (PSP) and Talk is Free Theatre present the Vancouver premiere of the bold and brilliant Floyd Collins at the newly opened York Theatre on Commercial Drive, March 11-30, 2014. Based on the haunting true story of an American explorer and entrepreneur, this riveting musical is composed by Adam Guettel, who also wrote PSP's 2011 award-winning hit, The Light in the Piazza. Directed by PSP Co-Artistic Producer Peter Jorgensen, Floyd Collins features a star-studded cast including Arctic Air's Kevin McNulty and Republic of Doyle's Krystin Pellerin, led by the dynamic Bermuda-born Daren A. Herbert in the title role. (read...)


WICKED to Launch Canadian National Tour this Summer

(2/20 at 12:49 PM) - After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2011, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Canada for a nationwide tour. (read...)


Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre to Present THIS STAYS IN THE ROOM, 3/20-30

(2/19 at 10:37 AM) - Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre presents the world premiere of This Stays In The Room, a collective creation based on true stories of shame and forgiveness. This Stays in the Room is courageous, revealing, humorous, and based entirely on the lived experiences of the creative team. Through text, song, photography, video and choreographed movement, This Stays in the Room invites the audience on a very personal journey, to share a uniquely human state that is common to us all. Weaving together seven heart-rending stories, This Stays In The Room brings together several of Vancouver's finest theatre artists in what promises to be the most intimate and revealing piece to date from Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. The production runs March 19 to 30, 2014 at Gallery Gachet in the Downtown East Side. (read...)


LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR to Play Zee Zee Theatre, 3/14-30

(2/17 at 4:30 PM) - Zee Zee Theatre presents the world premiere of Dave Deveau's controversial and riveting new play, Lowest Common Denominator, which explores the world of intergenerational relationships and unleashes the darkness that exists just underneath a thin skin. Directed by Cameron Mackenzie, Lowest Common Denominator stars Deborah Williams, Dallas Sauer and Shawn Macdonald (and boasts a highly accomplished design team: Kyla Gardiner (Lighting Design), Sydney Cavanagh (Costume Design) & Marina Szijarto (Set Design)) and plays at the PAL Studio Theatre March 14-30, 2014. (read...)


WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight at Calgary's Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre

(2/11 at 12:30 AM) - The tour smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Calgary! WEST SIDE STORY will open at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium tonight, February 11, 2014. (read...)


Quest University Canada Now Accepting Artist-in-Residence Applications

(1/28 at 2:29 PM) - Quest University Canada is inviting applications for its new artist-in-residence program. These short-term positions are open to artists in any discipline, including, but not limited to; visual art, dramatic art, creative writing, dance and music. The artists-in-residence will offer courses in their craft and on the creative process, providing students with opportunities to develop their creative and artistic skills. Additionally, the artists will share their own work with the University and the surrounding community through installations, exhibitions, and events. (read...)


Pacific Theatre to Stage Conor McPherson's THE SEAFARER

(1/24 at 10:46 AM) - It was a dark and stormy Dublin night when a game of cards took a sinister turn. In Conor McPherson's suspenseful, dark comedy The Seafarer, produced by Pacific Theatre, old promises and forgotten bargains can come calling at any moment. For Sharky, that moment comes when an all-night poker game with a few old friends is attended by an unexpected guest. (read...)


Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky Granted Parole

(1/21 at 5:43 PM) - According to the Hollywood Reporter, former Livent executive Garth Drabinksy has been denied full parole in because he was unable to 'assure authorities his current business ventures do not risk a return to fraudulent activities.' Drabinsky and his business partner Myron Gottlieb were convicted of two counts of fraud in 2009 after misreporting Livent's quarterly financial statements after the company went public, from 1993 to 1998. Gottlieb received a four-year sentence. (read...)


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