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Esther Duquette and Gilles Poulin-Denis will perform in a remount of the critically-acclaimed Straight Jacket Winter as part of this year's Magnetic North Festival.

Vancouver takes centre stage at revived Magnetic North

Following a two-year hiatus and the retirement of $234,000 in operating debt, the Magnetic North Theatre Festival announced a line-up which will be heavy...
In Sip & Scripts, audience members are invited to sit back and watch or, for the more adventurous, read supporting roles along-side the professional actors from City Stage New West.

Sips & Scripts is a direct response to the growing evidence of isolation in...

Created in response to the growing evidence of isolation in modern urban communities, City Stage New West and the Anvil Centre will once again...
"How would I describe my type of humor? Confidently vulnerable?" - comedian Byron Bertram

Byron Bertram finds the funny side of travel and antidepressants with “Passports and Prozac”

It’s usually the elephant in the room that gets most of the attention, but for Vancouver comedian Byron Bertram it is the primate everyone...
This backdrop from the musical Hello, Dolly! is one of the many backdrops in the Royal City Musical Theatre archive. Photo: Royal City Musical Theatre.

In the world of theatre at least, a “hemp house” may not be what...

Believed to be one of only three in operation today across Canada, New Westminster’s Massey Theatre has the rare distinction of being one of...
“These are not the usual magic show illusions. This time, audiences won’t be expecting where and when the magik is going to happen.” - Camilo The Magician on his brand new show, Magik.

Everyone deserves a little Magik in their life: live with Camilo The Magician

Camilo The Magician (aka Camilo Dominquez) brings his newest show Magik to Vancouver's Norman Rothstein Theatre later this month. More than a year in the...
DJ Flula (aka Flula Borg) headlines the JFL NorthWest Block Party on February 15. Photo: Facebook.

Free JFL NorthWest Block Party returns along with introduction of new Pop Up Parties

With temperatures plummeting, and even more snow forecast in the next couple of days, its probably a good thing this year's JFL NorthWest Block...
Chicago's award-winning Manual Cinema creates a unique biographical narrative by pairing of high-tech digital equipment and old-school overhead projectors. Photo by Julia Miller.video

Chan Centre celebrates Black History Month with tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks

With Black History Month in Canada well underway, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts pays tribute to poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American...
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What If Romeo & Juliet… explores an alternative

Spoiler alert! At the end of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the two young star-crossed lovers kill themselves. Perhaps calling the deaths of Romeo and Juliet...
Colin Cloud stars alongside Jonathan Goodwin, An Ha Lim, Darcy Oake, and Adam Trent in The Illusionsists.

Review: The Illusionists are big on magic in a surprisingly lackluster show

Better known for presenting touring productions of large-scale musicals, Broadway Across Canada takes a different approach with The Illusionists, currently on stage at Vancouver’s...

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