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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

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...

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. But while the magic illusions may...
Ravi Jain plays with gender, race, and ability in Prince Hamlet. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.

Prince Hamlet PuSh(es) Shakespeare’s tragedy into fresh territory

Following his critically acclaimed re-interpretation of Salt Water Moon at Gateway Theatre last year, Ravi Jain returns to the West Coast with another re-imagined...
Dakh Daughters plays as part of The Cultch's third annual Femme Series. Photo by Tetiana Vasylenko.

Female identifying voices and experiences take the spotlight this winter

For the third year, The Cultch celebrates female identifying voices in its annual Femme Series this winter in Vancouver. In this latest iteration, the East Vancouver cultural...
Drawing on a rotating cast Darcy Oake is expected to be joined in Vancouver by mentalist Colin Cloud, illusionist An Ha Lim, comedy magician Jeff Hobson, and daredevil escapologist Jonathan Goodwin. Photo by Danielle Baguley.

Darcy Oake joins the North American tour of The Illusionists following a Broadway run

Having just wrapped up a Broadway run of The Illusionists, Winnipeg-born illusionist Darcy Oake is not one to simply rest on those laurels. For...

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