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Rocko and Nakota draws on inspiration from several pivotal moments in Josh Languedoc's life.

Theatre Wire’s 2019-2020 season includes Fringe Fest favourites and local theatre makers

In a media release, Theatre Wire has announced a season of twelve shows featuring Fringe Festival favourites and local theatre makers. A project of Vancouver...
James Gill as Angus, Darcey Johnson as Morgan, and Chris Lam as Miles in the Ensemble Theatre Company production of The Drawer Boy. Photo by Zemekiss Photography.

Theatre review: The Drawer Boy has the courage to be plain good

In our modern theatrical landscape, looking to meet the threat of Netflix with an ever-rising need to push boundaries, it seems almost refreshing to...
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Les Filles du Roi, and As You Like It combined to make this year's Jessie Awards the year of the musical. Photos by (LtoR): Nicol Spinola, Tim Matheson, and Tim Matheson.

Musicals rule at this year’s Jessie Awards

It was the year of the musical at this year’s Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, with classic Sondheim, a new Canadian musical, and a Beatles-infused...
The cast of the Theatre Under the Stars production of Disney's Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Theatre review: Disney’s Newsies is a dance dance revolution

It is quite literally a dance dance revolution on stage at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl as Theatre Under the Stars presents Disney’s Newsies as...
Lori Ashton Zondag, Caitriona Murphy and Sheryl Anne Wheaton in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Mamma Mia! Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Theatre review: Mamma Mia! is fun but chaotic

While the production of the jukebox musical Mamma Mia!, currently playing as part of year’s Theatre Under the Stars summer season, is fun and...
Chris Francisque as Franco Wicks in the Ensemble Theatre Company production of Superior Donuts. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Hope and humanity in a donut shop

Vancouver’s Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) returns to the Jericho Arts Centre with a trio of plays for the seventh edition of its Summer Repertory...
Kelsey Kanatan Wavey is both creator and performer in the Shift Festival presentation of Ōpimātis. Photo by Melissa Morton.

Ōpimātis is the story of a complicated friendship

The 2019 Shift Festival gets underway next week with a trio of short original works presented each evening. Among them is Kelsey Kanatan Wavey's Ōpimātis....
Members of the cast of the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival production of All's Well That Ends Well. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: All’s Well That Ends Well ends even better

In William Shakespeare’s original text of All’s Well That Ends Well, the lead protagonist Helena says, “... Thus, Indian-like, Religious in mine error, I adore the sun,...
Members of the cast in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Disney's Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

The kings of Malkin Bowl: live with the company of Disney’s Newsies

Vancouver's summer theatre season is about to get into full swing as Theatre Under the Stars gets ready to open the gates at Stanley...
Claire Love Wilson and Sara Vickruck how the transformation of sounds can be constructed and deconstructed into song in Sound Off! at this year's Shift Festival.

Sound Off! explores community through music at this year’s Shift Festival

Now in its 12th year, the Shift Festival is returning to its roots with three short original works spotlighting diverse and underrepresented voices. Among the...

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