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The best of Vancouver theatre in 2018

Each year, the contributors at Vancouver Presents take a look back at the previous twelve months to identify those shows that impacted us, both...
Arshdeep Purba and Munish Sharma in Bombay Black.

Theatre review: Bombay Black paints a bleak picture and raises more questions than it...

Comments overheard at the reception after the opening night of Bombay Black at the Firehall ranged from ecstatic, to cynical, to outraged.  Some raved...
Erin Palm as Mary & Nick Fontaine as George in the Gateway Theatre production of It's a Wonderful Life. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: It’s a Wonderful Life gets a musical makeover

Audiences can’t seem to get enough of It’s a Wonderful Life. Not only will the Frank Capra movie classic make its annual appearance on...
Jonathan Winsby as the Beast and Michelle Bardach as Belle in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Beauty and the Beast. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: Beauty and the Beast will win your heart

Beauty and the Beast is a heartwarming classic and childhood favourite for many. And thanks to the central performances from Michelle Bardach and Jonathan...
In this retelling of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge becomes Esme Scrooge, a self-centred, gin-riddled diva.

Theatre review: Little Dickens: Daisy Theatre presents A Christmas Carol brims with imagination and...

Theatre-goers were welcomed to The Cultch on opening night of Little Dickens: Daisy Theatre presents A Christmas Carol with a warning the show would run between...
The first North American tour company of Come From Away. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Come From Away to land in Vancouver this March

Announced as part of Broadway Across Canada's 20th anniversary season, the much anticipated Broadway musical sensation Come From Away will land in Vancouver for a...
Rebecca DeBoer and John Voth star in the return of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Vancouver's Pacific Theatre. Photo by Ron Reed.

Theatre review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe runs on magic

Theatre is a magical playground, but some shows remember that magic better than others. Ron Reed's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe remembers. In...
Members of the cast of East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: there’s no place like the East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Back for its sixth year, the East Van Panto shows no signs of slowing down. Every year it gets bigger and funnier, and the...
Rebecca DeBoer and John Voth star in the return of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at Vancouver's Pacific Theatre. Photo by Ron Reed.

The return of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

This holiday season sees the return of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to the Pacific Theatre stage. Adapted from the C.S. Lewis novel by...
Tess Degenstein as Mimi in the Arts Club Theatre Company presentation of Blind Date.

Theatre review: the awkwardness of Blind Date is part of its charm

By its very nature, improvisational theatre can be hit and miss. On opening night, the Arts Club Theatre Company’s presentation of Blind Date, currently...

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