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Eight of the Jessie nominations for Pacific Theatre were for the company's production of The Seafarer. Photo by Emily Cooper.

32nd annual Jessie Award nominations announced

Bard on the Beach garnered fifteen and Pacific Theatre walked way with fourteen nominations for this year's Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Eight of the nominations for Pacific...
Robert Salvador and Lucia Frangione in Espresso. Photo by Ron Reed.

Theatre review: Espresso is a bold exploration of our relationship with god

With Espresso, playwright Lucia Frangione has managed to boldly distill what millions of people of faith spend entire lifetimes to understand: their relationship to...
Jovanni Sy will cook a traditional Filipino dish as a metaphor for colonialism and imperialism in Asia in A Taste of Empire. Photo by Keith Barker.

A Taste of Empire may be the ultimate dinner theatre

Writer, performer and Artistic Director for Richmond’s Gateway Theatre, Jovanni Sy will take to the kitchens of Vancouver’s Granville Island Public Market to cook...
The cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Monty Python's Spamalot. Photo by David Cooper.

Theatre review: Monty Python’s Spamalot is a worthy summer quest

The Arts Club Theatre Company’s season closing musical has finally grown-up with this year's production, the ridiculously funny and irreverent Monty Python's Spamalot, moving off Granville...
Anthony F. Ingram and Susie Coodin in the Bleeding Heart Theatre and Xua Xua Productions presentation of Oleanna. Photo by Graham Ockley.

Theatre review: Oleanna will get under your skin

F$ck you, David Mamet. Oleanna has the ability to get under your skin like a bloody bruise. Theatre should do that more often.That a play...
Robert Salvador and Lucia Frangione in Espresso. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Pacific Theatre explores the erotic side of Jesus in Espresso

While the idea of a sexy Jesus in the recent theatrical film Son of God may have been difficult for some moviegoers to accept,...
Reefer Madness plays at CBC Studio 700 from May 15-18.

Awkward Stage mentors are on a new high with Reefer Madness

Continuing its tradition of presenting the slightly off-beat, Awkward Stage returns to the CBC Studio 700 stage with a production of the musical satire...
Jennifer Lines plays Ariel in the Bard on the Beach production of The Tempest. Photography and image design by by David & Emily Cooper.

Bard on the Beach longevity has sometimes come from the oddest of sources

While Shakespeare would have turned 450 this year, an equally auspicious milestone is about to take place under the red and white tents at Vanier Park...
Use the code MARY to purchase tickets to the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular before they go on sale to the general public.

What’s the buzz? Jesus Christ Superstar pre-sale offer

Written over 40 years ago, the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Jesus Christ Superstar continues to create a buzz with audiences around...
Members of the cast of the Axis Theatre Company production of RIP! A Winkle in Time.

Theatre review: RIP! A Winkle in Time fails to live up to expectations

The opening scene of Axis Theatre’s RIP! A Winkle in Time is simply magical: a high stakes combination of acrobatics and visuals.  Unfortunately, that...

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