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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.

Theatre review: The Seafarer has some fine acting

It’s a good thing Pacific Theatre programmed The Seafarer well away from the holiday season, for despite its unnecessarily redemptive ending, this Christmas parable...
Jay Clift, Ashley O'Connell and Kirk Smith in the Dancing Monkey Presents production of Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.

An Irishman, an Englishman and an American walk into …

Despite a log line that sounds an awful lot like the beginning of a culturally insensitive joke, Vancouver’s Dancing Monkey Presents presents Frank McGuinness's...
The cast of the Patrick Street Productions presentation of Floyd Collins. Photo by David Cooper.

Floyd Collins is more than a simple story of survival

Despite a plot that sounds vaguely like a recent Hollywood blockbuster, don’t expect any severed arms in the Patrick Street Productions presentation of Floyd...
Hayley Podschun as Glinda the Good and Jennifer DiNoia as Wicked Witch of the West in a scene from Wicked. Photo by Joan Marcus.

This is one Wicked offer

The Broadway blockbuster Wicked returns to Vancouver and we've got your head-of-the-line tickets to see the show with our special pre-sale code. Be the most...
Alon Nashman in a scene from Hirsch. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Theatre review: Hirsch is a life worthy of this homage

Have you noticed how many theatre professionals think they have such compelling stories to tell?  Heck, you just need to attend any Fringe Festival...
Shawn Macdonald, Dallas Sauer and Deborah Williams in Dave Deaveau's Lowest Common Denominator. Photo by Tina Kulic.

Lowest Common Denominator explores intergenerational relationships

Award-winning playwright Dave Deveau brings his newest play Lowest Common Denominator to the stage, in an exploration of intergenerational relationships. Centering on recently divorced Harmony,...
Nothing But Sky, takes place inside a live drawing with the story of the Canadian who first drew Superman.

Nothing But Sky brings the comics to life

For nearly a decade Vancouver’s The Only Animal has been creating shows in imaginative locales: swimming pools, in snow and ice, and on the...
Alec Williams plays Khalil in the Working Spark Theatre production of Ghosts in Baghdad. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Ghosts in Baghdad is inspired by looting of museum

In 2003, the National Museum of Iraq suffered the loss of thousands of priceless artifacts from looting. Vancouver playwright Michelle Deines uses this as...
Western Gold Theatre presents a staged reading of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

Western Gold presents staged reading of Agatha Christie classic

The Mousetrap, the world's longest running play which has been entertaining London audiences since 1952, will get a staged reading from Vancouver’s Western Gold...
The Firehall Arts Centre is putting the Prime Minister centre stage with Proud.

Proud puts the Prime Minister centre stage

For its newest production, the Firehall Arts Centre is putting the Prime Minister centre stage in Proud, the controversial political comedy features Jessie Award...

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