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Sydney Doberstein, Laura Carly Miller, and Leah Beaudry in Deep Into Darkness. Photo by Taylor Kare.

Going Deep Into Darkness at The Cultch

This summer, Vancouver audiences will have an opportunity to explore an immersive 19th-century Victorian world as Third Wheel Productions opens Deep Into Darkness at...
Alec Santos and Fei Ren in Lungs. Photo by Christy Webb.

Saving the planet one kid at a time

According to the David Suzuki Foundation there are a number of ways in which an individual can help fight climate change, including taking transit,...
Michael Germant, Sarah Boes, and Drew Henderson in the Island Productions presentation of The Understudy.

Theatre review: The Understudy is unfocused

The celebrity name on a Broadway theatre marquee has always been a big draw for audiences. With names like Jeff Daniels, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa...
Among the offerings as part of the 2019-2020 UBC Theatre and Film season is a production of Halifax-based 2b theatre company's Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. Photo by Stoo Metz.

UBC Theatre and Film announces its 2019-2020 season

In a media release, the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Department of Theatre and Film announced a 2019-2020 season of four plays, its annual...
The cast of the DSR Productions presentation of SIlence! The Musical. Photo by Derek Fu.

Theatre review: Silence! The Musical is an amuse-bouche

With the Vancouver Fringe Festival mere weeks away, local audiences would be well served to think of the production of Silence! The Musical, currently...
Silence! The Musical is filled with songs that would make even The Book of Mormon blush.

Some fava beans and a nice Chianti: live with the company of Silence! The...

No strangers to the offbeat, having previously mounted productions of Evil Dead - The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, and Night of the Living...
David Nykl and Chris Francisque in the Ensemble Theatre Company of Superior Donuts. Photo by Zemekis Photography.

Theatre review: Superior Donuts is filled with satisfyingly empty calories

Although Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts never comes close to reaching the darkness or grittiness of his other plays, including Bug, Killer Joe, and August:...
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...

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