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Both of South African descent, Riaan Smit and Deborah Vieyra perform in Hello and Goodbye.

Theatre Review: Hello and Goodbye is aptly titled

Its title sums up this drama by celebrated South African playwright, Athol Fugard.  Nothing much happens between Hester’s first “Hello” to her estranged brother...
Victor Hunter as Drew and Synthia Yusuf as Sherrie in the Renegade Arts Co production of Rock of Ages. Photo by Nicol Spinola.

Theatre review: Rock of Ages may have the necessary big hair but is missing...

It gets somewhat better in act two, but it was a tough slog through the first half of Rock of Ages currently on stage at...
Victor Hunter as Drew and Synthia Yusuf as Sherrie in the Renegade Arts Co production of Rock of Ages. Photo by Nicol Spinola.

Going totally tubular: live with the company of Rock of Ages

Get ready for some big sounds and even bigger hair as Renegade Arts Co presents the jukebox musical Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is...
Ghazal Azarbad & Charlie Gallant in the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival production of Shakespeare in Love. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: Shakespeare in Love works on multiple levels

While Shakespeare in Love is most definitely a love story, if you dig a little deeper it can be so much more. Marking the first...
Langara’s professional training school presents Antony & Cleopatra, Anon(ymous) & Urinetown as part of its upcoming season

Studio 58’s 2019-2020 season features gender-reversed Shakespeare, contemporary Homer, and a musical about toilets

Studio 58, the professional theatre training school at Langara College has announced a season which will include a gender-reversed production of a Shakespeare tragedy,...
It is the collective of Robin Nicol, Barbara Pollard, Deborah Williams, Jill Daum, and Alison Kelly who are this show's strength, and their visible connection its strongest asset. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty may play it a little safe,...

From streaking naked to coping with Alzheimer's, Mom's the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty proves that the adventure of parenthood continues well into this three-quel....
The Wild West becomes the backdrop for The Taming of the Shrew at this year's Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: The Taming of the Shrew is shrewdly manipulated at this year’s Bard...

How do you deal with Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew in the era of #MeToo and fourth-wave feminism? If you’re director Lois Anderson,...
The cast of the Sun & Moon Productions presentation of Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline. Photo by Jason Benson.

Theatre review: Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline is filled with atmosphere

On its surface, Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline has plenty of atmosphere, eccentric characters, impressive fight scenes, and some terrific performances. For all its...
Cory Philley performs in the Tomo Suru Players production of The Year of Magical Thinking.

Theatre review: The Year of Magical Thinking under-delivers

There is little doubt writing The Year of Magical Thinking was a cathartic experience for author and playwright Joan Didion. For the audience though,...
The cast of the Sun & Moon Productions presentation of Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline. Photo by Jason Benson.

Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline is a tale of revenge, with plenty of laughs

While Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline may have been written by George F Walker based solely on the plot summary of a book, that...

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