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Sara Marreiros as the ghost of Amália de Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues in Fado - The Saddest Music in the World. Photo by Jam Hamidi.

Theatre review: story takes a backseat to the music in Fado – The Saddest...

There is some beautiful music being made on stage at the Firehall Arts Centre in Fado - The Saddest Music in the World. Its...
Kevin McNulty in The Search Party production of The Father. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: The Father will blow your mind

Mindy Parfitt produces and directs The Father, described as a tragic farce, with her newly formed theatre company, The Search Party. The company’s inaugural...
Members of the cast of the Alex&Main Productions presentation of Seminar.

Theatre review: Seminar is honest, poignant and riveting

A dozen people comprise the brand new theatre production company of Alex&Main. One of them is Shane Leydon. He directed the company’s inaugural production,...
Members of the cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Sound of Music. Set and costume design by Drew Facey and lighting design by Itai Erdal. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Theatre review: the festive season opens joyfully with The Sound of Music

The joyful The Sound of Music is a sure sign that the festive season has arrived. Oscar Hammerstein’s lyrics, enhanced by Richard Rodgers’s music...
Kaitlyn Yott plays the title character in the Carousel Theatre for Young People production of Peter Pan. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Refusing to grow up: a Q&A with Peter Pan’s Michelle Bardach

Pirates. Lost Boys. A ticking crocodile. And a child who never wants to grow up. Sound familiar? This holiday season, Carousel Theatre for Young People forgoes...
Waitress: The Musical. Photo by Rene Cervantes.

Theatre review: Waitress plays it safe

There is a spicy musical buried inside the predictability of Waitress. To use a pie analogy like those that pop-up regularly in this musical,...
Sarah Roa and David Bloom int he Aenigma Theatre production of The Turn of the Screw. Photo by Javier R. Sotres Photography.

Theatre review: David Bloom shines in The Turn of the Screw

In his one-act-and-two-actor adaptation of Henry James’s Gothic horror novella The Turn of the Screw, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher leaves many of his characters to...
Live from Presentation House with Jake's Gift's Julia Mackey and World War II vet Doris Gregory.

Lest we forget: a special live Remembrance Day interview with Jake’s Gift’s Julia Mackey...

In June 2004, Julia Mackey travelled to Normandy, France, for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. It was one of the most moving and powerful...
Synthia Yusuf as Maria in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Sound of Music. Photo by David Cooper.

A series of firsts for the Arts Club’s The Sound of Music: a Q&A...

Despite being one of the most iconic musicals of all time, it is surprising to learn that after 55 seasons, Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre...
David Voplov, Ishan Sandhu, Nicco Graham & Caleb Pleasure in Timothy Findley's The Wars. Photo by Javier R. Sotres Photography.

Designing for The Wars: a Q&A with Cecilia Vadala

In time for Remembrance Day, UBC Theatre and Film presents Timothy Findley's The Wars. Adapted from Findley’s 1977 Governor General’s Award-winning novel, The Wars is...

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