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Tré Cotten as Prince Topher and Mallory James as Cinderella in the Theatre Under The Stars production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Theatre review: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella gets a fresh spin

On its surface, it would be easy to dismiss a story like Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella in our present climate, what with its story...
Colleen Wheeler & Marci T. House in the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival production of Timon of Athens. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: Timon of Athens is a flimsy story told in an engaging way

In the Bard on the Beach production of Timon of Athens, Timon is cast as a wealthy woman. When she invites all of her...
Mallory James and Tré Cotten in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, playing on alternating nights with 42nd Street at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Photo by Lindsay Elliott Photography.

Brent Hughes rises from the Malkin Bowl pit at this year’s Theatre Under The...

Having played in the Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) orchestra for eight productions since 1987, Brent Hughes is no stranger to the “pit” under...
Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Theatre review: Les Miserables thrums with life

Few shows have the enduring appeal and recognition of Les Miserables. And while the historical setting may seem disconnected from modern life, the heartbeat...
Brad Bonnell, Angela Chu & Maegen Eastwood in The Dance Teacher. Photo by Gerald Williams.

Theatre review: The Dance Teacher loses its impact

Sometimes things are better left alone. Last seen at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival, Tomo Suru Players is presenting a remount of Gerald Williams’ The...
Jackie Hanlin and Nathania Bernabe portray real-life pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, in Karen Basset's Heroine.

Legendary 18th century female pirates are the inspiration for Heroine

Making waves at last year's Vancouver Fringe Festival with its production of Soul Samurai (which gets a remount this November), Vancouver's Affair of Honor...
The company of Ensemble Theatre's 2018 Summer Repertory Festival.

Ensemble Theatre Company gets serious about summer once again

Returning for a sixth season, the Ensemble Theatre Company presents its annual Summer Repertory Festival, featuring a trio of productions. Forgoing the usual summertime fare,...
Colleen Wheeler stars in Timon of Athens at this year's Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Photo by David Cooper.

Timon of Athens gets a makeover from a female perspective

While the more well-known Macbeth and As You Like It get the star treatment on the Bard on the Beach mainstage this year, over at...

Live with the company of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Summer has officially started and there is no better harbinger of the season than Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) taking up residence in Stanley...

Magnetic North Festival will re-emerge in Vancouver next year

A year after the Magnetic North Theatre Festival closed its doors with a deficit of nearly quarter million dollars, the biennial festival will re-emerge...

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