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The cast of the Theatre Under the Stars production of Disney's Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Theatre review: Disney’s Newsies is a dance dance revolution

It is quite literally a dance dance revolution on stage at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl as Theatre Under the Stars presents Disney’s Newsies as...
Lori Ashton Zondag, Caitriona Murphy and Sheryl Anne Wheaton in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Mamma Mia! Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Theatre review: Mamma Mia! is fun but chaotic

While the production of the jukebox musical Mamma Mia!, currently playing as part of year’s Theatre Under the Stars summer season, is fun and...
Chris Francisque as Franco Wicks in the Ensemble Theatre Company production of Superior Donuts. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Hope and humanity in a donut shop

Vancouver’s Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) returns to the Jericho Arts Centre with a trio of plays for the seventh edition of its Summer Repertory...
Kelsey Kanatan Wavey is both creator and performer in the Shift Festival presentation of Ōpimātis. Photo by Melissa Morton.

Ōpimātis is the story of a complicated friendship

The 2019 Shift Festival gets underway next week with a trio of short original works presented each evening. Among them is Kelsey Kanatan Wavey's Ōpimātis....
Members of the cast of the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival production of All's Well That Ends Well. Photo by Tim Matheson.

Theatre review: All’s Well That Ends Well ends even better

In William Shakespeare’s original text of All’s Well That Ends Well, the lead protagonist Helena says, “... Thus, Indian-like, Religious in mine error, I adore the sun,...
Members of the cast in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Disney's Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

The kings of Malkin Bowl: live with the company of Disney’s Newsies

Vancouver's summer theatre season is about to get into full swing as Theatre Under the Stars gets ready to open the gates at Stanley...
Claire Love Wilson and Sara Vickruck how the transformation of sounds can be constructed and deconstructed into song in Sound Off! at this year's Shift Festival.

Sound Off! explores community through music at this year’s Shift Festival

Now in its 12th year, the Shift Festival is returning to its roots with three short original works spotlighting diverse and underrepresented voices. Among the...
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...

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