Here are five shows we are most excited about this week on Vancouver stages:
1 The Arts Club Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Hiro Kanagawa’s stage adaptation of Mark Sakamoto’s award-winning and bestselling novel Forgiveness (until Feb 12), in a true story of Sakamoto’s grandparents during World War II.
2The Firehall Arts Centre presents the return of Fado: The Saddest Music in the World (Jan 14-Feb 5), with a tale of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon.
3 The Cultch and DanceHouse team up to present Sacre (Jan 17-21). From Australia’s Circa, ten acrobats from the company’s ensemble bring Stravinsky’s seminal The Rite of Spring to the circus stage.
4 The Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver presents Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life (Jan 18-21), a true inspirational story about overcoming obstacles, pursuing passions and the healing power of music.
5 The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra joins forces with Brass Transit for The Musical Legacy of Chicago (Jan 19), a tribute to the rock band performed with the full symphonic forces of the VSO.