Tuesday, February 7, 2023

#FridayFive: 5 shows not to miss in Vancouver (January 16-22)

Five shows we are most excited about this week on Vancouver stages.

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.

Griffin Cork and Yoshie Bancroft in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Forgiveness. Photo by David Cooper.
Griffin Cork and Yoshie Bancroft in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Forgiveness. Photo by David Cooper.

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.

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

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.

Sacre
Sacre confronts humanity’s interconnectivity, our inherent sexual desire and our relationship with divinity.

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.

Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life
Keith Alessi performs Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life.

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.

Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago
Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago celebrates one of the greatest rock bands.

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