This week on Vancouver stages we take a trip to Neverland, check out some short dances and celebrate French Canadian culture.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Following hot on the heels of Peter Pan Live! on television, Vancouver Technical Secondary School’s theatre company is off to the land of the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell with Flight to Neverland: A Modern Adaptation of Peter Pan (Feb 24-27). School budgets the way they are though we’re pretty sure Christopher (“More Cowbell”) Walken will not be reprising his role as Captain Hook.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]You may be familiar with the concept of dances on a small stage, but what about dances with a time limit? The Dance Centre’s 12 Minutes Max series (Feb 25) showcases innovative new works lasting twelve minutes or less. This round features the works of four emerging artists: Julia Carr, Dario Dinuzzi, and Natalie Gan in collaboration with Francesca Frewer.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Something for the kids who may be disappointed in Vancouver’s lack of the white stuff this winter, Axis Theatre Company presents Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s new stage adaption of the award-winning book Stella, Queen of the Snow (Feb 28) by Marie-Louise Gay. Geared towards 3-7 year olds, it tells the story of two children as they spend the day playing in the snow as the forest, snowballs, snow angels and the mysterious white stuff itself provides fuel for Sam’s questions and Stella’s answers as they discover the world of winter together.