Our picks this week include Circle Game: Reimaging the Music of Joni Mitchell, VSO at the Movies with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Ballet BC's Program 3

Circle Game

Every so often a show comes along where you stand-up and take notice. Circle Game: Reimaging the Music of Joni Mitchell (until May 20) is one of those shows. What our reviewer called “as near perfect as a show can be”, it assembles one of the finest groups of young theatre/music professionals you’ll see on a single stage. It is also one of the best shows you will see on stage this year.

Required to sing, dance, act and play instruments, the cast of Circle Game are quadruple threats. Photo by Emily Cooper.
Circle Game. Photo by Emily Cooper.

VSO at the Movies: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

One of the most beloved movies of all time, Steven Spielberg’s timeless classic, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (May 10 & 11) will be shown on the big screen as the orchestra plays the heartwarming, Academy Award-winning John Williams score live on the Orpheum stage.

VSO at the Movies: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
VSO at the Movies: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Program 3

Ballet BC concludes its 31st season with Program 3 (May 11-13), a triple bill of from two prominent Israeli choreographers and Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar. Program 3 features world premieres by choreographers Emanuel Gat, Emily Molnar and the Ballet BC premiere of Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin.

Program 3
Program 3.