Our picks this week: three shows not to miss on Vancouver stages right now.

Reborning (until June 29)

Calling the Reality Curve Theatre production of Zayd Dohrn’s thriller “an intense ride”, our reviewer goes onto praise Arrow star Emily Bett Rickards’ performance as “phenomenal”. In this dark comedy, art and life become disturbingly interchangeable when a sculptor of realistic baby dolls meets a woman desperate to recreate her past. More at realitycurve.com.

Emily Bett Rickards and Paul Piaskowski in the Reality Curve Theatre production of Reborning. Photo by Lachlan McAdam
Emily Bett Rickards and Paul Piaskowski in the Reality Curve Theatre production of Reborning. Photo by Lachlan McAdam

Once (until July 29)

Once is definitely never enough as our reviewer calls Once a “beautifully realized musical” and worthy farewell for the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Bill Millerd who is retiring after 45 years. More at artsclub.com.

Gili Roskies and Adrian Glynn McMorran in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Once. Photo by Emily Cooper.
Gili Roskies and Adrian Glynn McMorran in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Once. Photo by Emily Cooper.

As You Like It (until September 22)

The second of this year’s mainstage shows at the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, this mash-up of Shakespeare and Beatles’ music is what our reviewer says is “destined to be the hit of the summer”. With a clarity of story second to none, this comedy will keep you in stitches. More at bardonthebeach.org.

Lindsey Angell as Rosalind and Nadeem Phillip as Orlando groove to the Beatles' music which is a big part of the Bard on the Beach production of As You Like It. Photo by Tim Matheson.
Lindsey Angell as Rosalind and Nadeem Phillip as Orlando groove to the Beatles’ music which is a big part of the Bard on the Beach production of As You Like It. Photo by Tim Matheson.

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