These two musical and two plays continue to be your best bets on stage right now. Time is running out for three of these shows though as they are in the last couple of weeks of their runs.
The Drowsy Chaperone & Mary Poppins
Playing on alternating nights in Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl, The Drowsy Chaperone is the more adult of the two shows, while Mary Poppins remains fun for the entire family. But you can’t go wrong with either. Theatre Under the Stars just extended both shows until August 26.
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Quirky, touching and oddly entertaining, the stage adaptation of John Irving’s novel A Prayer for Owen Meany is your best bet this year’s Ensemble Theatre Company’s summer repertory festival.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Director Scott Bellis comes up with a solution for the problems in one of the Bard’s earliest works. In The Two Gentlemen of Verona (until Sep 17), Bellis and his cast help demonstrate how it is possible to reinvent a 400-year old work. And did we mention there was a dog?