Play Nice, Romeo and Juliet & Theatre Under the Stars
Play Nice, Romeo and Juliet & Theatre Under the Stars

Artificial intelligence may still be a long way off, but computers (and robots) are getting smarter. How will these advances in technology impact the arts? In Play Nice (Jul 28), four human creators will unleash their ‘musebots’ in a one-of-a-kind concert. Autonomously creating music in collaboration with the other ‘musebots’, these little bits of software will be accompanied by four human musicians.

17-year old Finnegan Howes and 14-year-old Maggie Stewart play the star-crossed lovers. Photo by Emily Jane King.

A great way to see the potential stars of tomorrow, Carousel Theatre for Young People’s annual Teen Shakespeare Program is back on the outdoor stage at Performance Works on Granville Island. This year, a group of 15 teens take on the quintessential tragedy of star-crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet (Jul 28-Aug 12).

3The Drowsy Chaperone & Mary Poppins

The Drowsy Chaperone & Mary Poppins. Photos by Tim Matheson.

Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars still remains one of your best bets on stage right now.   Playing on alternating nights, 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. Now on stage at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl until August 19.