Fiddler on the Roof, Throne and Games – A Chance of Snow & Going Home Star
Fiddler on the Roof, Throne and Games & Going Home Star

This week we take a trip to turn-of-the-century Russia, laugh as improvisers serve up some Westeros fun, and get much more serious as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet explores Canada’s residential schools.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]If you were a rich man and you could “biddy biddy bum” all day long, just what would you be doing? The Royal City Musical Theatre in New West presents the Tony Award-winning Fiddler on the Roof (Apr 7-23) with Vancouver’s Warren Kimmel in the lead role of Tevye.

Warren Kimmel stars as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof
Warren Kimmel stars as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]As the geeks of the world prepare for season six of HBO’s Game of Thrones, over at the Vancouver Improv Centre the Vancouver TheatreSports League is having some fun of their own with Throne and Games – A Chance of Snow (Apr 7- May 28). A follow-up to last year’s Throne and Games – Laughter is Coming, its team of improvisers promise a new adventure in Westeros every night.

Throne and Games – A Chance of Snow
The Vancouver TheatreSports League predicts a chance of snow it in its latest Game of Thrones send-up

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] The Royal Winnipeg Ballet comes to Vancouver with Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation (Apr 7-9),  a classical ballet that represents the stories of First Nations residential school survivors and their families. Playing to packed houses and critical acclaim, creators hope “to pay tribute to the pains and atrocities of Canada’s past, while giving hope for healing and wholeness in our future”.

Going Home Star
Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation explores the First Nations experience at Canada’s residential schools