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BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - A Finale at Beauty and the Beast BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - A Finale at Beauty and the Beast
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri on April 28, 2017 in Vancouver

Well, here we are; Our last week of CCPA 2016/17. Our opening week of shows went extremely well, with a few minor "cringy" moments - as to be expected with live theatre - but in all, it was an incredibly successful week! These unexpected ended up adding humour to the show, like when Cogsworth goes to look up with the Beast and Lumiere and say "look at the Rose, it's wilting at an alarming rate" (or something like that), and the rose has disappeared, forcing the actors to improv while tech figures out how to get the rose back up there. Or when Babette's shoe flies off her foot in the tango, and our actress plays it off beautifully. It's that moment when at first you freak out, but 10 minutes later, you're dying of laughter from it. And, like I said, we have a great cast who can play it off so the audience doesn't know it's unintentional. My dad even asked me if Gaston's fall into the Orchestra pit (intentional) was supposed to happen because it seemed so real and spontaneous. (more...)
Photo Flash: Get A First Look At The Cast of CIRCLE GAME in Vancouver Photo Flash: Get A First Look At The Cast of CIRCLE GAME in Vancouver
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2017 in Vancouver

The Firehall Arts Centre will produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)
West of Main Art Walk Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Largest-Ever Event West of Main Art Walk Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Largest-Ever Event
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Vancouver

Artists in our Midst (AIOM) celebrates 25 years of open-door artistic explorations with the West of Main Art Walk, May 27 & 28, 2017. In its largest-ever year, the festivities stretch from Point Grey to Main Street and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue, as a vibrant community of more than 50 artists share their works in garden studios, cafes, and community centres. Anticipating the weekend's revelations, The Roundhouse Exhibit will offer early glimpses of the discoveries to-be-made on May 18 from 10am to 9pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. (more...)
Back by Popular Demand, SOUL GOSPEL II Unites R&B Star with Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Back by Popular Demand, SOUL GOSPEL II Unites R&B Star with Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Vancouver

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (GNVGC) presents SOUL GOSPEL II, the second concert uniting two influential & inspiring genres, Saturday, June 3, 3pm and 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Vancouver's own JUNO-nominated vocalist Warren Dean Flandez lends his dark, rich tone, and silky, smooth falsetto to the 90 voices of Good Noise, performing his own original works as well as hits made famous by such stars as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and more. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 28, 2017 in Vancouver

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
VIDEO Blog: Keelin O'Hara - Inside Rehearsals of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VIDEO Blog: Keelin O'Hara - Inside Rehearsals of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri on April 25, 2017 in Vancouver

This week, students of the Canadian College of Performing Arts take you backstage to meet Belle. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at TransCanada Highwaymen Photo Flash: First Look at TransCanada Highwaymen
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Vancouver

Four friends, four frontmen and four iconic Canadian rock bands ­- the TransCanada Highwaymen is a Canuck super group made up of Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness, Chris Murphy of Sloan, Craig Northey of Odds and Steven Page, formerly of Barenaked Ladies. (more...)
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by BWW Staff on April 24, 2017 in Vancouver

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
More Than 200 Students to Perform En Masse at Robson Square to Keep Music in Schools More Than 200 Students to Perform En Masse at Robson Square to Keep Music in Schools
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Vancouver

An ensemble of Lower Mainland elementary and secondary students will give a free public concert, May 1, 10am at the Vancouver Art Gallery in Robson Square, as part of the 13th annual Music Monday, a cross-Canada event to raise awareness for music education. Maestro Bramwell Tovey of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will conduct the mass performance with Canadian children's singer, JUNO award-winning artist Charlotte Diamond, and youth co-host, Tom Davis, emceeing the event. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 2017 in Vancouver

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Award-Winning Vancouver Singer Performs Opera, Musical Theatre and More for Charity Award-Winning Vancouver Singer Performs Opera, Musical Theatre and More for Charity
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Vancouver

This May, an award-winning soprano will sing to support chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, May 13th, 25-year-old Jacqueline Ko will present the gala benefit concert Here I Stand at Marpole United Church. The show honours the May 12th International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (ME/CFS & FM), and a portion of every ticket sale supports the ME/FM Society of BC. (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Another Opening, Another Show BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Another Opening, Another Show
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri on April 17, 2017 in Vancouver

It's our last week of rehearsals for Disney's Beauty and The Beast and I am eyes-deep in frilly bloomers and life sized household objects.  We have a finished show which continues being polished each day and it's so beautiful. I cannot believe how we have managed to pull together such an incredible and professional looking show in the amount of time we have been working.  (more...)
King Matt Theatre Presents THE GREEN WANDERER King Matt Theatre Presents THE GREEN WANDERER
by BWW News Desk on April 15, 2017 in Vancouver

The Green Wanderer is a lyrical fairy tale for young audiences full of warm humour, about friendship, tolerance, the need to have a dream, and the art of being different. (more...)
VLOG: Joscelyne Tamburri - Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VLOG: Joscelyne Tamburri - Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri on April 14, 2017 in Vancouver

CCPA Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast' Live in Victoria, April 21-29 at the McPherson Playhouse. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 2017 in Vancouver

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Staircase Theatre to Present the World Premiere of THE HUNGER ROOM Staircase Theatre to Present the World Premiere of THE HUNGER ROOM
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Vancouver

Staircase Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Scott Button's The Hunger Room, a dark thriller that'll have audiences on the edge of their seats. Directed by Stephen Heatley, The Hunger Room stars Evan Frayne, Raylene Harewood, Camille Legg, Joey Lesperance and Matt Reznek. (more...)
Expressions Theatre Festival Spotlights Prodigious, Young Talent with Diverse Showcase Expressions Theatre Festival Spotlights Prodigious, Young Talent with Diverse Showcase
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2017 in Vancouver

Arts Umbrella is proud to announce the 2017 Expressions Theatre Festival, an annual event celebrating the next generation of gifted young artists from the organization's Pre-Professional Theatre Program, running May 18 to 27, 2017, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. From the witty satire of Urinetown: The Musical, to the playful compilation The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), this year's program offers an array of diverse and thought-provoking works, including the emotionally-charged world premiere Living In My Skin, a fearlessly student-written play about confronting teen anxiety. (more...)
Pacific Theatre presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley Pacific Theatre presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2017 in Vancouver

 Pacific Theatre presents Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley, a quirky story of love and some kind of happiness. Playing May 19-June 10 8pm Wednesdays-Saturdays with 2pmmatinees all Saturdays and Sunday, May 28 and June 4 at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. Pay-what-you-can preview May 18 at 8pm. For tickets ($23.95-34.95, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org. (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Putting It All Together BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Putting It All Together
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri on April 06, 2017 in Vancouver

While in the midst of only our 2nd week of rehearsal, I am astonished at the rate that our musical is coming together. I am so used to working 2 hours a day, 2-3 times a week, painstakingly watching piece by piece slowly mend to one another; a snail's pace compared to this.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 07, 2017 in Vancouver

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube on April 04, 2017 in Vancouver

CCPA Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of “Beauty and the Beast” Live in Victoria, April 21-29 at the McPherson Playhouse.   (more...)
Vancouver to Host the 2018 JUNO Awards Vancouver to Host the 2018 JUNO Awards
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2017 in Vancouver

The JUNO Awards are heading out west as The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that Vancouver will host the 2018 JUNO Awards and the weeklong JUNO Week celebrations (March 19-March 25, 2018). (more...)
COME FROM AWAY's Gander Township Rejects Application To Build Trump Hotel and Casino COME FROM AWAY's Gander Township Rejects Application To Build Trump Hotel and Casino
by Michael Dale on April 01, 2017 in Vancouver

The town council of Gander, Newfoundland has unanimously voted against an application to clear land adjacent to the community's historic airport for the construction of a Trump Hotel and Casino. (more...)
BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - The Start of Something New BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - The Start of Something New
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri on March 31, 2017 in Vancouver

With my first year of college classes over, (it's so weird saying that!) we are officially into rehearsals for "Disney's Beauty and The Beast." These first few rehearsals have been so amazing and eye-opening; it's my first time working in this type of atmosphere and having absolute focus just on the show is so refreshing. (more...)
Patrick Street Productions to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This May Patrick Street Productions to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This May
by BWW News Desk on March 30, 2017 in Vancouver

Patrick Street Productions will present A Little Night Music, with Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. Directed by Peter Jorgensen, the show will run May 11 - 21, 2017, with one preview on Thursday, May 11. Opening night is set for Saturday, May 13, at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. (more...)