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Alyson Eng

Alyson Eng is a current General and Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and graduate from the University of British Columbia where she has a Bachelor of Science degree in the Biological Sciences. Along with her love for science, the arts have also been a passion for her as she has an Associate Diploma (A.R.C.T.) in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. In her spare time, you can find Alyson following the latest Broadway shows, exploring pop culture, jamming out to songs from her favourite musicals, and writing articles for BroadwayWorld.com!




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BWW Interview: An Inside Scoop with Krystle Dos Santos: the Star of HEY VIOLA! PhotoBWW Interview: An Inside Scoop with Krystle Dos Santos: the Star of HEY VIOLA!
Posted: Sep. 30, 2020


BWW Review: HEY VIOLA! Brings Forth the Important Story Behind the Woman on Canada's  PhotoBWW Review: HEY VIOLA! Brings Forth the Important Story Behind the Woman on Canada's Ten-Dollar Bill
Posted: Oct. 21, 2020


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: Sugar, Butter, Vancouver! WAITRESS ?Opens Up? at the Queen Elizabeth Thea PhotoBWW Review: Sugar, Butter, Vancouver! WAITRESS ?Opens Up? at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Posted: Nov. 15, 2019


BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Warm Your Heart! PhotoBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Warm Your Heart!
Posted: Nov. 19, 2019


BWW Review: Ok, KIM'S CONVENIENCE Will See You on Tour This Month! PhotoBWW Review: Ok, KIM'S CONVENIENCE Will See You on Tour This Month!
Posted: Mar. 10, 2020


BWW Review: NOISES OFF Will Make You Laugh Till You Cry! PhotoBWW Review: NOISES OFF Will Make You Laugh Till You Cry!
Posted: Feb. 4, 2020


BWW Review: TOPSY TURVY 2: A TWISTED DISNEY CABARET Brings Joy to the Theatre Communi PhotoBWW Review: TOPSY TURVY 2: A TWISTED DISNEY CABARET Brings Joy to the Theatre Community in the Midst of a Pandemic
Posted: Jun. 10, 2020


BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Rock-Theatre Extravaganza! PhotoBWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Rock-Theatre Extravaganza!
Posted: Jan. 15, 2020


BWW Review: HEY VIOLA! Brings Forth the Important Story Behind the Woman on Canada's Ten-Dollar Bill
October 21, 2020

This month, HEY VIOLA! Viola Desmond: The Soundtrack of a Life plays from October 15 – 25 at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. After interviewing star, Krystle Dos Santos in September, it was a pleasure to see her take the stage playing Canadian Hero: Viola Desmond in the show. Viola Desmond was a Canadian civil rights activist and entrepreneur. In 1946, Desmond fought against racial segregation as she refused to leave the “Whites only” section of a movie theatre in Nova Scotia. Desmond was arrested and charged with tax evasion. Her experience was publicized and sparked a movement amongst Canadians against racial discrimination. Viola Desmond is currently featured on the Canadian ten-dollar bill and her story will remain important to Canadian history, as racial injustices are still an ongoing issue we face today.

BWW Interview: An Inside Scoop with Krystle Dos Santos: the Star of HEY VIOLA!
September 30, 2020

Returning from a long period of dormancy, theatre makes a comeback in Vancouver: better and safer than ever! At the Anvil Centre, the show: HEY VIOLA! Viola Desmond a?' the Soundtrack of a Life plays from October 15th to 25th. This production follows the life of Canadian civil rights activist: Viola Desmond highlighting her fight against racial injustice in Nova Scotia. Starring Krystle Dos Santos (Co-Creator) as Viola and direction by Tracey Power (Co-Creator), HEY VIOLA also incorporates 15 songs from Desmonda??s era. With musical accompaniment from local musicians Steven Charles (guitar/bass), Chris Davis (trumpet, drums, and piano), and Mary Ancheta (keyboard), Dos Santos will sing the night away while telling the story of a woman who sparked a movement across Canada. I had the pleasure of chatting with Krystle Dos Santos touching on Violaa??s life, the creative process, and her favourite parts of the show! Read the full interview below!

BWW Interview: Arts Club's NO CHILD . . . with Celia Aloma and Ali Watson
September 17, 2020

This September, Arts Club will be bringing back live theatre to Vancouver with NO CHILD a?? by Nilaja Sun. NO CHILD a?? is a play done by one actor taking on 16 different characters. This award winning show (including an Obie Award, 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Lucille Lortel Award) will be playing at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre from September 24th to November 8th. I had the pleasure of talking with the two incredible women who will be playing the main role in the play: Celia Aloma and Ali Watson. Read the full interview below!

BWW Review: TOPSY TURVY 2: A TWISTED DISNEY CABARET Brings Joy to the Theatre Community in the Midst of a Pandemic
June 10, 2020

Many theatre communities in Vancouver and around the world have been hit hard by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. With theatres closed and productions cancelled, the Vancouver theatre scene has been nearly non-existent. Many theatre companies are turning to producing online content during this time. Actors and theatre workers are amongst those who have been struggling the most during this time and Fabulist Theatre in Vancouver has found a way to help those in need.

BWW Review: Ok, KIM'S CONVENIENCE Will See You on Tour This Month!
March 10, 2020

From March 3rd to 8th, KIM'S CONVENIENCE played at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company: ON TOUR, the play had the audience roaring with laughter with this 70-minute show. As this play acted as the inspiration behind the hit CBC television series: Kim's Convenience, this stage production was very popular leading to many sold out shows during its week in Coquitlam. KIM'S CONVENIENCE plays next in Chilliwack at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 11th followed by the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge on March 12th and 13th.

BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS Brings its Southern Charm to Vancouver!
March 4, 2020

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending STEEL MAGNOLIAS, which played at The Nest in Granville Island. Presented by Boone Dog Productions, this play really highlighted the strength and importance of relationships among women. Made up of an entirely female cast, it was empowering to see the female characters in the show build each other up during the good times and bad. STEEL MAGNOLIAS plays at The Nest until Sunday March 8th!

BWW Interview: Sitting down with Anthony Street of CELTIC ILLUSION!
February 12, 2020

Looking to see a show combining high-energy dance, music, and magic all in one? Look no further than the show: CELTIC ILLUSION coming to Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre on March 3rd. Made for an audience of all ages, CELTIC ILLUSION highlights contemporary Irish dance while blowing the audience away with acts of magic and illusion. I had the pleasure of interviewing show creator, choreographer, and lead dancer of the show: Anthony Street.

BWW Interview: Talking with Jessica Aquila Cymerman of Gruesome Playground Injuries
February 4, 2020

This February, Untold Wants Theatre's production of Gruesome Playground Injuries will play at the Vancity Culture Lab. Written by Rajiv Joseph, this production revolves around main characters Doug and Kayleen who meet multiple times throughout a 30 year time period. Each time they reconnect, new issues are brought forth into their relationship with one another. These new issues also bring big decisions that have to be made regarding their future together. This play will make you laugh, warm your heart, and show you how complicated relationships can be! This month, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the directors of the show: Jessica Aquila Cymerman about GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES' upcoming shows taking place from February 5th a?' 15th!

BWW Review: NOISES OFF Will Make You Laugh Till You Cry!
February 4, 2020

What has drama, comedy, and romance all in one show? What will make you laugh till tears come streaming out of your eyes? If you guessed NOISES OFF presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company, you definitely would be correct! I had the pleasure of seeing the show last week and I can honestly say it was one of the best productions I've seen from the Arts Club so far! Playing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre in Vancouver from January 23rd to February 23rd, NOISES OFF is definitely worth the money to see!

BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Rock-Theatre Extravaganza!
January 15, 2020

Imagine you are in a venue with hundreds of people packed around you, swaying and singing along to the music of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. You turn to your left and bob your head to the beat of a?oeI Want It Alla?? and later on, scream the lyrics to a?oeBohemian Rhapsodya?? with the woman on your right. This was just a snapshot of my experience seeing WE WILL ROCK YOU a?" a musical featuring the music of Queen and Ben Elton at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on January 11th. On it's North American tour including more than 60 cities, WE WILL ROCK YOU played in Vancouver for 2 days before continuing onto the rest of its tour stops across Canada.

BWW Feature: Top 5 Shows to See at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver!
January 9, 2020

With a New Year comes another great year of theatre in Vancouver! Starting off 2020, the 16th year of the annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival will take off from January 21st to February 9th. It will be taking place at many different venues across the Vancouver area and will feature 27 works from 24 companies from 9 countries. The festival focuses on inspiring risk-takers and creators looking to strengthen their interests with the modern world. The PuSh Festival will spark deep conversation about politics and artistry that will leave you wanting more! The following is a list of the top 5 shows I am most interested in for this festival!

BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is a “Feel-Good” Holiday Spectacle
December 18, 2019

This month, I had the pleasure of attending Arts Club's production of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at the Granville Island Stage in Vancouver. Written by playrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, the play features the characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice highlighting the love life of the middle Bennet sister: Mary. With her sisters Elizabeth, Jane, and Lydia all together again, Mary is reminded of how she is the only single Bennet sister at the Pemberley this Christmas. Although she takes pride in being on her own, Mary's love life takes an unexpected turn when a guest arrives to spend Christmas with the family. Playing from December 5th to January 4th, this show is perfect for a night out with loved ones during the holidays!

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Warm Your Heart!
November 19, 2019

This holiday season, the Arts Club in Vancouver is playing THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Starring Synthia Yusuf as Maria and Jonathan Winsby as Captain von Trapp, this production is the perfect show for the family to see this winter! The show plays from November 7th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020 and will definitely warm your heart!

BWW Review: Sugar, Butter, Vancouver! WAITRESS “Opens Up” at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 15, 2019

Delicious pies, love stories, and music written by Sara Bareilles are just a few things of many that make the musical: WAITRESS, a must-see this season. Playing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre until November 17th, Broadway Across Canada's WAITRESS officially premiered in Vancouver, B.C. with a brand new National Tour cast on Tuesday. Led by the amazing Bailey McCall as the show's lead: Jenna Hunterson, this touring production did not fail to impress me with its emotion, music, and energy.

BWW Review: RENT: THE 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Will Make You Feel Seasons Of Love!
September 20, 2019

The hit Broadway musical: RENT opened up Broadway Across Canada's 2019-20 season with it's 20th Anniversary Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on September 17th. Highlighting the story of struggling artists living in the East Village of New York City, we explore their struggles with life, love, and HIV/AIDS. RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour plays at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver till Sunday September 22nd!

BWW Feature: Most Anticipated Shows for Vancouver Theatre This Fall
September 4, 2019

As the summer of 2019 comes to a close, Vancouver Theatre opens up with a variety of theatre productions this fall. Whether it's a fun night out with your family, an exciting date night, or just a break from work/school you're looking for, theatre is always a great option for a great time. The following list is the top 5 upcoming shows that I am looking forward to in Vancouver!

BWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES is the High-Flying Hit of the Summer!
July 24, 2019

a?oeNow is the time to seize the day. Stare down the odds and seize the day. Minute by minute, that's how you win it. We will find a way, but let us seize the day.a?? Filled with exciting songs, outstanding choreography, and superb acting, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presented one of my favorite musicals of all time: NEWSIES, in Vancouver this month. Disney's NEWSIES is currently playing at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park until August 17th.

BWW Review: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme More of Theatre Under The Stars' Production of MAMMA MIA!
July 17, 2019

Imagine this: you are sitting underneath the beautiful Vancouver sky on a warm summer night. Surrounding you is a warm and inviting venue filled with people of all ages who are beaming with the excitement for the spectacle that is about to take the stage. Looking ahead to the set, you see a small Greek island where a hotel owned by Donna Sheridan stands. Vines envelop the white walls of the hotel that include faded wooden doors at the entrances and exits. You stare at the set in awe as the orchestra starts to play and the musical: MAMMA MIA begins.

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Brings Big Hits and Wild Hair to the Metro Theatre!
July 1, 2019

Anyone who loves rock & roll, rad costumes, energetic dancing, and uplifting humor would be a fool not to make their way to the Metro Theatre in Vancouver for Renegade Arts Company's production of ROCK OF AGES. Highlighting classic rock songs from the 80s from artists such as Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Journey, this jukebox musical brought out my inner rock star!

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Sets the Bar High for Vancouver's Summer Musicals
May 28, 2019

Growing up, Matilda was both a book and movie that was well-loved in many households. The peculiarity of the Wormwood household, the magic of Matilda's powers, and the bone-shaking wrath of Miss Trunchbull was felt by readers and audiences near and far. This month, Arts Club brought Roald Dahl's classic tale to life with its production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Playing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver from May 16th to July 14th, Arts Club does not disappoint with this truly remarkable show.



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