Vancouver Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Vancouver.

Interview: Vancouver Playwright Cheyenne Rouleau on her Latest Work: SUNRISE BETTIES by Alyson Eng - February 10, 2024

From February 21st to March 10th, SUNRISE BETTIES, a play inspired by Vancouver’s 1970s street gang crisis will take the stage at Vancouver’s Russian Hall. Putting the spotlight on a part of the city’s history that has been widely forgotten/ unknown is a bold move made by ITSAZOO’s Playwright-in-Residence, Cheyenne Rouleau....

Interview: EVERGLOW Returns to the K-Pop Scene with a new Single, Album, and Tour!
by Alyson Eng - December 12, 2023

In August, EVERGLOW returned to the K-Pop scene after a 2 year hiatus with a song that maintained their music identity adding to the energy of their predominantly upbeat lead singles. The electronic hip-hop/pop song, “SLAY,” was released on August 18 as the title track of their 4th single album, “AL...

Interview: cignature Gives us a Taste of the Summer With Their Latest EP and Speaks About Their Growth as a Group!
by Alyson Eng - October 09, 2023

This summer definitely belonged to the K-Pop girl group, cignature. On August 29th, 2023, the group released their 4th EP, “Us in the Summer.” With their carefree visuals combined with the catchy, upbeat, and lively melody of their newest title track, “Smooth Sailing,” cignature embraced their youth...

Interview: tripleS LOVElution on Their Debut Mini Album and Current US Tour!
by Alyson Eng - October 02, 2023

After their debut in August, the latest subunit from the girl group, tripleS, have created their signature sound, released their debut mini-album, and embarked on their 1st US concert tour. This is an impressive feat as very few newly debuted K-Pop groups are able to accomplish that in such a short ...

Interview: Joff Bush on his Experience Writing the Music for BLUEY!
by Alyson Eng - August 29, 2023

Joff Bush has played a pivotal role in the success of BLUEY by touching audiences through the music that encapsulates the stories of the show. With the driving force behind Bush’s creativity being his love for storytelling, the magic and passion felt in each episode is exceptional and unmatched....

Interview: CIX Reflect on Their Latest EP, Memorable Moments With Fans, and Being a Part of the 4th Generation of K-Pop!
by Alyson Eng - August 05, 2023

The 4th generation of K-Pop artists are currently dominating the industry at the moment. Constantly thinking of new concepts and sounds, the artists of this generation are pushing the boundaries of the genre that keeps growing. One of the groups dominating the scene is 5 member South Korean boy band...

Interview: K-Pop Girl Group: SECRET NUMBER Spill About Their Recent Comeback, Favourite Memories, and Plans for the Future!
by Alyson Eng - July 04, 2023

One of the newest artists that have made a mark in the K-Pop scene is the 6 member girl group: SECRET NUMBER. Composed of members: Léa, Dita, Jinny, Minji, Soodam, and Zuu, SECRET NUMBER was formed by Vine Entertainment and debuted in 2020 with the single album, “Who Dis?”...

Interview: Rising Star Milky Day On His Journey Into Music And Future Aspirations As An Artist!
by Alyson Eng - May 17, 2023

Korean-New Zealand singer, songwriter, and producer, MILKY DAY, is set to make big waves in the music industry in 2023. With over 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 47 million combined plays on his songs alone, he has made quite a name for himself already....

Interview: Director Cameron Mackenzie On Zee Zee Theatre's UNEXPECTING!
by Alyson Eng - May 01, 2023

UNEXPECTING, the fully-staged, female-led play will premiere at Vancouver’s Studio 16 this week. Presented by Zee Zee Theatre and written by Vancouver playwright, Bronwyn Carradine, the play will explore modern motherhood between queer partners....

Interview: Danielle Ayow and Liam Ma Discuss STREAMS FLOW FROM A RIVER
by Alyson Eng - April 25, 2023

Canadian short-form series, STREAMS FLOW FROM A RIVER, recently premiered this month on April 1st. The series unravels the internal conflicts of an immigrant Chinese Canadian family past and present. BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of speaking with Danielle Ayow and Liam Ma who played siblings Lorett...

Interview: GEMINI Dives Deep Into his Music, Inspirations, and “STILL BLUE” Tour!
by Alyson Eng - March 23, 2023

South Korean R&B Artist, GEMINI, began his first North American tour this month. With 8 shows in the US and 2 shows in Canada, GEMINI has promised his North American fans a hip hop/ R&B experience they will never forget!...

Interview: JUNNY on his New Single: Not About You (English Version)
by Alyson Eng - November 29, 2022

On December 1st, Korean-Canadian music artist, Junny, will release his new single: “Not About You (English Version).” Being his first drop of new music after his successful North American tour, Junny invited BroadwayWorld to be a part of his pre-release listening party for the new song....

Interview: Sunmi on her GOOD GIRL GONE MAD Tour and her Thoughts on the K-Pop Industry!
by Alyson Eng - October 25, 2022

Not many musical artists can achieve the level of greatness that Sunmi has had so far in her career. Hit after hit, she has proven that she’s one of the most versatile and well-respected artists in the K-Pop industry....

Interview: Mark Tuan Ventures Into New Beginnings With His Solo Album and Upcoming Tour
by Alyson Eng - September 26, 2022

This fall, Mark Tuan’s “The Other Side” North American tour will commence in October starting in San Antonio, Texas. The tour will visit 15 cities including 2 Canadian stops in Toronto and Vancouver! BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of speaking with Mark about his new album, upcoming tour, and experie...

Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Making His Touring Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 25, 2022

Willem Butler, winner of BroadwayWorld's first ever season of Next on Stage, is currently shining bright on stages across the country as Dmitry in the National Tour of Anastasia. A recent graduate from Elon University, Anastasia is Butler's touring debut! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Willem B...

Interview: Junny on His New Full-Length Album, Musical Collaborations, and Upcoming Tour Stop in Vancouver!
by Alyson Eng - August 13, 2022

Korean-Canadian R&B singer-songwriter, Junny, will return to his hometown of Vancouver on September 8th as part of his North American concert tour. The “Blanc” tour will make 11 stops in both the US and Canada and will showcase Junny’s new full-length album, “blanc,” that dropped on August 12th!...

Interview: Sarah Roa on Bard on the Beach's “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM”
by Alyson Eng - July 11, 2022

This summer, get a taste with one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Presented by Bard on the Beach at the BMO Main Stage in Vancouver, this play will “wow” audiences night after night until September 24th....

Ensemble Theatre Company's Artistic Director: Tariq Leslie on the Return of the Summer Theatre Festival to Granville Island
by Alyson Eng - June 08, 2022

Very exciting news for Vancouver theatre lovers this summer! From June 15th to July 22nd, the Ensemble Theatre Company will return to the Waterfront Theatre in Granville Island to present their Summer Theatre Festival featuring 2 plays: Marjorie Prime and Pass Over....

Margaret Grenier on the 15th Anniversary of the Coastal Dance Festival!
by Alyson Eng - April 18, 2022

From April 20-22, 2022, the 15th annual Coastal Dance Festival will take place at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC. The festival fosters the exchange and appreciation of Indigenous song, dance, and stories by inviting Indigenous artists from both Canada and around the world to share and perfo...

Tehillah Alphonso on her Grammy Nomination, working with Olivia Rodrigo, and more!
by Alyson Eng - April 13, 2022

This month, the incredibly talented Tehillah Alphonso earned her first Grammy nomination in the category, “Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals” for her arrangement of the song, “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke....

Lea Salonga Reflects on her Career and Spills About her Upcoming Tour!
by Alyson Eng - April 06, 2022

Next week, Broadway and Disney Legend, Lea Salonga, will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 12th in Vancouver as part of her 2022 DREAM AGAIN TOUR. Known for her work on Broadway (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), TV (The Voice Philippines), and film (singing voice of Disney’s Mulan and Pri...

Director Scott Bellis on the Return of Arts Club's NOISES OFF to the Massey Theatre
by Alyson Eng - February 12, 2022

The Massey Theatre will present Arts Club Theatre Company’s NOISES OFF this month from February 15th to 27th. Written by playright, Michael Frayn, this hilarious “play within a play” gives audiences a behind the scenes look of an acting troupe performing a play called “Nothing On”....

Music Director Jonathan Quick on the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir's Return to In-Person and Online Performance this Season!
by Alyson Eng - December 27, 2021

After a 2-year concert hiatus, the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir (VWMC) returned to the stage this month for multiple in-person performances. Their Christmas concert series, Sing We Now of Christmas, featured the amazing talent of the choir led by musical director, Jonathan Quick....

ERICK LICHTE Helps Ignite the Christmas Spirit with Chor Leoni
by Alyson Eng - December 03, 2021

This holiday season, JUNO-nominated men’s choir Chor Leoni will return to live performances with CHRISTMAS WITH CHOR LEONI on December 17th, 18th, and 20th. At the newly restored St. Andrew’s- Wesley United Church in Vancouver, Chor Leoni will be joined by the talented violinist/fiddler Cameron Wils...

Red Sky's Sandra Laronde and the Vancouver premiere of TRACE
by Alyson Eng - November 24, 2021

From November 24th to 27th, DanceHouse will present the second show of their season: TRACE from Red Sky Performance. The show will play at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver and will be one of their last performances on their 15-stop tour across the U.S. and Canada....

Kevin Alexander talks about SINGDAPTIVE!
by Alyson Eng - November 04, 2021

SINGDAPTIVE is an online learning platform for singers of various levels. Even though the company is based in Victoria, BC, the online service is available for people worldwide day or night. The flexibility of SINGDAPTIVE is what makes it so accessible for everyone to access within their own schedul...

All About EVER SO SLIGHTLY with Victor Quijada of RUBBERBAND
by Alyson Eng - October 18, 2021

From October 21st to 23rd at the Vancouver Playhouse, DanceHouse will present Rubberband’s EVER SO SLIGHTLY. Rubberband is a Montreal-based dance company and this is their first major work to feature their entire 10-artist lineup....

EIGHTH & EIGHT: a New Creative Arts Space in New Westminster!
by Alyson Eng - July 18, 2021

A new creative arts space called EIGHTH & EIGHT is currently in the works for local artists and performers in Metro Vancouver. Located at 735 Eighth Avenue in New Westminster, EIGHTH & EIGHT will be a 35,000 square foot space with the Massey Theatre at the heart of the complex. The aim for the proje...

Sam Chimes shares a preview of Zee Zee Theatre's VIRTUAL HUMANITY coming up next month!
by Alyson Eng - February 16, 2021

In a world where face-to-face conversations are currently at a minimum and online interactions are at a high, theatres are finding new ways to foster creativity and conversations to reignite a spark in a community that has been dimmed for a long time. Next month, Vancouver’s Zee Zee Theatre will pre...

COME FROM AWAY Creators Irene Sankoff & David Hein Talk 'This Is Canada Nice', Broadway's Return & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 12, 2020

David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the Tony-nominated husband and wife creators of Come From Away, are back with a new venture! Partnering with Destination Canada, the creative duo penned an original song, 'This is Canada Nice', celebrating Canada's beauty, generosity, and diversity....

An Inside Scoop with Krystle Dos Santos: the Star of HEY VIOLA!
by Alyson Eng - 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...

Arts Club's NO CHILD . . . with Celia Aloma and Ali Watson
by Alyson Eng - 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 ...

Talking with Jessica Aquila Cymerman of Gruesome Playground Injuries
by Alyson Eng - February 04, 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 iss...

BWW Interviews: Carousel Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ Preview with Darren Burkett
by Mike Mackenzie - November 28, 2011

The rehearsals for Carousel Theatre's holiday production of The Wizard of Oz are well underway, and we had the chance to ask one of its stars, Darren Burkett, some questions about the show and his work as an actor in Vancouver. ...



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