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VTSL Announces Additional Performance For Comic Colin Mochrie VTSL Announces Additional Performance For Comic Colin Mochrie
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Vancouver

In addition to the previously announced dates for Vancouver TheatreSports (VTSL) alumnus and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Colin Mochrie, VTSL is pleased to present a second show on Saturday, May 26 at The Improv Centre at 9:30pm. Tickets are on sale now and available online at www.vtsl.com. (more...)
Vancouver Art Gallery Unites Emily Carr Works With Mattie Gunterman's Historic Photographs Vancouver Art Gallery Unites Emily Carr Works With Mattie Gunterman's Historic Photographs
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Vancouver

???????The Vancouver Art Gallery announces a new exhibition uniting the works of two women artists practicing in British Columbia in the early twentieth century in Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman, on view at the Gallery from April 28 to September 3, 2018. Home to the world's finest collection of Emily Carr works, the Gallery pairs a selection of paintings by Emily Carr (1871-1945) from its permanent collection with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman (1872-1945). Gunterman's photos are on loan from the private collection of Vancouver photographer and writer Henri Robideau. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Arts Umbrella Examines Topical Themes In Annual 
EXPRESSIONS THEATRE FESTIVAL Arts Umbrella Examines Topical Themes In Annual EXPRESSIONS THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Vancouver

Arts Umbrella is thrilled to unveil the lineup of the 2018 Expressions Theatre Festival, running May 17 - 26, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre. Showcasing the talented young artists in Arts Umbrella's Intensive, Pre-Professional and Theatre Conservatory Programs, this annual festival boasts a bevy of captivating productions. From the whimsical family fun of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the frontier hijinks of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, the audacious programming capitalizes on students' exceptional range and skill. This year, audiences will be treated to an array of thought-provoking works, including a modern take on the classic Greek tragedy The Phoenician Women and the perceptive student-created original Outside In. Additionally, the Theatre Conservatory Program will be make their festival debut with a performance of Charles Way's Missing, a riveting modern interpretation of the classic fairy tale Hansel and Gretel featuring Vancouverite and Arts Umbrella graduate, Douglas Ennenberg. (more...)
EMV Concludes 2017-18 Season With RUSSIAN WHITE NIGHTS: Opera Arias From 18th Century St. Petersburg EMV Concludes 2017-18 Season With RUSSIAN WHITE NIGHTS: Opera Arias From 18th Century St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Vancouver

Early Music Vancouver (EMV), in collaboration with the Vancouver Opera and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO), presents Russian White Nights - Opera Arias from 18th Century St. Petersburg at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday May 6, 2018 at 3pm. Joined by Music Director Alexander Weimann and the PBO, soprano Karina Gauvin performs a unique programme of virtually unknown opera arias from 18th century St. Petersburg, a period when the ruling Czars and Empresses of Russia spent lavishly on transforming the City into a great modern European cultural capital. (more...)
Midtwenties Theatre Society Presents the World Premiere of MOLLY MISBEGOTTEN Midtwenties Theatre Society Presents the World Premiere of MOLLY MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Vancouver

Midtwenties Theatre Society is thrilled to present the world premiere of Molly Misbegotten, a full-length original play, from Thursday, May 10 to Saturday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 15 to Saturday, May 19 at Havana Theatre. (more...)
ITSAZOO Examines Human Cost of War in Western Canadian Premiere of WET ITSAZOO Examines Human Cost of War in Western Canadian Premiere of WET
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Vancouver

ITSAZOO presents the Western Canadian Premiere of David James Brock's award-winning drama, WET, May 8-27, 2018 in the basement of The Russian Hall. Chelsea Haberlin directs this thought-provoking tale of love, abandonment, and the human cost of war. Following the story of a Canadian soldier who returns to her husband and young daughter after a tour in Afghanistan, WET delves into the mental and emotional repercussions of combat on those who serve; and examines the spill over effects on those they love. Audiences will grapple with important and timely questions in an immersive and intimate setting, thereby amping up the work's already unflinching intensity. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 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 LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
VTSL Presents Canadian Comedy Icon Colin Mochrie VTSL Presents Canadian Comedy Icon Colin Mochrie
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Vancouver

Colin Mochrie, Vancouver TheatreSports (VTSL) alumnus, and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway, returns this May to Vancouver TheatreSports for three laugh-packed performances - Thursday, May 24 and Saturday, May 26 at The Improv Centre at 7:30pm; and Friday, May 25 at The Vogue Theatre also at 7:30pm. (more...)
Breaking: COME FROM AWAY Tour Will Launch from Seattle in October; Full Schedule Announced! Breaking: COME FROM AWAY Tour Will Launch from Seattle in October; Full Schedule Announced!
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2018 in Vancouver

Junkyard Dog Productions announces today that the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will launch at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The tour will go on to play more than 60 cities including Los Angeles, CA (The Ahmanson); Denver, CO (Buell Theatre); San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate Theatre); Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth); Calgary, AB (Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium); Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center); Cleveland, OH (Connor Palace); Ottawa, ON (National Art Centre) and many more across the United States and Canada. (more...)
Tickets On Sale For Bard On The Beach's 29th Season Tickets On Sale For Bard On The Beach's 29th Season
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2018 in Vancouver

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival launches its 29th season with a lineup of four exciting play productions and a range of entertaining special events, in the spectacular waterfront setting of Vanier Park. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, tickets for all performances and special events, scheduled from June 6 through September 22, are now on sale. (more...)
Award Winning Arts Leader Joins CCPA Award Winning Arts Leader Joins CCPA
by BWW News Desk on April 06, 2018 in Vancouver

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS, Victoria, BC) is very pleased to announce that Caleb Marshall will join the society as Managing Director of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) effective April 20, 2018. After an extensive national search led by the Board of Directors and our co-founders, Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning, Caleb was unanimously chosen for the skill, experience and leadership he displayed throughout the interview process and within his career as an accomplished leader in the performing arts sector. (more...)
Pacific Theatre Presents: TOLKIEN By Ron Reed Pacific Theatre Presents: TOLKIEN By Ron Reed
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in Vancouver

Where can friendship take us? The enduring worlds created by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis changed the face of fantasy forever. Frodo, Aslan, the Pevensie children, and dozens more iconic characters sprang from two fertile imaginations fed by a frienship that spanned decades. The tale of how Narnia and Middle Earth came to be - and how close both came to disappearing - is chronicled in this new play by Pacific Theatre's Artistic Director Ron Reed. (more...)
Ed Asner Brings A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE to Vancouver Ed Asner Brings A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE to Vancouver
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in Vancouver

The Anvil Centre Theatre is thrilled to present the exclusive engagement of comedy legend, ED ASNER in the hit comedy A Man and His Prostate by Ed Weinberger for ONLY TWO SHOWS at the Anvil Centre Theatre on April 27 & 28th.  These two performances are the only appearances by Mr. Asner in British Columbia. (more...)
Announcing BWW Vancouver on Stage Facebook Group Announcing BWW Vancouver on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in Vancouver

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the Vancouver Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More!
by BWW Special on April 06, 2018 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 THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and more! (more...)
EMV Commemorates Centenary Of WWI Cessation With WAR & PEACE EMV Commemorates Centenary Of WWI Cessation With WAR & PEACE
by BWW News Desk on April 04, 2018 in Vancouver

???????Early Music Vancouver presents War and Peace: The Tallis Scholars, on April 21, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Led by director Peter Phillips, the renowned vocal ensemble perform a programme commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. Their meticulously curated program draws from nearly 500 years of composition and ranges from the Renaissance works of Palestrina and Mouton, to contemporary compositions by Arvo Part and John Tavener. The pieces are combined into a complete but varied setting of the Catholic mass that manages to evoke both the glory and intensity of battle and the serene melancholy of senseless loss. (more...)
Heroic Opera Presents ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss Heroic Opera Presents ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss
by BWW News Desk on April 04, 2018 in Vancouver

???????Hailed as 'The First Freudian Opera', Elektra is a tale of murder, betrayal, desperation, and the desire for vengeance that can consume us all. Richard Strauss' bloody masterpiece is brought to life by Vancouver's Heroic Opera Company with music that is powerful, raw, and jarring, and has been met with acclaim and controversy the world over. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More!
by BWW Special on March 30, 2018 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 PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! (more...)
Firehall Arts Centre Presents Sheldon Elter's METIS MUTT Firehall Arts Centre Presents Sheldon Elter's METIS MUTT
by BWW News Desk on March 28, 2018 in Vancouver

The Firehall Arts Centre is pleased to present Sheldon Elter's Metis Mutt from Wednesday, April 25 to Saturday, May 5, 2018. (more...)
Some Assembly Theatre Company And RHYTAG Present THE RELEASE PARTY Some Assembly Theatre Company And RHYTAG Present THE RELEASE PARTY
by BWW News Desk on March 26, 2018 in Vancouver

Some Assembly Theatre Company is proud to produce and present the world premiere of The Release Party, a new and original play written and performed by youth, from Wednesday, May 2 to Saturday, May 5 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on March 23, 2018 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 The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)
Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Season Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2018 in Vancouver

In January 2018, Broadway Across Canada announced the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company's 2018-2019 season. "We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season," says Broadway Across Canada's vice-president, Shana Levin. "The shows we're bringing include powerful true stories about community, empowerment, and the power of the human spirit," she says. "They're stories we could all learn from right now." (more...)
Sonder House Productions Presents Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST Sonder House Productions Presents Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2018 in Vancouver

True West is Sam Shepard's classic 1980 tale of sibling rivalry. Austin, a budding screenwriter house-sitting for his mother outside L.A., finds himself reconnected by chance with his estranged and criminal older brother, Lee. In the heat of the California night, jealousy and mistrust bubble beneath the surface, threatening to destroy what little the brothers have. According to the National Review, "True West still rings true and stands as the greatest American drama since Long Day's Journey Into Night." (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/16 - IN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS AND DOLLS, MOTOWN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/16 - IN THE HEIGHTS, GUYS AND DOLLS, MOTOWN and More!
by BWW Special on March 16, 2018 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 The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)