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29th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival Comes to a Close 29th Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival Comes to a Close
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Vancouver

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) closes its 29th Festival by announcing its award winners for best feature and short films announced at last night's Closing Gala. Vancouver's own Linnea Ritland won the juried Gerry Brunet Memorial Award for the short film, Violet and June. (more...)
Vancouver Chamber Choir to Hold Auditions Vancouver Chamber Choir to Hold Auditions
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Vancouver

The Vancouver Chamber Choir is a fully professional choir of 20 experienced, well-trained singers. The key activities of the Choir include a subscription series that is unique in Vancouver, extensive touring in Canada and abroad, broadcasting live concerts, recording, commissioning and premiering new choral compositions, and presenting four to five educational programs throughout each season. The Choir demands a major commitment of time and needs to be the singers' top priority.  (more...)
Kokoro Dance to Premiere Butoh Masterwork 20 Years in the Making Kokoro Dance to Premiere Butoh Masterwork 20 Years in the Making
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Vancouver

Kokoro Dance, one of Canada's preeminent butoh dance companies, presents the world premiere of the provocative and primal Embryotrophic Cavatina, the company's latest full-length work 20-years in the making, September 20 - 23 and 26 - 29, 2017 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. (more...)
Chan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel Collaboration Chan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel Collaboration
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Vancouver

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC opens its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 23 at 8pm, welcoming The Blind Boys of Alabama with Ben Heppner to the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
Canada's Top Comedy Podcast, STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF, Celebrates 500 Episodes Canada's Top Comedy Podcast, STOP PODCASTING YOURSELF, Celebrates 500 Episodes
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Vancouver

Three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning podcast, 'Stop Podcasting Yourself,' celebrates its 500th episode on Monday, October 16, 2017. (more...)
ETC's 13-THE MUSICAL Packs A Youth-Filled Entertainment Punch!  ETC's 13-THE MUSICAL Packs A Youth-Filled Entertainment Punch! 
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Vancouver

13 - THE MUSICAL put a smile on my face from the time the youthful band took the stage until the ensemble energetically pumped out the encore number! (more...)
Pacific Theatre presents THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas Hnath Pacific Theatre presents THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas Hnath
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Vancouver

How do we maintain dialogue when we stand on opposite sides of a controversial void? What happens when a pastor gets up in front of his church and announces a drastic change in doctrine? This is the central question of the first play in Pacific Theatre's 2017-2018 season, The Christians by Lucas Hnath. After taking his church from a meager storefront to gleaming megachurch, Pastor Paul overturns one of the most sacred tenents of his congregation's beliefs, sending them reeling towards schism. As they grapple with the mysteries of faith, certainty, and what happens after we die, they must also face the reality of loving those whose beliefs have made them into sudden strangers. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Alchemy theatre Brings the Lush 30's to LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Alchemy theatre Brings the Lush 30's to LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Vancouver

Alchemy Theatre in cooperation with Vagabond Players returns (more...)
Vancouver International Tap Dance Fest Continues at Orpheum Annex Vancouver International Tap Dance Fest Continues at Orpheum Annex
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Vancouver

???????The renowned Vancouver International Tap Festival (VITF) continues to set the pace in the wonderful world of contemporary tap dance. Globally recognized and revered as one of the top events of its kind the 18th annual showcase includes a roster of top international artists and two unique performances of the very best of the thriving dance genre that is electrifying and joyful entertainment excellence. (more...)
Bill Reid Gallery to Present INTANGIBLE Exhibition of Modern Works by Coast Salish Artists Bill Reid Gallery to Present INTANGIBLE Exhibition of Modern Works by Coast Salish Artists
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Vancouver

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents its next major exhibition, Intangible, a collection of evocative and diverse Coast Salish works on display from September 13 - December 10, 2017. (more...)
The Firehall Arts Centre to Present World Premiere of HYPERLINK The Firehall Arts Centre to Present World Premiere of HYPERLINK
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Vancouver

The Firehall Arts Centre will present the world premiere of Elbow Theatre's Hyperlink from Wednesday, October 4 to Saturday, October 14, 2017. (more...)
Firehall Arts Centre Launches 2017/2018 Season with World Premiere of Shay Kuebler's FEASTING ON FAMINE Firehall Arts Centre Launches 2017/2018 Season with World Premiere of Shay Kuebler's FEASTING ON FAMINE
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Vancouver

The Firehall Arts Centre is thrilled to kick off its 35th anniversary season with the world premiere of Shay Kuebler's Feasting on Famine from Wednesday, September 27 to Saturday, September 30, 2017. (more...)
Rohit Chokhani Reimagines Anosh Irani's BOMBAY BLACK at Vancouver Fringe Festival Rohit Chokhani Reimagines Anosh Irani's BOMBAY BLACK at Vancouver Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Vancouver

2017 Jessie Award and multiple Fringe Award recipient Rohit Chokhani delves into a blind man's world as he reimagines Anosh Irani's Bombay Black for the Dramatic Works Series at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival from Thursday, September 7 to Saturday, September 16. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 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 NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
MOA Launches NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL in Time for Perseids Peak MOA Launches NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL in Time for Perseids Peak
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Vancouver

Next weekend, during the peak of the Perseid meter shower, the Museum of Anthropology will welcome more than 1000 guests for a new festival of arts and astronomy. (more...)
TUTS Announces Week-Long Hold Over of MARY POPPINS and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE TUTS Announces Week-Long Hold Over of MARY POPPINS and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Vancouver

Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) hit productions of Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone will extend their runs by one week. (more...)
Graham Clark's THE QUIZ SHOW to Return to Vancouver This September Graham Clark's THE QUIZ SHOW to Return to Vancouver This September
by BWW News Desk on August 01, 2017 in Vancouver

One of Canada's comedic treasures, Graham Clark, and co-producer Chris Bentzen have announced the return of "The Quiz Show" on Saturday, September 9 at The Fox Cabaret at 8:00pm. (more...)
EMV's Second Annual VANCOUVER BACH FESTIVAL Returns to the Heart of the City EMV's Second Annual VANCOUVER BACH FESTIVAL Returns to the Heart of the City
by BWW News Desk on August 01, 2017 in Vancouver

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) proudly presents the return of the Vancouver Bach Festival, August 1 - 11, 2017 at the Christ Church Cathedral in the heart of downtown, and at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Following the success of last summer's inaugural festival, EMV offers a remarkable 14 concerts, ranging from intimate chamber music programmes to a full Passion Oratorio, and features over 60 performers including guest artists from all over the world. (more...)
Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City! Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 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 West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour Welcomes New 'Christine' Tonight in Alberta THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour Welcomes New 'Christine' Tonight in Alberta
by BWW News Desk on July 26, 2017 in Vancouver

Beginning July 18, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kristie Dale Sanders took over the role of 'Madame Giry.' Tonight, July 26, Eva Tavares will take over the role of 'Christine Daae' at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta. (more...)
2017 Jessie Award Winner Rohit Chokhani Launches 'Project SAT' 2017 Jessie Award Winner Rohit Chokhani Launches 'Project SAT'
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Vancouver

Award-winning producer, director, cultural leader and recipient of the 2017 Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement (Large Theatre), Rohit Chokhani, has launched Project SAT (South Asian Theatre) - an initiative aimed at creating a network for developing, touring, producing, and presenting national and international South Asian theatre projects in Canada. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 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 Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour Welcomes Kristie Dale Sanders as 'Madame Giry' in Vancouver THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour Welcomes Kristie Dale Sanders as 'Madame Giry' in Vancouver
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Vancouver

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group recently announced that Eva Tavares and Kristie Dale Sanders would join the cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on tour in North America. (more...)