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Vancouver Theater Reviews

View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Vancouver.


Review: PETER PAN GOES WRONG is Relentlessly Funny! Photo Review: PETER PAN GOES WRONG is Relentlessly Funny!
by Alyson Eng - September 22, 2022

PETER PAN GOES WRONG is arguably one of the funniest and finest plays that the Arts Club has put on in the last few years that oddly enough portrays the worse things that can happen during live theatre....
Review: COME FROM AWAY Lands in Vancouver This Month! Photo Review: COME FROM AWAY Lands in Vancouver This Month!
by Alyson Eng - August 20, 2022

COME FROM AWAY is a musical that reflects what it truly means to be Canadian. It has heart, humor, and a unique story telling the events a week after 9/11 when 38 planes were rerouted to a small town in Newfoundland called Gander following the attacks....
Review: Children's Theatre of Richmond presents CATS: Young Actors Edition Photo Review: Children's Theatre of Richmond presents CATS: Young Actors Edition
by Alyson Eng - August 01, 2022

From July 29th to August 7th, the Children’s Theatre of Richmond will present: CATS. This one-hour adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical features a cast of young actors, outstanding costumes, and many catchy songs....
Review: Theatre Under the Stars' SOMETHING ROTTEN is surprisingly ripe! Photo Review: Theatre Under the Stars' SOMETHING ROTTEN is surprisingly ripe!
by Alyson Eng - July 16, 2022

Something big, something flashy, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Until August 26th, Theatre Under the Stars will present the musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN, at the Malkin Bowl in Vancouver. Filled with flashy dance numbers, catchy songs, and a hint of inappropriate humor, this show is exactly what you need to brighten...
Review: KINKY BOOTS Steps into the Spotlight Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS Steps into the Spotlight
by Alyson Eng - June 22, 2022

KINKY BOOTS presented by the Arts Club in Vancouver, will play at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage from June 9th to July 31st. This absolute gem of a show is definitely Arts Club’s best production yet....
BWW Review: Don't Throw Away Your Shot to see HAMILTON in Vancouver this Month! Photo BWW Review: Don't Throw Away Your Shot to see HAMILTON in Vancouver this Month!
by Alyson Eng - June 01, 2022

Vancouver has finally been blessed with the arrival of HAMILTON: An American Musical at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre! Playing from May 24th to June 19, this multiple award winning musical will grace audiences night after night all thanks to Broadway Across Canada. Read our critic's review....
BWW Review: Kim's Convenience Opens Its Doors in Vancouver this Month! Photo BWW Review: Kim's Convenience Opens Its Doors in Vancouver this Month!
by Alyson Eng - March 09, 2022

Until March 27th, Arts Club’s KIM’S CONVENIENCE will play at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. Written by Korean-Canadian, Ins Choi, KIM’S CONVENIENCE focuses on the Kim family and their family-owned convenience store located in Toronto....
BWW Review: Gateway Theatre's A BROADWAY HOLIDAY Spreads Cheer This Christmas! Photo BWW Review: Gateway Theatre's A BROADWAY HOLIDAY Spreads Cheer This Christmas!
by Alyson Eng - December 22, 2021

A BROADWAY HOLIDAY will play at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, BC from December 16th to 23rd. In addition to in-person performances, A BROADWAY HOLIDAY will also have a video on-demand stream available for purchase from December 18th to 23rd for audiences to enjoy in the comfort of their own home....
BWW Review: DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL is a Good Time! Photo BWW Review: DOLLY PARTON'S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL is a Good Time!
by Alyson Eng - December 01, 2021

From November 18th, 2021 – January 2nd, 2022, the Arts Club will present DOLLY PARTON’S SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. The musical tells the classic Christmas Carol story by Charles Dickens combined with music and lyrics from legendary artist Dolly Parton....
BWW Review: I, CLAUDIA Makes Magic with Masks! Photo BWW Review: I, CLAUDIA Makes Magic with Masks!
by Alyson Eng - August 09, 2021

From July 22nd to August 15th, Arts Club’s I, CLAUDIA, will play at the Newmont Stage in the BMO Theatre Centre in Vancouver. Written by Kristen Thomson, directed by Marie Farsi, and starring Lili Beaudoin, the play features four very unique characters in this one-woman theatre extravaganza. From fe...
BWW Review: Arts Club's SOMEONE LIKE YOU is a Must-Listen for this Season! Photo BWW Review: Arts Club's SOMEONE LIKE YOU is a Must-Listen for this Season!
by Alyson Eng - June 16, 2021

Love, heartbreak, and drama – the key ingredients of the perfect audio play to spice up your day! SOMEONE LIKE YOU written by Christine Quintana is Arts Club’s newest audio play in their “Listen To This” series and is available for download starting May 19th to January 19th. SOMEONE LIKE YOU brings ...
BWW Review: Arts Club's NIGHT PASSING Opens our Ears and our Mind! Photo BWW Review: Arts Club's NIGHT PASSING Opens our Ears and our Mind!
by Alyson Eng - April 09, 2021

This year, Arts Club Vancouver will offer four audio plays in a series called: Listen to This. Highlighting the works of Canadian playwrights from the “Emerging Playwrights Unit” or the “Silver Commissions Project,” these audio plays will allow the exploration of theatre in a different and engaging ...
BWW Review: THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS will gift you with laughter this holiday se Photo BWW Review: THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS will gift you with laughter this holiday season!
by Alyson Eng - December 12, 2020

This holiday season is a lot different than the past. With increased restrictions due to COVID-19, live theatre is currently on pause with uncertainty as to when it will return. Thankfully, the Arts Club’s one-woman play, THE TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS, is available for streaming to satisfy all of yo...
BWW Review: HEY VIOLA! Brings Forth the Important Story Behind the Woman on Canada's Photo BWW Review: HEY VIOLA! Brings Forth the Important Story Behind the Woman on Canada's Ten-Dollar Bill
by Alyson Eng - 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 ...