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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 ...
BWW Review: TOPSY TURVY 2: A TWISTED DISNEY CABARET Brings Joy to the Theatre Communi Photo BWW Review: TOPSY TURVY 2: A TWISTED DISNEY CABARET Brings Joy to the Theatre Community in the Midst of a Pandemic
by Alyson Eng - 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. Ac...
BWW Review: Ok, KIM'S CONVENIENCE Will See You on Tour This Month! Photo BWW Review: Ok, KIM'S CONVENIENCE Will See You on Tour This Month!
by Alyson Eng - 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: Ki...
BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS Brings its Southern Charm to Vancouver! Photo BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS Brings its Southern Charm to Vancouver!
by Alyson Eng - March 04, 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 fem...
BWW Review: NOISES OFF Will Make You Laugh Till You Cry! Photo BWW Review: NOISES OFF Will Make You Laugh Till You Cry!
by Alyson Eng - February 04, 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 w...
BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Rock-Theatre Extravaganza! Photo BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU is a Rock-Theatre Extravaganza!
by Alyson Eng - 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...
BWW Feature: Top 5 Shows to See at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver! Photo BWW Feature: Top 5 Shows to See at the PuSh Festival in Vancouver!
by Alyson Eng - January 09, 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...
BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is a “Feel-Good” Holiday Spectacle Photo BWW Review: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is a “Feel-Good” Holiday Spectacle
by Alyson Eng - 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 lov...