Upintheair Theatre
rEvolver Theatre Festival

Dates and Venue May 23 - June 3, 2018 | The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

rEvolver Theatre Festival will present 12 days of new interdisciplinary live theatre works by emerging to early mid career Canadian artists with ticketed presentations as well as free companion events. It’s all happening in-and-around The Cultch. Drawing a bold line across the festival program, artists will tackle timely concerns with productions that create meaningful introspections to provoke dialogues on abuse, colonialism, violence, and chronic illness.

Tickets Reg. Singles $20, Low Income $15 Three Show Pass $45, Six Show Pass $84 All prices are inclusive of tax and service charges. More Info: www.tickets.thecultch.com



Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Bramwell Tovey - A Gala Celebration

Date and Venue May 31, 2018 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductors Bramwell Tovey, Tania Miller, Evan Mitchell, Gordon Gerrard & William Rowson

Featured Performers Tracy Dahl soprano, Judith Forst mezzo-Soprano, David Pomeroy tenor, Mark Fewer violin & Jon Kimura Parker piano

Join the VSO, Maestro Bramwell Tovey, and a roster of guests for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Maestro Tovey’s 18-year tenure as VSO Music Director. Bramwell will be joined at the podium by former Assistant Conductors Tania Miller and Gordon Gerrard.

Tickets $47 - $125 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434

 


Lamondance
MARBLED

Dates and Venue June 1st and 2nd, 2018 | BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, Capilano University, North Vancouver

MARBLED is about transformation. The show unveils concepts as such as memories, liberation, energy, empowerment, relationship, and life change. It celebrates freedom as a movement form. Lamondance's 9th show is a collaboration of artists from Vancouver's arts community presenting dancers from 3 different nationalities, a collaboration from multiple voices.

Tickets – To be announced

 




United Players
Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

Dates and Venue June 1 - 24, 2018, 8pm; 2pm matinees on Sundays | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who’s watching… Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king.

Tickets $20-$26, available on line at www.unitedplayers.com or at the door.Preview May 31, all tickets $12

 


Bard on the Beach
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Dates and Venue
June 6 – September 13, 2018, 7.30pm weekend matinees at 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

On a blasted heath in medieval Scotland, three women tell a General that he is fated to be the King of Scotland. The image takes hold in his mind, and so begins a chain of events that leads to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers and their children.

Tickets from $24, Youth discounts available (Age 6-22). Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 – online at: bardonthebeach.org/tickets/


Western Gold Theatre
The Learned Ladies by Molière, adapted by Freyda Thomas

Dates and Venue June 22 - 24, 2018, Fri - Sun at 7:30pm, Sat and Sun at 2pm | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

During the 17th Century, women – thirsty for knowledge and freedom – began to read, discuss and absorb all the learning they could get their hands on. In Molière’s Les Femmes Savants (The Learned Ladies), the familiar ‘Voice of Reason’, typically a male, is now for the first time female.

Tickets $27 - call the Box Office at 604-363-5734, or buy online at learned.brownpapertickets.com


ONGOING


A Fugue Theatre/Raven Theatre in association with Urban Ink & The Cultch

Les Filles Du Roi (The King’s Daughters) by Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac

Dates and Venue May 15 – 27, 2018m Tues – Sat 8pm, Sat. & Sun. Matinees 2pm | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.

Urban Ink, creators of Children of God, presents the world premiere of a new Canadian musical. Written in English, French and Kanien’kéha (Mohawk), Les Filles du Roi (The King’s Daughters) is the story of a young Mohawk girl, Kateri, and her brother Jean-Baptiste whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of les filles du roi in ‘New France’ (now Montreal) in 1665. They forge an unlikely relationship with young fille Marie-Jean Lespérance – whose dream of a new life is more complicated than she could have imagined.

Tickets $46 - $10; $20 Previews (May 15 & 16). On sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com


 

Vancouver Moving Theatre
Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way

Dates and Venue May 17-19 & May 24-26, 2018, Thurs and Frid 7:30pm, Sat matinees 2pm | Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Chief Simon Baker Room, 1607 East Hastings Street

Led and performed by indigenous artists, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way brings to life the story of Old One (Jonathan Fisher) and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community. Old One’s dream-like healing journey unfolds as he opens himself to his memories: of the impact of residential school on his family, the effect of intergenerational trauma on his daughter Nicole, the decline of the fishing industry and the resulting loss of a working life on the water.

Admission Sliding scale $2 - $25. Pay at the door. Limited seating. Event Information: 604-628-5672 and visit:
www.weaving-reconciliation-our-way.ca



Arts Club Theatre Company
MAMMA MIA! music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, book by Catherine Johnson

Dates and Venue May 10–August 12, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm; matinees on Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

An island paradise in Greece sets the stage for this feel-good show. A daughter’s quest to find her biological father before her wedding brings together three men from her mother’s past: Harry, Bill and Sam. While Sophie works to find out which man is her father, her mother Donna deals with the emotions brought up by her daughter’s upcoming nuptials and memories from her own past.

Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644

 


Pacific Theatre
Tolkien by Ron Reed

Dates and Venue May 11 –June 9, 2018, Wed - Sat at 8pm with 2pm Sat matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave

Legends in wait, the worlds of Narnia and Middle Earth may never have come to be were it not for an unlikely friendship between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Over thirty years they pushed each others’ imaginations, faith, and curiosity, growing together – and eventually growing apart.

Tickets $36.50 (+serv. chg.) Wed. $20. Buy online: tickets.pacifictheatre.org/, by phone 604-731-5518 or In person: 1440 W 12th Ave. Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thurs, May 10