Broadway Across Canada
The Illusionists

Dates and Venue January 15 - 20, 2019, Tues - Sun evenings at 7:30pm with Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

This spectacular showcases the talents of five of the best Illusionists around. The IllusionistsTM has broken box office records across the globe and entertains audiences of all ages with their amazing acts ofillusion. The non-stop show is packed with magic of unprecedented proportions.

Ticket prices start at $30.50 on sale now, available at BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca, Ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.






The Cultch in association with Indian Ink Theatre Company
Mrs Krishnan’s Party

Dates and Venue January 15 – February 3, 2019 at 8pm ( Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm) | Vancity Culture Lab, 1895 Venables St

Heard of Diwali? A million lamps floating on a river and fireworks to wake the dead. Heard of Holi? An explosion of colour and joy and massive dry cleaning bills. How about Onam? It could be the craziest of them all. From Indian Ink Theatre, comes Mrs. Krishnan’s Party, a celebration of one of the great Indian festivals; with food, music, and laughter. A comedy that invites the audience to the party, and seats them around the dining table!

Tickets from $24. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com






2019 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Dates and Venues January 17 to February 3, 2019 | Various venues in Vancouver, plus the Anil Centre, New Westminster.

The PuSh Festival is one of Vancouver's signature events, produced over three weeks each January in Vancouver, British Columbia. The festival presents work in the live performing arts. The Festival showcases international, Canadian and local artists. The 2019 edition will be No.15.

Tickets price of single tickets are event specific. More info: pushfestival.ca/festival-events/how-to-attend/

 



Ensemble Theatre Company
A Prayer for Owen Meany adapted by Simon Bent from the novel by John Irving

Dates and Venue January 18 – February 9, 2019, Wed - Sat at 8pm; (+ 2pm Saturday matinees) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.

Owen Meany believes he is an instrument of the divine. As he and his best friend John navigate the turbulent America of the 1960s, Owen pulls the strings of a plan invisible to everyone but him and – perhaps – God. The seventeen person cast will transport audiences from the suburban streets of post-war America to the turbulence of Vietnam, led by Chris Lam as Owen and Tariq Leslie as his best friend John.

Tickets $20 - 36.50 (taxes not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org - Pay-what-you-can preview Jan 17 at 8pm

 


Arts Club Theatre Company
The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Dates and Venue January 24–February 24, 2019, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at Sun at 2pm & 8pm and Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Street

Horace Vandergelder seeks a wife and matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi doesn’t need to look very far to find her! With forbidden young love and mistaken identities afoot, more than one match is sure to be made. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way.

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




Vancouver Chamber Choir
Love & Mercy

Date and Venue Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8pm | Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 W 33rd Ave, Vancouver

Conductor Erick Lichte

The final audition concert presents Erick Lichte, whom Vancouverites know as the Artistic Director of Chor Leoni Men's Choir. His mostly contemporary and international repertoire will include music by John Tavener, David Lang, Eric Whitacre, Zachary Wadsworth, Felix Mendelssohn and George Gershwin.

Tickets $29 - $33 - Student rush tickets are just $15 starting at 7pm at the door. Purchase online at:
vancouverchamberchoir.com/event/love-mercy





The Cultch in association with Ahuri Theatre & The Theatre Centre (part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival)
This is the Point

Dates and Venue January 29 – February 2, 2019 at 8pm (additional perf. On Feb. 2 at 2pm) | The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. Through a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments, these two couples draw from their personal lives to explore and debate questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and whether people of different abilities can ever connect with each other on equal terms. ASL Interpreted Performance + Live Audio Description by VocalEye on February 2, 2pm

Tickets from $24. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com



UBC Opera Ensemble & Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

Dates and Venue January 31 – February 3, 2019, at 7:30pm (Sunday mainee at 2pm) | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC

Conductor Neil Varon

better known by its English title The Magic Flute, is one of Mozart’s most beloved works.With famous arias like the Queen of the Night’s devilishly tricky Der Hölle Rache and Pamina’s heartbreaking Ach ich fühls, this opera is an audience favourite and a delight to perform for students and professionals alike.

Tickets $20 - $45 available at www.ubcoperatickets.com by telephone at 604.822.6725 or in person at the Old Auditorium, Frederic Wood Theatre, or Chan Centre Box Office.

 



Arts Club Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre
True Crime
created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, in collaboration with Julian Brown

Dates and Venue January 31–February 24, 2019, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at Sun at 2pm & 8pm and Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

Christian Gerhartsreiter—aka Clark Rockefeller—is a con man of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California state prison. And iconic provocateur and musician Torquil Campbell (of the band Stars) wants to try him on for size. This dogged investigation and impersonation dares us to find the truth and confront our cultural addiction to a good story—at any cost.

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

 


Gateway Theatre
Yoga Play by Dipika Guha

Dates and Venue February 7 - 16, 2019 | Main Stage Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

When newly-hired Joan is brought on board to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, she really has her work cut out. The company’s founder has been ousted after a fat-shaming scandal, sales are plunging, and panic has set in. Jojomon needs an image makeover fast. As Joan struggles to balance the needs of her new position with the reality of the bottom line, more trouble surfaces.

Tickets from $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812. More info at: www.gatewaytheatre.com/




Vancouver Opera
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini

Dates and Venue February 14, 16, 19, & 21 at 7:30pm; February 24 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™

Vancouver Opera presents an extravagant production of one of opera’s most enduring love stories, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. The curtain rises on a modern-day flea market with sellers touting their wares and an accordion duo entertaining the crowd. A present-day tourist discovers a stall specialising in objects d’art from the 1920s. Amid the bustle, a lone visitor puts a record on a vintage gramophone and we hear the opening bars of a very famous opera, transporting the audience back in time.

Tickets Single tickets on sale and start at only $50. Purchase online at: vancouveropera.ca/buy-tickets/


ONGOING

The Firehall Arts Centre
Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

Dates and Venue January 12 – February 9, 2019, Tues at 7pm, Wed-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 3pm & Wed at 1pm PWYC |Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova

The music of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is re-imagined in this musical experience. Conceived and directed by two of Vancouver’s own, Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman, Circle Game features the talents of Benjamin Millman, Scott Perrie, Adriana Ravalli, Kimmy Choi, Samantha Bourque and David Z. Cohen. Together, they play eighteen instruments. Post Show Talkback: January 17, 24, 31, & February 7

Tickets starting at $25. Purchase online at: firehallartscentre.ca or call 604.689.0926