Vancouver Opera Festival 2018
Dates and Venue April 28 & 29, May 4, 9, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:30pm & May 2, 5, & 6 at 2pm, 2018 | Vancouver Playhouse
The Opera is so much more than the story of an office worker whose life is turned upside down when he’s robbed of his new overcoat. The work has debuted at the Bluma Appel Theatre in March 2018 before coming to the Vancouver Playhouse - where the original creation premiered 20 years ago.
Tickets $41.75 - $101.75 purchase at tickets.vancouveropera.ca/
Dates and Venue May 3 & 5 at 7:30pm, April 29 at 2pm, 2018 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is Russian Lyric Opera at its finest – based on the plot of Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin features an emotional tale packed with music, choreography, and a duel that will render the audience speechless. Tchaikovsky, as always, brings many symphonic elements to Eugene Onegin including orchestrations and arias in what he described as seven lyrical scenes.
Tickets $41.75 - $161.75 purchase at tickets.vancouveropera.ca/
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue March 22–April 22, 2018; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street
When three generations of the Blake family descend on a rundown lower Manhattan duplex for Thanksgiving dinner, each family member’s fears and burdens are magnified. Erik Blake worries about his daughters—Aimee, for her recent breakup and health concerns, and Brigid, for her new neighbourhood and employment prospects. Erik and his wife, Deirdre, attempt to mask their own anxieties, too, while simultaneously caring for his aged mother.
from $29 at artsclub.com or the artsclub.com
Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue March 23 – April 14, 2018, 8pm Wed -Sat with 2pm Sat matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.
Joey, a successful divorce lawyer, is used to things going his way. When he suddenly decides he needs a Bar Mitzvah he doesn’t expect to have to wait, or take classes. But when he meets Michael, an acerbic rabbi with to-do lists of her own, what began as a simple bureaucratic checkbox becomes a deep immersion in the meaning of ritual, maturing, and friendship. Bar Mitzvah Boy is a sharp-tongued comedy about growing up… at any age.
Tickets $20 - $36.50, taxes not included - call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org
Dates and Venue March 23 – April 15, 2018, | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery
Enron, the Texas-based energy company ascended to great heights before declaring bankruptcy in 2001 amid one of the largest financial scandals in history, having deceived its 20,000 employees, Wall Street, and the general public. Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, Enron follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and loss that reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts a new light on the financial turmoil of the last decade.
$20 - $26 available on line at www.unitedplayers.com
or at the door. Preview on Mar 22 all tickets $12. phone 604 224 8007,
Date and Venue Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 3 pm | Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, 1412 Cartwright St.
RupLoops is an interactive, live looping show, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments. Rup utilizes his skills as a musician to create a engaging musical experience. He is an educator and performer and has a deep passion for intercultural work and intercultural sounds. Through this show he hopes students will gain an understanding and appreciation of our universal language: music.
Grown Ups $15, Young People $10 – purchase at: tickets.carouseltheatre.ca
Dates and Venue Thursday, April 5, 2018, 2pm | Orpheum Theatre
Conductor William Rowson Featured performers Goh Ballet dancers & Sean Gao violin Host Christopher Gaze
Programme Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 1 in B Major, No. 2 in E minor; Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz; Lehár’s Gold & Silver Waltz; Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3, 10; Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
The magical, musical world of dance is centre stage, with the talented dancers of Goh Ballet, and music by Dvorák, Lehar, Brahms, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty ballets, plus dances from the ballet Coppelia and the Winter section of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Tickets $19 - $95 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
Club Theatre Company
Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes. While Annie nurses him back to health, Paul soon realizes that he is not her guest, but her captive. Angered that he has killed off her favourite character, Annie forces Paul to resurrect Misery in a new book—and Paul soon finds himself writing for his freedom…and his life.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue April 11 - April 15, 2018, 7:30pm (Sat at 4pm and 7:30pm & Sun at 1:30pm and 5pm) | Abbotsford Center
Crystal explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 33-year history. In Crystal, gymnasts and skaters perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, combining multiple disciplines: synchronized skating, freestyles figures, and traditional circus acts such as swinging trapeze, aerial traps and hand to hand.
Tickets $40 - $150 - for Abbotsford performances are also available at: www.cirquedusoleil.com/canada
Dates and Venue April 12 – 29, 2018, Weds, Thurs. Fri. Sat. 7:30pm; Sat matinees 2pm April 21 & 28 | Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster
Set in 1931 Berlin, which is transitioning from an avant-garde cultural centre to the epicentre of the beginning of Hitler’s totalitarian regime. In this world Cliff, a struggling American writer arrives. On his first night in Berlin he wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, overseen by the strange, and gender-bending, bawdy “Emcee” and where the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles performs, a nightly raucous ensemble takes the stage to tantalize the crowd and urges them to leave their troubles outside.
Tickets Adults $48, Seniors & Students $39, Children 13 under $29 -at ticketsnw.ca or tel: 604-521-5050
Dates and Venue April 12 - 21, 2018, 8pm nightly (except Sun & Mon); matinees on Sat, April 14 & Sun, April 15 @ 2pm, Tues, April 17 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
In 1924, in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong, a series of sadistic murders have stymied the local police. What to do but bring in the city’s top detective, and set him loose on a place riddled with corruption, crime, and vice of every possible variety.
from $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com
Box Office: 604-270-1812
Dates and Venue April 13 - 15, 2018 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Riverdance is back by popular demand to play a limited engagement at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The show began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. It has since become an innovative blend of dance, music and song, drawing on Irish traditions, yet capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
Date and Venue April 19, 21, 27, 2018, at 8pm & Sunday, April 29, at 2:30pm | The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., Victoria
Sung in Italian, with English surtitles
Handel's first big hit for the London stage, Rinaldo contains some of his most ravishing music and is an exotic story of war, religion, love, and sorcery. As a Christian army prepares to lay siege to Jerusalem during the First Crusade, politics, passion, and magic complicate matters.
Tickets $25 - $165. Purchase online: www.rmts.bc.ca/ or call 250.385.0222
Dates and Venue March 20 – 31, 2018, 8pm; matinees at 2pm on March 25 & 31 | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St. by Nicolas Billon
morning, on the doorsteps of a Toronto police station, Inspector
Lamb discovers an unlikely bundle; a drugged and abandoned old man
in a strange military uniform. Atop his head a Santa hat, and around
his neck a business card impaled on a butchers hook with the words,
“Arrest me,” scrawled on it. Inspector Lamb begins an
investigation into the identity of the stranger that will forever
tie together the lives of four people
Firehall Arts Centre
Dates and Venue March 17 – April 21, 2018, Tuesdays 7pm, Wed – Fri 8pm, Saturdays 3pm & 8pm, Sundays, 3pm, Wednesdays, 1pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova St.
Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a writer checks into New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face with the love of the present, a love he wishes he could not only forget, but erase from memory.
Tickets from $25 at firehallartscentre.ca or call 604.689.0926 – Pay-what-u-can on March 21 & 28 and April 4, 11 & 18.
Slippers Theatre in association with Gateway Theatre
Dates and Venue March 15 - 24, 2018, 8pm (matinees on Saturdays at 2pm, Tuesday, March 20 at 1pm) | Studio B, Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
When aging party girl Evelyn loses her husband in a bar bet, things look grim. But as Evelyn’s life opens up in new and unexpected directions, she comes to realize that maybe her husband is better off staying lost. An irreverent tale that takes on new resonance as an ode to female independence and emancipation.
Dates and Venue March 14 - 24, 2018, 8pm; matinee on March 18 at 2pm | Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver
A professor confronts a student who has defied probability by taking a multiple choice exam only to get every answer wrong. Meanwhile, the “Luckiest Man Alive” – with his uncanny ability to predict the winner of the Super Bowl coin toss for 20 years running – is confronted by a young woman who claims to know his secret. In Sequence, two different paths converge. Belief systems clash, ideas mutate, and order springs from chaos!
Adult: $28; Deaf; PWD $20; Senior $20; Student & Arts
Worker $15; School Groups $10 per student. On sale now at Presentation
House’s Box Office, by phone at 604.990.3474, or at www.tickets.phtheatre.org
Vancouver Community Arts Council
Dates and Venue March 5 – 25, 2018, 10am – 5pm | The Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver
Chun Ping (Claire) Huang was born in Shanghai, China. She received her BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and currently lives and works in Vancouver. She has worked as a profession in architectural design in Shanghai and Vancouver. Architecture has always been the inspiration of her work. In her Vista Series paintings, she creates an illusionistic vista of architectural space by adding and subtracting creation and destruction. In her recent collection, the paintings are more of representational applications with contemporary abstract mark-making. Two of her urbanscape paintings; in the City of glass series were selected for display in the Canadian Pavilion of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
Opening Reception March 6, at 6 – 8pm; Artist Talk March 10 & 11 at 1 – 4pm
Club Theatre Company
A dramatic comedy that weaves together the experiences of Jane, Tom and their two adult children in the months following Tom’s diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Each family member struggles with their own fears, questions, memories, and purposes, and the family’s unity is put into peril when Jane questions her loyalty to a man who will ultimately forget her name.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644