ANNOUNCEMENT

Broadway Across Canada
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Dates and Venue April 11 – 16, 2017, Tuesday - Sunday evenings 7:30pm, Sat and Sun 2pm matinees | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

With a fresh new take on the tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, a pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.

Tickets start at $30 (plus applicable service charges). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. On sale through ticketmaster.ca/Rodgers-Hammersteins-Cinderella or by calling 1-855-985-5000


 


Zee Zee Theatre Company
Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical

Dates and Venue March 2 – 11, 2017, at 8pm ( 2pm matinees on Mar 4, 5, 11, 12) | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.

The Musical offers a candid look inside the world of Vancouver's iconic Elbow Room Café, home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and hearts of gold. This show explores the notion of legacy: how we age together in a technicolour world. A whimsical look at how café owners Patrice and Bryan manage the hectic world of one of Vancouver's most recognizable restaurants.

Tickets Adults $9.52 - $ 43.81. Purchase online at tickets.thecultch.com/

 

Here’s to Life – A Night to Remember
An Evening With Patricia Duval

Dates and Venue March 4, 2017, 7:30pm (doors 6:30) | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

The show follows Patricia’s memories of the 50s, before her career was launched. Her idol then was Judy Garland, who had a magical connection to her audience, inspiring a medley in this show. In the 60s Shirley Bassey also had the ability to grab a song and wring every nuance out of every note, another of Patricia’s idols whose songs she’ll perform.

Tickets $25, or $20 seniors/students available in advance online at: http://artspoints.com/ or phone PAL Studio Theatre at 604.255.4313.

 

ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Gateway Theatre and Neworld Theatre
The Pipeline Project by Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow

Dates and Venue March 9 – 18, 2017, 8pm (Matinees Sat, March 11 & 18 @ 2pm and Tues., March 14 @ 1pm) | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, Studio B

This world premiere presentation, a personal exploration of the ongoing political battles over pipelines, will engage audiences long after the final curtain falls. The play is presented in the round and told from the perspective of three theatrical artists – two First Nations and one white – who collaborate to create a theatrical piece that confronts the pipeline expansion in BC.

Tickets $29 online at: tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812. INFO: www.gatewaytheatre.com/pipelineproject

 


Ballet BC

Program 2

Dates and Venue March 16-18, 2017, 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

PROGRAM 2 features world premieres by choreographers Wen Wei Wang, Company 605, Lesley Telford, and the return of critically acclaimed Solo Echo by Crystal Pite. Solo Echo will be remounted; inspired by two sonatas for piano and cello by Johannes Brahms, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater.

Tickets range from $21.25 to $91.25 (plus applicable charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online at ticketmaster.ca




Pacific Theatre
Valley Song by Athol Fugard

Dates and Venue March 24 - April 8, 2017, 8pm Wed – Sat (2pm matinees Sat and Sun) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave

Valley Song is an inter-generational tale that brings the nation-wide social changes of apartheid to one family. When a nation undergoes sweeping reform, it’s not just policy that has to change: its people’s lives that get caught in the struggle. In Valley Song, set in the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa, the tension between old and new makes its way into the relationship between a young woman and her grandfather.

Tickets $23.95-34.95, taxes and fees not included. Call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org

 


ONGOING

Vital Spark Theatre
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off by Liz Lochhead

Dates and Venue February 17 - March 11, 2017, Thurs - Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm, plus matinee (as well as evening perf,) on Sat, March 11 | Jericho Arts Centre

A raw, rough telling of the familiar tale of the enmity between Elizabeth and Mary but here the focus is on Mary, and on how she tries to control a land riven with sectarianism, with plots and counterplots, while continuing to be a passionate and beautiful woman of flesh and blood. Liz Lochhead sets out a tale of a queen who has failed to learn what Elizabeth did, that a queen must rule with her head not her heart.

Tickets $25, seniors and students $20, from www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Reservations 604 224 8007, ext 3




Arts Club Theatre Company ON TOUR
Bittergirl: The Musical book by Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence, and Mary Francis Moore

Dates and Venue February 16 – March 15, 2017 | Various venus across the Lower Mainland
Following the Lower Mainland tour, Bittergirl: The Musical will run at the Granville Island Stage from June 15 to July 29, 2017.

This cathartic musical charts the romantic breakups of three women and the antics that ensue. ’60s girl group music, like “Be My Baby,” “And Then He Kissed Me,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Where Did Our Love Go?”, provide a backdrop for the bittergirls’ journey back to happiness. Who knew getting dumped could be so much fun?

Tickets Price of admission may vary according to venue. A full schedule, including links to presenting partners at artsclub.com/shows/on-tour/2016-2017/bittergirl





2017 Chutzpah! Festival

Dates and Venues February 16 – March 13, 2017 | Norman Rothstein Theatre and venues around Vancouver

Chutzpah! (The Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival) is the Lower Mainland’s winter music, dance, comedy and theatre festival presenting international, national and local artists. Chutzpah! delivers audiences work that is forward-looking, multi-layered, and entertaining.

Tickets Price of admission varies according to specific show. Visit: chutzpahfestival.com/performances-tickets/

 



Arts Club Theatre Company
The Men in White by Anosh Irani

Dates and Venue February 9 – March 11, 2017, Mon – Thurs at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm | Granville Island Stage

When Abdul’s cricket team decides to take action to end their losing streak, they talk of recruiting Abdul’s brother, Hasan. But bringing Hasan from Bombay to Vancouver will cost them more than just a plane ticket. Not all teammates agree with the high stakes of his trip and although Hasan wants to reunite with Abdul, it means leaving behind his beloved Haseena and comical Baba. This new play focuses on the circumstances that bring us together and tear us apart.

Tickets starting at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com




The White Rock Players

The Graduate by Charles Webb, adapted by Terry Johnson

Dates and Venue February 8 - February 25, 2017, 8pm (Sundays matinees at 2:30pm) | Coast Capital Playhouse

California, 1964. Benjamin comes home after graduating from college, aimless and disillusioned. His parents throw him a party where their family friend, Mrs. Robinson, makes him an offer he is unable to refuse. Don’t miss your chance to see Benjamin stumble his way through post-college life and straight into the arms of Mrs. Robinson.

Tickets $22, Senior/student $19, Group rates available. Purchase online: www.whiterockplayers.ca/

 



Studio 58
42nd Street

Dates and Venue February 4- 26, 2017, Tues –Sat, 8pm, Sat & Sun matinees 3pm (except February 4). No Monday shows| Studio 58, Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver

Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her hometown for New York to audition for a new Broadway musical. When the leading lady can’t go on, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.

Tickets Single tickets $29.25, $22.75 & $21.75. Matinees & Groups of 10+ $17.75 - available online at ticketstonight.ca or by phone at 604.684.2787


 

Pacific Theatre
Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather by David Mann

Dates and Venue February 3 - 25, 2017 at 8pm Wed - Sat (2pm matinees all Saturdays) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.

What if Shakespeare wrote The Godfather? In Classic Chic’s production of Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather the Corleone family is on the top of the New York crime food chain, with Vito Corleone at the head of the family. That is until local drug baron Virgil “The Turk” Sollozzo attempts a coup. When it doesn’t work out, a chain of corruption and murder is set in motion that ends only when son Michael, previously uninvolved in the “family business” exacts violent.

Tickets $23.95 - 34.95, taxes and fees not included. Pay-what-you-can preview Feb 2 at 8pm. call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org

 


photo: Pascal Ratthé

Dates and Venue January 29 – March 12, 2017, 7.30pm, Extra 2pm shows on Sat (2pm matineeon Sundays – no evening show) | Under the White Big Top at Olympic Village

The four-legged stars play and perform with freedom, in a relationship with their human counterparts. A liberty act, in which purebred Arabian horses are directed only by the soft murmurs of their trainer, and a caravan act that comprises people and horses too numerous to count, are amongst the scenes that will leave every spectator captivated. Deploying their talents, the acrobats present a mix of force and sensitivity, interacting with the audience, while musicians and vocalists immerse spectators of all ages.

Tickets $44.50 up to $219.50 now on sale at Cavalia or by calling 1-866-999-8111.




The Vagabond Players
Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

Dates and Venue February 2 – 26, 2017, Thurs – Sat 8pm, Sunmatinees at 2pm | The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster

An intriguing play by Agatha Christie Towards Zero begins when the frail and elderly Lady Tressilian invites several guests into her seaside home at Gull's Point. The house party turns sour when tennis star, Neville Strange, brings his new wife along, knowing that his ex-wife will also be present. Then events take a sinister turn as Lady Tressilian is killed, and Superintendent Battle, who is holidaying nearby, finds himself embroiled in a labyrinthine maze of clues and deception.

Tickets $17, Seniors/Youth: $15, $12 previews on February 2 & 3. Purchase your tickets at vagabondplayers.ca/tickets or call 604-521-0412

 


Arts Club Theatre Company
The Audience by Peter Morgan

Dates and Venue January 26 – February 26, 2017, Tues – Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Wed 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

From Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher, through Tony Blair and David Cameron,the Queen has held a weekly meeting, or “audience,” with each of her twelve prime ministers. Peter Morgan’s imaginary glimpses into these tête-à-têtes provide a droll and fascinating portrayal of a lioness of history—one who, over the span of six decades, transforms from an uncertain young monarch into the revered figurehead of today.

Tickets start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com