Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera A New Production by Cameron Mackintosh
July 12 – 23, 2017 - 16 Performances
Venue Queen Elizabeth Theatre
With newly reinvented staging and scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
prices start at $37.50 and go on sale Saturday, April 1 at 10am. To
purchase, visit www.ticketmaster.ca
or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by
calling 1-800-889-8457. More info: vancouver.broadway.com/
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
Dates and Venue March 23 - April 1, 2017, 8pm (2pm Matinees on Sundays Mar 26 & Apr 1 | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street
Songs For A New
World is a rare kind of show, neither a musical nor a revue, but a song
cycle. It explores themes of immigration, war, motherhood, poverty,
and the singular moments that transform our lives.
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue March 23 – April 23, 2017, Tues – Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Wed 1:30pm, (2pm matinees on Sat & Sun) | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Street
Considered one of the greatest works of 20th century theatre, Angels in America is the tale of companionship, abandonment, and awakening that gives a compassionate voice to the fears engulfing a nation. Set in New York City at the height of the Reagan era and the beginning of the AIDS crisis, eight core characters struggle to find harmony among their beliefs, their desires, and the societal roles they feel obligated to uphold. Angels in America is Playwright Tony Kushner’s exploration of politics, religion, sexuality, and love.
start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office
at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com
Dates and Venue March 23– April 16, 2017, | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St, Vancouver
Roelf, a train driver, has spent weeks searching for the identities of a mother and child he unintentionally killed with his train on the track between Philippi and Nyanga on South Africa’s Cape Flats. After a fruitless journey through shanty towns, he encounters an old gravedigger named Simon who helps the desperate man unburden his conscience.
Tickets $20 - $24 available at the door. Preview night on March 19 all tickets $12
Date and Venue Thursday March 30, 2017 at 12 noon | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! noon hour series features Vancouver’s aerial dance company, Aeriosa. Bringing together the athleticism of rock climbing and the grace and artistry of dance, Aeriosa uses rope rigging systems to create three-dimensional performances.
Dates and Venue March 30 - April 23, 2017, Thurs - Sat at 8pm, Sun matinee at 2pm | Bernie Legge Theatre New Westminster
Who will shape the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci and prevail in the battle for the gifted child, his peasant mother or his rich father? Padre Bartolomeo, a friend of the da Vinci family, finds himself caught between the powerful da Vinci family and Leonardo’s defiant unwed mother. In his efforts to mediate the dispute and determine the future of Leonardo, Bartolomeo comes to a new understanding of the nature of forgiveness and love.
Tickets $ 15 & $17. Purchase at: www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets
Dates and Venue March 31 and April 1, 2017, 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street
Canada’s most prestigious and longest running burlesque festival. Founded in 2006, the festival aims to showcase this talent and expose Vancouver to the intricate art of burlesque. Over the last 11 years this project has grown into a world-class cabaret experience. Each year they produce 2 gala events showcasing many top burlesque performers alongside International Legends from the Golden Age of Burlesque.
Tickets $27.75 Regular Seating, $47.75 Premium Seating, $77.75 VIP Seating. Available online: www.brownpapertickets.com
Parole and Crow’s Theatre with support from La Coop Fédérée
Dates and Venue April 6 – 15, 2017, 8pm (matinees Sat April 8, Sun April 9 @ 2pm &Tues , April 11 @ 1pm)| Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
The Watershed follows Annabel, her actor husband, her two giddy prepubescent daughters and an unruly dog as they travel the country in a Winnebago motor-home in search of answers as to why the federal government has chosen to close the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario’s Kenora district. What starts as a lesson about the value of water in the wake of a home plumbing incident quickly morphs into an exploration of whether Canada can enjoy both economic prosperity and ecological sustainability.
City Musical Theatre
Dates and Venue April 6 – 23, 2017, 7.30pm (2pm matinees on Sat & Sun) | Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminister
Royal City Musical Theatre brings to the Massey stage the Tony Award winning Anything Goes. Set aboard an ocean liner bound from NYC to London, it’s a stem-to-stern voyage with tap dancing and Cole Porter’s music and lyrics. The talented cast will take you on this voyage singing the shows famous songs – “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, “You’d be So Easy To Love” to name a few, and the big tap number of “Anything Goes.”
Adults $48, Students $38, Seniors $33, Children (under 13)
$29. Purchase online
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue April 6 – May 6, 2017, Mon – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, (matinees on Wed at 1.30pm, and Sat at 2pm) | Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street
From the creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have matured, and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and humour.
start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office
at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com
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). On sale through www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000 or online www.ticketmaster.ca/
Music Vancouver in collaboration with the Vancouver Opera
Date and Venue Friday April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm | Christ Church Cathedral
EMV's Season Finale will feature Karina Gauvin in a recital of arias from the semi-operas of Henry Purcell. Canada’s very own superstar soprano, Karina Gauvin, has impressed audiences and critics the world over with her timbre, musicality and vocal range.
Tickets Reserved Premium Seats $33.50 - $67; Reserved Chairs $25.50 - $51; Festival Seating Pews $18 - $36. Purchase at tickets.ubc.ca
Dates and Venue April 26 - May 20, 2017 – 8pm (2pm matinees on May 6, 13 & 20) | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.
This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. End of the Rainbow is a true account of an all too mortal goddess on the eve of her destruction and is revealing in a way seldom found in the tabloids. End of the Rainbow gives the audience a glimpse into her relationship with her fifth husband Mickey Deans.
Tickets $25 general, $29 seniors & students (+service fees). Purchase online: www.brownpapertickets.com
2017 Spring Festival
Date and Venue Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
Conductor Bramwell Tovey Featured performers James Ehnes viola, Elektra Women's Choir directed by Morna Edmundson
Programme Gavin Higgins' Velocity; William Walton's Viola Concerto; Gustav Holst's The Planets
James Ehnes performs
Walton’s Viola Concerto.In the second half, take a voyage
through the solar system through Holst’s fantastic The Planets,
enhanced by spectacular updated video footage and imagery from NASA
missions shown on the big screen as the orchestra performs this epic
Other concerts in the Spring Festival Series: Songs and Serenades on April 22, Henry V on April 29, Enigma on April 30 & Last Night of the Proms on May 1
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
Venues April 28 to May 13, 2017, 7.30pm + weekend matinees
| Vancouver Playhouse and Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Date and Venue Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
German singer and actress Ute Lemper makes a rare Vancouver appearance, for a performance of her show “Last Tango in Berlin”, with support from the Goethe Institute. Backed by a trio (piano, bandoneon, bass), Ute Lemper explores the backstreets of Berlin, Paris, New York and Buenos Aires in songs by Weill & Brecht, Brel, Piaf, Ferré and Piazzolla.
Tickets available at the VO Ticket Centre 604-683-0222 or online at www.vancouveropera.ca
Venue Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8pm | Vogue Theatre
Tanya Tagaq Tickets
purchase at Ticketly 1-888-732-1682 or online at: www.ticketfly.com/purchase
Dates and Venue March 21 – April 9, 2017, 8pm | The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.
The Daisy Theatre is internationally acclaimed puppeteer Ronnie Burkett unleashed…unscripted, by the seat of his pants, manipulating and voicing his characters through variety acts, impromptu monologues, musical numbers and audience participation, featuring a cast of 40 marionette characters.
Tickets from $20. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com