Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Dates and Venue July 19 - 21, 2019, Friday night 3pm - 11pm & Sat & Sun 9am to 11pm | Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a Canadian cultural institution; a unique community-based celebration internationally renowned for presenting the finest traditional and contemporary folk and roots music from around the world. Now in its 42nd year, the Festival continues to be one of the city’s most enjoyed and respected events.

Admission Weekend Pass includes: Friday, July 19: 3pm - 11pm, Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21: 9am - 11pm. Non-transferrable. Children 12 and under FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. No evening tickets.
Purchase online: www.eventbrite.ca/


Down Stage Right Productions
SILENCE! The Musical music and lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan, book by Hunter Bell

Dates and Venue July 25 - August 3 2019, 8pm (Friday Aug 2 @ 7pm & 10pm) | Goldcorp Stage, BMO Theatre Centre 162 West 1st Ave.

A satire on the film, The Silence of the Lambs. This lampoon brings back the creepiness of the movie but with a whole lot of offensive and tongue in cheek hilarity. The musical sticks closely to the story and only strays to let the performers loose to twist and chew up the dialogue or to burst into flights of musical madness.

Tickets $42 - Early Bird Special $34 Available until July 8 (limited).
Purchase online:
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God of Carnage

Dates and Venue July 24 - 28, 2019 | The Beaumont, 326 West 5th Avenue

God of Carnage (Le Dieu du Carnage) from French playwright Yasmina Reza follows two sets of parents as they meet to discuss a fight between their eleven year old sons in a public park. They have agreed to speak in a cordial manner but while the afternoon wears on, the veneer of civility thins, as high minded discussion gives way to mayhem.

Tickets $25 online available through www.teatrolosenamorados or at the door




Carousel Theatre for Young People
The Winter’s Tale

Dates and Venue July 26 - August 10, 2019, Mon to Sat 7:30pm | Ron Basford Park on Granville Island

The Teen Shakespeare Program takes on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale – a story of love, jealousy, and atonement, where things aren’t quite as they seem… A fantastical tale, full of tricks and turns, that is sure to delight the entire family. King Leontes and King Polixenes are childhood friends but a tragic misunderstanding drives them a part and thrusts those they love into an incredible adventure. A story of joy, forgiveness, and the timeless power of love.

Admission FREE – premium seating available in advance for $6 at tickets.carouseltheatre.ca or by calling 604-685-6217




Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF)

Dates and Venues August 15 – 25, 2019 | Bean Around the World, International Village—IV, QET Plaza, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, The Junction Pub, Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Playhouse & York Theatre

The 11-day festival is the largest queer arts event in Western Canada and the second-largest film festival in Vancouver. Showcasing over 70 films from more than 10 countries, with themes ranging from the histories of local “troublemakers,” films centering on two-spirit stories, and narratives set against the backdrop of the opera. The Festival celebrates the best in independent queer cinema and facilitates a unique community space through a variety of performances, panels and workshops. Film schedule TBA.

Tickets $40 for a Six Pack (6 tickets); $140for the Super Pass - provides access to all films & galas with front-of-line privileges, membership and entry to select events and parties. For info about single tickets GOTO: https://queerfilmfestival.ca/tickets-passes/



Bard on the Beach
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Date and Venue August 21 – September 15, 2019, 7.30pm evenings + 2pm weekend matinees | Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre, Vanier Park

Political warfare – and war within a family – drive Shakespeare’s compelling story of the ruthless fighter, Coriolanus, as she fights for honour without compromise. With themes of pride and arrogance at its core, Coriolanus examines what it means to be loyal to a parent, to a leader and to a country – and how those choices can redeem or destroy us.

Tickets $26 - $77 Purchase online at bardonthebeach.org/schedule/ OR Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 to purchase by telephone - Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm. By email at: bard on the beach



ONGOING

Ensemble Theatre Company
7th Annual Repertory Festival

Dates and Venue July 10 – August 16, 2019 at 7.30 pm (Brunch presentations at 11am on Sundays) | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St


The three plays have been programmed to embrace conversations about what our culture is, the stories we tell ourselves and the truths we all share. For Festival calendar visit: www.ensembletheatrecompany.ca

The Drawer Boy by Michael Healy: A portrait of friendship, a striking examination of the transformational power of storytelling. The Drawer Boy invites us to explore the blurred line between reality and fiction, and re-frames our assumptions about the art that represents their synthesis.

Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin: By turns uproarious and sobering, with a cast of vibrant characters. Kanin's play reminds us that a healthy democracy depends on its inhabitants to stay healthy, and that abuse of power cannot be stemmed without an informed and engaged citizenry.

Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts: Playwright Tracy Letts is a challenge to our assumptions about immigration and racism, while presenting the dangers of looking backward in a rapidly changing world and the redemptive power of hope and friendship.

Tickets single tickets go on sale June 1st, 2019 - but the Festival Pass (access to all 3 plays) available now. Purchase online: ticketstonight.ticketforce




Theatre Under the Stars

Mamma Mia!

Dates and Venue July 5 - August 18, 2019 at 8pm - odd-numbered days in July, even-numbered days in August | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, Mamma Mia! has laughs, dance, and of course ABBA’s hit songs. People the world over have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music.

Tickets Single ticket Early Bird sales on now! From $25 for adults - $20 on Preview nights.
Purchase online: ticketstonight.ticketforce.com


Disney’s NEWSIES

Dates and Venue July 6 - August 17, 2019 at 8pm - even-numbered days in July, odd-numbered days in August | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! In 1899, New York City had its papers delivered by an army of ragged orphans and runaways called ‘newsies’. When newspaper owners raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, this band of misfits unites to strike against the unfair conditions. This Disney film turned Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.

Tickets Single ticket Early Bird sales on now! From $25 for adults - $20 on Preview nights.
Purchase online: ticketstonight.ticketforce.com


Bard on the Beach

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Date and Venue June 5 – September 21, 2019, 7.30pm evenings + 2pm weekend matinees | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

The ‘spaghetti western’ is the inspiration behind this hilarious Wild-West love story, where two fierce kindred spirits finally meet their match in each other. Petruchio, the sharpest-shooting cowboy in the West meets Kate, the prickliest gal in Padua, and their throw-down contest of wills and wits will leave you laughing out loud as they bicker and battle their way towards a splendid, healing love.

Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall

Date and Venue June 12 – September 18, 2019, 7.30pm evenings + 2pm weekend matinees | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is looming and he’s in desperate need of inspiration. And then he finds his muse – Viola. She’s Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms but their road to romance runs into plenty of complications, from nefarious schemers to overheated backstage theatrics.


All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare

Date and Venue June 26 – August 11, 2019, 7.30pm evenings + 2pm weekend matinees | Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre, Vanier Park

This new staging of All’s Well That Ends Well is set in India during the waning days of British occupation and the cusp of Indian independence. Helena, a privileged young Indian woman, secretly loves Bertram, an officer in the British Army. Cultural, social and political barriers stand between them – but Helena doesn’t give up, and her journey takes her into the heart of her own culture and identity as this tumultuous love story unfolds against a backdrop of dramatic societal change.

Tickets $26 - $77 Purchase online at bardonthebeach.org/schedule/ OR Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 to purchase by telephone - Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm. By email at: bard on the beach


Arts Club Theatre Company
Mom’s The Word: Nest ½ Empty by Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard, and Deborah Williams

Dates and Venue June 6 – July 20, 2019; Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8 PM, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm

From the creative team of Mom’s the Word Collective comes another chapter in their stories of family and fracas. The kids are grown, marriages have “evolved,” and 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.

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



United Players
Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

Dates and Venue June 7 - 30, Thursday through Sunday. All performances at 8 pm except Sundays June 16,23,30 when there is a 2pm matinée only | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

Johnny “Rooster” Byron is a gypsy squatter, a wanted man, a folk hero to some and a villain to others. The authorities want to evict him. His son wants his dad to take him to the fair. A motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs. Johnny is a giant from a bygone age, a Green Man from England’s past, and a larger-than-life character who has captivated audiences in London and New York – and who now comes for the first time to Vancouver. Come meet this “shielder of youth from more ferocious predators, fabulist, lord of misrule and summoner of spirits” and his motley, raggle taggle retinue.

Tickets $22-$28, available on line at unitedplayers.com or at the door.

 


Arts Club Theatre
Matilda The Musical
book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, from the novel by Roald Dahl

Dates and Venue May 16, 2019 - July 14, 2019, Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

The musical’s heroine is Matilda, a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the loveable and caring Miss. During her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey both recognizes and appreciates Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Armed with her courage and intelligence, Matilda takes a stand to change her destiny and save her classmates.

Tickets from $39 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644