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17/12 December

Music and storytelling divine at Christmas Presence

by Keri Vermeulen It’s just not Christmas until you’ve enjoyed some Presence. Blessed are we, then in Metro Vancouver, who get an opportunity to enjoy Pacific Theatre’s annual yuletide show, Christmas Presence, where wonder and anticipation are celebrated with a collection of music and storytelling. Unlike the sparkle and glitz of many theatrical shows during […]

17/11 November

Arts : theatre

Almost, Maine opens at Pacific Theatre by Keri Vermeulen Just in time for the onset of winter, Pacific Theatre brings to their stage a charming play, whose story is sure to thaw our hearts with the tender touch of love. Almost, Maine is set under cold northern skies, and weaves a magical tapestry of the […]

17/10 October

SAMC theatre season opens with ‘The Cover of Life’

by Keri Vermeulen For many theatre enthusiasts, there’s nothing quite like the honest intimacy and captivating story telling that happens on a small stage, in front of audiences of no more than a few hundred people. When you match that small stage vibe with enthusiastic, talented and committed cast and crew, there is even deeper […]

17/09 September 2017

Pacific Theatre season opener, The Christians, stories that resonate

by Keri Vermeulen After more than 30 years, Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre is still – pardon the cliché –a hidden gem among professional theatre in Vancouver. The little alley-style theatre on the lower floor of the Chalmers Heritage Building near 12th and Granville, has steadfastly produced artistically excellent, spiritually powerful and socially relevant plays for audiences […]

17/07 July 2017

Passion Play, an epic story

by Keri Vermeulen An epic, true story of faith, hope and love is blossoming among the hoodoos and the coulees in the rocky hills of the Canadian Badlands region of Alberta. The unique landscape provides a natural setting and stage for a theatrical experience of the Gospel of Luke. The acclaimed Canadian Bandlands Passion Play […]

17/07 July 2017

Bard’s side stage presents romantic comedy and moral drama

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, in repertoire with Merchant of Venice on on the Howard Family Stage, June 29 to September 17. Directed by Scott Bellis, The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a lively tale of friendship, love and loyalty, with two very funny […]

17/06 June 2017

Bard on the Beach – Theatre Under the Stars

Bard on the Beach                 Theatre Under the Stars     Bard on the Beach opens For Vancouver theatre-goers, nothing gets the excitement going like the red and white festival-style tent village that pops up along the shores of Kitsilano’s Vanier Park every summer. It’s here, in two theatre tents, that Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare […]

17/05 May 2017

A quirky story of love at Pacific Theatre

Outside Mullingar   Pacific Theatre closes its 2016-2017 season with a story of love and some kind of happiness, in  John Patrick Shanley’s latest work, Outside Mullingar. It’s a charming story of Ireland and the prickly, brooding people who have lived off its land for generations. People like Rosemary and Anthony, a pair of introverted […]

17/05 May 2017

An Enchanted close to Gallery 7’s season

Gallery 7 Theatre is closing its 2017/2018 “Be Transformed” theatre season, with Elizabeth von Arnim’s Enchanted April, adapted by Matthew Barber. Described as “a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday” and “a magical triumph” by the Los Angeles Times and “a comical, restorative journey of discovery” by Daily Variety, Enchanted April is poised to be a […]

14/04 April 2014

Two musical classics at Xtreme Theatre

by Brianna Deutsch   Xtreme Theatre is at it again this year, as they get ready to stage a musical version of a literary classic, and also a Disney classic. A theatre group for homeschooled children and teens, Xtreme Theatre has become well-known in the Lower Mainland as a company that puts on high-quality productions, […]