Last year I rounded up a list of performances from a wide variety of Vancouver theatre companies. Looking at the updates on Twitter, the flyers in stores and restaurants, and the press releases in my inbox, I’m getting excited about several upcoming productions. I absolutely love a night out at the theatre in Vancouver (no matter the size or location around town) so here’s a quick preview of what’s on stage this holiday season.
Arts Club Theatre Company – @TheArtsClub
It’s a Wonderful Life – November 18th until January 2nd, 2011
The Patron Saint of Stanley Park – November 25th until December 26th, 2010
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – December 4th until January 2nd, 2011
Ballet BC – @BalletBC
The Nutcracker – December 29th until January 1st, 2011
The Hobbit – Various dates November 18th until November 27th, 2010
Carousel Theatre – @CarouselTheatre
Seussical the Musical – December 4th until January 1st, 2011
Langara College – Studio 58
The Secret in the Wings – November 18th until December 5th, 2010
Gateway Theatre – @Gateway_Theatre
Annie – December 9th until December 21st, 2010
Pacific Theatre – @PacificTheatre
Christmas on the Air – December 10th until January 1st, 2011
Theatre UBC – @TheatreUBC
Jade in the Coal – November 25th until December 24th, 2010
The Cultch presents The Christmas Carol Project – December 17th until December 18th, 2010
Vancouver Playhouse – @VanPlayhouse
Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter – November 27th until December 23rd, 2010
Vancouver International Children’s Festival Holiday Celebration – December 12th, 2010
The arts funding cuts are still very real so supporting these programs is as important as ever. Many of these performances have ticket prices under $20 so they could definitely lead to an affordable (and entertaining) night on the town.
Should you have any additional shows that you would like to see highlighted on this list, please feel free to leave a note in the comments.