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Vancouver Opera’s Madama Butterfly


Thursday, March 10th, 2016 — 8:28am PDT
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I was introduced to Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at six years old. Well, sort of. My parents were watching some rendition was on television, but I wasn’t allowed to watch, which confused me because with a title like Madama Butterfly, it sounds like it’s made for little girls. I remember sitting in the next room […]

Pride and Prejudice at The Arts Club


Thursday, February 4th, 2016 — 9:31am PDT
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I finished my workday yesterday by doing a quick search online for commentary about the play I was about to see at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville St). The most intriguing post was from cast member Scott Bellis: It’s opening night for #PrideAndPrejudice @theArtsClub. It’s a beautiful adaptation and we have a great […]

Review of Dirty Dancing on Stage in Vancouver


Thursday, January 14th, 2016 — 10:36am PDT
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It has been the soundtrack to sleepovers, road trips, and pool parties for almost thirty years. With that kind of pressure, and a lot of anticipation, Dirty Dancing premiered on stage in Vancouver and left even the biggest super-fans extremely happy. Dirty Dancing on Stage in Vancouver Opening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre earlier this […]

Goh Ballet Nutcracker Review


Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 — 11:53am PDT
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Attending Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker is like going to a massive, unforgettable Christmas party; there are children running around, adults dressed up in their finest, snacks and drinks for all, and a hugely amusing performance put on (mainly) by the kids. This is the seventh year that Goh Ballet, known for its distinguished pre-professional program, […]

Review of Vancouver Opera’s Die Fledermaus


Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 — 11:14am PDT
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This week, Vancouver Opera presents the last three performances of Die Fledermaus (The Bat), the Austrian operetta composed by Johann Strauss Jr., adapted by UBC’s Nancy Hermiston to include theatrical dialogue in English with timely or local references. Eisenstein (Roger Honeywell) is dismayed to find that a disguised Rosalinde (Joyce El-Khoury) has his watch. Photo […]

Spa at the Four Seasons Seattle: My Oxygen Facial


Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT
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After our heavily caffeinated drive from Vancouver to Seattle, and after quickly taking in our room’s stunning 10th floor ocean-front view as the light change across the Pacific Northwest sky, Rebecca and I were quickly whisked downstairs to the hotel spa for some much needed rest and relaxation. A girls getaway isn’t complete and without […]

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