The Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Svengali at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver this weekend. Choreographed by Mark Godden, the full-length production offer a balletic re-imagining of the George Du Maurier novel, Trilby. Photo credit: Royal Winnipeg Ballet on Flickr / RWB Svengali The dramatic story follows Svengali, a young man with hypnotic powers. […]
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Everyone Must See The Bomb-itty of Errors! I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard while watching Shakespeare as I did watching Twenty-Something Theatre’s The Bomb-itty of Errors, a hip-hop-rap adaptation of Shakespeare’s farcical tale of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors. The original story tells the tale of two sets of identical twins that were […]
I recently had a conversation with some fellow 30-something Vancouverites about how our generation doesn’t really listen to classical music, nor are we ever really exposed to it (except for maybe piano lessons as a kid), nor do we really “get” it. We are so disconnected from the genre. It’s for our parents’, or our […]
Vancouver has been invited to the Jellicle Ball where cats gather once a year, or in this case nightly until April 15th. One by one CATS are introduced in song with lyrics that stay true to the poetry of T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”. In fact, the entire musical is T.S. Eliot’s […]
Yesterday the Federal Budget was unveiled and it included the news that the Royal Canadian Mint will soon stop producing pennies, saving Canadians 11 million dollars a year. Most of the feedback I saw online was in support of this move but I’m left wondering what I’ll do with the giant bucket of pocket change […]