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Jessie Awards 2012: Live Blog


Monday, June 25th, 2012 — 4:59pm PDT
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The 30th Annual Jessie Richardson Awards for theatre in Vancouver are upon us as stars of local stages flock to the Commodore Ballroom. Nominees were announced back in May and the season will culminate with awards presentations tonight. I will be covering the awards ceremony for the third year in a row, providing photos, quotes, […]

Theatre Under the Stars 2012


Monday, June 25th, 2012 — 10:34am PDT
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Theatre Under the Stars (“TUTS”) returns to Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park for its 66th season starting Saturday, July 8, 2012. This year’s two feature productions, that will run on alternating nights, are Titanic: A New Musical and The Music Man. Tickets are available starting at $29 and new this year, TUTS is offering Rain […]

Royal BC Museum Satellite Gallery in Vancouver


Monday, June 18th, 2012 — 11:13am PDT
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The Royal BC Museum, a favourite attraction of many in Victoria (myself included), has opened up a satellite gallery in Vancouver at the Wing Sang building on East Pender. From June 14 to September 3, 2012 Wing Sang will feature Intimate Glimpses: Emily Carr — the evolution of an artist. This exhibition will include a […]

Bard on the Beach 2012: The Taming of the Shrew


Thursday, June 14th, 2012 — 9:59am PDT
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Bard on the Beach opened last week with The Taming of the Shrew, which is probably my least favourite Shakespearean play, considering the misogynistic plot — Petruchio (John Murphy), who wants to marry for money, weds Kate (Lois Anderson), a wealthy and independent-minded “shrew”. After marrying her, Petruchio “tames” her by starving her, sleep depriving […]

Xanadu at The Arts Club & Sandbar Giveaway


Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 — 11:34am PDT
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The Arts Club Theatre Company is lacing up their rollerskates in their latest production of Xanadu. This upbeat disco-dancing musical is based on the 1980 Universal Pictures Film that was adapted from the book by Douglas Carter Beane (To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar; The Little Dog Who Laughed). Marlie Collins and Gaelan […]

Oliver by Encore Musical Theatre


Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 — 9:21am PDT
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Theatre is a large part of Vancouver’s arts and culture scene, from wandering open air comedies, the marquee show at the Stanley, to brilliant summer sunset performances at Bard on the Beach. There is also one theatre company that helps children discover their talent and passion for the stage early on, and that’s Encore Musical […]