Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival returns January 17 to February 5, 2012 featuring a spread of main shows, an aboriginal performance series, and the late-night Club PuSh on Granville Island. Eat the Street. Photo credit: Lisa Kannakko. From films and spoken-word, to music, lectures, video, and more. These are just a few of the […]
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Watching The Nutcracker on TV is a holiday tradition my mother and I always had. Each year, we’d cozy up on the couch, under blankets, and watch a recorded performance or an animated version of the story. So when I was given the opportunity to watch and review Alberta Ballet’s 1.5 million dollar ballet live, […]
In March 2012, the Vancouver Opera will present Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, which is praised as the greatest comic opera of all time. While I admit my first blush with this tale was via Bugs Bunny’s Rabbit of Seville, I am looking forward to seeing how our local company will bring this production […]
Carousel Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz this holiday season at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. It’s the fantastic tale of Dorothy, the Tinman, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto (her little dog, too). Scarecrow (Darren Burkett), Tinman (Mike Stack), Dorothy (Robyn Wallis) and Lion (Josue Laboucane) in Carousel Theatre’s The Wizard of […]
Though Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, there is something refreshing about hearing it sung in operatic French. Luckily for Vancouverites, the Vancouver Opera is currently presenting Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette until December 3. Photo credit: Tim Matheson for Vancouver Opera I’ve seen at least 20 versions this on stage or on […]
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is returning to the stage in Vancouver from February 8-12, 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The hit Broadway musical is a classic love story filled with witty characters, dazzling costumes, and creative sets. Not to mention it includes numbers from the Disney animated film such as “Be Our Guest”. […]