Archive of posts tagged "arts"

On This Day in History: Queen Elizabeth Theatre


Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 — 1:44pm PDT
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July 5th, 1959 was the opening day of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver and a few weeks later Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II personally gave it her name. The venue accommodates 2,781 patrons and over the years it has hosted some of the world’s greatest plays, musicals, operas, ballets and concerts. 1957, excavation […]

The Merchant of Venice at Bard on the Beach


Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT
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Director Rachel Ditor’s interpretation of The Merchant of Venice is probably one of the best productions I’ve ever seen at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, now in its 22nd season. Ditor clearly translates the text into fantastic direction for her actors, all of whom give outstanding performances. The story follows Bassanio (Charlie Gallant) who […]

2011 Jessie Awards: Live Blog


Monday, June 20th, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT
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The 29th annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, celebrating the very best in Vancouver theatre, are taking place tonight at the Commodore Ballroom. As I did last year, I am sponsoring a live blog of the awards ceremony in order to show support and promote our city’s lively community. The ceremony will begin around 6:45pm and […]

Mamma Mia in Vancouver Pre-Sale


Friday, June 17th, 2011 — 11:35am PDT
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Broadway Across Canada presents Mamma Mia! in Vancouver this August from the 16th to the 21st. The hit broadway musical that gets the audience dancing in the aisles is one of the best feel-good shows around. Mamma Mia! combines ABBA’s greatest hits with an enchanting love story filled with laughter, family, and friendship. There is […]

Forty Deuce


Friday, June 17th, 2011 — 10:46am PDT
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Despite everything that has happened in Vancouver on June 15th, we must remember that there are many wonderful things about this city, like good people producing good art. And though everyone might feel like cocooning in their homes for the next couple of days, I urge you all to get out and see some theatre […]

Rob Leickner’s Lost Lagoon


Thursday, June 9th, 2011 — 11:15am PDT
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I’m always fascinated by people who have gained a great deal of mastery in one creative discipline and then dare to venture into another—only to become hugely successful in that field as well. Such is the case and story of Vancouver director Rob Leickner. Photo credit: Michelle Kim who met up with Rob at Gene […]