Jill Daum foto: Emily Cooper

Arts Club Theatre Company
Forget About Tomorrow by Jill Daum, with songs by John Mann

Dates and Venue
March 1 – March 25, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8 PM, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

An Interview with the playwright Jill Daum

Interviewer John Jane

I talked to Jill this week about her play and her own hopes and aspirations. The play has already been showing at the Belfry in Victoria since January 23, so I asked what kind of reception it has been getting. “Very good, almost all the tickets have been sold and the reviews have been mostly positive.”
Full interview

 


 

Work Light Productions and Broadway Across Canada
Motown - The Musical

When February 6 - 11, 2018, Tues through Sat evenings at 8pm, Sun evening 7:30pm with Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm Where Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

An Interview with Matt Manuel (Marvin Gaye)

Interviewer John Jane

The show is based on the life of Berry Gordy Jr. and covers about forty years of the music producer’s life and career. Twenty-five year-old Matt Manuel grew up in Detroit, Michigan not that far from where Hitsville, USA Is located on West Grand Boulevard. He takes on one of the show’s principal roles, that of the legendary Marvin Gaye. Full interview


The Cultch
Hot Brown Honey

Dates and Venue January 9 – 27, 2018, 8pm, matinees on 13, 14 & 20 at 2pm | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.

Director Lisa Fa'alafi Set Design Tristian Shelly Lighting Design Paul Lim Production Design Lisa Fa'alafi Choreography Lisa Fa'alafi

Performers Lisa Fa'alafi, Ola Fotu, Hope Haami, Crystal Stacey, Elena Wangurra and Busty Beatz

Reviewer John Jane

Hot Brown Honey is a blast of fierce fun from, well, even before the show starts until after it ends. It’s hip-hop burlesque that’s delivered at full force and maximum volume. The show is a nonstop carnival ride with over-the-top entertainment that includes slam poetry, acrobatics, beat-boxing, dance and anything else..... Full review