Broadway Across Canada

The Book of Mormon, which played a sold out engagement in 2016 returns to Vancouver for a limited engagement at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This stage musical features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, the choreography of Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

WHEN: September 25 – 30, 2018; Tues through Sat evenings at 8pm, Sun evening 7:30pm and Satu and Sun matinees at 2pm

TICKETS: Single tickets on sale NOW available at, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. Broadway Across Canada subscribers can visit or call 1-866-542-7469. Ticket prices start at $30.50

Ensemble Theatre Company
6th Annual Summer Repertory Festival

Dates and Venue July 12 - Aug 17th, 2018 | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver

A selection of three plays from three writers showcases the humour, intricacies, and depths of the darker recesses of our lives. Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, Ian Rankin's Dark Road, and Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane are brought to life by the Ensemble Theatre’s group of actors, directors, and designers. For dates & times of individual productions visit:

Tickets individual tickets are now on sale rrom $25. Available online at:

The 41st Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Dates and Venue July 13-15, 2018 | Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver

The 2018 festival lineup includes a roster of over 50 acts, presenting music with origins in over a dozen countries, with artists coming from Europe, Africa, North, Latin and South America and Australia, as well numerous Canadian provinces and territories, and US states. It’s global music and culture, featuring everything from folk, Americana, bluegrass and blues to son jarocho, marrabenta, mariachi, Quebecois and Cajun, to Ukrainian folksong and ancient Moravia melody.

Tickets available for adults, with discounts for elders, students and youth. Children 12 and under are free. Purchase single day tickets or full weekend passes. An adult all-weekend pass is $170 till July 12, and $185 at the gate. Info & tickets: / 604-602-9798

Untold Wants Theatre
The Human Ear by Alexandra Wood

Dates and Venue July 18 - 25, 2018, Wed - Sun July 18 - 21 and Tues – Wed, July 24 and 25 at 8pm, Sat matinee at 2pm | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Ave.

Lucy’s father was a soldier killed in the Gulf war and, following an act of protest and retribution of his death, her brother Jason ran away from home. Now she’s just lost her mother in an attack on a city bus. Following a ten-year absence, her brother has now returned. But is he who he says he is? Lucy’s boyfriend Ed, a police liaison officer, doesn’t think so.

Tickets $20 general admission; $18 students/seniors/industry. On sale now at

Carousel Theatre for Young People
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Teen Shakespeare Play

Dates and Venue July 27 to August 11, 2018, Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm | Performance Works Outdoor Stage, 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island

All is not well in the fairy world; Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the fairies, have fallen out and Oberon asks his mischievous servant, Puck, to help play a trick on Titania. He asks Puck to collect a special flower, whose sap can make anyone fall in love with the first person they see.

Admission FREE – premium seating available in advance for $6- Available through or 604-685-6217


Broadway Across Canada
Les Misérables music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

Dates and Venue July 10 - 15, 2018, 8pm except Sunday at 7.30pm; Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home” and many more, this epic story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

Tickets on sale now! prices start at $30. To purchase tickets, visit or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457

xDancing on the Edge Festival

Dates and Venues July 5 - 14, 2018 | Firehall Arts Centre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Brooks Corning Showroom, St. Paul’s on Jervis and site-specific work on Granville Island, Commercial Drive and Davie Street

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Society stimulates development of contemporary Canadian dance artists and choreography through the presentation of work from emerging and established local, regional, national and international dance artists and companies. The Festival also facilitates new dance creations, through commissions, residencies, and co-productions.

Tickets Singles $28, DOTE Member $24, Student/Senior $26, DOTE Membership $10. The EDGE 4 Pack – $85, The EDGE 6 Pack – $120. For more information on the Dancing on the Edge Festival, visit or call 604.689.0926

Bard on the Beach

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Dates and Venue June 6 – September 13, 2018, 7.30pm weekend matinees at 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

On a blasted heath in medieval Scotland, three women tell a General that he is fated to be the King of Scotland. The image takes hold in his mind, and so begins a chain of events that leads to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers and their children.


As You Like It
by William Shakespeare

Dates and Venue June 12 – September 22 | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

It’s the 1960s, and free spirits are escaping from Vancouver to get “back to the land”. This joyful celebration of love features 20 classic Beatles songs. Expect to leave the theatre with a song in your heart and a belief in our shared humanity!

Tickets from $24, Youth discounts available (Age 6-22). Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 – online at:

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare

Dates and Venue June 26 – September 9, 2018, 7.30pm weekend matinees at 2pm | Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre, Vanier Park

Shakespeare's exploration of power and greed. A parable for our times, the story is a powerful indictment of capitalism and nihilism. A production that invites us to think about our place in a shallow world, and to look beyond the wealth of the pocketbook towards the wealth of the heart.

Tickets from $24, Youth discounts available (Age 6-22). Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 – online at:


Lysistrata adapted by Jennifer Wise and Lois Anderson

Dates and Venue July 6 – September 13, 2018 | Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre

It is 2018. An environmental threat hangs over Vancouver’s coastline. A company of actors respond by staging Lysistrata, Aristophanes’ outrageous story of the first-ever female strike. First staged in 411 BC, this brand-new adaptation is a bawdy romp that investigates how humour and art can take their place in the political arena.

Tickets $24 - $75 for single tickets on sale now. Order Season Packs now through the Bard website at or by calling the Box Office at 604-739-0559.


Arts Club Theatre Company
ONCE by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Held over until August 5

Dates and Venue June 14–July 29, 2018, (up to July 15) Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm; (after July 15) Tues–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm, and Sun at 1:30pm & 7:30pm | Granville Island Stage

Once is the story of a struggling Irish busker, Guy and a determined young Czech woman, Girl who pursue their musical ambitions while navigating the complexities of love. Packed with memorable folk rock songs, it combines the liveliness of a jam session with the nuanced emotions of a musical drama. Once is an enchanting theatrical experience that explores the power of music to draw people together.

Tickets from $29 at or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644

Arts Club Theatre Company
MAMMA MIA! music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, book by Catherine Johnson

Dates and Venue May 10–August 12, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm; matinees on Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

An island paradise in Greece sets the stage for this feel-good show. A daughter’s quest to find her biological father before her wedding brings together three men from her mother’s past: Harry, Bill and Sam. While Sophie works to find out which man is her father, her mother Donna deals with the emotions brought up by her daughter’s upcoming nuptials and memories from her own past.

Tickets from $29 at or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644