ANNOUNCEMENT

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera A New Production by Cameron Mackintosh

Date and Venue July 12 – 23, 2017 Tues – Sat evenings at 8pm, Sun evenings 7:30pm with 2pm matinees on Sat and Sun | The Queen Elizabeth Theatre

With newly reinvented staging and scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.

Ticket prices start at $37.50 and go on sale Saturday, April 1 at 10am. To purchase, visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. More info: vancouver.broadway.com/



Pacific Theatre
Valley Song by Athol Fugard

Dates and Venue March 24 - April 8, 2017, 8pm Wed – Sat (2pm matinees Sat and Sun) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave

Valley Song is an inter-generational tale that brings the nation-wide social changes of apartheid to one family. When a nation undergoes sweeping reform, it’s not just policy that has to change: its people’s lives that get caught in the struggle. In Valley Song, set in the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa, the tension between old and new makes its way into the relationship between a young woman and her grandfather.

Tickets $23.95-34.95, taxes and fees not included. Call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org

 




Fabulist Theatre
Songs For a New World

Dates and Venue March 23 - April 1, 2017, 8pm (2pm Matinees on Sundays Mar 26 & Apr 1 | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

Songs For A New World is a rare kind of show, neither a musical nor a revue, but a song cycle. It explores themes of immigration, war, motherhood, poverty, and the singular moments that transform our lives.

Tickets $28 General Admission, $24 Students & Seniors; March 23 Preview 2-for-1; March 29 Pay-What-You-Can. visit:
fabsongs.bpt.me

 

Arts Club Theatre Company
Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner

Dates and Venue March 23 – April 23, 2017, Tues – Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Wed 1:30pm, (2pm matinees on Sat & Sun) | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Street

Considered one of the greatest works of 20th century theatre, Angels in America is the tale of companionship, abandonment, and awakening that gives a compassionate voice to the fears engulfing a nation. Set in New York City at the height of the Reagan era and the beginning of the AIDS crisis, eight core characters struggle to find harmony among their beliefs, their desires, and the societal roles they feel obligated to uphold. Angels in America is Playwright Tony Kushner’s exploration of politics, religion, sexuality, and love.

Tickets start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com





United Players
The Train Driver by Athol Fugard

Dates and Venue March 23– April 16, 2017, | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St, Vancouver

Roelf, a train driver, has spent weeks searching for the identities of a mother and child he unintentionally killed with his train on the track between Philippi and Nyanga on South Africa’s Cape Flats. After a fruitless journey through shanty towns, he encounters an old gravedigger named Simon who helps the desperate man unburden his conscience.

Tickets $20 - $24 available at the door. Preview night on March 19 all tickets $12



Discover Dance! Series
Aeriosa

Date and Venue Thursday March 30, 2017 at 12 noon | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance! noon hour series features Vancouver’s aerial dance company, Aeriosa. Bringing together the athleticism of rock climbing and the grace and artistry of dance, Aeriosa uses rope rigging systems to create three-dimensional performances.

Tickets $14. $12 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca

 


Vagabond Players
Vinci by Maureen Hunter

Dates and Venue March 30 - April 23, 2017, Thurs - Sat at 8pm, Sun matinee at 2pm | Bernie Legge Theatre New Westminster

Who will shape the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci and prevail in the battle for the gifted child, his peasant mother or his rich father? Padre Bartolomeo, a friend of the da Vinci family, finds himself caught between the powerful da Vinci family and Leonardo’s defiant unwed mother. In his efforts to mediate the dispute and determine the future of Leonardo, Bartolomeo comes to a new understanding of the nature of forgiveness and love.

Tickets $ 15 & $17. Purchase at: www.vagabondplayers.ca/tickets





The Vancouver International Burlesque Festival

Dates and Venue March 31 and April 1, 2017, 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street

Canada’s most prestigious and longest running burlesque festival. Founded in 2006, the festival aims to showcase this talent and expose Vancouver to the intricate art of burlesque. Over the last 11 years this project has grown into a world-class cabaret experience. Each year they produce 2 gala events showcasing many top burlesque performers alongside International Legends from the Golden Age of Burlesque.

Tickets $27.75 Regular Seating, $47.75 Premium Seating, $77.75 VIP Seating. Available online: www.brownpapertickets.com



Porte Parole and Crow’s Theatre with support from La Coop Fédérée
The Watershed by Annabel Soutar

Dates and Venue April 6 – 15, 2017, 8pm (matinees Sat April 8, Sun April 9 @ 2pm &Tues , April 11 @ 1pm)| Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

The Watershed follows Annabel, her actor husband, her two giddy prepubescent daughters and an unruly dog as they travel the country in a Winnebago motor-home in search of answers as to why the federal government has chosen to close the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario’s Kenora district. What starts as a lesson about the value of water in the wake of a home plumbing incident quickly morphs into an exploration of whether Canada can enjoy both economic prosperity and ecological sustainability.

Tickets From $29 online at: tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812
More info: www.gatewaytheatre.com/watershed



Royal City Musical Theatre
Anything Goes words and music by Cole Porter

Dates and Venue April 6 – 23, 2017, 7.30pm (2pm matinees on Sat & Sun) | Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminister

Royal City Musical Theatre brings to the Massey stage the Tony Award winning Anything Goes. Set aboard an ocean liner bound from NYC to London, it’s a stem-to-stern voyage with tap dancing and Cole Porter’s music and lyrics. The talented cast will take you on this voyage singing the shows famous songs – “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, “You’d be So Easy To Love” to name a few, and the big tap number of “Anything Goes.”

Tickets Adults $48, Students $38, Seniors $33, Children (under 13) $29. Purchase online
www.ticketsnw.ca



Arts Club Theatre Company
Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty by the Mom’s the Word Collective

Dates and Venue April 6 – May 6, 2017, Mon – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, (matinees on Wed at 1.30pm, and Sat at 2pm) | Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street

From the creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have matured, and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and humour.

Tickets start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com





Broadway Across Canada
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Dates and Venue April 11 – 16, 2017, Tuesday - Sunday evenings 7:30pm, Sat and Sun 2pm matinees | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

With a fresh new take on the tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, a pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness.

Tickets start at $30 (plus applicable service charges). On sale through www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000 or online www.ticketmaster.ca/




Early Music Vancouver in collaboration with the Vancouver Opera
Karina Gauvin with Les Boreades

Date and Venue Friday April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm | Christ Church Cathedral

EMV's Season Finale will feature Karina Gauvin in a recital of arias from the semi-operas of Henry Purcell. Canada’s very own superstar soprano, Karina Gauvin, has impressed audiences and critics the world over with her timbre, musicality and vocal range.

Tickets Reserved Premium Seats $33.50 - $67; Reserved Chairs $25.50 - $51; Festival Seating Pews $18 - $36. Purchase at tickets.ubc.ca

 

 



ACE Productions
End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter

Dates and Venue April 26 - May 20, 2017 – 8pm (2pm matinees on May 6, 13 & 20) | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.

This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. End of the Rainbow is a true account of an all too mortal goddess on the eve of her destruction and is revealing in a way seldom found in the tabloids. End of the Rainbow gives the audience a glimpse into her relationship with her fifth husband Mickey Deans.

Tickets $25 general, $29 seniors & students (+service fees). Purchase online: www.brownpapertickets.com

 

VSO 2017 Spring Festival
The Planets: An HD Odyssey

Date and Venue Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Bramwell Tovey Featured performers James Ehnes viola, Elektra Women's Choir directed by Morna Edmundson

Programme Gavin Higgins' Velocity; William Walton's Viola Concerto; Gustav Holst's The Planets

James Ehnes performs Walton’s Viola Concerto.In the second half, take a voyage through the solar system through Holst’s fantastic The Planets, enhanced by spectacular updated video footage and imagery from NASA missions shown on the big screen as the orchestra performs this epic work.
Video presentation of The Planets: An HD Odyssey was created by filmmaker Duncan Copp and produced by the Houston Symphony.

Other concerts in the Spring Festival Series: Songs and Serenades on April 22, Henry V on April 29, Enigma on April 30 & Last Night of the Proms on May 1

Tickets $19 - $95 - (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434


 

Vancouver Opera Festival
Verdi’s Otello, Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Dates and Venues April 28 to May 13, 2017, 7.30pm + weekend matinees | Vancouver Playhouse and Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Full-scale productions of Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello, featuring tenor Antonello Palombi in the title in his Canadian debut, and Jake Heggie’s modern classic Dead Man Walking, with bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch as Joseph De Rocher, will be presented at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Award-winning set designer Erhard Rom is the scenic designer for both productions.
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, at the Vancouver Playhouse, will feature a cast of emerging stars, sets designed by Vancouver’s Drew Facey and contemporary costumes by Canadian fashion designer Sid Neigum


Tickets $45 and up, available at the VO Ticket Centre 604-683-0222 or online at www.vancouveropera.ca

Vancouver Opera Festival
Ute Lemper

Date and Venue Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

German singer and actress Ute Lemper makes a rare Vancouver appearance, for a performance of her show “Last Tango in Berlin”, with support from the Goethe Institute. Backed by a trio (piano, bandoneon, bass), Ute Lemper explores the backstreets of Berlin, Paris, New York and Buenos Aires in songs by Weill & Brecht, Brel, Piaf, Ferré and Piazzolla.

Tickets available at the VO Ticket Centre 604-683-0222 or online at www.vancouveropera.ca


Tanya Tagaq

Date and Venue Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8pm | Vogue Theatre

In collaboration with Music On Main, VO presents Tanya Tagaq, the Polaris Prize-winning throat singer, in performance. Nunavut-born Tagaq combines Inuit tradition with modern electronica, industrial and metal influences in a vocal performance

Tanya Tagaq Tickets purchase at Ticketly 1-888-732-1682 or online at: www.ticketfly.com/purchase


ONGOING

The Cultch
The Daisy Theatre created and performed by Ronnie Burkett

Dates and Venue March 21 – April 9, 2017, 8pm | The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

The Daisy Theatre is internationally acclaimed puppeteer Ronnie Burkett unleashed…unscripted, by the seat of his pants, manipulating and voicing his characters through variety acts, impromptu monologues, musical numbers and audience participation, featuring a cast of 40 marionette characters.

Tickets from $20. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com