The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
100th Season Opener

Dates and Venue Friday, September 21, & Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Otto Tausk Featured performers Lucas & Arthur Jussen, piano

Programme Edward Top’s Helix (World Première/VSO Commission); Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor; Stravinsky’s (complete) Firebird Suite

Maestro Otto Tausk makes his series debut as VSO Music Director, in a high-energy concert that features a number of Dutch connections: superstar pianist brothers, Lucas and Arthur Jussen; Dutch Canadian composer Edward Top; and Maestro Tausk himself. Not to mention one of the most exciting and captivating pieces of music ever written, the rarely performed complete version of Stravinsky’s Firebird.

Tickets $16.25 - $ 115 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434

 

Flamenco Rosario
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

Dates and Venues September 21 - 29, 2018 | Vancouver Playhouse, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Annex, Vancouver Public Library.

The 2018 Flamenco Festival presents the Canadian debut of Spain’s Sara Calero Company in Petisa Loca (Crazy Girl) at the Vancouver Playhouse on September 22. Sara Calero is one of the main current references in the renewal of both Spanish and flamenco dance.

Tickets: Information to be announced
. For more info visit: www.vancouverflamencofestival.org



Arts Club Theatre Company and the Belfry Theatre
MUSTARD by Kat Sandler

Dates and Venue
September 20 – October 20, 2018, Mon–Thu at 7:30 PM, Fri & Sat at 8 PM, Wed at 1:30 PM, and Sat at 2 PM | Granville Island Stage.

The darkly comic play follows 16-year-old Thai, an angsty teen who no longer needs her imaginary friend, Mustard, living under her bed. To make matters worse, Mustard is falling for Thai’s recently separated mother, Sadie, who’s just started to see him too. The play was developed by Kat Sandler in 2014 when with Tarragon Playwrights Unit.

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

 

Broadway Across Canada

Dates and Venue September 25 – 30, 2018; Tues through Sat evenings at 8pm, Sun evening 7:30pm and Satu and Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Book of Mormon, which played a sold out engagement in 2016 returns to Vancouver for a limited engagement. 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.

TICKETS: Single tickets on sale NOW available at www.ticketmaster.ca, 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 BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1-866-542-7469. Ticket prices start at $30.50

 



Firehall Arts Centre
Never Still

Dates and Venue September 26 - 29, 2018, Wed-Sat, 8pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova

The Firehall Arts Centre kicks off its 2018/2019 season with the world premiere of Never Still. Never Still is the newest work from Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman, inspired by the inherent conflicts and dichotomies of water. Graceful and challenging, like humanity itself, and we are literally made of it. Post Show Talkback on September 27

Tickets from $20 at Firehall or call 604.689.0926




Vancouver International Film Festival

Dates and Venues September 27 - October 12, 2018 | The Centre In Vancouver For The Performing Arts, The Cinémathèque, Cineplex Odeon International Village, Vancouver Playhouse, Rio Theatre, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for The Arts & Vancity Theatre

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is among the five largest film festivals in North America. Screening films from more than 70 countries on nine screens, VIFF's program includes the pick of the world’s top film festivals and many undiscovered gems. Three main programming platforms make this festival unique: a large selection of East Asian films, a showcases of Canadian film and a documentary program. The festival remains accessible to a large, attentive and enthusiastic audience; “designed for the benefit of people who love films and people who make them.

Tickets https://www.viff.org/Online/




Ruby Slippers Theatre

Les Belles-soeurs by Michel Tremblay, translated by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco

Dates and Venue September 27 - October 6, 2018, 8pm nightly (except Sun and Mon); matinees on Sat Sept 29, Sun Sept 30 @ 2pm &Tues , October 2 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

In 1960s Montreal, housewife Germaine Lauzon has collected one million Gold Star stamps, but she needs a little help to assemble her treasure before they can be traded in for household goods. As Germaine’s friends and neighbours gather for a stamp-sticking party, the gloves come off, and the truth comes out!

Tickets from $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812
Info: www.gatewaytheatre.com/les-belles-soeurs


Arts Club Theatre Company On Tour
The Piano Teacher by Dorothy Dittrich

Dates and Venues October 4 – November 6, 2018, | Various venues throughout the Lower Mainland

The Piano Teacher follows Erin a concert pianist who hasn’t touched a piano since her husband died. As Elaine a piano teacher, gently reacquaints Erin with her instrument, other life changes follow. A simple update to Erin’s home, for instance, brings the unexpected companionship of a contractor, Tom.

Tickets prices may vary according to venue day of the week. Visit artsclub.com/shows/on-tour for details

 



Seven Tyrants Theatre
Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Dates and Venue October 5 - 26, 2018, Tues – Fri @ 8pm, Saturdays @ 4pm,Sundays @ 7pm | Tyrant Studios, 1019 Seymour Street (above Penthouse Nightclub)

Rarely produced professionally in Vancouver, Krapp’s Last Tape is a portrait of an aging artist who has given up on the possibility of love in exchange for a life of fruitless artistic expression. An aging man lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room. At year's end, he takes out a bottle of wine, a banana and his tape recorder, and he listens as his own voice from the past recounts the glories and hopes of his youth.

Tickets $26 Box Office: http://www.seventyrants.com Also available as part of the 2018/2019 Season Subscription for $99. Details at www.SevenTyrants.com



Touchstone Theatre
Kill Me Now by Brad Fraser

Dates and Venue October 13 - 27, 2018, Tues 7pm, Wed - Sat 8pm & Sat & Sun 3pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street

Jake is a single dad and cares for his teen son Joey, who has as a severe disability. Handling Joey’s puberty is hard enough, but when Jake develops a serious medical condition, he becomes the one to rely on the people around him. An ethical dilemma troubles the household as everyone is forced to consider the possibility of saying goodbye.

Tickets Adults: $30 & $33, Students/Seniors: $25 & $28, Under 30 $20, Previews $17.
Purchase online: tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/



Vancouver Opera
Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow

Dates and Venue October 20, 25, 27, 2018, at 7:30pm & October 28 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Indulge in the Viennese spectacle known as the comedic operetta The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe). Set in the heart of vibrant fin de siècle Paris, the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari schemes to win the heart of dashingly handsome Count Danilo. A scandalous caper ensues while suitors conspire to obtain the widow’s fortune.

Tickets Single tickets start at $50 and available from the Vancouver Opera Ticket, by phone at 604-683-0222 or online at www.vancouveropera.ca


ONGOING

Arts Club Theatre Company
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Dates and Venue September 6–October 7, 2018, Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm (relaxed perf. on Sun, Sept 30 at 7pm) | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

The play follows Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old boy with a unique perspective. He is incredibly talented at math, but never ventures beyond his street and strongly distrusts strangers. When his neighbour’s dog is killed, Christopher challenges his own barriers to uncover the truth about the dog, his family, and himself. Audience members have the opportunity to peek inside his mind as this show tests the boundaries of imagination and physical space.

Tickets $29 & $49 with premium & premium+ seating available at extra cost. Visit: artsclub.com/



United Players

The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Hare

Dates and Venue September 7 -30, 2018, 8pm; Sundays Sept 16, 23, 30 2pm matinee (no evening performance) | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

Galileo, the scientist, is in conflict with the church over his insistence that the earth revolves around the sun. Far from being old hat, his story is an archetypal one of heroism, of adherence to facts in the face of propaganda and prejudice. Brecht rewrote this play twice in order to encompass the relevant issues of the day.

Tickets $22 - $28, available on line at www.unitedplayers.com or at the door. Preview: Sept.6, all tickets $14. Reservations and info: phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 or visit www.unitedplayers.com


 

Pacific Theatre
Kim's Convenience by Ins Choi

Dates and Venue September 7 - October 6, 2018, 8pm Wed – Sat with 2pm Sat matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.

Appa is proud of his corner store, Kim’s Convenience. After thirty years of selling lottery tickets, catching petty thieves, and reporting illegally parked cars, he tries desperately – and hilariously – to convince his daughter Janet to abandon photography and inherit the store.

Tickets $20 - $36.50, (taxes not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org

 

 

Kay Meek Arts Centre and Wing & Prayer Productions
Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor

Dates and Venue

September 6 - 20, 2018, 7:30pm (No performances Mondays); matinees on Saturday, Sept. 8 & 15 and Sunday, Sept. 9& 16 at 2:30pm | Kay Meek Studio Theatre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver

When three estranged sisters make the trip home to Cape Breton to care for their dying mother, their shared past resurfaces in all of its tangled intricacy. Eldest sister Agnes, battling addiction and failed ambition, is forced to revisit her most agonizing decision. Middle sister Theresa, a longtime caregiver to their mother is questioning her Catholic faith, while Louise, the youngest of the trio, is struggling towards independence.

Tickets Adult $45; Senior $42.75; Students $15 on sale now. Box Office: 604-981-6335 | Monday – Friday 1pm - 6pm Online: kaymeek.com



2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival

Dates and Venues September 6 – 16, 2018 | Granville Island and various other venues around the city

There will be 99 shows in this year's Festival! More than 700 performances will be featured by over 90 artists over 11 days in September. The Festival also features unique site-specific theatre where artists stage their work in their own arranged venues.

Tickets on sale now. Then you can book your show tickets online or in person at the Fringe Box Office or if you prefer to play the Fringe by ear, you can also use your Frequent Fringer Card at the door. The Cards can be used at any regular Fringe shows but are not valid at special events like the Georgia Straight Fringe-for-All or the Artists’ Cabaret. Cardholders and their guests must each have their own Fringe Membership Card.


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 28 | 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!

 

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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.

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 bardonthebeach.org/tickets or by calling the Box Office at 604-739-0559.