Arts Club Theatre Company In partnership with Citadel Theatre
Cost of Living by Martyna Majok

Dates and Venue October 10 – November 3, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

What does it mean to give care? A shave, a helping hand, and forgiveness in the face of faults. Cost of Living is a play about relationships and living with physical disabilities, with surprise humour. A wealthy student is cared for by a young woman down on her luck, and a man rebuilds an old bond by providing aid to his ex-wife. These achingly human stories delve into the social divides between people, even as they strive to help.

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




The Dance Centre: Global Dance Connections series
Split performed by Lucy Guerin Inc

Dates and Venue October 16-17, 2019 at 8pm | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver

Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin’s Split reflects the dilemmas of negotiating with oneself and others in a world of increased pressure and reduced resources. Two female dancers – one clothed and one naked – are framed by ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time with escalating intensity, accompanied by a score by UK composer Scanner.
Info www.thedancecentre.ca

Tickets $34/$25 students and seniors: 604.684.2787 purchase online: www.ticketstonight.ca

 


Vancouver Opera
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Dates and Venue October 17, 19, 24 at 7.40pm & October 27 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

La Traviata was last performed eight years ago at Vancouver Opera. This perennial favourite has been given a brand-new look and features a terrific cast. In an unprecedented collaboration, five Canadian opera companies have joined forces to produce lavish sets and costumes inspired by the decadent music hall scene of 1920s Paris. Violetta, a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed both by love and a life- threatening illness, is sung by Canadian Emily Dorn.

Tickets on sale now from $41.75. Purchase online at: vancouveropera.ca/la-traviata/ or call 604 683 0222




Gateway Theatre
China Doll by Marjorie Chan

Dates and Venue October 17-26, 2019; 8pm (except Sunday and Monday); matinees Sat October 19 & Sun October 20 @ 2pm, Tues October 22 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

In Marjorie Chan’s China Doll, Su-Ling is bound by tradition. Her grandmother is determined that she will marry well and bring prosperity to them both. But when she learns to read, Su-Ling’s intellectual awakening sets her on a dangerous path to independence.
Traditional and Simplified Chinese surtitles will be provided for all performances

Tickets From $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812. Info: gatewaytheatre.com/china-doll



Pacific Theatre
Frankenstein: Lost In Darkness adapted by Peter Church

Dates and Venue October 17 – November 2, 2019; 8pm (Sat. matinees at 2pm) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue

Experience Mary Shelley’s haunting fable of hubris and loss re-interpreted as an immersive audio drama. Victor Frankenstein and his monster weave a sonic spell over the Pacific Theatre stage in this brand-new adaptation.

Tickets $38.25. Contact the Box Office at (604) 731-5518 or tickets@pacifictheatre.org


From Here, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches,
David Wilson artist

 

 

Everywhere From Here: New works by David Wilson

Where and when 1387 Railspur Alley, Granville Island | Oct. 24 - Nov. 5, 2019 (Artist in attendance reception on Sat. Oct. 26, 2 - 4pm)

Long known for his urban scenes, Wilson has turned his eye to one of the Lower Mainland’s most recognizable natural landmarks—The Lions. In his latest exhibition of paintings, Everywhere From Here, Wilson takes those twin summits rising high above Vancouver as his starting point. First, there are the Lions themselves, presented in a painting in all their majestic blue-and-white glory. In the rest of his suite of work, Wilson imagines the city as seen from the vantage point of the mountains. Viewers will recognize these scenes of downtown Vancouver, while seeing the city in a new way.




The Chutzpah! Festival 2019

Dates and Venues October 24 to November 24, 2019 | Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vogue Theatre, Rickshaw Theatre, and the WISE Hall

Now in its 19th year of celebrating works in comedy, music, theatre and dance, the Chutzpah! Festival has established a reputation for presenting Vancouver audiences with artists from all over the world. This year’s Festival will also showcase live music with film, and shines a light on artists from the U.K., Israel, Italy, U.S.A., and Canada.

Tickets range from $24 to $60 (plus applicable fees and service charges) available online at www.chutzpahfestival.com or by phone at 604.257.5145

 


Kuroko by Tetsuro Shigematsu

Dates and Venue November 6 – 17, 2019, 7.30pm; matinees: Nov 10 & 17 at 2PM | The Cultch, 1895 Venables St,

Hiroshi has only a year left to live. During that time, he must somehow get his daughter Maya to leave her bedroom, something that hasn’t happened in over half a decade. She is hikikomori, an extreme recluse, who spends all her time in Virtual Reality, alone. Kuroko is a darkly comedic family drama about an agoraphobic daughter’s quest to find out the truth about her family.

Tickets $26 - $59 Purchase online at: https://thecultch.com/events/kuroko/



Uncle Randy Productions
Green Day’s American Idiot

Dates and Venue November 5 - 10, 2019, 8pm (matinee Sat., Nov. 9 at 2pm) | Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver

The show features the music of Green Day, one of the most successful rock bands around today.The show takes its name from the 2004 album of the same name. American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian suburbia, discovering love, loss, sex, drugs, and rock and roll along the way.

Tickets $25-$45 Tickets: Now on sale at urp.ca or 604.984.4484

 



Aenigma Theatre Society
The Turn of The Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher

Dates and Venue November 6 – 10, 2019, 8pm, 2pm matinee on November 9 | Studio 16, 1551 West 7th Avenue

This Halloween Season, experience an adaptation of a tale of suspense and horror by Henry James that might just keep you on the edge of your seat. A young governess in Victorian England travels to an isolated Manor in the countryside to care for two recently orphaned children. She soon finds herself haunted by the malicious spectres of her predecessor, Miss Jessel, and the former valet, Peter Quint, who both died there under mysterious circumstances. But are these ghosts real, or just a product of her imagination?

Tickets Student/Regular $20/$25. Purchase online at www.theatrewire.com/ or at the Door

 


Broadway Across Canada
Waitress

Dates and Venue November 12 - 17, 2019, at 8pm, (except Sunday at 7.30pm) Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Tickets on sale from today. From $47.50 - available by visiting vancouver.broadway.com/shows or by calling 1-855-985-5000


ONGOING

The Cultch and Urban Ink
TRANSFORM: A Cabaret Festival

Dates and Venues October 2 – 12, 2019, various times | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive & Historic Theatre & Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street

The festival features both Indigenous and non-indigenous performers taking the stages at all three Cultch venues. Burlesque, comedy, throat-singing, drag, circus, storytelling, dancing, spoken word and of course, live music will all be part of TRANSFORM. For a full schedule of events visit: transformcabaret.com/

Tickets Purchase online tickets.thecultch.com/Online/






Naked Goddess Productions
Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain

Dates and Venue October 4 – 20, 2019, Wed - Sat at 8 pm; matinées - Sat and Sun at 2 pm | Jericho Arts Centre


Heartwarming and humorous, Dancing Lessons centres on a geophysics professor with Asperger's syndrome who approaches a Broadway dancer to teach him how to dance for an awards dinner. The dancer, however, is recovering from an injury that may end her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they are both caught off guard by the discoveries they make about each other and themselves.

Tickets $25, matinées $20. Purchase online at: tickets.theatrewire.com




Arts Club Theatre Company
The Birds & the Bees by Mark Crawford

Dates and Venue September 26–October 26, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Granville Island Stage

The Birds & the Bees follows Sarah, a turkey farmer, who has split up with her husband and moved in with her mom, Gail, a beekeeper. Add in Earl the flirty neighbour and Ben an eager young graduate student, and you have the perfect breeding ground for unlikely attractions. Set in adjoining bedrooms, The Birds & the Bees is a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys.

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



Arts Club Theatre Company In partnership with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma, based on the book by Khaled Hosseini

Dates and Venue September 12 – October 13, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

In this sweeping tale set in war-torn Afghanistan, two women’s lives intersect through fate. The unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila (Anita Majumdar) and Mariam (Deena Aziz) helps them cope with the tyranny and tumult of life in 1990s Kabul—and leads them to an unforgettable act. A Thousand Splendid Suns, based on the best-selling novel by the author of The Kite Runner, is a haunting yet hopeful story that illuminates the strength of the human spirit.

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