The VSO in association with Phantom Creek Estates
12 Girls Band: A Celebration of the Lunar New Year
Date and Venue February 19, 7:30pm | Orpheum Theatre
Programme Jasmine Flower, Symphony No.40, Laughter Over the Seas, Winter Sonata, Victory
The world famous 12 Girls Band performs at the Orpheum in a very special celebration of the Lunar New Year, the most important traditional holiday in China. The 12 Girls Band has presented more than 2,600 performances around the world, retaining the rich colour of Chinese music while working with various musical styles.
Tickets $38 - $188 Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
Dates and Venue February 21 - 25, February 27 - March 3, 2018, at 8pm & February 25 - 2pm | Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Two aging, lonely alcoholics strike up an unlikely friendship at an AA meeting that goes badly sideways. As their friendship deepens, the impulsive young woman who brought them together now seeks to drive them apart. Is love between two such people possible… or desirable… or safe?
$20 advance, $20 cash at the door; Feb 21 & Feb 27 Special $15 advance
or cash at door.
How do we find hope in the face of loss? Samuel Gentle, a minister-turned-groundskeeper, has heard God’s voice three times in his life, but he has yet to find understanding or peace. He has also experience shattering loss. An Almost Holy Picture follows Gentle as he examines his own history in an intimate portrait of faith, doubt, and the moments that shake our lives.
$20 - $36.50, taxes not included - call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org
Dates and Venue February 22- 24, 2018 at 8pm (preview performance on Wed February 21 at 8pm )| Queen Elizabeth Theatre
This story has inspired many an artist with its tragic tale of “star-crossed lovers.” Compelling in its timelessness, the work captures audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family. Ballet BC’s World Premiere will offer a contemporary take of the classic that resonates today.
range from $35 to $100 (plus s/c) purchased through Ticketmaster online
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Dates and Venue Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre & Monday, February 26, 2018, 8pm at Bell Performing Arts Centre
Conductor Joshua Weilerstein Featured performer Daniel Müller-Schott cello
Programme Golijov’s Night of the Flying Horses, Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Brahms/Schoenberg’s Piano Quartet in G minor
The VSO presents an eclectic concert is highlighted by one of the world’s top instrumentalists, Daniel Müller-Schott, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Golijov’s Night of the Flying Horses makes its VSO debut, and the orchestra performs Schoenberg’s arrangement of Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G minor.
$22 - $65 at the Orpheum OR $24 - $42 at Bell Performing Arts
Centre - (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase
online at www.vancouversymphony.ca
or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
A dramatic comedy that weaves together the experiences of Jane, Tom and their two adult children in the months following Tom’s diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Each family member struggles with their own fears, questions, memories, and purposes, and the family’s unity is put into peril when Jane questions her loyalty to a man who will ultimately forget her name.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue March 6 – 17, 2018, 8pm; matinees at 2pm on Mar 10, 11 & 17 | Culture Lab, 1895 Venables St.
Jules and Fiona, best friends, come to their senses in a park after a night for the ages. With little to no memory of how they got there, they discover the antidote to their fireball-induced amnesia: Ritalin. As they piece together the night in order to find out where the After After Party is, they come to terms with the deeds they have done.
Tickets $35 – purchase online: thecultch.com/
Dates and Venue March 15 - 24, 2018, 8pm (matinees on Saturdays at 2pm, Tuesday, March 20 at 1pm) | Studio B, Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
When aging party girl Evelyn loses her husband in a bar bet, things look grim. But as Evelyn’s life opens up in new and unexpected directions, she comes to realize that maybe her husband is better off staying lost. An irreverent tale that takes on new resonance as an ode to female independence and emancipation.
Dates and Venue March 20 – 31, 2018, 8pm; matinees at 2pm on March 25 & 31 | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St. by Nicolas Billon
morning, on the doorsteps of a Toronto police station, Inspector Lamb
discovers an unlikely bundle; a drugged and abandoned old man in a strange
military uniform. Atop his head a Santa hat, and around his neck a business
card impaled on a butchers hook with the words, “Arrest me,”
scrawled on it. Inspector Lamb begins an investigation into the identity
of the stranger that will forever tie together the lives of four people
Dates and Venue March 23 – April 14, 2018, 8pm Wed -Sat with 2pm Sat matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.
Joey, a successful divorce lawyer, is used to things going his way. When he suddenly decides he needs a Bar Mitzvah he doesn’t expect to have to wait, or take classes. But when he meets Michael, an acerbic rabbi with to-do lists of her own, what began as a simple bureaucratic checkbox becomes a deep immersion in the meaning of ritual, maturing, and friendship. Bar Mitzvah Boy is a sharp-tongued comedy about growing up… at any age.
Tickets $20 - $36.50, taxes not included - call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org
Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival
Dates and Venues February 15 - March 15, 2018 | Norman Rothstein Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Rickshaw Theatre and Fox Cabaret
Chutzpah! is known for presenting internationally-celebrated music, dance, theatre and comedy. The global landscape of music presented this year showcases some of the world’s most exciting musical performers. Highlights include; the return of Israeli singer/songwriter and musician Idan Raichel performing his celebrated solo piano show. World-class vocalist Perla Batalla, a long-time singer and touring band member with the legendary Leonard Cohen, brings her special concert Perla Batalla In the House of Cohen.
Tickets $24 to $42 (+ gst/sc) on sale now and can be purchased online at chutzpahfestival.com, by phone at 604-257-5145 or in-person starting January 15 at the on-site Chutzpah! Box Office at the Jewish Community Centre, 950 West 41st Avenue
Dates and Venue February 16 – March 3, 2018, 7pm | Penthouse Studio Theatre, 1019 Seymour Street, Vancouver
With dark themes, sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A Steady Rain explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen, they are practically family. When a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line.
Tickets $25 - available at www.SevenTyrants.com
The Cultch & Nightswimming (Toronto)
Broken Tailbone by Carmen Aguirre
Carmen Aguirre brings the world of Canada’s Latin dance halls to life in the Historic Theatre. While DJ Don Pedro mixes an incredible array of sexy, hip-swaying music. Carmen interweaves stories of her experience with the hidden world of Latin dance halls while leading a live and interactive dance lesson. Her performance flows from her stories of intimacy, politics, culture, and the forgotten origins of the salsa.
$35 – purchase online: thecultch.com/
Dates and Venue February 15 - 24, 2018, 8pm - matinees on Sat Feb. 17 & Sun Feb.18 at 2pm; Tues Feb. 20 at 1pm (Tea Matinee) | Gateway Theatre MainStage, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
It’s 1926, in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, and a young man named Jacob Mercer has returned from the big city of Toronto, to reclaim his childhood sweetheart Mary Snow. Under a star-filled sky, the former lovers fight, flirt and finally confront their tangled emotional history, as well as a possible future.
Arts Club Theatre Company
Fun Home music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
Dates and Venue February 8–March 10, 2018, Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm | Granville Island Stage
Alison’s father, Bruce was many things: a historical preservationist, a funeral home director, a distant parent, and…a closeted gay man. In the struggle to understand her father while also dealing with her own coming out, Alison documents the story of her life in coloured panels. This musical memoir is a heartbreaking and funny journey, punctuated with a musical score that frames the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of a family.
Tickets from $29 at the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com/shows
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue January 25 – February 25, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
The story follows a group of actors rehearsing a new play with hopes of Broadway-bound success. Comprising this motley crew are diva Broadway expat Jessica Logan, her counterpart Patrick Flanagan, and their cast-mates Tom Kent and Phil Mastorakis. Together, they struggle to set aside
Broadway Across Canada announces three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the their 2018 - 19 season. Beginning with Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, followed by The Illusionists, a high-tech magic extravaganza. The season concludes with the homegrown Canadian musical Come From Away. In addition two special additions to the regular line-up, featuring Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables and The Book of Mormon returns to Vancouver for a limited one week engagement in 2018.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (November 13 - 18, 2018) tells the story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
The Illusionists (January 15 - 20, 2019) The world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Vancouver. This mind -blowing spectacular showcases the talents of five individual Illusionists.
Come From Away (March 5 - 10, 2019) The remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Tickets three show season packages start at $145, available today for existing 2017/2018 subscribers. Packages are on sale now online at www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by phone at 866.542.7469 Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm