Date and Venue Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8pm | Chan Centre, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver

Paris! The Show is an evening of music and dance, and a tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-WWII era. It captures the essence and charm of Paris for the whole world to enjoy. A live band, original storyline and scenic design transport audiences from Montmartre to the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time. The show features some of the best-loved songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Lucienne Boyer, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand and others.
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Tickets $66, $76.75, $87.50 Purchase online at or call 604-822-2697

The Cultch and DanceHouse

Dates and Venue January 22 – 25, 2020 at 7pm; matinee at 2pm on Jan 25 | Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton St

Bridging ancient traditions and contemporary forms, this multidisciplinary new work highlights the talents of Inuit artists at a national and international scale. Inspired by Inuit founding myths, this unprecedented creation will celebrate the Inuit culture, its traditions, and vision for the future, through a cross-cultural collaboration. In an atmosphere shaped by video projections and a world of shadows, actors, live musicians, and acrobats will transport the audience to an ancient world when life had not known death, days had not seen light, and where Inuit had not met white people.

Tickets $20 - $69 – purchase online at:

Winnipeg Comedy Quartet, Hunks (Dana Smith, Rory Fallis, Tim Gray, and Matt Nightingale)

Date and Venue January 23, 2020 at 8pm | Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Winnipeg sketch comedy group and Just For Laughs NorthWest veterans, HUNKS, will return to Vancouver for one night. The show is part of a western mini-tour culminating in two appearances at the prestigious SF Sketchfest in San Francisco. Joining HUNKS on stage will be long-time friends, Graham Clark and Vancouver improv and sketch comedy favorites, Hip.Bang! (Just For Laughs, CBC).

Tickets $15. Purchase online at:


The Cultch with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Skyborn: A Land Reclamation Odyssey by Quelemia Sparrow

Dates and Venue January 23 – February 1, 2020; 7:30pm; matinees on Jan. 25, 26 & Feb 1 at 2pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St

A black hole, hungry ghosts, a Grandmother wolf—Quelemia Sparrow’s Skyborn is an epic odyssey grounded in Indigenous ancestral knowledge. Guided through the universe on a river made of stars, Sparrow makes a journey by canoe to recover her lost soul from the land of the dead.

Tickets $26 - $59. Purchase online at:

SLAMDANCE: CBC’s First Dramatic Digital Series

The International Premiere of CBC’s first ever, dramatic narrative digital series: The 410 at SLAMDANCE. The series boasts a diverse cast. The 410 is written and created by South Asian Actress, Supinder Wraich, who with director Renuka Jeyapalan are attending the festival. Inspired by the true stories of numerous South Asian truck drivers arrested and convicted of trafficking narcotics into Canada through the Detroit/Windsor border, web series The 410, will have its international premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival, in the Episodic Category.

Screenings of The 410 at the Slamdance Film Festival:
Screening I: Mon, Jan 27 • 10:00pm • Ballroom, Treasure Mountain Inn.
Screening II: Wed, Jan 29 • 11:15am • Gallery, Treasure Mountain Inn.

Studio 58
Urinetown, The Musical By Mark Hollman & Greg Kotis

Dates and Venue January 30–February 16, 2020; Tue – Sat at 8pm, Sat & Sun at 3pm | Studio 58 at Langara College,

In a Gotham-like city gripped by a severe drought, private toilets have been outlawed and a large corporation holds a monopoly on all public washrooms—forcing citizens to pay to pee! Heroic Bobby Strong incites the masses to revolt in this irreverent musical satire about capitalist greed, environmental catastrophe, and social uprising.

Tickets from $12.50 available online at Studio58 or by calling 1.877.840.0457

The Cultch and Ronnie Burkett
Forget Me Not

Dates and Venue February 4 – March 1, 2020 at 7.30pm | Secret Location to be revealed to audience members before the show

Welcome to “The New Now”—a time when written language has been suppressed and forgotten and hand-drawn love letters have become a powerful act of defiance. Unlike anything previously experienced, this mysterious and thrilling new production offers each audience member the rare opportunity to hold a one-of-a-kind Ronnie Burkett hand puppet. Becoming a puppet chorus, the audience both witnesses and propels the story as it unfolds.

Tickets - all tickets $94. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or

Gateway Theatre

Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee

Dates and Venue February 6 - 15, 2020; 8pm nightly (except Sun and Mon); Matinees on Saturday, Feb. 8 & Sunday, Feb. 9 @ 2pm & Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

Direct from its 2018 Broadway premiere, Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee makes its Canadian debut at Gateway. Garnering attention on Broadway for being the first play produced by a female Asian-American playwright, and for its subversive take on white male privilege, this one-of-a-kind theatre piece’s edgy social commentary will be recognized by Vancouver theatregoers as from the same playwright as SpeakEasy Theatre’s production of The Shipment.

Tickets from $29 online at Box Office: 604-270-1812

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Carmen: Sounds Of Spain

Dates and Venues Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8pm at the Bell Performing Arts Centre | Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Otto Tausk Featured performers Rihab Chaieb - Mezzo-soprano & Kseniya Simonova -
Sand Artist

Program Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1; de Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas & The Three-Cornered Hat; Granados’ Goyescas; Chabrier’s España

Maestro Tausk takes us on a musical tour of Spain with two works from Manuel de Falla and Bizet’s beloved Carmen Suite No. 1. Canadian-Tunisian singer Rihab Chaieb will captivate you.

Tickets $14.25 - $68 (at the Orpheum Theatre) & $27 - $42 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434


Vancouver Opera
Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Dates and Venue Thursday, February 13 at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm, Thursday, February 20 at 7:30pm & Sunday, February 23 at 2pm

In The Barber of Seville, the town barber Figaro aides his former employer, the Count Almaviva, in a scheme to court the beautiful Rosina, who is betrothed to her lecherous guardian Doctor Bartolo. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he helps Almaviva and Rosina prove that love conquers all.

Tickets $41.75 - $ 171.75. Call or Visit: 604 683 0222, 1945 McLean Drive or purchase online at:


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Michael Bolton: The Symphony Sessions

Date and Venue Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

From When a Man Loves a Woman to How Am I Supposed to Live Without You and more, Michael Bolton’s time, love and tenderness has created the soundtrack of our lives. Join Michael for an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards and even classical, specially arranged for symphony orchestra.

Tickets from $44.50 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Callas in Concert — The Hologram Tour

Date and Venue Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
Conductor Eímear Noone

Maria Callas shrugged off the earthly bonds of temporal life forty years ago. Now she returns to the stage, in all her grandeur, confirming her immortality to stunned audiences. Introducing Callas in Concert, an event that brings the beloved La Divina to the stage via hologram, singing to the accompaniment of the full VSO. As this performance unfolds, you will surrender all notions of what is real and get lost in the magic of perhaps the greatest opera singer of all time.

Tickets $40-$139.50 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434


Broadway Across Canada

DEAR EVAN HANSEN book by Steven Levenson, a music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Dates and Venue February 25 - March 1, 2020 at 8pm (except Sun March 1 at 7.30pm); matinees on Feb 29 & Mar 1 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a young man with social anxiety disorder. He yearns to make a connection with his peers so he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy's family. The theme of loneliness would seem sombre, but, this stage musical is anything but. From start to finish, when Evan leaves his room and finds an authentic life outside, Dear Evan Hansen is far more joyful than sad.

Tickets are available at Groups of 15 or more can purchase by calling 1-800-889-8457.


Pacific Theatre
Gramma by Maki Yi

Dates and Venue January 17 - February 1, 2020, Wednesdays - Saturdays 8pm; matinees on Saturdays 2pm | Pacific Theatre, 1440 West 12th Avenue

Korean-born Maki is excited to begin her new life in a Regina basement suite, but her elderly landlady seems determined to treat her as nothing more than a servant. Playwright and actor Maki Yi (Suitcase Stories) returns to Pacific Theatre with a new poetic tale of human connection in the loneliest of circumstances.

Tickets Adults $38.35, Chilren $15.75. Purchase online at

The Cultch
Volcano Theatre’s Infinity by Hannah Moscovitch

Dates and Venue January 7–19, 2020 at 7:30pm; matinees January 11,12, 18 & 19, 2pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

The cynical, skeptical daughter of a theoretical physicist and a composer, Sarah Jean’s clinical approach to love meets with little success. In this absorbing drama infused with science and classical music, three exceptional minds collide. Sarah Jean’s hugely talented yet severely dysfunctional family will learn that love and time itself are connected in unimaginable ways.

Tickets $26 - $ 59 Purchase online at