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



The Cultch & Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
The Ones We Leave Behind

Dates and Venue October 24 - November 3, 2018 at 8pm; Oct 27, Oct 28 & Nov 03 at 2pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

An investigator for the Public Trustee, Abby Chung is assigned her first case to find the next-of-kin for an elderly woman, who has died without any family or friends to claim her. As Abby uncovers more details of the woman's lonely life, she is confronted by her own demons and is forced to face the mystery of her own life--the truth about her own father who walked out on her and her mother years ago.

Tickets from $24 on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com



The Cultch
BACKBONE: Gravity & Other Myths (Australia)

Dates and Venue October 30, 31 & November 1 – 3, 2018, 7pm; November 4, 2018, 2pm | Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, 600 Hamilton St.

From the company that brought A Simple Space, Backbone (literally) tosses around the perception of what strength is, where it comes from, and how it is measured. This international circus hit is a frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness that tests the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual, and collective.

Tickets from $30. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com


The Vancouver Symphony
Masterworks: Mozart & Tchaikovsky

Dates and Venue November 2 & 3, 2018 at 8pm & Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Xian Zhang Featured performer Marc-André Hamelin - piano

Programme Dorothy Chang’s Northern Star, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor

Acclaimed conductor Xian Zhang marks her first VSO performances conducting Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, a work infused with beautiful Ukrainian folk songs, and giving the composer one of his earliest critical successes.

Tickets Prices range between $16.25 and $95. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at: www.vancouversymphony.ca/event





Western Gold Theatre
Red Birds by Aaron Bushkowsky

Dates and Venue November 2 – 18, 2018;Tues - Sat at 7:30pm, Sat and Sun plus Thurs November 15 at 2pm | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St., Vancouver

This play is a bittersweet comedy about three generations of dirt-poor women whose lives are thrown into chaos when a birth mother is revealed. She is both incredibly wealthy and ready to marry a charming gold-digger. Red Birds is a sister piece to the incredibly popular The Big Blue Bird, written by Aaron Bushkowsky

Tickets are $27 & $32 available in advance from redbirds.brownpapertickets.com or call 604.363.5734




Water: New works by David Wilson

Dates and Venue November 2 - 24, 2018, Tues – Thurs 10am–6pm, Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm (Gallery Hours) | Kimoto Gallery, 1525 W. 6th Avenue

In a new series of paintings, David Wilson takes for his subjects the natural watery surroundings and rain-soaked city streets of his hometown. Fans of the artist’s work will recognize not just familiar streets and harbours of Vancouver but also motifs like rainy downtown nights. But the paintings move toward a more realistic depiction of scenes than he has evoked in the past—even while relying on memory. Instead of aiming for literal accuracy, he has painted his subjects in a way that suits his vision.

Admission Opening Reception: Friday, November 2 at 6 - 9pm. Artist in attendance. Sunday & Monday by appointment. Info: www.davidwilson.ca / www.kimotogallery.com

 


The Cultch
Three Winters by Amiel Gladstone

Dates and Venue November 7 - 17, 2018, 8pm; November 10 & 11 at 2pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

Three Winters is a fictional re-contextualization of real-life events. A troupe of seven millennial actresses play WWII soldiers captured in the Stalag Luft III POW camp. Those men not only infamously hatched escape plans—immortalized by 1963 film, The Great Escape—they performed plays sent by the Red Cross, which required the men to play both male and female parts. When these historical events are acted by modern young women, not out of circumstantial necessity, but by choice, Three Winters asks audiences to question their assumptions about who we allow to play what parts and why.

Tickets $24 - $51. Purchase online tickets.thecultch.com/

 


The Vancouver Symphony
Lest We Forget: Dvorák’s Stabat Mater

Dates and Venue November 9 & 10, 2018 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Otto Tausk Featured performers Colleen Daly - soprano, Allyson McHardy - mezzo-soprano, Benjamin Butterfield - tenor, Giles Tomkins - baritone, UBC University Singers and Choral Union

Programme Dvorák’s Stabat Mater

To Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Maestro Tausk and the orchestra will present the VSO’s very first performances of Dvorák’s epic cantata, Stabat Mater, a complex work, perfectly suited as prelude to this most important of Remembrance Days.

Tickets Prices range between $16.25 and $95. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at: www.vancouversymphony.ca/

 


Aenigma Theatre
The How and The Why by Sarah Treem

Dates and Venue November 13 - 17, 2018, at 8pm and Nov 17 at 2pm | Studio 1398, Granville Island


Evolution, Feminism and Destiny collide in Sarah Treem’s poignant play about science, family, and the difficult choices that women face. Why do women menstruate? Modern science has supplied us with the “How”, but no one seems to have answered the “Why”. As the two brilliant women spar over their contrary views on science, career and generational divides, the ulterior motives surrounding their intense meeting slowly begin to unravel…

Tickets Student/Regular $20/$25. Purchase online at Theatrewire.com or at the Door | Note: Cash and Credit only at Door

 

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical book by Douglas McGrath

Dates and Venue November 13 - 18, 2018, 8pm | The Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. The show features an array of songs written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “A Natural Woman,” and “You’ve Got A Friend”

Tickets prices start at $30.50. Purchase online: BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca, ticketmaster.ca, or call 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.


ONGOING

Arts Club Theatre Company & Citadel Theatre
SWEAT by Lynn Nottage

Dates and Venue
October 18 – November 18, 2018; Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

Sweat is set in the working-class town of Reading, Pennsylvania, and for a group of lifelong friends a night at the local bar is the balm against a hard day on the factory lines. When tensions rise at work and picket lines are formed, their bonds wear and the strength of their connection is tested in the struggle to stay ahead. All sides are examined in this community that is formed and dissolved amidst the changing landscape of America.

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


 

With A Spoon production in association with Rumble Theatre
The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Dates and Venue October 19 – November 10, 2018, 8pm Wed – Sat with 2pm Saturday matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.

A pack of teenage girls prepares for battle on the soccer field. As game day approaches, they grapple with everything from pop culture to politics, discovering their identities as individuals and a team.

Tickets $20 - $36.50, (taxes not incl.) Pay-what-you-can preview Oct 18 at 8pm. Call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org



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/




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