Broadway Across Canada
The Illusionists

This spectacular showcases the talents of five of the best Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has broken box office records across the globe and entertains audiences of all ages with the most astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. The non-stop show is packed with magic of unprecedented proportions.

WHEN: January 15 - 20, 2019, Tues - Sun evenings at 7:30pm with Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm

WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

How to get your tickets: Ticket prices start at $30.50 and will go on sale on Monday, November 26 at 10am and are available at, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.

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 or at the Door | Note: Cash and Credit only at Door

Arts Club Theatre
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

Dates and Venue November 15–December 30 , 2018, Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm. (Holiday showtimes) Mon, Dec 24, at 12:30 pm & 5:30pm; and Sun, Dec 30, at 1pm & 7pm | Granville Island Stage, Granville Islannd

A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets. The play is set after Lizzy Bennet has married Mr. Darcy and come to live on his grand estate. Joining them for the holidays are her pregnant elder sister, Jane and Mr. Bingley, her youngest sister, Lydia and Mary, the often overlooked middle sister. While Mary starts to dream of a new life beyond her boisterous family, an unexpected visitor at the Darcy household could spell romance.

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

La La Land in Concert: VSO at the Movies

Date and Venue Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Erik Ochsner Programme Musical soundtrack of the film La La Land; score and songs by Justin Hurwitz

Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score, La La Land™ tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Tickets Prices range between $72 and $100. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at:

The Vancouver Symphony
Tea & Trumpets: Spanish Nights

Date and Venue Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze

Program Chabrier’ España, Granados’ Goyescas: Intermezzo, Bizet’s Carmen Suite: Suite 1 No. 1 Prelude, Suite 1 No. 1a Aragonaise, Suite 1 No. 2 Intermezzo, Suite 1 No. 4 Dragons, Suite 2 No. 7 Habañera, Suite 2 No. 9 Song of the Toreador & Suite 2 Danse Bohème, De Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat Suite 2: The Miller’s Dance & El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol

Spend an afternoon dreaming of sultry Spanish nights, with the passionate, Spanish-themed music of Bizet, De Falla, Chabrier and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Tickets $10 and $40. Purchase online at:


Opera Mariposa
Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte

Dates and Venue November 30 & December 1, 7 & 8, 2018, 7:30pm | Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Ave. Vancouver

Opera Mariposa is launching the 2018-19 season by bringing a classic Mozart opera into the 21st century! In Così fan tutte, love has many faces when an old cynic convinces two young men to test the affections of their girlfriends by formulating an elaborate plot. Performed in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets $28 general, $24 students and seniors. Purchase online


Arts Club Theatre Company
Blind Date by Rebecca Northan

Dates and Venue(s)
November 22 – December 30, 2018 at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre || ON TOUR January 2 – February 3, 2019 at various theatres throughout the Lower Mainland

Vancouver and the Lower Mainland audiences will experience of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience! This fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment is sure to make you fall in love with Mimi and celebrate her audience-member-turned-Romantic-Hero.

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


Naked Goddess Productions
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Dates and Venue December 6 - 16, 2018, Wed – Sat at 7:30pm; Matinees on Sat & Sun at 2pm | The Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

In this Christmas classic, the six Herdman kids take over the annual Christmas pageant. Filled with mayhem and fun, this hilarious and heartwarming story is sure to be a favourite part of your holiday season!

Tickets Adults $24, Children & Seniors: $18, Half-Price Preview on December 5. Purchase online:


Vancouver Chamber Choir
Handel's Messiah

Date and Venue Friday, December 7, 2018, 8pm | The Orpheum

Conductor Jon Washburn Featured performers Pacifica Singers, Nathalie Paulin -soprano, Daniel Cabena - countertenor, Isaiah Bell - tenor & Stephen Hegedus - bass-baritone

In this 48th season of the Choir, Jon Washburn will conduct the Vancouver Chamber Choir in his 48th performance of Messiah, Vancouver's perennial Christmas favourite.

Tickets $28 - $63; Purchase online:


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:,, 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 or call 1.866.542.7469.


United Players
The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus

Dates and Venue November 9 - December 2, 2018, Thurs - Sun 8pm, 2pm matinées on Sun Nov 18, 25, & Dec 2 - no evening performance | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

Refugee women arrive in Greece, fleeing their homeland and the threat of unwanted marriage. Will they be welcomed, or sent back to Egypt? To whose laws are they subject? Aeschylus’ tragedy from 463 BC looks to find meaning in forced migration, and asks what our obligation is to those fleeing sexual violence and seeking some sense of security.

Tickets $22 - $28, available on line at or at the door. Reservations info: phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre
Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu

Dates and Venue November 8 – 17, 2018, 8pm; matinees November 10 & November 17 @ 2pm & (Tues) November 13 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, Studio B, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

In this acclaimed autobiographical one-man show, Tetsuro tells the tale of his emotionally distant father, whose legacy is felt beyond his lifetime. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, Shigematsu uncovers how his father's personal history has influenced two generations. Though separated by language, culture and history, what truly keeps father and son apart is their similarities.

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

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


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 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: /

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 or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644