ANNOUNCEMENT


Broadway Across Canada

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

Broadway Across Canada has announced that individual tickets for the Vancouver premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN have on sale from December 2, 2019. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca. Groups of 15 or more can purchase by calling 1-800-889-8457.

When and Where February 25 - March 1, 2019 | 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.


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A Holly Cole Christmas

Date and Venue Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Vern Griffiths Featured performer Holly Cole – vocalist

It’s been 13 years since Holly Cole and her band have graced the stage of the Orpheum Theatre accompanied by the VSO. Together they will present Ms. Cole’s eclectic mix of Holiday material and fan favourites.

Tickets $36 - $114 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434



The Cultch and Zee Zee Theatre
Holiday at the Elbow Room Café by Dave Deveau

Dates and Venue December 10 – 29, 2019 at 7.30pm; Matinees on Dec 15, 21,22, 28 & 29 at 2pm | The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

Everybody’s favourite characters from Elbow Room Café: The Musical are back for a holiday extravaganza at The Cultch. When café owners, Patrice and Bryan, and a group of Christmas misfits are snowed in at the iconic café on Christmas Eve, all bets are off. Will Patrice make it to the Christmas Eve Spectacular, will Bryan finally reach his boiling point. Featuring songs from the original musical by Dave Deveau and Anton Lipovetsky

Tickets $26 - $59 – purchase online: tickets.thecultch.com/




Gateway Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Dates and Venue December 12 - 31, 2019 at 8pm; matinee perf. on Sat & Sun at 2pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

Based on the Bible story about Joseph and his coat of many colours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is traditionally set in Egypt. However, Gateway has opted to set this Joseph in the present-day dream world of a child who, through Joseph’s story, is shown that realizing your dreams takes learning, perseverance, luck, and love.

Tickets from $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812
Info: gatewaytheatre.com/dreamcoat

 



Patrick Street Productions
It’s a Wonderful Life adapted by Peter Jorgensen, based on Frank Capra’s screenplay

Dates and Venue 19 December – 5 January 2019, 8pm; Matinees @ 2pm –Dec. 22, 26, 28 & 29, Jan. 2, 4 & 5 | Anvil Centre Theatre, New Westminster

This show breathes musical life into a familiar story while it retains its warmth and humour featuring musical standards like Nice Work if You Can Get It, Rhapsody in Blue, One Life to Live, and Lost in the Stars, along with traditional holiday carols. This new adaptation is a holiday musical for the whole family.

Tickets Start at $29 (plus service charge) Special $24 (plus service charge) on Dec. 19 & 20.
Box Office: patrickstreetproductions.com or call 604-684-2787


Ballet BC
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Dates and Venue Dec. 28 at 1pm, Dec. 28 at 6:30pm,Dec. 29 at 1pm,Dec. 29 at 6:30pm & Dec. 30 at 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

One of the city’s favourite holiday traditions returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage this festive season, featuring live music from the acclaimed Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. This production will include a local cast of over 70 children from the Lower Mainland, some as young as the age of eight.

Tickets range from $44 to $105 (including service charges) and can be purchased at balletbc.com


ONGOING

Fighting Chance Productions
Girlfriend by Todd Almond, music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet

Dates and Venue December 10 – 21, 2019 at 8pm, Saturday matinees at 2pm | The Nest, Cartwright St (Granville Island)

Set in Nebraska in the 90’s, Will, a social outcast, and Mike, the popular football player, figure out that there is more to life than what high school has taught them. Days after graduation they explore their relationship and begin to ask themselves where their lives begin. Based on the album by Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend is a pop/rock musical for everyone who’s lived in a small town and feels for their first love.

Tickets$31 - $33. Purchase online: tickets.vendini.com/ticket

 


Literary Larceny Collective
The Tragic Comedy of Macbeth by Mac Bethad mac Findlaích (and William Shakespeare)

Date and Venue December 4 - December 15, 2019; 7:30 pm Wed through Sat with 2pm shows on Sun | Jericho Arts Centre.

Macbeth is known around the world not only as one of Shakespeare's greatest villains, but also as a name shrouded in superstition, that thespians do not speak aloud lightly. Now, after 400 years of torment, the Scottish King has come back to the stage to retell his story one last time, and perhaps exonerate himself from centuries of infamy and break the witches curse. Smashing together comedy, improv and the great words of the Bard, The Tragic Comedy of Macbeth promises an evening for comedy and Shakespeare fans alike.

Tickets Adults $25 advance or $30 at the door | Students & Seniors $15 advance or $20 at the door. Purchase online: tickets.theatrewire.com/





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

Dates and Venue
December 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020; Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm.(no shows on Sundays) | Granville Island Stage

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 her husband 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 artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644

 

 

Pacific Theatre
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
adapted by Ron Reed from Charles Dickens' novel

Dates and Venue November 29 - December 21, Wed - Sat at 8pm, 2pm matinees Saturdays | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.

It’s Christmas Eve and Ebenezer Scrooge is drifting off to sleep . . . but he cannot imagine what the night has in store for him. Told with humour and Dickens’ own transcendent prose, Ron Reed embodies Scrooge and forty-three other characters in the greatest Christmas story ever written.

Tickets $20-36.50 (not incl. HST). To book visit pacifictheatre.org or call 604.731.5518


 

The Cultch
East Van Panto: Pinocchio

Dates and Venue November 20, 2019 – January 5, 2020 at 7pm (weekend matinees at 2pm) | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive

When a lonely old ice cream vendor named ‘Gelatto’ is given a puppet by the mysterious ‘Beckwoman’ of Commercial Drive, his dreams of having a child suddenly come true. Join a locally famous cricket, an angry orca, and a dastardly fox as poor Pinocchio does his best to tell everyone the truth and become a real boy. But why are Pinocchio’s limbs always growing? Will there be a Cappuccino War between the ‘Abruzzos’ and the ‘Calabrias’? And why are all those kids ditching class to go to Hastings Racecourse?

Tickets from $26; On sale now at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363, or online at www.thecultch.com Child tickets just $26 for any seat in the house (16 and under)



Arts Club Theatre Company
The Sound of Music music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Dates and Venue November 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm; Holiday:Tues, Dec 24, at 1pm & 6pm; and Sun, Dec 29, at 1pm & 7pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

The Sound of Music brims with beloved tunes such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.” Journey along with Maria who takes a governess position with the von Trapp family, falling first for the children and then for the widower Captain von Trapp himself, all against the stirring backdrop of pre-WWII Austria.

Tickets from $39 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644