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

 

Broadway Across Canada
Waitress

Dates and Venue November 12 - 17, 2019, at 8pm, (except Sunday at 7.30pm) Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Tickets on sale from today. From $47.50 - available by visiting vancouver.broadway.com/shows or by calling 1-855-985-5000

 



The Dance Centre
Vancouver Tap Dance Society

Dates and Venue Thursday November 14, 2019 at 12 noon + 6.30pm | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St.

The November edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! series features the dancers of the Vancouver Tap Dance Society. Introduced by Artistic Director Andrew Nemr, this program showcases the infectious rhythms, technical skill and musicality of tap, tracing its vibrant history and its contemporary innovations.

Tickets 12 noon show $15/$13 students, seniors, children; 6.30pm show $22/$18 students, seniors, children. Purchase online at: Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca




Gateway Theatre
The Double Axe Murders By Berni Stapleton

Dates and Venue November 14 - 23, 2019; 8pm; matinees Sat November 16 & 23 at 2pm and Tues November 19 at 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

Who will survive the long, haunting night? On an evening colder than frostbite itself, Sarah, Payne, and Pelly wait out a winter storm. Is that a tree branch knocking on the cabin wall? And why does the howling wind sound more like a wailing Banshee?

Tickets From $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812


Opera Mariposa
Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Dates and Venue November 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2019, 7.30pm | St. Faith's Anglican Church, 7284 Cypress Street

When Buoso Donati dies, his relatives embark on a frantic search for his last will and testament, determined to get their hands on his fortune at any cost. Enter Gianni Schicchi, the clever rogue who knows how to solve any problem, but possibly not in the way that this greedy family expects. Puccini’s farcical drama features some of the composer's most memorable music and is regarded as one of the funniest operas of all time. The one-act comedy will be presented alongside excerpts from other Italian operas including La traviata, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto and The Marriage of Figaro.

Tickets $28, $24 for seniors, students and patrons with a disability. On sale now, online at: giannischicchi.brownpapertickets or at 1-800-838-3006



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)






Artsclub Theatre
It's a Wonderful Christmas-Ish Holiday Miracle by Marcus Youssef, featuring music by Sufjan Stevens

Dates and Venue November 21 – December 22, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

The holidays are all about loved ones. But what happens when your parents get divorced, your kid brother is best friends with a stick bug named Ralphie, and your grandma’s ghost starts appearing with advice—and her iPhone? OMG! It’s a Wonderful Life meets Modern Family in this new Canadian comedy about a family during a complicated season.

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





Turning Point Ensemble
Scenes From Childhood

Date and Venue Sunday, November 24 at 7:30pm | Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour St.

Turning Point Ensemble joins forces with the Bergmann Piano Duo (Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann) for a concert of music connecting French masterworks of the early twentieth century to jazz-inspired new works. The evening will also include Scenes from Childhood by Vancouver’s own jazz musician Brad Turner as well as Michael Bushnell’s original arrangement of Claude Debussy’s seminal composition Jeux.

Tickets Adults $33 plus tax and fees; Students & Seniors: $20 plus tax and fees. For information visit: turningpointensemble.ca




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


ONGOING

United Players
The Price by Arthur Miller

Dates and Venue November 8 - December 1, 2019, 8pm; Sun Matinées on Nov 17, 24, and Dec 1 @ 2pm (no evening performances on these dates) | Jericho Arts Centre

A New York cop and his estranged rich surgeon brother meet for the first time in 16 years in a brownstone attic to sell off their parents' furniture. The brothers are party to revelation after revelation, by which they slowly come to realize the consequences of their past decisions. Suddenly the cost of the pieces of furniture before them seems no weightier than that of the choices they made so long ago.

Tickets Fri & Sat $29 regular, $26 students & seniors; Thurs & Sun $26 regular, $23 students & seniors. Purchase online: formsite.com/ or call 604-224-8007 ext. 2


Kuroko by Tetsuro Shigematsu

Dates and Venue November 6 – 17, 2019, 7.30pm; matinees: Nov 10 & 17 at 2PM | The Cultch, 1895 Venables St,

Hiroshi has only a year left to live. During that time, he must somehow get his daughter Maya to leave her bedroom, something that hasn’t happened in over half a decade. She is hikikomori, an extreme recluse, who spends all her time in Virtual Reality, alone. Kuroko is a darkly comedic family drama about an agoraphobic daughter’s quest to find out the truth about her family.

Tickets $26 - $59 Purchase online at: https://thecultch.com/events/kuroko/




Touchstone Theatre
Certified by Jan Derbyshire

Date and Venue October 31 – November 16, 2019, 8pm (2 pm matinees on Nov 3, 9, 10, 16) | Vancity Culture Lab, The Cultch

Comedian Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity. Through this one-woman show, Derbyshire tells you all about her experience being certified, and how she got to where she is today. Join the irreverent fun of her journey through the mental health system and grapple with hefty questions like: how do we define “crazy” and who gets to decide? In this case: you do.

Tickets General: $35; Preview: $20; Student/Senior/Artist: $20. Box Office: tickets.thecultch.com or call 604.251.1363




The Chutzpah! Festival 2019

Dates and Venues October 24 to November 24, 2019 | Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vogue Theatre, Rickshaw Theatre, and the WISE Hall

Now in its 19th year of celebrating works in comedy, music, theatre and dance, the Chutzpah! Festival has established a reputation for presenting Vancouver audiences with artists from all over the world. This year’s Festival will also showcase live music with film, and shines a light on artists from the U.K., Israel, Italy, U.S.A., and Canada.

Tickets range from $24 to $60 (plus applicable fees and service charges) available online at www.chutzpahfestival.com or by phone at 604.257.5145