Bard on the Beach
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare

Dates and Venue June 26 – September 9, 2018, 7.30pm weekend matinees at 2pm | Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre, Vanier Park

Shakespeare's exploration of power and greed. A parable for our times, the story is a powerful indictment of capitalism and nihilism. A production that invites us to think about our place in a shallow world, and to look beyond the wealth of the pocketbook towards the wealth of the heart.

Tickets from $24, Youth discounts available (Age 6-22). Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 – online at: bardonthebeach.org/tickets/


 

Western Gold Theatre
The Learned Ladies by Molière, adapted by Freyda Thomas

Dates and Venue June 22 - 24, 2018, Fri - Sun at 7:30pm, Sat and Sun at 2pm | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

During the 17th Century, women – thirsty for knowledge and freedom – began to read, discuss and absorb all the learning they could get their hands on. In Molière’s Les Femmes Savants (The Learned Ladies), the familiar ‘Voice of Reason’, typically a male, is now for the first time female.

Tickets $27 - call the Box Office at 604-363-5734, or buy online at learned.brownpapertickets.com

 





Carly Rae Jepsen Live with the VSO!

Date and Venue Monday, June 25, 2015 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Three-time Juno Award–winning and GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen makes her VSO début. Hear Carly Rae Jepsen perform her hits with full Orchestra, plus intimate sets featuring guitar and string quartet.

Tickets $55 - $99 - VSO Customer Service 604.876.3434, Purchase online: vancouversymphony.ca email: customerservice@vancouversymphony.ca

 

 


The Opera Project

Ecstatic Expression in Song

Date and Venue Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7pm | Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 320 East 15th Ave., Vancouver

The Opera Project presents a gala concert featuring music through the ages and from around the globe - from European opera arias to traditional Spanish, Chinese and Turkish highlights. The show features a cast led by Canadian soprano Heidi Klassen, with a guest appearance by Istanbul Opera's Arzu Semerci and the Vancouver Turkish Choir Orchestra. Proceeds support Opera Mariposa, a Vancouver organization for young and emerging performers.

Admission by donation (suggest $20) - available at the door



Vancouver Chinese Instrumental Music Society & Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Jasmine Jazz

Date and Venue Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:30pm (Doors and Tea Tasting, 6:30pm) | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | 578 Carrall St. Vancouver

Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble with Jodi Proznick, Bill Coon, & James Danderfer will perform. Jasmine Jazz, an unusual interplay between traditional Chinese and jazz instruments will feature the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble and some of Vancouver's finest jazz artists led by bassist and composer, Jodi Proznick. As a special treat, TEALEAVES (www.tealeaves.com) will offer tastings of high quality jasmine teas, scented using the Imperial Scenting Method, before and during the concert.

Tickets $25 general admission; $15 (students/seniors/Garden members) at the door or online at jasminejazz2018.brownpapertickets.com Info: 604 662 3207





Dancing on the Edge Festival

Dates and Venues July 5 - 14, 2018 | Firehall Arts Centre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Brooks Corning Showroom, St. Paul’s on Jervis and site-specific work on Granville Island, Commercial Drive and Davie Street

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Society stimulates development of contemporary Canadian dance artists and choreography through the presentation of work from emerging and established local, regional, national and international dance artists and companies. The Festival also facilitates new dance creations, through commissions, residencies, and co-productions.

Tickets Singles $28, DOTE Member $24, Student/Senior $26, DOTE Membership $10. The EDGE 4 Pack – $85, The EDGE 6 Pack – $120. For more information on the Dancing on the Edge Festival, visit dancingontheedge.org or call 604.689.0926



Carnaval del Sol

Dates and Venue July 7 & 8, 2018, 11am - 10pm | Concord Pacific, 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

Latincouver will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Carnaval del Sol, the biggest Latin American Festival in the Pacific Northwest, on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8 at Concord Pacific. Latincouver is a non-profit organization that brings together both Latin Americans and Latin enthusiasts living in BC. This network can be compared to the public square or, as it is said in Latin America, la plaza. Carnaval del Sol is the peak of Latin American Week, beginning on June 27.

Admission $2 donation for adults; Super Pass $10 for adults; Free for seniors and children 12 & under. Info: http://carnavaldelsol.ca


 

Broadway Across Canada
Les Misérables music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

Dates and Venue July 10 - 15, 2018, 8pm except Sunday at 7.30pm; Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home” and many more, this epic story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history.

Tickets on sale now! prices start at $30. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457




Ensemble Theatre Company
6th Annual Summer Repertory Festival

Dates and Venue July 12 - Aug 17th, 2018 | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver

A selection of three plays from three writers showcases the humour, intricacies, and depths of the darker recesses of our lives. Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, Ian Rankin's Dark Road, and Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane are brought to life by the Ensemble Theatre’s group of actors, directors, and designers. For dates & times of individual productions visit: www.ensembletheatrecompany.ca

Tickets individual tickets are now on sale rrom $25. Available online at: www.ensembletheatrecompany.ca


ONGOING

Bard on the Beach

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Dates and Venue June 6 – September 13, 2018, 7.30pm weekend matinees at 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

On a blasted heath in medieval Scotland, three women tell a General that he is fated to be the King of Scotland. The image takes hold in his mind, and so begins a chain of events that leads to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers and their children.

 


As You Like It
by William Shakespeare

Dates and Venue June 12 – September 22 | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

It’s the 1960s, and free spirits are escaping from Vancouver to get “back to the land”. This joyful celebration of love features 20 classic Beatles songs. Expect to leave the theatre with a song in your heart and a belief in our shared humanity!

Tickets from $24, Youth discounts available (Age 6-22). Call the Box Office at 604.739.0559 – online at: bardonthebeach.org/tickets/


Vagrant Players Theatre Society
Kill All Politicians by Thomas Yungerberg

Dates and Venue June 20-23, 2018, Thurs - Sat at 8pm or Sat at 2pm or 5pm | Pacific Theatre

A one act comedy about the politics of friendship. Washington DC twenty-somethings Stu and Ben are bored, stoned, and spending another night inexpertly dissecting senatorial vote-trading when a parking ticket sends Stu over the edge. As he plots to rid America of political misbehaviour once and for all, Ben begins to wonder if his friend’s vitriol stems from problems closer to home.

Tickets $20 - Available through vagrantplayers.com




Arts Club Theatre Company
ONCE by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Dates and Venue June 14–July 29, 2018, (up to July 15) Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm; (after July 15) Tues–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm, and Sun at 1:30pm & 7:30pm | Granville Island Stage

Once is the story of a struggling Irish busker, Guy and a determined young Czech woman, Girl who pursue their musical ambitions while navigating the complexities of love. Packed with memorable folk rock songs, it combines the liveliness of a jam session with the nuanced emotions of a musical drama. Once is an enchanting theatrical experience that explores the power of music to draw people together.

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



The Only Animal & Banff Centre for the Arts & Creativity
SLIME by Bryony Lavery

Dates and Venue June 15 – 24, 2018, Tues – Sun Evenings @ 8pm at 8pm; Sun matinees at 2pm | Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue

Commissioned by the Banff Centre, and penned by Bryony Lavery, SLIME is set just slightly in the future, at a climate-change conference where animals are at the table. The cast includes 100 animals, seven young animal translators, scientists and suits, and of course, the audience.

Tickets $22 & $25 plus service charges; $20 for Group Sales or Early Bird Special (book before May 15). Box Office www.theatrewire.com more info theonlyanimal.com


 

The White Rock Players’ Club
Ninotchka by Melchior Lengyel

Dates and Venue June 6 – 23, 2018, Wed - Sat @ 8pm and Sun matinees @ 2:30pm | Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd, White Rock

The Russians are set on recovering the Romanovs’ lost treasures. But when a charming French art collector proves to be more obstinate than they expected, the government sends out their best agent, Ninotchka. A summer romance set in Paris and featuring soviet spies, royal treasures and joie de vivre.

Tickets $22 Adults; $19 Students and Seniors; Previews (June 6 & 7) and Wednesdays only $10. Available online: www.whiterockplayers.ca or the Box Office Wed – Sat 1pm-5pm



United Players
Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

Dates and Venue June 1 - 24, 2018, 8pm; 2pm matinees on Sundays | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery

It is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is selling oranges for sixpence. Little does she know who’s watching… Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king.

Tickets $20-$26, available on line at www.unitedplayers.com or at the door.Preview May 31, all tickets $12





Arts Club Theatre Company
MAMMA MIA! music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, book by Catherine Johnson

Dates and Venue May 10–August 12, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm; matinees on Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

An island paradise in Greece sets the stage for this feel-good show. A daughter’s quest to find her biological father before her wedding brings together three men from her mother’s past: Harry, Bill and Sam. While Sophie works to find out which man is her father, her mother Donna deals with the emotions brought up by her daughter’s upcoming nuptials and memories from her own past.

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