What begins as an ordinary parent teacher interview unravels into a gripping and raw confrontation between two women on the brink of disaster. One woman is fighting to protect her family. The other is fighting for the family she always wanted. A roller coaster ride about love, betrayal, and right versus wrong. Be warned: Sexual content, mature language
$15 at pacifictheatre.org
22 – 24, 2017, 7.30pm & June 25 at 2pm | Old Auditorium ,
6344 Memorial Road, UBC
$20- $41 available at www.ubcoperatickets.com,
by telephone at 604.822.6725 or in person at the Old Auditorium Box
Dates and Venue June 23 – 25, 2017, Fri - Sun at 7:30pm + Sat and Sun at 2pm | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero St.
Three upscale New York couples are invited to a 10th Anniversary Party, but when they arrive, the host and hostess are nowhere to be seen – and was that a gunshot one of them heard? Everyone is intent on making their point of view known as to what has happened. This, of course, leads to the confusion and hilarity of Rumors.
$27 + service fee at rumors.brownpapertickets.com
or call by calling the Box Office at 604-363-5734
Point Ensemble Meets Hollenbeck, Nachoff & Houle
Dates and Venue Tuesday, June 27 & 28, 2017, 8pm | SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Turning Point Ensemble goes fifth stream in a concert that brings to Vancouver three of the most innovative musicians crossing and eliminating the boundaries between jazz and new music – John Hollenbeck, Quinsin Nachoff and François Houle. This one-of-a-kind program presents all new work especially written for these three musicians and the Turning Point Ensemble.
Tickets $25 single tickets; $150 Dinner + Show package. Purchase at: www.eventbrite.com
Dates and Venue | June 29 – July 22, 2017, 7.30pm | The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau St., Granville Island
TheatreSports improvisers take a comedic look at what makes us uniquely Canadian – poking fun at the stereotypes of Canada and Canadians. Based on audience suggestions, the cast lampoon such Canadian ‘institutions’ as Heritage Minutes, the Mounties, winter, our hunky Prime Minister, hockey, lumberjacks or Timmy’s coffee to name only a few of the endless possibilities.
Tickets $10 –
$23.50; Purchase at: tickets.vtsl.com
Dates and Venue June 27 to June 30, 2017 at 8pm; + July 1 at 2pm | Studio 16, 1551 W 7th Ave, Vancouver
At the height of WWII, German Physicist Werner Heisenberg paid a visit to his fellow scientist, the Danish Niels Bohr. They had once been mentor and student, partners, and peers, revolutionizing atomic physics together in the early 1920s. Eventually, the two ended up on opposites sides of a horrific world war. Witness the confrontation as Bohr, his wife Margrethe, and Heisenberg reunite in the afterlife to unravel the reasons behind that infamous visit. Watch as they re-examine their place in history, furiously question the ethics of science, and ultimately, interrogate the responsibility of scientists in our society.
$20 – June 27 performance at half price ($10). Purchase tickets
online at brownpapertickets.com
or at the Door (Cash only).
It Together Collective
Dates and Venue July 8 – 17, 2017, 8pm; Sat, July 15 Matinee 2pm | Performance Works, Granville Island
The musical takes place in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. A New York crime novelist agrees, at the behest of a Hollywood producer, to adapt his latest novel into a screenplay but how much is he willing to sacrifice for a taste of fame and fortune? The wisecracking and quick-witted Detective Stone has a way with women but is forever haunted by the one who got away. This is a musical spoof of film noir crime novels and Hollywood’s treatment of writers.
Tickets $40 - Discounted tickets available for CAEA Members and students. Available at: cityofangels.brownpapertickets.com
Bard on the Beach
The Winter’s Tale
The Merchant of Venice
Ensemble Theatre Festival
Dates and Venue July 7 - August 18, 2017 | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
A Prayer for Owen Meany by Simon Bent
Seeming anti-hero Owen Meany is an oddity who charms an East Coast community as he grows up during the turbulent post war period in the 50s and 60s. He is remarkable on many levels, but especially as he sees himself as an instrument of God after he is involved in a tragedy which he believes was his fault. It speaks to social justice and the notion of fate, and is an exploration into organized religion and its inherit hypocrisy.
In the Next Room by Sarah Ruhl
Set in a spa town close to New York in the late 1800s—it was a time of Victorian societal repression that coincided with dramatic technological change. Inspired by Rachel P. Maines’ The Technology of Organism, the play is based on historical medical procedures that may seem both quaint and quizzical, yet the themes remains relevant today. A multi-layered and nuanced character study, In the Next Room explores professional and personal relations between men and women with a strong streak of female solidarity.
Master Class by David Pownall
An anteroom in the Kremlin. 1948. The Soviet Musician's Union Conference in Moscow. Stalin is formulating his policy for the Arts in The Soviet Union and summons Shostakovich, and Prokofiev, the leading Russian composers of the day, in order that he can discuss, with the aid of his Cultural Minister, Zhdanov, their place as artists in Soviet society. Needless to say, the discussion is conducted on Stalin's terms - but with a course that is far from predictable.
Theatre under the Stars
Dates and Venue July 7 – August 18, 2017 at 8pm | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, 610 Pipeline Rd.
Mary Poppins, one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, captures hearts in a whole new way. The irresistible story and unforgettable songs are back, as everyone’s favourite nanny swoops in to teach the Banks family a lesson or two about love & imagination. Alternates nightly with The Drowsy Chaperone.
Dates and Venue July 8 – August 19, 2017 at 8pm | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, 610 Pipeline Rd.
The Drowsy Chaperone, full of song and dance, is a Canadian musical parody that whisks audiences away on a Jazz Age journey of love, laughter, and libation. Alone in his modest, one-bedroom apartment, a musical theatre fan puts on his treasured cast recording. As the record spins, the characters of a fictitious 1928 musical spring to life – filling his living room with all manner of movie stars, gangsters, divas, and more. Alternates nightly with Mary Poppins.
$30 – $49 Early Bird tickets are now on sale at: www.tuts.ca/tickets
or call 1-877-840-0457
With newly reinvented staging and scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
prices start at $37.50 and go on sale now. To purchase, 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. More info: http://vancouver.broadway.com/
Dates and Venue July 13-16, 2017, Thurs night & Sat & Sun 10am to 11pm | Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver
Around 60 music acts with roots in 20 countries, ten states and nine provinces and territories will perform on seven day and evening stages over the festival weekend. The festival starts on Thursday night, July 13 with a free concert in the park. This year's lineup includes a number of acclaimed artists well known to fans of great music, including: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Shawn Colvin, Kathleen Edwards and Barenaked Ladies.
Purchase online: www.thefestival.bc.ca or call 604-602-9798
The White Rock Players
Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig
Dates and Venue June 16 - July 1, 2017 | Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock
In this comedy two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing Scenes from Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an ailing old lady is about to leave her fortune to her two long-lost English relatives, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved family members.
$22 - Wednesdays and Previews are $10. Seniors and students
are $19. Group rates are available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info.
The Queer Arts Festival
Dates and Venue June 17-29, 2017 | Roundhouse Arts Centre, Vancouver
The Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver’s annual artist-run, multi-disciplinary festival, according to the Melbourne Herald Sun is one of the top five festivals of its kind worldwide. Since 2008 it has been an essential platform of the avant-garde, presenting challenging work that pushes boundaries and stimulates dialogue.
Tickets prices vary according to event. For details visit: queerartsfestival.com/buy-tickets/
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue June 15 – July 29, 2017, Mon–Thurs at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm | Granville Island Stage
Bittergirl is a cathartic musical charts the romantic breakups of three women and the antics that ensue. Sixties girl group music “Be My Baby,” “And Then He Kissed Me,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Where Did Our Love Go?” provide the perfect backdrop for the bittergirls’ journey back to happiness. Who knew getting dumped could be so much fun?
Tickets from $29 at www.artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue June 1 – 25, 2017, Thur – Sat at 8pm; Sun matinee at 2pm | Bernie Legge Theatre, New Westminster
Charley’s rich Aunt, Donna Lucia, is visiting from Brazil and the timing couldn’t be better. Her presence as a chaperone will allow Charley and his friend Jack to ask their respective true loves, Amy and Kitty, for their hands in marriage. But time is ticking, so where is Charley’s Aunt? On learning she will be delayed by several days, they blackmail their eccentric friend, Lord Fancourt “Babbs” Babberley, to save their romantic plans and pose as Donna Lucia.
Club Theatre Company
ONE WEEK ADDED!
Dates and Venue May 11 – July 16, 2017, Mon – Thurs 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, (matinees on Wed at 1.30pm, and Sat at 2pm) | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Inspired by true events, this jukebox musical takes you into Sun Records Studio on December 4, 1956, to witness the famed recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Presley, Cash, Lewis, and Perkins—for the first and only time. Experience all the hits that made icons what they are today. Hear: “That’s Alright,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and more!
Tickets start at $29, inclusive of taxes and fees. Call the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit www.artsclub.com