Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a proven favourite among audiences and creative teams alike. Many of the cast, crew, and designers are returning for the company’s fifth production of the musical. Jonathan Winsby, now starring as the Beast, performed in the previous productions as Gaston. A redesign of the set by Alison Green, along with new costume and lighting designers
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or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Conductor John William Trotter
The great Baroque composers knew how to write music that literally dances with joy. Make it a party - meet the Vancouver Chamber Choir family of choirs, orchestra and soloists in the Orpheum for a concert which celebrates theChristmas season like no other. Our guest conductor is John William Trotter, the Choir's former Associate Conductor, who will lead the various forces in music of Bach, Vivaldi and carols for all to sing.
$20 - $55 Purchase at: vancouverchamberchoir.com/event/a-baroque-christmas/
Dates and Venue December 28 – 30 at 7:30pm & December 29 & 30 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
is set in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia, an era of opulent
grandeur. With scores of children, mice in the battle scene dressed
as Cossack soldiers, and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses, this
ballet offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s musical score
played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Dates and Venue January 9 – 27, 2018, 8pm, matinees on 13, 14 & 20 at 2pm | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
From Aboriginal Australian, Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Indonesian and South African backgrounds — Hot Brown Honey makes taking down the master’s house with the master’s tools look easy. Six women boldly shatter preconceptions of colour, culture, and controversy. Equal parts theatrical spectacular and social activism — Hot Brown Honey goes beyond expectations as it pushes boundaries and defies labels.
from $22. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box
Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com
Date and Venue Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7:30pm | Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster
The Massey Theatre will again present International Guitar Night - the touring festival that highlights the dexterity and diversity of acoustic guitar for one show only. Enjoy four of the most innovative and accomplished acoustic guitarists, each with a different style, each playing solo, and then teaming up together in duets and quartets creating an evening of acoustic musical magic.
$35 Adult & $25 Students & Seniors / $15 children under 12 plus
service charges. Purchase at ticketsnw.ca
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra A Traditional Christmas
Kick off your Holiday season on the perfect note with the VSO Traditional Christmas concert, featuring carols, traditional Christmas music, and audience sing-alongs
Tickets $37 & $43 Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca/concert or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
Dates and Venue December 7 - 24, 2017, 8pm (except Mon and Sun Dec 10 & 17); matinees: Sat Dec. 9 & 23 and Sun @2pm and Tues, Dec 12 @1pm | Gateway Theatre MainStage, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
The story begins on a bleak Christmas Eve in London, with Ebenezer Scrooge, declaring “Bah! Humbug,” on anything to do with the holidays. A series of visitations ensue that very night with three spirits guiding the old man through Christmas past, present and yet to come. Despite the fantastical elements, the story was inspired by the brute and blunt reality of childhood poverty in Dickensian England.
Dates and Venue December 7 – 17, 2017, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 pm. Matinees on Sat & Sun at 2pm | Culture Lab at The Cultch, 1895 Venables, Vancouver
The Jones, and their neighbours - another couple whose name is Jones - face life altering problems. Adrift in the universe, they anchor themselves in the mundane little things. They struggle to understand each other, but reach out for help or, more often, to help. Keeping up with these Joneses, more real than we might like to admit, is a baffling, whacky, sad, wonderful adventure.
Tickets $30, students & equity - $22, plus admin fee of $3.15. Pay-What-We-Deserve-Nights: Preview Dec 6th and Tuesday Dec 12th. Available at tickets.thecultch.com or 604-251-1363 or at the door.
Assembly Theatre Company
Dates and Venue December 6 - 10, 2017 at 8pm, (+matinee on Sun, Dec.10) | Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street , Granville Island
With Nicholas on the path of the Jedi and his faithful droid as his companion, we escape into a world of healing and inspiration. How Star Wars Saved My Life is a testament to Nicholas’s strength and resiliency. This story reveals how the magic of the Star Wars Universe helped guide him as an artist, father, and compassionate human being.
Tickets General $ 26.87, Students & Seniors $ 21.69 – Purchase at: starwarssavedmylife.com/
Dates and Venue December 5 – 22, 2017, 8pm | The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.
The cast of The Daisy Theatre take on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in the merriest marionette mash-up ever. Faded Daisy diva, Esmé Massengill, plays the role of miserly, drunken, bitter Esmé Scrooge, encountering all your Daisy favourites (as Dickens’ familiar characters!) on her journey to redemption. Little Dickens features The Daisy Theatre’s most iconic character, Schnitzel, as Tiny Tim in a special premiere event for The Cultch. NOTE: For ages 16 and up only.
$22, $59 & $69 - tickets.thecultch.com/Online/
Rock Players’ Club
Dates and Venue December 1 – 30, 2017 at 7:30pm; December 3,10,17,23,26 & 30 at 2.30pm | Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock
Set in Paris in the roaring twenties; our show follows a cast of characters struggling to make a life in one of the most important courtyards in the city - La Cathedral de Notre Dame. Beggars, aristocrats, and poets all live under the watchful eyes of Cardinal Frollo, who adds the right amount of evil, all the while keeping a watchful eye on the shy misguided bell ringer.Quasimodo.
Dates and Venue November 29, 2017 – January 6, 2018 at 7pm (Weekend matinees at 2pm) | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Celebrating its fifth year, the East Van Panto is back with Snow White. In this East Van tale, our hero flees the Queen of North Vancouver across the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and lands straight into the madness of the PNE, where she dances with SuperDogs, hops a ride on the Wooden Roller Coaster, and befriends washed-up ‘80s rock stars “The Seven Dwarves”. Typical Panto hilarity ensues as they do everything they can to escape the Queen’s wicked clutches.
from $22; at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363,
or online at www.thecultch.com
Dates and Venue November 23 – December 31, 2017, Tues –Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Wed 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Granville Island Stage
When Evgeni Onegin visits the Larin family estate, his romantic charms stir passions long forgotten by its residents. Poet Vladimir Lensky’s romantic ideals are challenged after Onegin flirts with his fiancée Olga Larin, and even the sensible Tatyana Larin falls for the handsome rogue.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue November 24 – December 16, 2017, Wed –Sat 8pm; Sat matinees at 2pm | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.
Beneath the cold December sky, something strange is happening in the town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights appear, a little magic illustrates how far away – and how close – we can be to one another. John Cariani’s cozy anthology follows the residents of the fictional town of Almost as they grapple with the ins and outs of love in all its stages, from infatuation to heartbreak.
$20 - $36.50 (not incl. HST). To purchase visit pacifictheatre.org
or call 604.731.5518
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue November 16 – December 24, 2017, Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm (Holidays: Sat, Dec 23, at 2 & 8pm and Sun, Dec 24, at 2pm) | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
The story is centred around Alex, a perfectionist who is desperately holding fast to her Christmas traditions. While juggling family and work—and a movie star—she loses control of her holiday plans, and her home becomes a disaster zone. Can she save the turkey from the dog and salvage a broken-down tree?
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