Firehall Arts Centre
Talking Sex on Sunday Book & Lyrics by Sara-Jeanne Hosie Music by Sara-Jeanne Hosie & Nico Rhodes

Dates and Venue February 14 – March 8, 2020 | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova

On the first Sunday of every month, Margot and her lady pals always host a theme party. What happens when Margot decides to kick it up a notch by having a Sex Toy Party? In this new musical comedy, we witness these women share fears, reveal dirty secrets, explore new possibilities, and find the power of female friendship.

Tickets $20 & #35. Purchase online: https://tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/online?event=0



The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Callas in Concert — The Hologram Tour

Date and Venue Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
Conductor Eímear Noone

Maria Callas shrugged off the earthly bonds of temporal life forty years ago. Now she returns to the stage, in all her grandeur, confirming her immortality to stunned audiences. Introducing Callas in Concert, an event that brings the beloved La Divina to the stage via hologram, singing to the accompaniment of the full VSO. As this performance unfolds, you will surrender all notions of what is real and get lost in the magic of perhaps the greatest opera singer of all time.

Tickets $40-$139.50 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434




Broadway Across Canada

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

Dates and Venue February 25 - March 1, 2020 at 8pm (except Sun March 1 at 7.30pm); matinees on Feb 29 & Mar 1 at 2pm | 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.

Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca. Groups of 15 or more can purchase by calling 1-800-889-8457.




Pacific Theatre
Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germain

Dates and Venue February 28 – March 21, 2020 at 8pm (matinees on Saturdays at 2pm) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Avenue

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater is fighting a pitched battle for her daughters’ education. C.P. Ellis is the Exalted Cyclops of the local KKK chapter. When a Washington mediator arrives in Durham to institute nationally-mandated desegregation Ann and C.P. are forced into an uneasy truce as they wrestle for control of the future.

Tickets $38.35 (children $15.75. Purchase online: https://tickets.pacifictheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0




Salish Sea Early Music Festival
A Journey with Dr. Burney
featuring Montreal cellist Susie Napper, German harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan

Dates and Venue March 4, 2020, at 7:30pm | Knox United Church

Music historian Charles Burney (1726-1814) met Handel, Haydn, CPE Bach and many of Europe's celebrated composers over the course of his life and travelled extensively through France, Italy, Austria and Germany between 1770 and 1772 to interview musicians and gather information for his "History of Music". The breadth of national and evolving musical characteristics that he encountered will be reflected in chamber music by the composers he met including George Friderick Handel, Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian Bach, Frederich II of Prussia, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Benda and Giovanni Battista Sammartini.

For additional information please see www.salishseafestival.org/vancouver or call Knox United Church at (604) 261-3747

Tickets: Suggested donation, $15, $20 or $25; 18 & under, free.


Ballet BC
Romeo + Juliet

Dates and Venue March 4 – 7, 2020, at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Medhi Walerski's Romeo + Juliet is back by popular demand and only a month away! A fresh and bold retelling of Shakespeare's classic story, promising a night of action, tragedy and romance.

Tickets $54 - $129 Purchase online: www.ticketmaster.com/ballet-bc-tickets/


 


 

 

Date and Venue Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8pm | Chan Centre, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver

Paris! The Show is an evening of music and dance, and a tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-WWII era. It captures the essence and charm of Paris for the whole world to enjoy. A live band, original storyline and scenic design transport audiences from Montmartre to the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time. The show features some of the best-loved songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Lucienne Boyer, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand and others.
More info: /www.paris-lespectacle.com/en

Tickets $66, $76.75, $87.50 Purchase online at https://chancentre.com/ or call 604-822-2697

 



The Cultch in cooperation with Theatre Replacement
MINE

Dates and Venue March 18 – 21, 2010 at 7pm (Mar 20 – 22 at 2pm) | The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

On stage, a group of gamer/performers aged 11 to 47 enact different mother-son narratives—from Bambi, to The Terminator, to the Beowulf saga, all using the video game Minecraft. Inspired by the real-life relationship between Theatre Replacement’s Co-artistic Director, Maiko Yamamoto, and her 12-year-old son, Hokuto, and his obsession with Minecraft, these narratives interweave with personal stories, as the performance unfolds.

Tickets from $26. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com

 


ONGOING

Vancouver Opera
Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Dates and Venue Thursday, February 13 at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm, Thursday, February 20 at 7:30pm & Sunday, February 23 at 2pm

In The Barber of Seville, the town barber Figaro aides his former employer, the Count Almaviva, in a scheme to court the beautiful Rosina, who is betrothed to her lecherous guardian Doctor Bartolo. Enjoy Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he helps Almaviva and Rosina prove that love conquers all.

Tickets $41.75 - $ 171.75. Call or Visit: 604 683 0222, 1945 McLean Drive or purchase online at: www.vancouveropera.ca/



Gateway Theatre

Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee

Dates and Venue February 6 - 15, 2020; 8pm nightly (except Sun and Mon); Matinees on Saturday, Feb. 8 & Sunday, Feb. 9 @ 2pm & Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

Direct from its 2018 Broadway premiere, Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee makes its Canadian debut at Gateway. Garnering attention on Broadway for being the first play produced by a female Asian-American playwright, and for its subversive take on white male privilege, this one-of-a-kind theatre piece’s edgy social commentary will be recognized by Vancouver theatregoers as from the same playwright as SpeakEasy Theatre’s production of The Shipment.

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



The Cultch and Ronnie Burkett
Forget Me Not

Dates and Venue February 4 – March 1, 2020 at 7.30pm | Secret Location to be revealed to audience members before the show

Welcome to “The New Now”—a time when written language has been suppressed and forgotten and hand-drawn love letters have become a powerful act of defiance. Unlike anything previously experienced, this mysterious and thrilling new production offers each audience member the rare opportunity to hold a one-of-a-kind Ronnie Burkett hand puppet. Becoming a puppet chorus, the audience both witnesses and propels the story as it unfolds.

Tickets - all tickets $94. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com