Arts Club Theatre Company
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett
Dates and Venue October 19 – November 19, 2017 Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Based on an imagining of the British monarchy following the death of Queen Elizabeth, it is a Shakespearean play for a history not yet written. A political satire, King Charles III artfully questions the role of the monarch and the importance of public image in the 21st century.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue October 20 - November 4, 2017, 8pm; Sun Oct 29 at 7pm | Vancity Culture Lab, 1895 Venables St.
Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a testament to the humanity and lives of sex workers; a mother’s plea for her daughter’s life and her honour; a story of the struggles of an unlikely family. See Mumbai’s red light district — the eunuch, priest, pimp, mother and daughter who call it home — come to life through the versatile and award-winning performance of Dipti Mehta. When Rani, who was born and brought up in the Mumbai Brothel, falls in love she stirs up the ire of the community.
Adults $35 - $40 – Purchase online: thecultch.com/events/honour-confessions-mumbai-courtesan/
Dates and Venue October 20 - November 11, 2017, Wed – Sat 8pm, 2pm matinees all Saturdays | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.
In the Irish hamlet of Leenane, brothers Coleman and Valene eke out a squalid existence in their deceased father’s house. It’s hard to tell who they hate more: the outside world, or each other. When the hapless local priest Father Welsh attempts to reconcile the brothers, things spin wildly – and hilariously – out of hand. Martin McDonagh’s pitch-black dialogue and wicked sense of humour tests the boundaries of family, faith, and forgiveness.
Tickets $20 - 36.50, taxes not included call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org
Dates and Venue October 27 & 28, 2017, 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street
In the spirit of Finland’s centennial, DanceHouse kicks off its 10th anniversary season with the Vancouver debut of Finnish troupe Tero Saarinen Company. Led by dancer-choreographer Tero Saarinen, the company will perform Morphed, an evening length work for seven male dancers. Saarinen’s choreography tackles themes of change and sensuality in a fresh exploration of masculinity.
Tickets and information From $35, call 604.801.6225 or visit: www.dancehouse.ca
Dates and Venue October 31 - November 5, 2017, 8pm; matinee on Tuesday, November 4, 2017, 2pm | Centennial Theatre,2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Since the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar was launched on an unsuspecting world there have been dozens of stage productions, concert performances, and film and television adaptations. URP is presents yet another look at this iconic musical, in which Judas, Pilate and Herod are all played by women.
Adults $44 / Students & Seniors $36 / Children 3 to 12 $28. (Children
must be three or over to attend). October 31 preview all tickets $28.
On Sale at: tickets.centennialtheatre.com
Dates and Venue November 2-4, 2017 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The season opens with an evening of visual storytelling by two dance artists. Ballet BC’s company of dancers captivate audiences on home, national and global stages. Each collaboration, each performance punctuates a story of diversity, evolving practice and scope of artistic vision.
Tickets range from $30 to $100 (including service charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 or online at ticketmaster.ca
Dates and Venue November 2 – 26, 2017, 8pm; Sun Matinées: Nov 12, 19, 26 at 2pm | Jericho Arts Centre,
Germany, 1931. Lawyer
Hans Litten is famed for the brilliance with which he defends opponents
of the Nazi movement. When he calls Adolf Hitler as the star witness
in the trial of a band of murderous Nazi paramilitaries, the politician
feels the full force of Litten's intellect, wit, and courage. Taken
At Midnight examines the life of the celebrated lawyer, his cross-examination
of Hitler in court in 1931, and his courageous mother's attempts to
secure his release after his arrest by the Nazis in 1933..
Dates and Venue November 3 - 18 2017, Thurs – Sat at 8 pm. Matinees on Sat & Sun at 2 pm | Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave, Burnaby
The story, set in ancient Egypt, is based on the rags to riches journey of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and his "coat of many colors" from the Bible. The show features a full orchestra, sets, costumes and stars
Dates and Venue November 14 - 19, 2017, Tues – Sat at 8pm, Sun at 7:30pm + Sat & and Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Jersey Boys is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. While their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man,” and “Working My Way Back To You.”
Vancouver Writers Fest
Dates and Venues October 16 - 22, 2017 | Granville Island and around Vancouver
The Vancouver Writers Fest will welcome international luminaries and Canadian household names to the 30th annual Festival. The 2017 lineup includes international authors such as Ann Cleeves, Adam Gopnik, Nicole Krauss, Witi Ihimaera, Jon McGregor and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson in addition to Canadian authors, poets and cartoonists such as Margaret Atwood, David Chariandy, Ken Dryden, Barbara Gowdy,Jeff Lemire, Linden McIntyre, Jennifer Robson, Doug Saunders and Chris Turner. Countries represented range from Argentina to Mexico to Ireland.
Dates and Venue October 13, 19, 21 at 7:30pm, October 15 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Containing some of the greatest operatic music ever written, Turandot blends epic chorus sections with unforgettable intimate moments, and is the culmination of Puccini’s career.The characters of Ping, Pang, and Pong inTurandot can at first glance seem buffoonish. However, in Puccini’s day, they were commonplace as they're a spin on characters from Commedia dell’arte —a classic style of Italian theatre that used extreme gesture, masks, and ensemble movement to present complex narratives to the masses.
Dates and Venue October 14 – 21, 2017, 8pm. October 15, 21, 22 at 2pm. NO SHOW on October 16 | The Havana, 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Two Strangers, Two Stories, One City, and One Fateful Night that will change both of their lives forever. Alice and Graeme are two very different people whose lives have been shaped by tragedy. Graeme is running from the memory of his missing sister, while Alice is struggling to save the life of her dying brother. Their very different paths, however, lead them both to Las Vegas, where anything is possible. Over the course of a night, Alice, Graeme, an illegal organ, a prostitute who might be a long lost sister and the underground world of the homeless come crashing together in a prodigious stroke of chance.
Tickets $22 Regular; $18 Student. Purchase online at tickets.theatrewire.com/shows/viva/events or at the door. Pay-What-You-Can Preview on the Oct 12 and Oct13. For more information visit: aenigmatheatre.com
Dates and Venue October 12 - 21, 2017, 8pm; Matinees on Sat, Oct. 14 & Sun, Oct. 15 @2pm; Special Tea Matinee Tues, Oct. 17 @1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Night Music is Steven Sondheim’s musical masterpiece.
Based on Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer
Night, Sondheim collaborated with playwright Hugh Wheeler to adapt
the original film into a sophisticated musical with a timeless score.
Set in Sweden at the turn of the last century, A Little Night
Music follows the progressions of infatuation, jealousy and
true love as a cast of characters meet, couple and uncouple during
a weekend at a lavish country estate.
Dates and Venue October 7 – 18, 2017, Tues – Sat evening 8pm; Sat. & Sun. Matinees @ 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 W. 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Freedom Singer is a rare musical journey through the history of the Underground Railroad and the songs that carried freedom seekers northward to Canada. Performed by Khari Wendell McClelland along with JUNO nominee Toronto soul singer Tanika Charles and acclaimed Vancouver guitarist Noah Walker.
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue October 5 – November 4, 2017, Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm | Granville Island Stage
Thanks for Giving uses a family’s Thanksgiving dinner to bring to the table themes of colonial history, legacy, and family tension. During this particular Thanksgiving dinner, Nan tries to keep the peace. At the centre of the family antics are twins Marie and John, whose differences become evident when they both disclose some personal truths. Over dinner, the family members argue about the importance of acknowledging history, while Pa tries to conceal the truth about the sacred grizzly bear he shot.
Arts Club Theatre Company ON TOUR
Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty by Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard, and Deborah Williams
Dates and Venues October 5 to November 11, 2017 | Various venues around Metro Vancouver + Nelson, Vernon & Cranbrook
From the creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour.
Tickets Prices may vary according to venue. For tour details visit: artsclub.com