ANNOUNCEMENT

Broadway Across Canada
Come From Away

Dates and Venue March 5-10, 2019; Tue - Sat evenings at 8pm, Sun evening at 7:30pm and matinees on Sat and Sun at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Tickets prices start at $45 and go on sale December 10 at 10am. Purchase online: at BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca, Ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Broadway Across Canada subscribers can visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or call 1.866.542.7469 for additional tickets.


Anvil Centre
Winter Celebrations

Dates and Venue December 18 – 29, 2018 (dark on Dec. 24, 25 & 26) | Anvil Centre 777 Columbia St, New Westminster

During the holiday season The Anvil Centre will be filled with a cornucopia of entertainment: choirs, singalongs, art installations, musical performances, arts and crafts to a hip-hop dance party and a wintry labyrinth to enjoy. This is also a celebration of the talent participating in these events who now reside in New Westminster.

Admission events on the main level of the Anvil Centre are free! Tickets for events taking place in the theatre can be purchased at ticketsnw.ca - For a complete schedule visit anvilcentre.com



The Firehall Arts Centre
Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

Dates and Venue January 12 – February 9, 2019, Tues at 7pm, Wed-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 3pm & Wed at 1pm PWYC |Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova

The music of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is re-imagined in this musical experience. Conceived and directed by two of Vancouver’s own, Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman, Circle Game features the talents of Benjamin Millman, Scott Perrie, Adriana Ravalli, Kimmy Choi, Samantha Bourque and David Z. Cohen. Together, they play eighteen instruments. Post Show Talkback: January 17, 24, 31, & February 7

Tickets starting at $25. Purchase online at: firehallartscentre.ca or call 604.689.0926

 


Broadway Across Canaada
The Illusionists

Dates and Venue January 15 - 20, 2019, Tues - Sun evenings at 7:30pm with Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

This spectacular showcases the talents of five of the best Illusionists around. The IllusionistsTM has broken box office records across the globe and entertains audiences of all ages with their amazing acts ofillusion. The non-stop show is packed with magic of unprecedented proportions.

Ticket prices start at $30.50 on sale now, available at BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca, Ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.





2019 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Dates and Venues January 17 to February 3, 2019 | Various venues in Vancouver, plus the Anil Centre, New Westminster.

The PuSh Festival is one of Vancouver's signature events, produced over three weeks each January in Vancouver, British Columbia. The festival presents work in the live performing arts. The Festival showcases international, Canadian and local artists. The 2019 edition will be No.15.

Tickets price of single tickets are event specific. More info: pushfestival.ca/festival-events/how-to-attend/

 


Arts Club Theatre Company
The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Dates and Venue January 24–February 24, 2019, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at Sun at 2pm & 8pm and Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Street

Horace Vandergelder seeks a wife and matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi doesn’t need to look very far to find her! With forbidden young love and mistaken identities afoot, more than one match is sure to be made. Experience the pandemonium of this classic—and the inspiration for Hello, Dolly!—that embraces the unexpected in a truly modern way.

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




The Cultch in association with Ahuri Theatre & The Theatre Centre (part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival)
This is the Point

Dates and Venue January 29 – February 2, 2019 at 8pm (additional perf. On Feb. 2 at 2pm) | The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.

Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. Through a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments, these two couples draw from their personal lives to explore and debate questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and whether people of different abilities can ever connect with each other on equal terms. ASL Interpreted Performance + Live Audio Description by VocalEye on February 2, 2pm

Tickets from $24. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com



Arts Club Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre
True Crime
created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, in collaboration with Julian Brown

Dates and Venue January 31–February 24, 2019, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at Sun at 2pm & 8pm and Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

Christian Gerhartsreiter—aka Clark Rockefeller—is a con man of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California state prison. And iconic provocateur and musician Torquil Campbell (of the band Stars) wants to try him on for size. This dogged investigation and impersonation dares us to find the truth and confront our cultural addiction to a good story—at any cost.

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


ONGOING

VSO’s Traditional Christmas Concert

Dates and Venues December 12 – 22, 2018 | various venues around the Lower Mainland

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze Featured performers UBC Opera Ensemble Choir & EnChor Choir

The Lower Mainland’s most beloved Holiday music tradition, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, feature heartwarming music associated with Christmas, carols, and plenty of audience sing-alongs. First concert at South Delta Baptist Church on December 12.

Tickets Adults $43 – discounts for seniors and students. GOTO: www.vancouversymphony.ca/event/ for full list of performances

 

 

Gateway Theatre
It’s a Wonderful Life adaptated by Peter Jorgensen

Dates and Venue December 4 - 22, 2018 8pm nightly (except Sun and Mon , and Dec 11, 25, 26) Matinees on Sat & Sun @ 2pm; Dec 11 @ 1pm & Dec 26 @ 2pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

On Christmas Eve, a man wishes he’d never been born, and a wayward angel gets a chance to finally earn his wings. Just in time for the season comes the musical adaptation of the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Based on Frank Capra’s beloved timeless story, the Gateway Theatre production features a 10-piece orchestra interpreting holiday favourites and Broadway classics from the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s by some of the greatest songwriters of the period, from George and Ira Gershwin to Kurt Weill.

Tickets From $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812
Info: www.gatewaytheatre.com/its-wonderful-life




The Arts Club Theatre Company
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton

Dates and Venue
December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8 PM, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm - Holiday showtimes: Sun, Dec 30, at 1 PM & 7 PM; no show on Dec 25 | | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Street, Vancouver

Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this adaptation of the Academy Award–winning animated film. This fairy-tale spectacle will thrill audiences with its musical numbers, sets, and costumes.

Tickets from $39 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644

 

 


Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes
Little Dickens

Dates and Venue December 4 - 22, 2018 at 9pm | Historic Theatre at The Cultch

Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists, Ronnie Burkett has been credited with creating some of the world’s most elaborate and provocative puppetry. Burkett has stimulated an unprecedented adult audience for puppet theatre, continuously playing to great critical and public acclaim on Canada’s major stages.

Tickets from $24; on sale now at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363, or online at www.thecultch.com



The Cultch
East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Dates and Venue November 28, 2018 – January 6, 2019 evenings at 7pm, weekends and holidays matinees at 2pm (Live Audio Description by Vocal Eye on Dec 22 at 2pm) | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz – Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets a trio of new friends, and embarks on a magical journey to the World’s Greenest City in search of brains, heart, courage…and yoga pants! Remember: there’s no place like Poco!

Tickets from $24; On sale now at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363, or online at www.thecultch.com - Child tickets just $24 for any seat in the house (must be 16 and under)


 

Pacific Theatre
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe adapted by Ron Reed from the novel by C.S. Lewis

Dates and Venue November 30 – December 29, 2018 at 8pm Wed – Sat + 2pm Sat matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Avenue

Peter and Lucy Pevensie may be adults now, but life in London cannot compare to their childhood adventures in the land of Narnia. A re-imagining of C.S. Lewis’s classic tale of hope, change, and sacrifice in a world where it is always winter and never Christmas.

Tickets $20 – $36.50. To book visit pacifictheatre.org or call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org



Arts Club Theatre Company
Blind Date by Rebecca Northan

Dates and Venue(s)
November 22 – December 30, 2018 at Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre || ON TOUR January 2 – February 3, 2019 at various theatres throughout the Lower Mainland

Vancouver and the Lower Mainland audiences will experience of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night—plucked right out of the audience! This fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improv, theatre, and social experiment is sure to make you fall in love with Mimi and celebrate her audience-member-turned-Romantic-Hero.

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



 

Seven Tyrants Theatre
Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

Dates and Venue November 23 - December 14, 2018, Tues - Fri @ 7pm; Sat and Sun @ 4pm | Tyrant Studios, 1019 Seymour Street, Vancouver (above Penthouse Nightclub)

Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Following its run on Broadway, the play was produced as a Hollywood film in 2008.

Tickets $32 at the Box Office: tickets.tyrantstudios.com



Arts Club Theatre
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

Dates and Venue November 15 – December 30 , 2018, Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm. (Holiday showtimes) Mon, Dec 24, at 12:30 pm & 5:30pm; and Sun, Dec 30, at 1pm & 7pm | Granville Island Stage, Granville Islannd

A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets. The play is set after Lizzy Bennet has married Mr. Darcy and come to live on his grand estate. Joining them for the holidays are her pregnant elder sister, Jane and Mr. Bingley, her youngest sister, Lydia and Mary, the often overlooked middle sister. While Mary starts to dream of a new life beyond her boisterous family, an unexpected visitor at the Darcy household could spell romance.

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