Onegin
by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille, based on the poems by Alexander Pushkin

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

 


Pacific Theatre
Almost, Maine by John Cariani

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.

Tickets $20 - $36.50 (not incl. HST). To purchase visit pacifictheatre.org or call 604.731.5518




European Union Film Festival 2017

Dates and Venue November 24 - December 4, 2017 | The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver


Experience Europe Without the Jetlag! The Cinematheque's 20th Annual European Union Film Festival features entries from 25 EU members, and enables Vancouver audiences to enjoy the beauty and culture of these countries without leaving the comfort of the cinema! This year's line up includes award winners, official Oscar submissions, and many Vancouver premieres from both acclaimed auteurs and rising stars. For more info: eufilmfestival.com

Tickets $11 & $16 for double bill. Infoline: 604 688 FILM

 

The Cultch
East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves

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.

Tickets from $22; at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363, or online at www.thecultch.com
Child tickets just $22 for any seat in the house


The Dance Centre
Discover Dance! Series: Flamenco Rosario

Date and Venue Thursday November 30, 2017 at 12 noon | Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St., Vancouver

This noon hour series features the art of flamenco with a performance by Flamenco Rosario. The company honours the authentic traditions of flamenco while nurturing the evolution of the art form through artistic experimentation, crossing boundaries of history and cultures. In Nuevo, Rosario Ancer teams up with choreographer Karen Lugo to create new dances which deconstruct the art form and challenge the way we perceive flamenco.

Tickets $14 & $12 for students, seniors and children. Purchase at tickets Tonight 604.684.2787



The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A Symphonic Tribute to Prince

Date and Venue Monday, Dec ember 4, 2017 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Featured performers Mackenzie Green vocalist , Andrew Gouché bass

A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince invites audiences to experience the musical legend like never before. It includes many of Prince’s greatest hits: Let’s Go Crazy, Little Red Corvette, Raspberry Beret, Purple Rain, 1999, Delirious, and many more. This authentic tribute features original members of Prince’s band, the New Power Generation, including bassist Andrew Gouché, who played with Prince on the last show before the artist’s untimely death in April of 2016.

Tickets $21-$80 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434



James & Jamesy
O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

Dates and Venue December 6 & 7, 2017, 7.30pm | Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! Comedians James & Jamesy bring you their brand of physical comedy and British humour to West Vancouver. When their Christmas wish comes true, the quirky duo unwrap more than they bargained for. The show also tours the province during December. For details visit: jamesandjamesy.com/

Tickets $39 at jamesandjamesy.com or the Kay Meek Box Office at kaymeek.com/o-christmas-tea or call 604.981.6335



Some Assembly Theatre Company
How Star Wars Saved My Life written and performed by Nicholas Harrison

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/

 

 

Gateway Theatre
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Shamata

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.

Tickets From $29 online at tickets.gatewaytheatre.com Box Office: 604-270-1812
Info: gatewaytheatre.com/achristmascarol

 



The Mint Collective
The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno

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.

 


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 7, 2017–January 13, 2018, Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm; )Holiday showtimes: Sat, Dec 30, at 1pm & 6pm) | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

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

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



Ballet BC presents Alberta Ballet’s
The Nutcracker

Dates and Venue December 28 – 30 at 7:30pm & December 29 & 30 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Nutcracker 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.

Tickets from $25 up to $95 at: www.ticketmaster.com/Ballet-BC-tickets/


ONGOING

Arts Club Theatre Company
The Day Before Christmas by Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly

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?

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

 





SpeakEasy Theatre
The Shipment by Young Jean Lee

Dates and Venue November 22 - December 2, 2017 at 8pm; Nov 25 and Dec 2 at 2pm | The Culture Lab, 1895 Venables Street


The Shipment
is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography. These stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.

Tickets from $22.50 at thecultch.com/events/the-shipment/



Opera Mariposa and the Heroic Opera Company
Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera

Dates and Venues Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm & Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:30 pm | Canadian Memorial United Church, 1806 W. 15th and Burrard, AND Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm | Marpole United Church, 1296 W. 67th Ave.

In Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball), a secret love triangle and a political conspiracy collide one fateful night at a masquerade. The opera has a controversial history, having originally been blocked by censors for depicting the assassination of a monarch. Now, over 150 years after Ballo's 1859 premiere, Mariposa and Heroic are restoring the original plot and bringing Verdi's masked ball to life with an international cast.

Tickets $28 general, $24 students & seniors, $18 groups of 4+ available at the door, at operamariposa.com or heroicopera.com, or from Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006



 

Studio 58/Langara College
Wilderness by Seth Bockley & Anne Hamburger

Dates and Venue November 16 – December 3, 2017, Tues – Sat 8pm; Matinees Sat & Sun at 3pm (except November 18) NO SHOWS on Mondays | Studio 58, Vancouver

Wilderness is based on the real-life stories of six troubled teens kidnapped by desperate parents and sent to a remote wilderness therapy camp as a last resort. This multimedia theatre piece weaves movement, projections and music, revealing these families’ stories - narratives that explore issues of mental health, addiction, gender and sexual identity – the complexities and extraordinary pressures of ‘coming of age’ in our time. At its core Wilderness is about the search for connection between parents and their kids


Tickets $25/21/20; previews, matinees & Groups 10+ $14.50; Talkback Tuesdays ONLY $12.50
Purchase online: www.ticketstonight.ca or call 604.684.2787





Firehall Arts Centre
Only Drunks & Children Tell the Truth

Dates and Venue November 11 – December 2, 2017, Tues @ 7pm; Wed – Fri @ 8pm; Sat @ 4pm & 8pm; Sun @ 3pm & Wed @ 1pm PWYC (extra matinees Tues Nov. 21 @ 1pm & Fri Dec. 1 @ 1pm) Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova Street

This script is the account of the “60’s scoop” - a painful chapter in Canadian history in which Indigenous children were taken from their homes, communities, and their culture, and placed with non-Indigenous families - without the consent of their parents. This sometimes humourous and always truthful production was first produced by the Firehall in the nineties.

Tickets Adults $33, Students and seniors $28 - purchase at: tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/



United Players
Taken at Midnight by Mark Hayhurst

Dates and Venue November 2 – 26, 2017, 8pm; Sun Matinées: Nov 12, 19, 26 at 2pm | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street

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..

Tickets $20 - $26 ($12 Preview) – purchase online: unitedplayers.com or Telephone: 604-224-8007 ext 2