2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Dates and Venue May 3 - 13, 2018 | The Vancouver Playhouse, Vancity Theatre, The Cinematheque, The Orpheum Annex, Museum of Vancouver, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

In an era of “fake news” and global uncertainty, the 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival comes to the rescue with a program of 93 films that offer radical and transformative ideas through music, art, and the power of people working together to create and share solutions. This year’s festival includes Curated Programs: Embedded with Extremists, From Our Eyes, and French French.

Tickets evenings and weekends: $15; weekday matinee (weekday films starting at 5:00pm or earlier): $13; Opening and closing film: $18; Special Presentations at The Orpheum Annex: $18; Museum of Vancouver: $19, Early Bird $14; Student/Senior tickets for all regular screenings (except for opening and closing night): $2 discount; Membership: $2; Festival Pass: $195 (Includes membership; valid for all film screenings including opening and closing night film and party). 5 Ticket Pack: $65; 10 Ticket Pack: $115. Available online: or in person at the following: DOXA office (#110–750 Hamilton Street). Festival Box Office: VIFF’s Vancity and The Cinematheque (May 4-13).

Anvil Centre Theatre
A Man and His Prostate by Ed Weinberger

Dates and Venue April 27 & 28, 2018, 7:30pm | Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Ed Asner, the Emmy Award-winning actor, who for many seasons appeared as Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, stars in a funny show with a serious subject. Based on a true story, a man discovers his inner self both literally and figuratively. A near tragedy experienced by the writer is masterly transformed into a one-man comedy performed by Asner as he goes through the journey of preparing for a surgery he needs but doesn’t want.

Tickets Adults $75 (plus service charges) at the Box Office: or call 604-521-5050

Vancouver Opera Festival 2018

Dates and Venues April 28 to May 6, 2018 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, CBC Studio 700 & Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Under the banner of the Russian White Nights, the second annual Vancouver Opera Festival celebrates Russian composers with a Russian classic opera (Eugene Onegin), a much anticipated opera premiere (The Overcoat- a musical tailoring), a series of instrumental and vocal chamber music concerts, and much more. More info at:

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A co-production with Toronto’s Canadian Stage Company and Tapestry Opera
The Overcoat - a musical tailoring
music by James Rolfe, Libretto by Morris Panych

Dates and Venue April 28 & 29, May 4, 9, 10, 11, & 12 at 7:30pm & May 2, 5, & 6 at 2pm, 2018 | Vancouver Playhouse

The Opera is so much more than the story of an office worker whose life is turned upside down when he’s robbed of his new overcoat. The work has debuted at the Bluma Appel Theatre in March 2018 before coming to the Vancouver Playhouse - where the original creation premiered 20 years ago.

Tickets $41.75 - $101.75 purchase at

Eugene Onegin music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, libretto by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and KS Shilovsky after Pushkin

Dates and Venue May 3 & 5 at 7:30pm, April 29 at 2pm, 2018 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is Russian Lyric Opera at its finest – based on the plot of Pushkin’s verse novel, Eugene Onegin features an emotional tale packed with music, choreography, and a duel that will render the audience speechless. Tchaikovsky, as always, brings many symphonic elements to Eugene Onegin including orchestrations and arias in what he described as seven lyrical scenes.

Tickets $41.75 - $161.75 purchase at

Ballet BC

Dates and Venue May 10 - 12, 2018 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Ballet BC concludes its 32nd season with a triple bill of inspired choreography. PROGRAM 3 features the return of Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto’s Beginning After. Artistic Director Emily Molnar welcomes acclaimed conductor, Graeme Langager, and the Phoenix Chamber Choir to collaborate on a world premiere. The evening's program also features the much-anticipated return of Bill by collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

Tickets range from $35 to $100 (plus service charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster online at or by calling 1-855-985-2787


xArts Club Theatre Company
MISERY by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King

Date and Venue
April 5 – May 5, 2018, Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm | Granville Island Stage

Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes. While Annie nurses him back to health, Paul soon realizes that he is not her guest, but her captive. Angered that he has killed off her favourite character, Annie forces Paul to resurrect Misery in a new book—and Paul soon finds himself writing for his freedom…and his life.

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

xPacific Opera Victoria
RINALDO by George Frideric Handel, libretto by Giacomo Rossi

Date and Venue April 19, 21, 27, 2018, at 8pm & Sunday, April 29, at 2:30pm | The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., Victoria

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles

Handel's first big hit for the London stage, Rinaldo contains some of his most ravishing music and is an exotic story of war, religion, love, and sorcery. As a Christian army prepares to lay siege to Jerusalem during the First Crusade, politics, passion, and magic complicate matters.

Tickets $25 - $165. Purchase online: or call 250.385.0222


xTheatre In the Raw
Incident at Vichy by Arthur Miller

Dates and Venue April 11 – 22, 2018, 8pm; matinees April 15 & 22 2pm | La Maison de la Francophonie de Vancouver, Studio 16, 1551 West 7th Ave.

In 1942 during the Nazi occupation, a group in the “Free Zone” of Vichy France is being detained in a warehouse under suspicion of being Jewish. Their unease, fear, and confusion is stirred as they contemplate what options they may have left. What fate awaits them?

Tickets $25 full priced, $22 Students. Available at door or online:

xRoyal City Musical Theatre
Cabaret music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb

Dates and Venue April 12 – 29, 2018, Weds, Thurs. Fri. Sat. 7:30pm; Sat matinees 2pm April 21 & 28 | Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster

Set in 1931 Berlin, which is transitioning from an avant-garde cultural centre to the epicentre of the beginning of Hitler’s totalitarian regime. In this world Cliff, a struggling American writer arrives. On his first night in Berlin he wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, overseen by the strange, and gender-bending, bawdy “Emcee” and where the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles performs, a nightly raucous ensemble takes the stage to tantalize the crowd and urges them to leave their troubles outside.

Tickets Adults $48, Seniors & Students $39, Children 13 under $29 -at or tel: 604-521-5050


xGateway Theatre in Co-production with Vertigo Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centrex

Dates and Venue April 12 - 21, 2018, 8pm nightly (except Sun & Mon); matinees on Sat, April 14 & Sun, April 15 @ 2pm, Tues, April 17 @ 1pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

In 1924, in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong, a series of sadistic murders have stymied the local police. What to do but bring in the city’s top detective, and set him loose on a place riddled with corruption, crime, and vice of every possible variety.

Tickets from $29 online at Box Office: 604-270-1812


xArts Club Theatre Company
Me and You by Melody Anderson

Dates and Venue April 12–May 6, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre

From childhood until old age, Liz and Lou are sisters who go through life mostly as friends, but sometimes as foes. Liz is a steady-minded biologist while Lou is a free-spirited painter, and their personalities clash over everything from hair dye to cheating partners to rebellious children. Their stories come alive across the decades through the mask work of Melody Anderson in a comedy that gives a distinct face to sisterhood.

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

xThe White Rock Players’ Club
August: Osage Country

Dates and Venue April 13 – 28, 2018, Wed – Sat 7:30pm and Sunday matinees 2:30pm | The Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock

A comedy that leans a bit to the darker side, it is the story of a pill-popping, sharp-tongued, cancer patient, matriarch whose three daughters rush home when they hear their father has disappeared. There is more to the play than meets the eye. It was adapted for film that was nominated for several Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

Tickets $22 adults; $19 students and seniors; Previews (April 11&12) and Wednesdays only $10. Available online: or the Box Office Wed – Sat 1pm-5pm

xSpirit Horse

Dates and Venue April 21, 2pm & 7pm; April 22, 2pm; April 27, 7pm; Sat. April 28, 2pm & 7pm; April 29, 2pm | The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, 1412 Cartwright St.

Spirit Horse is a play about two youth who are caught between two worlds—the traditional ways of their Stoney Nation heritage and the modern ways of the city. Angelina and Jesse’s lives are changed forever when their grandfather brings them a horse that has mysteriously appeared to him. Can this majestic animal heal a troubled single parent family? Spirit Horse - a poignant tale about family, love and courage.

Tickets Adults $35; Seniors/Students $29 Young People (Ages 1-17 years $18 Discounted subscription rates available when booking for two or more plays. Purchase at: or 604-685-6217


Arts Club Theatre Company
The Humans by Stephen Karam

Dates and Venue March 22–April 22, 2018; Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street

When three generations of the Blake family descend on a rundown lower Manhattan duplex for Thanksgiving dinner, each family member’s fears and burdens are magnified. Erik Blake worries about his daughters—Aimee, for her recent breakup and health concerns, and Brigid, for her new neighbourhood and employment prospects. Erik and his wife, Deirdre, attempt to mask their own anxieties, too, while simultaneously caring for his aged mother.

Tickets from $29 at or the Box Office at 604.687.1644

The Firehall Arts Centre
Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Dates and Venue March 17 – April 21, 2018, Tuesdays 7pm, Wed – Fri 8pm, Saturdays 3pm & 8pm, Sundays, 3pm, Wednesdays, 1pm | Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova St.

Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a writer checks into New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face with the love of the present, a love he wishes he could not only forget, but erase from memory.

Tickets from $25 at or call 604.689.0926 – Pay-what-u-can on March 21 & 28 and April 4, 11 & 18.