Date and Venue Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7:30pm | Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster
The Massey Theatre will again present International Guitar Night - the touring festival that highlights the dexterity and diversity of acoustic guitar for one show only. Enjoy four of the most innovative and accomplished acoustic guitarists, each with a different style, each playing solo, and then teaming up together in duets and quartets creating an evening of acoustic musical magic.
Tickets $35 Adult & $25 Students & Seniors / $15 children under 12 plus service charges. Purchase at ticketsnw.ca
Dates and Venue January 21, 2018 at 2pm, January 25 & 27, 2018 at 7.30pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
L’Elisir d’amore is without a doubt one of the most performed of all Donizetti’s operas – but has not been seen at Vancouver Opera since 1999. It’s a marriage of a stirring love story and hilarious comedy with music that moves the soul. It secured Donizetti’s place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day.
Tickets Starting at $41.75 Purchase online at: tickets.vancouveropera.ca/ or the box office.
Club Theatre Company
Dates and Venue January 25 – February 25, 2018, Tue–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
The story follows a group of actors rehearsing a new play with hopes of Broadway-bound success. Comprising this motley crew are diva Broadway expat Jessica Logan, her counterpart Patrick Flanagan, and their cast-mates Tom Kent and Phil Mastorakis. Together, they struggle to set aside their egos and anxieties in order to make it to the big time.
Tickets from $29 at artsclub.com or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644
Dates and Venue January 26 – February 17, 2018, 8pm Wed –Sat (2pm Sat matinees) | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave.,Vancouver
What is justified when survival is on the line? In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a bar called Mama Nadi’s. As a vicious civil war drags on, young women find their way to Mama’s, and to safety – of a kind. Nadi both protects and profits off the bodies of women who have become casualties of violence, ensuring survival by catering to both sides of the conflict.
Tickets $20 - $36.50 (not incl. HST). To book visit pacifictheatre.org or call 604.731.5518
Dates and Venue February 1 – 18, 2018, Tues - Sat 8pm; matinees 3pm Sat & Sun (not Febr. 3) | Studio 58, Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue
As pertinent today as when it was written during World War II, The Skin of Our Teeth celebrates humanity’s resilience in the face of climate change, floods, fire, plague and war. Written in 1942, The Skin of our Teeth was Thornton Wilder’s sixth play. The play opened on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre and went on to play for 355 performances, considered his theatrical masterpiece and broke nearly every theatrical convention of the time.
Tickets $25, $21, $20; previews, matinees & Groups 10+ $14.50; Talkback Tuesdays ONLY $12.50. Tickets contact ticketstonight.ticketforce.com or at 604.684.2787
Light Productions and Broadway Across Canada
When February 6 - 11, 2018, Tues through Sat evenings at 8pm, Sun evening 7:30pm with Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm Where Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.
Single tickets for Motown the Musical will go on sale Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10am
Tickets prices start at $30.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457
Dates and Venue February 6 – 17, 2018, 8pm | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
Jabberwocky incorporates an intricate form of two dimensional puppetry inspired by the toy theatres popular in salons of Lewis Carroll's time, combined with other pointlessly anachronistic Victorian theatrical inventions like the scrolling panorama and shadowgraphy, performed by a team of puppeteer ninjas dressed as rabbits.
$10 - $49. Purchase at: tickets.thecultch.com/Online
Dates and Venue February 8–March 10, 2018, Mon–Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm | Granville Island Stage
Alison’s father, Bruce was many things: a historical preservationist, a funeral home director, a distant parent, and…a closeted gay man. In the struggle to understand her father while also dealing with her own coming out, Alison documents the story of her life in coloured panels. This musical memoir is a heartbreaking and funny journey, punctuated with a musical score that frames the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of a family.
Tickets from $29 at the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com/shows
Dates and Venue February 15 - 24, 2018, 8pm - matinees on Sat Feb. 17 & Sun Feb.18 at 2pm; Tues Feb. 20 at 1pm (Tea Matinee) | Gateway Theatre MainStage, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
It’s 1926, in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, and a young man named Jacob Mercer has returned from the big city of Toronto, to reclaim his childhood sweetheart Mary Snow. Under a star-filled sky, the former lovers fight, flirt and finally confront their tangled emotional history, as well as a possible future.
Dates and Venues February 15 - March 15, 2018 | Norman Rothstein Theatre, Scotiabank Dance Centre, Rickshaw Theatre and Fox Cabaret
Chutzpah! is known for presenting internationally-celebrated music, dance, theatre and comedy. The global landscape of music presented this year showcases some of the world’s most exciting musical performers. Highlights include; the return of Israeli singer/songwriter and musician Idan Raichel performing his celebrated solo piano show. World-class vocalist Perla Batalla, a long-time singer and touring band member with the legendary Leonard Cohen, brings her special concert Perla Batalla In the House of Cohen.
Tickets $24 to $42 (+ gst/sc) on sale now and can be purchased online at chutzpahfestival.com, by phone at 604-257-5145 or in-person starting January 15 at the on-site Chutzpah! Box Office at the Jewish Community Centre, 950 West 41st Avenue
Dates and Venue February 16 – March 3, 2018, 7pm | Penthouse Studio Theatre, 1019 Seymour Street, Vancouver
With dark themes, sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A Steady Rain explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen, they are practically family. When a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line.
Tickets $25 - available at www.SevenTyrants.com
Date and Venue February 19, 7:30pm | Orpheum Theatre
Programme Jasmine Flower, Symphony No.40, Laughter Over the Seas, Winter Sonata, Victory
The world famous 12 Girls Band performs at the Orpheum in a very special celebration of the Lunar New Year, the most important traditional holiday in China. The 12 Girls Band has presented more than 2,600 performances around the world, retaining the rich colour of Chinese music while working with various musical styles.
Tickets $38 - $188 Purchase online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
Dates and Venue January 19 – February 11, 2018, 8 pm (except Sundays Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 2pm matinee) | Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery
Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two friends through each milestone (good and bad) of their personal and professional lives. With a Broadway-style score and the humour, and deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, the show is a moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.
Theatre and Film
Dates and Venue January 18 – February 3, 2018, Wed – Sat at 7.30pm | Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Rd.
In this dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90’s pop culture, Qui Nguyen offers an homage to the geek within us all. Two years after the death of her teenage sister Tilly, Agnes Evans discovers a mysterious notebook containing her sister's home-brewed Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Newly born hero, Agnes the Ass-hatted, undertakes an epic quest to save Tilly's soul and to learn about her sister's hidden life.
Dates and Venue January 18 – February 11, 2018, Tues –Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Wed 1:30pm, and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
African-American brothers Lincoln and Booth—birth names given as a joke that sets up an intense rivalry—share a seedy, one-room apartment and are looking for easy money in cards. Things are tight and only get tighter when their competition grows and their lies exceed their truths. When there isn’t room for both to succeed, who will come out on top?
Tickets $29 - $49 at the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644 or visit artsclub.com/shows
Dates and Venue January 16 – 20, 2018, 8pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.
In a society where the Black male body is both vilified and sexualized, Black Boys offers a raw and timely exploration of queer male Blackness.Created from the lives of three people seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, of each other, and of how they encounter the world. The ensemble explore their unique identities on stage, subverting the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race are performed.
from $22. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s
Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com
Dates and Venues January 16 – February 4, 2018 | Various venues around Metro Vancouver
Produced over three weeks each January, the PuSh Festival presents work in the live performing arts. The Festival showcases international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe. For info on all events GOTO: pushfestival.ca/festival-events/
price of admission varies according to event. For ticket
info visit: pushfestival.ca/show-details
Dates and Venue January 9 – 27, 2018, 8pm, matinees on 13, 14 & 20 at 2pm | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
From Aboriginal Australian, Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Indonesian and South African backgrounds — Hot Brown Honey makes taking down the master’s house with the master’s tools look easy. Six women boldly shatter preconceptions of colour, culture, and controversy. Equal parts theatrical spectacular and social activism — Hot Brown Honey goes beyond expectations as it pushes boundaries and defies labels.
from $22. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s
Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com
Dates and Venue January 12 – 21, 2018 at 7pm | Red Gate Revue Stage, Granville Island
In 2017 Trudeau-era, two lower-class Vancouver millennials – Lauren, a rational nursing student, and Cameron her musician-boyfriend,– live together in an overly priced, tiny apartment above a hospital. One night, a poor experience at a restaurant forces them to come back to their dingy abode earlier than expected. A casual evening of drinking, and reminiscing about the past ensues when unexpected guests arrive at their door. At which they re-examine themselves in the face of an unknown future.
Tickets $20 purchase at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3216274 - more info: www.mtstheatre.com
Club Theatre Company ON TOUR
Dates and Venues January 5 - February 8, 2018 | Various venues around the Lower Mainland
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.
Paul soon finds himself writing for his freedom…and his life.
tour details and ticket information are available at artsclub.com