TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
The Roots

When and Where June 28, 2019, 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The official house band of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, The Roots will headline the 34th TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The Roots are progenitors of live, organic rap music and well-known for their live show. This will be the first time a contemporary hip-hop act has been the opening headliner for the Vancouver jazz festival.

Tickets From $79, on sale Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10am

Vancouver Opera
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini

Dates and Venue February 14, 16, 19, & 21 at 7:30pm; February 24 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™

Vancouver Opera presents an extravagant production of one of opera’s most enduring love stories, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. The curtain rises on a modern-day flea market with sellers touting their wares and an accordion duo entertaining the crowd. A present-day tourist discovers a stall specialising in objects d’art from the 1920s. Amid the bustle, a lone visitor puts a record on a vintage gramophone and we hear the opening bars of a very famous opera, transporting the audience back in time.

Tickets Single tickets on sale and start at only $50. Purchase online at:

Salish Sea Early Music Festival

Date and Venue February 20, 2019 at 7pm | Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver

Next recital: Early 19th-century music performed on instruments made during this time with Oleg Timofeyev (guitar), Steven Creswell (viola) and Jeffrey Cohan (8-keyed flute)

Tickets $15, $20 or $25 suggested donation; youths 18 and under always free. Info at:

The Cultch in association with Urban Ink, Co-produced with the Segal Centre (Montreal)
Children of God
Part of the Talking Stick Festival

Date and Venue February 20 - March 10, 2019 at 8pm (matinees on Febr 23 – 24, Mar 02 – 03 & 09 – 10, at 2pm) | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. It is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit.

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

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets: From the New World

Date and Venue Thursday February 28, 2019 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze Featured performer Da-Wei Chan – Violin

Programme Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 1; Silent Woods (Waldesruhe); Carnival Overture; Humoresque & Symphony No. 9: From New World Symphony (excerpts)
+ Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Mvt. 3

Hear the epic music of one of Europe’s greatest composers, concluding excerpts from his famous New World Symphony.

Tickets $28 - $44 purchase online:


Vital Spark Theatre
Changed Utterly by Joan Bryans

Dates and Venue February 22 - March 16, 2019 Thurs through Sat at 8 pm; matinees on Sundays and Sat. Mar 16 at 2pm | Jericho Arts Centre

Constance is not your average rebel - born an aristocrat, rich, Anglo Irish, married to a Polish Count, she gives everything up for her country and its people. We follow Constance in her transformation from rich playgirl to committed rebel. She and her fellow rebels battle against enormous odds to victory with songs, poetry and even a bit of fun. They are Irish after all!

Tickets $28, (seniors and students: $24). Purchase tickets at: or at the door. Reservations 604 224 8007, ext 3

Pacific Theatre
Jesus Freak by Peter Boychuk

Date and Venue March 1-23, 2019, 8pm Wed – Sat + 2pm Saturday matinees | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave

The Campbell family prides themselves on their West Coast open-mindedness - but when their daughter Clara comes home from college and announces she’s become a Christian, their tolerance is put to the test.

Tickets $20 - $36.50 (taxes not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit

Chor Leoni: PopCapella

Dates and Venue March 1, 2 & 3, 2019 at 8pm; March 2 at 4pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St,

Hear the music of Joni Mitchell, Sting, David Bowie, Billy Joel and many more are on the setlist for Chor Leoni PopCapella. Chor Leoni PopCapella offers a fresh experience of these wonderful tunes. New arrangements of this beloved repertoire offering a new take on this beloved repertoire. Backing up Chor Leoni will be Jodi Proznick and her hand-picked band.

Tickets Adults $30 - $45, Students $10 at TicketsTonight 1.877.840.0457 Online:

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A Century of Nat ‘King’ Cole

Dates and Venue March 1 & 2, 2019 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor John Morris Russell Featured performers John Pizzarelli - Vocalist & Guitar, Konrad Paszkudzki – Piano, Mike Karn – Bass

Programme A selection from the musical career of Nat King Cole

Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli performs an incredible tribute to Nat ‘King’ Cole’s 100th anniversary in Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s special year.

Tickets $16.25 - $95 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available). Purchase online at or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434

National Theatre of Iceland and Worlds of Puppets Co-Production

Metamorphosis conceived and performed by Bernd Ogrodnik

Dates and Venue March 1 & 2, 2019, 7:30pm | Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver

Iceland's Master Puppeteer, Bernd Ogrodnik brings a collection of original short stories to life through the metaphorical grace of puppetry. The vignettes range from the trivial to the metaphysical and emphasize the imagery made possible only through the surrealistic quality of puppets.

Tickets $28, $23 & $15 online at: or call 604.990.3474


SpeakEasy Theatre
Gross Misconduct by Meghan Gardiner

Dates and Venue
March 14 - 23, 2019; 8pm Tues - Sat (matinees on Sat. March 16 & 23 @ 2pm Tues, March 19 @ 1pm) | Studio B, Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

Now in his early fifties, Deke has been in Millhaven Prison without a cellmate for the past twenty years. He is surprised and irritated when Corey, a twenty-something rich kid, joins him in his cell. With little in common, other than a shared passion for hockey, tensions emerge as the pair are forced to share a tiny space. The men are forced to re-evaluate how they see each other after the true nature of their respective crimes is revealed.

Tickets $29 online at or call the Box Office: 604-270-1812 Info:

Western Gold Theatre
Mystery at Greenfingers by J. B. Priestley

Dates and Venue March 22 - 24, 2019, Fri and Sat at 7:30pm, and Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm | PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street

In the closed Greenfingers Palace Hotel part of the staff, preparing for the new season, is enduring an unanticipated violent snowstorm. Into this group comes Robert Crowther, the rather stupid house detective sent to investigate something secret. As the snowstorm intensifies, a Miss Tracey appears requesting accommodation for her and her passenger.

Tickets $27 (CA$28.94 w/service fee) call 604-363-5734, buy online at, or visit


Arts Club Theatre Company on Tour
(A Firehall Arts Centre production)
Circle Game by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman

Dates and Venues
February 14 – March 26, 2019 | Various venues throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

Circle Game offers the audience an entertaining party theme with six performers having diverse musical gifts lending their talent to wide interpretations of a selection of Joni Mitchell's songs. Co-creators Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman present a sincere homage to a Canadian legend, choosing roughly two dozen songs from her substantial catalogue.

Tickets Prices will depend on Venue and performance times. Visit for details.



Arts Club Theatre Company
The Shoplifters by Morris Panych

Dates and Venue February 7–March 9, 2019 Mon – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, Wed at 1:30pm, and Sat at 2pm | Granville Island Stage

The play follows Alma a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft with her anxious sidekick goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted by an overzealous security guard and his affable mentor. With sharp-witted comic observations, Panych has expertly drawn a cast of misfit characters that will leave you rooting for all sides to come out on top.

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

Studio 58
Cabaret book by Joe Masteroff , music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by John Van Druten

Dates and Venue January 31 - February 24, 2019, 8pm (matinees at 3pm on Feb. 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24) | Langara College, 100 West 49th Ave., Vancouver

It’s 1929 and young American writer Cliff Bradshaw has just arrived in Berlin, a city where the party never ends. At the notorious Kit Kat Klub he meets the beguiling chanteuse Sally Bowles and his life is turned upside down forever. Meanwhile, Hitler’s tyrannical politics are rising fast — Cliff’s German landlady Fraulein Schneider and Jewish grocer Herr Schultz must face an impending harsh reality, and even the Kit Kat Klub’s gender-bending Emcee must acknowledge the riotous voices of a new Germany.

Tickets $23 – Seniors & Students $22. Purchase online:

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 or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644


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 or the Arts Club Box Office at 604.687.1644