Carousel Theatre for Young People
CLÉMENTINE

When & Where February 7-18th, 2023; Tues, Wed, Thurs at 10am &1pm; Fri at 11am & 7pm, Sat & Sun at 11am & 2pm | The Nest, 1398 CARTWRIGHT ST.

Whimsical puppetry & heartfelt storytelling help young Clémentine navigate tough family changes and find the true meaning of love. Bright, bubbly & entertaining, this show for kids ages 6+ and their grown-ups tackles a tricky topic with humour, honesty & optimism.

TICKETS Adults $35, Seniors & students $29, Children/youth (up to 18) $18
For information contact the Box Office at (604) 685-6217 or email:
info@carouseltheatre.ca



The 38th Annual JCC Jewish Book Festival

When & Where February 11-16, 2023 | Vancouver Jewish Community Centre and other Lower Mainland venues

The JCC Jewish Book Festival presents authors from across Canada, USA, Israel and Germany. The big themes emerge organically from the world around us: the focus on mental health and a better understanding of our inner selves, the incredible diversity within the Jewish communities in Canada and around the world, the increasing relevance of political reality in literature, new waves of generational fiction and the treasure trove of authors we have here in BC.
For details of Prologue Event and Epilogue Event see program guide: online.flippingbook.com

Admission for details go to: jccgv.com/jewish-book-festival/





The Cultch
In association with Urban Ink & Raven Theatre & The Musical Stage Co.

Starwalker

When & Where February 16 - March 5, 2023 | York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive

The story follows Starwalker, an Indigi-Queer Two-Spirit drag queen learning the ropes of the East Van Drag community. When Starwalker is introduced to Drag at the House of Borealis, their whole world changes, introducing them to a home they never knew they needed. The result is an empowering and celebratory experience that only tearing down the patriarchy can provide.

Tickets from $25. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or online: thecultch.com/event/starwalker




Pacific Theatre
A Stone’s Throw Productions project
Under the Needle by Emmett Hanly

When & Where February 16-18 8pm, Feb 18 2pm | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave., Vancouver

Under the Needle is a verbatim theatre project telling the real stories behind tattoos and the people who carry them. A diverse array of people were interviewed for this project, sharing why they chose the images etched onto their skin and how their tattoos have affected their lives, body images, and relationships. From heartbreaking losses to historical legends to horrific regrets to hilarious in-shop shenanigans.

Tickets: $15. To book visit pacifictheatre.org or call 604.731.5518




The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Edith Piaf Symphonique

When & Where February 10 & 11, 2023 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor David Bui Featured performers Nathalie Lermitte - Vocals, Nobuyuki Nakajima - Piano, Aurélien Noël - Accordion

Program La Vie En Rose, Non Rien de Rien, Padam Padam, Hymne A L'Amour and many more

Direct from Paris! Edith Piaf’s greatest hits, including La vie en rose and Non, je ne regrette rien, are brought to life by actress and singer Nathalie Lermitte, who perfectly embodies the sound and spirit of the legendary French songstress in this remarkable symphonic performance.

Tickets $29.50 - $93 - available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434


 

Vancouver Opera
Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night's Dream

When & Where February 11 & 16, 2022 at 7.30pm and February 19 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Enjoy an evening of magic filled with the ethereal beauty of Britten’s atmospheric score. Based on Shakespeare’s fantastical story, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows a myriad of hilarious characters in a whimsical whirlwind of magic potions, love triangles and mistaken identities. Vancouver audiences will be thrilled to welcome back Jacques Lacombe as conductor in this company premiere.

Tickets Single tickets from $50. Purchase online at: https://secure.vancouveropera.ca/events



The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven, Berlioz, Bartók & Brueggergosman-Lee

When & Where February 17 & 18, 2023 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
Conductor Otto Tausk Featured performer Measha Brueggergosman-Lee - soprano

Program Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3, Berlioz's La Mort de Cléopâtre Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

Beethoven’s Leonore Overture is a masterpiece in and of itself. Operatic conventions mix with distinctively heroic Beethovenian energy. By contrast, Berlioz’s La mort de Cléopâtre is a stark and heartbreaking cantata, performed here by the great Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman-Lee. The concert closes with Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

Tickets $29.50 - $93 - available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434




Vancouver Opera
Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman

When & Where April 29 & May 4 2022 at 7.30pm and May 7 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Based on a European maritime legend, The Flying Dutchman tells the haunting story of a sailor and his daughter who encounter a ghost during a storm on the sea. The Dutchman, who has been condemned to wander for eternity, is searching for a bride to finally bring him peace. This tragic tale of love and sacrifice is the composer’s first masterpiece and features magnificent orchestration. This will be a new production for Vancouver Opera.

Tickets Single tickets from $50. Purchase online at: https://secure.vancouveropera.ca/events



DanceHouse and Vancouver New Music
Broken Chord

When & Where February 23 to 25, 2023 at 8pm | Vancouver Playhouse, 6 00 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Four vocal soloists, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and Maqoma himself share the stage in a musical and movement-filled exploration of the life and legacy of The African Native Choir. A South African ensemble that toured the globe in the late 1800s, their history is brought to vibrant life through rhythmic, high-energy contemporary dance intertwined with song, sound, and storytelling.

Tickets from $35. Purchase online: dancehouse.ca or call box office 604.801.6225




Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Movie Nights with the VSO

When & Where: West Side Story™ Film with Orchestra - April 22, 2023 at 7pm & April 23, 2023 & 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score to the original West Side Story comes alive with the VSO. Newly re-mastered and plays in high-definition on the big screen. A rare opportunity to enjoy this cinematic classic played live, with Stephen Sondheim’s original lyrics and dialogue intact.

Tickets $32 - purchase online at: https://secure.vancouversymphony.ca/


ONGOING


Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

When & Where February 1 - March 5, 2023, Sun – Thurs 10am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 9pm | Cloverdale Agriplex, 17798 62 Ave, Surrey, BC

Through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score, Beyond Van Gogh breathes new life into over 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks. Comprised of over 4 trillion content pixels, this high-resolution portrayal of Van Gogh’s work gives guests the opportunity to become one with his paintings.

Admission $32. Purchase online: vangoghsurrey.com/



2023 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

When & Where January 19 – February 5, 2022 | Various venues in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

The PuSh Festival is Vancouver’s own festival that offers audiences live performances that are edgy, controversial, and explores new frontiers of performance in the blended arts. For additional details of all the shows visit: pushfestival.ca/#program

Tickets Prices of admission varies depending performance and venue. For ticket prices visit: pushfestival.ca/#view






United Players
Thy Neighbour’s Wife by Tara Beagan

When & Where January 20 – February 12, 2023, Thurs to Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Viewing on-line available from Jan 21 | Jericho Arts Centre

Canada, 1915. This play centres on the true story of the first woman who was sentenced to hang in Alberta for a crime that, when a similar one was committed by a man, was seen as “defending the decency of his home”. A frank and scrutinizing look at marriage, manners, money and murder. … and sisterhood.

Tickets for any performance are regular $30, seniors & students $26, and are available on line at www.unitedplayers.com Ticket holders can make a reservation on-line or by phoning 604 224 8007, ext. 2.

 


Metro Theatre 
Shirley Valentine
When & Where January 13 - 29, 2023 at 8pm, matinees at 2pm | Metro Theatre

The play follows Shirley, a middle-aged woman in England, as she juggles the traditional gender roles of her childhood with the new freedoms and choices that women have today. The show is double cast, in light of the Covid variants sweeping through our world! We have two wonderful actresses playing the part of Shirley Valentine – Jill Raymond and Tamara Prescott will share the performances.

Tickets $31.50 Senior/Student or $34.50 Adult (plus GST) can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or Purchase Tickets online or email tickets@metrotheatre.com