When & Where August 16 - 28, 2022, 8pm nightly )Sunday at 7.30pm) & 2pm matinees on Sat & Sun | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Vancouver welcomes the return of the national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Tickets from $77 - purchase online at: https://vancouver.broadway.com/shows/come-from-away/ OR call 1-855-985-5000.
When & Where August 27, 2022, 2pm-5pm & 7pm-8:15pm
| Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond
When & Where September 10 & 11, 2022 at 8pm | Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
This world premiere
evening of music, dance, and stunning visuals, staged by Israeli choreographer
and director Idan Cohen of Ne.Sans Opera & Dance, celebrates the
legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Performers featured
are world-renowned Canadian bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, described
as “flat-out brilliant” by Opera News, the multi-talented
dancer/musician Ted Littlemore, and a classical chamber ensemble of
violin, cello, and accordion.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Buniatishvili Plays Tchaikovsky
Conductor Otto Tausk Featured performer Khatia Buniatishvili
When & Where Friday, Sept 23 at 8pm, Saturday, Sept 24 at 8pm, Sunday,
Sept 25 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre
Georgian firebrand Khatia Buniatishvili joins Maestro Tausk to open the season with Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Piano Concerto No. 1. Buniatishvili’s virtuosic flair has earned her international acclaim and brings audiences to their feet wherever she goes. Ravel’s luscious ballet score Daphnis et Chloe is some of his best music with sumptuous harmonies
Tickets $30 - $119 for Fri & Sat, $24 - $82 for Sun. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
When & Where Friday, Sept 30 at 8pm, Saturday, Oct 1 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
Conductor Vern Griffiths Featured performer Stewart Copeland, Percussion/Vocals
Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged for Orchestra is a high energy orchestral evening celebrating the work of legendary rock star and composer, Stewart Copeland and focuses on the epic rise of his career in music that has spanned over four decades. Copeland is a unique figure in world music: renowned as the founder of The Police, a band that became a defining force in rock music from the ‘80s through to the present day; he is also a seasoned and prolific composer in opera, ballet and orchestral music.
$30 -. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available
online at www.vancouversymphony.ca
or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
When & Where Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre
Conductor Brent Havens Featured performer MiG Ayesa - vocals
Get ready to rock! For one night only, experience the music of Queen like never before with the full power of the VSO. Including classic hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Somebody to Love, and We Will Rock You – don’t miss this high-energy rock symphony tribute to the legendary Freddie Mercury and one of Brit-rock’s biggest bands.
from $35 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available
online at: www.vancouversymphony.ca
or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
When & Where Oct 13: 7:30pm (Preview), OCT 14–15, 18–22 7:30pm, Oct 16, 22–23 2pm | The cultch, Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St.,
Originally scheduled to open last due to “due to a Covid-19 situation,” Bad Parent, an honest, no-holds-barred portrait of young parents will now open mid-October. Norah and Charles are trying to navigate their lives as parents of a toddler but are still trying to figure out who they are in relation to their son, to each other, and to the audience.
or call 604-251-1363 Mon to Fri: 12–4pm, or arrive one hour prior
to all performances
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
When & Where August 11 – 21, 2022 | Viewings available online and in theatre. Visit www.queerfilmfestival.ca for full programming and venues.
Out On Screen is bringing back the highly anticipated Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) for its 34th edition. It strives to be more fabulous than ever with more impactful films that raise awareness about the struggles, joys and journeys of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Inspired by this year’s submissions, VQFF’s programming aesthetic and curatorial vision will draw upon the fearless and fierce politics, visual style, and grassroots creativity of queer subcultures and the 'zines that kept the communities informed and connected. Thematically, this year's Festival shares stories told from an autobiographical perspective, leaning further into the trend of experiential and experimental filmmaking, community building, and self actualization through artistic expression.
Tickets and passes are available to purchase online now here. Early Bird discount is in effect until July 10!
Theatre Under the Stars
When & Where July 2–August 27, 2022 at 8pm; Performances alternate evenings (7pm on Fireworks Nights July 23, 27 & 30)| Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park
Will Rock You
$20-$55 - Early bird tickets are on sale now through June 16. $30-$65
Regular tickets starting June 17. Purchase online at tuts.ca
Bard on the Beach
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
When & Where August 3 – September 24, 2022 at 7.30pm | Howard Family Stage, Vanier Park
Shakespeare spins a tragic and timeless story of two young people who fall deeply in love, in spite of a bitter feud that divides their families. Their passion never fails to move and inspire us. And today more than ever, the play is a powerful reminder that with love, even the world’s greatest wounds can be healed. This production, in a classical setting, casts new light on Vanier Park Juliet’s experience.
Tickets $27 - $69 (Regular); $27 - $34.50 (youth) Purchase online at: bardonthebeach.org/ whats-on/romeo-and-juliet
Harlem Duet by Djanet Sears
When & Where June 15 – July 17, 2022 at 7.30pm | Howard Family Stage, Vanier Park
The drama explores the complicated relationship of a Black couple in three key periods in the American Black experience: 1860, before the US Emancipation Proclamation; 1928, during New York’s Harlem Renaissance; and in post-civil rights 1997. Each setting reframes the story of the woman, her deep love for her partner, and her sacrifices – and resilience – in the face of his betrayal. With connections to Shakespeare’s Othello, Harlem Duet explores important contemporary questions about race, privilege and relationships.
Tickets $27 - $79 (Regular); $27 - $39.50 (youth) Purchase
online at: bardonthebeach.org/
When & Where June 8 – September 24, 2022 at 7.30pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park
Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece follows four young lovers and a troupe of stumbling actors through an enchanted wood, on a journey of discovery to find out who they are, whom they love, and why it matters. Beginning in a world that is in disrepair, the story moves to the forest, where the natural and supernatural have merged and elves, goblins, and talking trees guide the way. Bring your family and friends and enter into a world of love, laughter and magic!
Tickets $27 - $79 (Regular); $27 - $39 (youth) Purchase online at: bardonthebeach.org/whats-on