When & Where March 28, 2023, at 7:30pm | Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street
In this highly anticipated homecoming, Vancouver-raised pianist Vicky Chow returns from New York to perform legendary composer Philip Glass’ Piano Études, Book 1 in a powerful joining of two immense musical talents.
Early Bird: $42 (until Feb 28), General $49 (from Mar 1), Arts Workers
When & Where March 31 – April 15, 2023, Evenings at 8pm with Saturday matinees at 2pm | Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Black & Rural is the story of a lone Black country woman struggling to defy the monolith of what matters to Black lives. Derived from dozens of real-life interviews with Black folk tucked away on the countryside across Canada, Shayna Jones weaves together a story of vulnerability, quiet triumph, and striking humanity.
Tickets $37.50. Purchase online at: tickets.pacifictheatre.org/ OR email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where April 12-23, 2023, 7.30pm evenings, Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver
Adapted from Chekhov’s The Seagull, Posner’s retelling of the comedic tragedy retains much of the twisted dark humour of Chekhov’s original, while introducing a modern and North American sensibility to the 1895 masterpiece. With original songs, live music, and irreverent wit this tale of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and lost dreams is bitingly contemporary; revealing the danger in our own desires and the eternal pursuit of happiness.
and actor Krystle Dos Santos, with the support of live
musicians, brings the life of Viola Desmond to the stage using the dynamic
and inspirational music that filled the home of this trailblazer of
the civil rights movement. Hey Viola! takes the audience on
a journey through Viola’s life and the events that shaped her,
from the 1917 Halifax explosion to the civil rights struggles of the
1950s. Featuring hot jazz, gospel, and traditional spirituals, this
new musical brings bold, new energy to the life and times of a remarkable
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/
When & Where April 29 & May 4 2023 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: ttps://secure.vancouveropera.ca/events
When & Where May 23 to 28, 2023 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical spectacular has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages and is now on tour across North America! Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation — experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 13, 2023 at 10am. Available online at ticketmaster.ca. Groups of 10 or more can purchase by calling 1-800-889-8457
When & Where March 23 - April 2, 2023, evening at 7.30pm & Sat & Sun at 2pm | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St. Vancouver
A man trying desperately to avoid death is flung between limbo and his past, where a rebellious young woman holds the key that may guide him to paradise. Infused with laughter, puppetry, and world-class sound design, this show weaves the afterlife and a dash of Bollywood disco into the real-life mystery of India’s vanishing vultures.
from $25. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box
Office: 604-251-1363 or
When & Where March 24-April 16, 2023 Thurs-Sat evenings at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm | Jericho Arts Centre
Mesmerizing, enigmatic, destructive, Hedda Gabler is one of the theatre's most infamous characters. Returning from her honeymoon, already bored with her marriage, Hedda finds herself caught between the brilliant but dissolute Ejlert Lovborg and the clutches of the predatory Judge Brack. As a shocking path of destruction unfolds, there can be only one outcome...
Tickets $30, seniors $26, students with ID $15 (in house only). Available at www. unitedplayers.com Ticket holders can make reservations on line or by phoning 604-224-8007, ext 2.
When & Where March 9 - 18, 2023, evenings at 7:30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun at 1pm | Gateway Theatre, Studio B
Prophecy Fog is based on a voyage to the sacred site of Giant Rock in California’s Mojave Desert. For thousands of years, Giant Rock was a spiritual site for Indigenous nations. Today, it’s covered in graffiti and surrounded by broken bottles. In this autobiographical solo play, Jani takes audiences on a deeply moving and intimate journey in search of answers: can a site still be sacred if it has been desecrated?
Tickets $35 and can be purchased at gatewaytheatre.com/events/prophecy-fog
When & Where March 1 to 26, 2023 at various times | Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St. on Granville Island
The play is a whimsically imagined backstory for how L. Frank Baum’s best selling children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, might have been written. Oz invites audiences to witness the unfolding of the classic children’s story, as Baum – with the help of his housekeeper, a playful young girl, and a collection of everyday objects – develops the characters and story we all know and love. Oz will feature several special events throughout its month-long run, including a mandatory masked performance on March 4 (11am), a relaxed performance on March 5 (2pm), a Vocal Eye performance on March 18 (2pm), and ASL Interpretation on March 26 (2pm).
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