ANNOUNCEMENT

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) - Re-opening
University of British Columbia

When & Where June 13, 2024 at 5pm | 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Following an 18-month closure that saw the successful completion of cutting-edge seismic upgrades to its Great Hall, The Museum of Anthropology will reopen its doors to the public on June 13. Coupled with the revitalization and reinterpretation of displays of Northwest Coast Indigenous carvings, the Museum will display weavings and other works from the past and present. Along with the Museum’s reopening, MOA will present two exhibitions sharing Indigenous perspectives on colonial history: To Be Seen, To Be Heard: First Nations in Public Spaces, 1900–1965 and in Pursuit of Venus [infected] by famed Maori artist, Lisa Reihana. MOA’s reopening this summer coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Museum’s opening to the public.

For admission details and exhibition information, visit: moa.ubc.ca


Dancing on the Edge Festival

When & Where June 13 - June 22, 2024 | Firehall Arts Centre, Scotiabank Dance Centre and SFU’s Goldcorp Centre & various venues across the Lower Mainland

This year’s Festival will again deliver high calibre, exhilarating, innovative, and spell-binding dance works. Featuring over 30 performances across 10 days, DOTE audiences will be witness to world premieres, Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from some of the most sought-after contemporary Canadian choreographers.

Tickets Festival Passes, and Festival 4-Packs go on sale May 13 and are available online at www.dancingontheedge.org or by phone at 604.689.0926


Dancing on the Edge Festival

Edge 4: Joshua Beamish's SALT

When & Where Friday June 21 & Saturday June 22 - 7pm | Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver

SALT is inspired by the post-apocalyptic aesthetic of Mad Max: Fury Road and the drought occurring in California. The work has been newly re-imagined and largely recreated for the current cast. SALT is situated in a not so distant future paradox where we are starved for fresh water, while drowning in salt water. The movement vocabulary is derived from states of dehydration, paranoia, experiencing mirages and delirium.

Tickets Purchase omline: tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/



Bard on the Beach


Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

When & Where June 11 - September 21, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

In Illyria, music is the food of love… and so much more. With original music by celebrated local composer Veda Hille, plus fights, pranks, jokes, and miracles, Twelfth Night is both hilarious and deep. It holds a mirror to our folly and reflects how love transforms us, for better or worse. Bard’s big tent is the perfect venue for this carnival world’s poetry and chaos, with “salt waves fresh in love” sparkling in the distance.


Hamlet by William Shakespeare

When & Where June 13 - September 20, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

No play by Shakespeare has more meaningfully captivated us than Hamlet. A young prince returns home to mourn the death of his father only to uncover a dark secret he can’t ignore. His struggle to move forward with purpose awakens deep questions about life, existence, and if it’s better “To be or not to be.” As he attempts to make sense of a world that has shifted beneath him, we are invited to see ourselves in Hamlet and to consider the blurry lines around loyalty, self, and all the things that are in heaven and earth.



The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare

When & Where July 2 - September 21, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | Howard Family Stage

Two sets of identical twins, a looming death sentence, and the sexy azure sparkle of an ancient Greek port teeming with comedic confusions is the perfect recipe for mistaken identity, marital infidelity, and knee-slapping hijinks. Your (optional) cosplaying will only add to the hilarity of our immersive Greek marketplace. Whatever you decide to wear, you’ll be rolling in the aisles at this uniquely ridiculous production that takes its comedy seriously—deadly seriously.



Measure For Measure
adapted by Jivesh Parasram

When & Where July 4 - September 20, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | Howard Family Stage

Vienna: party city. The place you’ll never find a dance floor empty… until now.
When charged with enforcing long-ignored morality laws, the much-loved party boy Duke Vincentio takes his cue to get out of Dodge and lay low while the law cracks down—handing the judicial reins to the decidedly un-groovy Angelo. No (pre-marital) dancing is the decree. One of Shakespeare’s most painfully relevant tales of coercion and hypocrisy reaches darkly absurdist new heights in this footloose adaptation.

Tickets for all regular play performances start at $30 and available now. Purchase online at: bardonthebeach.org/schedule/ OR call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559 or (toll free) 1-877-739-0559.



The Cultch
BARBU

When & Where June 12 - 23, 2024, 7.30pm evenings, | Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver

Imagine a fairground where spectators are left spellbound by remarkable performances, outrageous feats, simple curiosities and unexpected eccentricities. Barbu delves into the origins of the circus in Montréal through music, video, circus, and general wackiness. Backed by a frenetic electro-trad band, the Cirque Alfonse clan—made up of the Carabinier-Lépine family and friends—sets the stage for a wild night out.

Tickets from $45. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or thecultch.com/event/barbu




The Arts Club Theatre Company

Ring of Fire created by Richard Maltby, Jr. conceived by William Meade

When & Where June 20 – August 11, 2024, evenings Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, matinees on Wed at 1:30pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street

Ring of Fire and the songbook of the iconic storyteller Johnny Cash will guide you through a journey of struggle and success, love and redemption. Realized by a talented collection of six singers and musicians, this theatrical concert explores Cash’s unique biography and connects it with universal experiences in songs such as “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Country Boy.”

Tickets from $39. Purchase online: artsclub.com/shows/2023-2024/ring-of-fire

 


Theatre Under The Stars
CATS

When & Where July 5 to August 23, 2024; evenings at 8pm (fireworks nights at 7pm) | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park

While the moon shines bright up above, all manner of curious cats and feisty felines creep forth for their annual gathering. Each of the Jellicle Tribe are exceptional and astonishing in their own right – but come the dawn, only one can be selected to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. One of the longest-running and most beloved musicals in Broadway and West End history, CATS is overflowing with unforgettable songs, including ‘Mr Mistoffelees,’ ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat,’ and, the all-time favourite, ‘Memory.’

Theatre Under The Stars
School of Rock

When & Where July 7 to August 24, 2024; evenings at 8pm (fireworks nights at 7pm) | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park

Kicked out of his band and facing eviction, life isn’t awesome for wannabe rock star Dewey Finn. But his fortunes change when he intercepts a phone call meant for his roommate – and seizes the opportunity to make some quick cash posing as a substitute teacher. Finding himself in front of a classroom of straight-laced, uptight private school kids, he realizes he has one lesson he can teach them: How to rock! In order to do so, he’s going to have to avoid the prying eyes of the school’s principal and parents.

Tickets Single adult $45, single youth $30. Youth Subscriptions (12 and under): $60; Subscription Package Value: $145. Purchase online: www.etix.com/ticket/k/16932260/2024-tuts


Broadway Across Canada
Disney’s Frozen

When & Where July 9 - 21, 2024; evening 7.30pm (except Sun at 6.30pm), matinees on Sat at 2pm & Sun at 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street

Disney’s FROZEN features the songs you love from the original film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and performances, Disney’s FROZEN is everything you want in a musical.

Tickets Purchase through ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.ca/frozen-touring-tickets/



ONGOING

United Players of Vancouver and Touchstone Theatre
When We Were Singing by Dorothy Dittrich

When & Where 31 May - June 23, Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, plus an additional matinee on Saturday, June 22.| Jericho Arts Centre

A saga of friends and lovers, career crisis and personal angst. It is a story that switches gears in an instant to get at the heart of what makes people tick. When We Were Singing is an investigation of the friendship between four urban-dwelling lost souls. Work, loves, hopes, dreams, fears, failures – the story is pulled from the same source as our own lives.

Tickets Adults $39, seniors $34, students with ID $15, and are available Season ticket holders can make reservations online or by phoning 604-224-8007, ext 2.




Pacific Theatre

A Case For The Existence Of God by Samuel D. Hunter
When & Where
May 16 -June 9, 2024; : Wed-Thurs at 7:30pm, Fri-Sat at 8pm, Sat & Sun matinees at 2pm I Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Avenue

Two young fathers - a mortgage broker, and a plant worker desperate to buy a piece of land - meet to discuss a loan in an unassuming cubicle. As Keith and Ryan grapple with the realities of adulthood, a shared quest for meaning and belonging transcends the systems that fence them in.

Tickets $15-$40 available online at www.pacifictheatre.org or by phone at 604.731.5518




The Improv Centre
Camp What’s-It-Called

When & Where May 17 – July 13, 2-24; evenings 7.30pm | The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver

Pack your bags because The Improv Centre is embracing the great outdoors in their newest show, Camp What’s-It-Called. Summer is a special time in every person’s life: that awkward season where regular hygiene practices get thrown out the window, and we leave the homes we work so hard to afford to go to sleep in a tent in the forest to get bitten by an assortment of bugs.

Tickets prices start at $28, with discounts available for students and seniors, available online: www.theimprovcentre.ca