Broadway Across Canada
COME FROM AWAY

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.


Gateway Theatre
Songs of Summer

When & Where August 27, 2022, 2pm-5pm & 7pm-8:15pm | Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond

Taking place just outside the theatre in the Gateway Theatre Grove, this open-air space will be a place for the community to gather, celebrate the season, and soak up the last days of summer. For the afternoon event, families are invited to a lively performance from DJ Miss Sparklez featuring Rickie Wang followed by kid-friendly fun and games. At the evening event, it’s time for the adults to unwind and enjoy an upbeat Motown set with Krystle Dos Santos and her band.

Tickets (Afternoon) $15 regular, $10 (early bird price until July 31). Ages 4 & under: Free admission (booking required) Evening) $30 regular, $25 (early bird price until July 31. Online: gatewaytheatre.com, or call: 604-270-1812







Ne.Sans Opera & Dance

TAKE THIS WALTZ: Celebrating the Music of Leonard Cohen

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.

Tickets: $40 Regular / $34 Students & Seniors. Purchase online:
ChutzpahFest/e/TakeThisWaltz


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
Program Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1; Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe

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



Stewart Copeland’s Police Deranged

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.

Tickets $30 -. (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434
 




The Music of Queen

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.

Tickets from $35 (subscriber, senior, and student discounts available) available online at: www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434






Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)
A co-production with Prairie Theatre Exchange and Soulpepper Theatre Company
Bad Parent by Ins Choi

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.

Tickets email: boxoffice@thecultch.com or call 604-251-1363 Mon to Fri: 12–4pm, or arrive one hour prior to all performances


ONGOING

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

Something Rotten!
An irreverent homage to Broadway, Something Rotten! is a whimsical satire that both celebrates and pokes fun at everything audiences adore about Broadway. With clever lyrics and a colourful songbook, Something Rotten! embraces the musical theatre genre and all of its absurdities, referencing such timeless classics as West Side Story, South Pacific, and Les Misérables.


We Will Rock You
The show features Queen’s most iconic rock-and-roll hits and electrifying dance, We Will Rock You is packed with heart-stopping numbers and an underdog story that will leave audiences buzzing with hope. Having thrilled more than 16 million audience members worldwide, the musical features over 20 hits from the band’s legendary songbook including Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions and many others.

Tickets $20-$55 - Early bird tickets are on sale now through June 16. $30-$65 Regular tickets starting June 17. Purchase online at tuts.ca or 1-800-514-3849


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/ whats-on/harlem-duet


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

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