Theatre

Vancouver Fringe Festival: An Arrangement of Shoes

Going into An Arrangement of Shoes, I knew nothing, neither about the Fringe Festival, nor about the play itself: what is it about? how many actors will be performing?
 
The only thing I knew was that a lady with a charming English accent called me to arrange the details of my visit.
 

Author: 
Erika Assabayeva
  • Posted on: 2 October 2017
  • By: Arts and Entert...
The Incompleat Folksinger

In the one-man show The Incompleat Folk Singer, Victoria-based actor Mark Hellman gives a solid performance in his rendition of the life and times of political activist / folksinger, Pete Seeger. The show, which was produced by The Other Guys Theatre Company—with artistic direction by Ross Desprez, musical direction by Tobin Stokes, and lighting design by Rebekah Johnson—was based on Deprez and Hellman’s adaptation of Seeger’s 1992 autobiography, The Incompleat Folksinger.

 

Author: 
Elaine Harder
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
God and the Indian

Where there is a will for reconciliation there is a way. And where there is an opportunity to speak the truth there is Drew Hayden Taylor. As an Ojibwa playwright, and an advocate for his people, Taylor speaks up about the injustices forged against the First Nations Peoples of Canada, in the theatrical production of God and the Indian, recently remounted at Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre.

Author: 
Elaine Harder
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Miss Shakespeare

In the world premier of the musical Miss Shakespeare, The Escape Artists take to the stage at Granville Island’s Performance Works giving a solid performance that takes us back to the Elizabethan period. With script and lyrics by Tracey Power and music co-written with Steve Charles, Miss Shakespeare tells the tale of a time when women players went unseen and one woman—a playwright in the making—made inroads to bringing women to the stage and to changing history forever.

Author: 
Elaine Harder
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Benjamins @ Little Mountain Gallery

On Friday February 20th I had the opportunity to see the local improv group, The Benjamins, at the Little Mountain Gallery. If I could describe the event in only three words it would be, energetic, sassy and upbeat.

Author: 
Mike Dahlke
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Evil Dead: The Musical

Evil Dead: The Musical is basically an interpretation of the first two movies, with the emphasis on the funny, unlike first movie that was not initially a comedy. The plot of the musical is the combination of Evil Dead 1 and 2 as well as a little bit of Army of Darkness. Evil Dead fits the musical format quite well and the songs are an essential part of the story, especially if you did not see the movies.

Author: 
Jamie Cessford
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Chelsea Hotel

In the production of Chelsea Hotel: the Songs of Leonard Cohen—that ran from March 18-29, 2014 at Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre—director Tracey Power and her cast of six met with great success (and awe), as was apparent by their twelve day run, and specifically, by the performance of March 18th and the talkback session that followed.

Author: 
Elaine Harder
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
This Stays in the Room

The malaise of existence is anchored to our being by way of regret. Our skeletons perpetuate the inevitable tragedy that is life, finding a way to pry themselves from our tightly locked closets and seep into the fabric of our routine. While we may not consciously wear our inner quarrels on our sleeves, they define our personalities; they map our identities.  At least, this is what I understood from the March 20th performance of This Stays in the Room at Gallery Gachet.

Author: 
Jamie Cessford
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Moon Over Buffalo at Metro Theatre

"Moon over Buffalo", on now at the Metro Theatre is a classic comedy about a day in the life of a family of eccentric stage actors, who finally have a chance at big screen stardom. The play lovingly pays tribute to everything that goes on behind the scenes of the theatre, but not without making excellent use of classic comedic elements such as mistaken identities, love triangles, drunken buffoonery and slap stick pratfalls. There were several noteworthy performances from lead actors David Wallace as George Hay, Michelle Collier as Charlotte Hay, and Devon Busswood as Rosalind. 

Author: 
Maria Huoar
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Rap Guide to Evolution

Let’s be real for a moment. As important of a text Decent of Man is, it is one dry read. Seriously, have you tried to sift through the gaudy jargon and period writing tropes with a casual interest? Absolutely not happening without frequent breaks, the occasional nap, and several pots of coffee. Incidentally, I have never had that opinion about hip-hop. In fact, I get wildly interested when I hear a rap song for the first time. Whether it is the crème of the genre or YouTube clip of some 9 year old thinking that 2Chainz is the perfect role model, I’ll listen with the same level intrigue.

Author: 
Jamie Cessford
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator

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