Theatre

Patron Saint of Stanley Park

When you think patron saint, let’s face it…Stanley Park might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But put them together, and what you get is the second run of a holiday fable care of the Arts Club.

Written by playwright Hiro Kanagawa, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park attempts to dish sci-fi for the Christmas season. Not your traditional tale of gift-giving and egg nog drinking. Sure. But as much as it wishes to depart from the good ol’ clichés of hope and love and all that jazz…it delivers it in spades. 

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
White Christmas

“What do you expect when you go for a song and dance man? Nothing but a song and dance.” — Susan Anderson as Martha Watson

With the holiday season comes an inundation of holiday film classics. You know the usual suspects: It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, and of course, White Christmas. Well, perhaps of course is a bit of a stretch. I haven’t seen it.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Sound of Music

The holiday season is jam-packed full of Christmas fables and spirited plays…and The Sound of Music. Not your typical fa la la la la production, but a classic nonetheless.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Romeo Et Juliette

A new opera season's second production was the famous classic tragedy of Romeo and Juliette. Original play by Shakespeare, this opera version is by a 19th century French composer Charles Grounod, best known for his Ave Maria and opera Faust.

Grounod's Romeo and Juliette has a special place in the hearts of music lovers.

Author: 
Anastasia Shevchenko
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The 13th Chair

The Thirteenth Chair  is a whodunit murder mystery. Written by American playwright Bayard Veiller in 1916, it marveled audiences on Broadway and hit the big screen in 1919, 1929 and again in 1937. Today, it is being repackaged by director Sarah Rodgers.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Off White Christmas

99 stars of David walk into a bar. The bartender says sorry, we don’t serve stars of David here. What jew talking about!? – Jeff Gladstone, Vancouver TheatreSports League improviser

 

Thank God for Google calendar. Tonight is the opening night of the improvised holiday comedy sketch show Off-White Christmas. Totally slipped my mind. With so many invites, dinners, get-togethers…’tis the season to be forgetful. After a day like today though, a little comedy will do me good.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Penelopiad

What is this strange name? What does it mean? What is Penelopiad?

Author: 
Anastasia Shevchenko
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
West Side Story presented by Vancouver Opera

The cast are all from Canada, but they still rock the show like the original Broadway cast. 

The West Side Story Broadway musical landed its first premier in Vancouver Opera on last Saturday (October 22nd, 2011). The cast are all from Canada, but they still rock the show like the original Broadway cast. The musical combined dancing and on-stage fighting into intense choreography while the operatic scale composition was still perfectly delivered.

Author: 
Jon Aaron
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
White Cabin

CJSF volunteer Jay Peachy attended Push Festival's White Cabin, a multi media work full of fury, complexity and mystery. Jay was able to find a satisfying narrative through White Cabin's narrative puzzle, this is what he had to say....

To start things off I’m not much of an experienced performance art’s fan.  However as a friend once referenced to a Stanley Kubrick quote; "I don't know what I want, but I know what I don't want.” 

Author: 
Jay Peachy
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Project 2012

CJSF volunteer Nick Pannu reviews the western preview of Project 2012 presented by the Tipper Restaurant, this is what he says....

 

The Western Premiere of PROJECT 2012 was presented by the project series at Tipper Restaurant on 2066 Kingsway (&Victoria). Performances are scheduled from Thursday, Jan 28th until Saturday, February 6th

Author: 
Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator

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