Theatre

Vancouver International Improv Festival

Samurai Davis Jr and Dim Sum’s Super Mega Happy Fun Time Improv Show, an act coming all the way from Atlanta, Georgia, kicked off a great Wednesday night at the Roundhouse for the Vancouver International Improv Festival... By Jason Lam and Nataly Richardson

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Jason Lam
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Vancouver International Improv Festival

It’s 8 o’clock on a cold Tuesday evening and the majority of downtown Vancouver has already fallen silent. However, a crowd gathers at the Roundhouse Theatre in Yaletown for an evening of laughter... By Jason Lam and Nataly Richardson

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Jason Lam
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Vancouver International Fringe Festival

CJSF volunteer, Sarah Hyde, reviews Mr. Fox at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, a play about that ubiquitous Vancouver radio mascot...

MR. FOX

 Under no circumstances must you ever take off the head – those instructions will make you a really bad guillotine operator or a really great mascot.  

Mr. Fox is a one man play and it is full of the dos and do nots like this.  

The play is about Greg Landucci’s time working as the Fox, at C-FOX.  

He wants to be a radio jock and thinks being the Fox is his foot in the door.  

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Sarah Hyde
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents King Lear

CJSF volunteer, Aryana Sye, reviews the Bard on the Beach performance of King Lear.

“Can an old fool be a babe again?”

This question ascribes to the modernized version of the Shakespeare’s classic King Lear on the Mainstage this year at Bard on the Beach. Situated right below the stage, the backdrop of the North Shore Mountains and the finest glass of pinot in tow, I was ready to divulge into Shakespearean Theatre. 

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Aryana Sye
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Twelfth Night at Bard on the Beach

CJSF volunter, Kelsey Singbeil, reviews the 2008 Bard on the Beach performance of Twelfth Night...

Sometimes when I go to Bard on the Beach I feel like I'm part of a commercial for summertime fun in Vancouver. The voiceover in my head invites me to, "come, have a picnic at Vanier Park, watch the sun go down, then come inside a big tent and enjoy some Shakespeare." Commercial or not, it's a fun way to spend a summer evening.

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Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Bone in her Teeth

Leaky Heaven Circus brings to life the highs and lows of the Raft of Medusa in their production, Bone in her teeth.  CJSF volunteer, Kelsey Singbeil, reviews…

She’s got a bone in her teeth, and Leaky Heaven is ready to gnaw at it.  As a newbie to Leaky Heaven performances, I wasn’t sure what to expect walking into Strathcona’s Russian Hall on a Thursday evening.  But, as Bone in her teeth came to life on stage, I was happy that I had no expectations or preconceived notions about the troupe or performance.

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Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Producers

In the Arts Club Theatre’s production of The Producers, everything is fair game. CJSF volunteer, Kelsey Singbeil reviews…

In Mel Brooks’ musical, nothing is sacred.  Business, sexuality, religion; the musical touches on a variety of taboos, as it explores the ins and outs of staging a Broadway flop.

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Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Tuedays with Morrie

Directed by Bill Millerd, Tuesdays with Morrie returns to the Granville Island Stage from May 1st to June 1st. After watching Tuesdays with Morrie on May 18, Anna Santiago, CJSF correspondent, had this to say…

Although the stage script cut down some parts of the popular book, but the Arts Club Theatre Company still managed to recreate the essence of the story of Morrie and Mitch. With a simple setting and a relatively small cast, Tuesdays with Morrie touches the hearts of its audience.

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Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Westside Story

CJSF volunteer, Frieda Warden reviews the Royal City Musical Theatre’s production of West Side Story…

West Side Story is 50 years old this year. I was 11 when it came out, and the music’s ingrained in my brain. My junior high chorus sang “I Feel Pretty” for the Lions Club. I spent hours listening to records (now called “vinyl”) of the soundtrack. I can whistle you all the tunes – especially the alto parts. But this is the first time I’ve actually seen the entire musical staged in its entirety.

Author: 
Frieda Werden
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Glorious!

Directed by Christopher Newton, Glorious has been entertaining Vancouver at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage since January 24.  After watching the smashing hit, Anna Santiago, CJSF correspondent, had this to say…

Glorious, with its light-hearted plot and entertaining cast was indeed worth seeing.

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Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator

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