Theatre

The Three Sisters

CJSF volunteer, Kate Lerman, reviews the Presentation House theatre Company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters.

I like to think of myself as a professional amateur theatre-lover. With that in mind, I headed over to the Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver to see their production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters”, directed by Brenda Leadlay.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Satchmo' Suite really swings + VALENTINES

Louis Armstrong comes to life in The Satchmo’ Suite at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. CJSF volunteer, Kelsey Singbeil, took in opening night of the jazz musical on February 6.

“You play your instrument like you live your life,” says Louis to Hubert, as the two characters explore the latter’s difficulties in music and love. Louis, or Satchmo’, teases Hubert’s true feelings out through his trumpet and song, and the audience is treated to Jeremiah Sparks’ rendition of Louis Armstrong’s ability to charm and engage his audience. 

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Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Beauty and the Beast

The Arts Club Theatre Company production of Beauty and the Beast returns to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage for another festive season engagement.  This whimsical live show features familiar old tunes from the Disney feature, and additional songs, with an outstanding ensemble cast.  CJSF’s Elana Chan attended the spectacle on December 9, 2007.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
It's a Wonderful Life

December is the festive time of the year when feel-good holiday shows can appropriately warm up your cold feet and wrap you in the spirit of the season, even if they are a tad corny.  Pacific Theatre presents This Wonderful Life, a one-actor adaptation of the 1946 black-and-white movie It’s a Wonderful Life.  CJSF’s Elana Chan attended the December 5, 2007 performance at Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Disney's Highschool Musical

A high school romance told through songs, dance, bright lights, and modern teen wear, Uncle Ray Productions’ (URP’s) Disney’s High School Musical is a large-scale Broadway-style musical performed locally in North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre from November 7th-18th.  CJSF’s Elana Chan attended the opening show, amidst a crowd of excited kids and preteens, on November 7, 2007.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Company

Winner of the 2007 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, the Arts Club presented Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre in Vancouver for a successful run from September 13th to October 14th. CJSF volunteer, Anna Eloiza reviews…

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Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Sunday in the Park with George

Georges Seurat’s famous painting is instantly recognizable by many, but have many people considered how it feels to take two years to craft a work of art?  Stephen Sondheim had, and he composed the musical A Sunday in the Park with George.  CJSF Radio’s Elana Chan attended one of the rare performances presented by APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts from October 3 to 6, 2007.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Suds: The Rockin' 60's Musical Soap Opera

On August 18th 2007, Issam Zeibak was seated in the centre of a Theatre supporting SUDS, a play centred around a 1960’s Laundromat owner and her troubled love life. The Granville Island stage was full and ready for song and dance…

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Issam Zeibak
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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GREASE or OKLAHOMA!

With a few more performances left, the adaptation of the popular musical Grease at the Theatre under the Stars is indeed worth saving a summer night for.  Theatre under the Stars presents Grease - a phenomenal production headed by Gaelan Beatty as Danny and Tracy Neff as Sandy.  Anna Eloiza of CJSF Radio was a part of a delighted crowd that gathered at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park on July 31st 2007 to take in the show.

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Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Cookin' at the Cookery

The Arts Club Theatre presents Cookin’ at the Cookery, a tribute to the late Alberta Hunter, whose musical career spanned over six decades.  Elana Chan of CJSF Radio had the pleasure of attending the opening night at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, as Jackie Richardson and Janice Lorraine reprise their roles from this runaway success.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator

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