FEBRUARY 2023 | VOLUME 224
JAN 30-FEB. 12
HOCKEY SHMOCKEY, LET’S GO TO THE THEATRE!
Even earlier this year than usual, the Canucks are out of a playoff spot, have fired their coach again, and are on the verge of trading away their captain and second-best player. I’ve got Canucks blood running through my veins, but seriously, at this point wouldn’t you rather see a good play? The first weeks of February always feature some of the richest offerings of the year. Treat yourself to some live art.
Check out our On Now page for all the shows running during these two weeks. Be sure to look for the BUY TICKETS buttons. Take a look ahead, too, at the rich theatre offerings through mid-March on our Coming Soon page.
Attention theatre lovers, theatre students, theatre historians—amateur or pro—and even casual readers: browse our ARCHIVES pages to read reviews of what you may already have seen, or missed, over the last two decades of Vancouver-area theatre.
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Theatre Replacement and Company 605 present PushOFF, an artist-run curated platform of tour-ready work and projects in development, live at the Russian Hall and online at www.pushoff.org, Jan. 30-Feb. 4. $15-$35 at https://www.pushoff.org/registration.
The Arts Club Raffle fundraiser’s grand prize is a European river cruise, including round trip air fare for two from Vancouver. Tickets $25 or 3 for $60 until Feb. 24. Draw Feb. 28. https://artsclub.com/support/arts-club-raffle
The Firehall Arts Centre invites you to Stayin’ Alive, its ‘80s-themed fundraiser and dance party, hosted by David C. Jones with DJ Oatmeal. Feb. 25, 7:30 at the Firehall. Tickets $75 ($50 tax receipt). https://tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=6571
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre invites Asian Canadian playwrights and creators to apply for its MSG Lab new work development program. Deadline Feb. 27. Info and applications at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1snBY3GGfv1aDZtIG7mKLmJCyuVhW6vkb0zEl8zkSiBg/viewform?edit_requested=true.
Ruby Slippers invites submissions for its Advance Theatre Festival, 2023/24, in conjunction with Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Five new plays written and directed by female-identifying and gender-nonconforming IBPOC playwrights and directors will be rehearsed, promoted and workshopped, artists’ fees included. Playwrights should send a synopsis, brief bio and max 10-page script excerpt; Directors send resume and cover letter: email@example.com. Deadline May 15.
Richmond’s Gateway Theatre Academy is offering year-long and sessional acting and musical theatre classes for ages 6-18. https://gatewaytheatre.com/academy
Registration is now open forCarousel Theatre for Young People’sspring drama classes, April-June 2023, for ages 3-17. Info and registration at https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/drama-school/.
Please stay healthy. Get COVID-boosted and get your flu shot!
THE ARTS ARE NOT SOMEHOW APART FROM OUR NATIONAL LIFE,
THE ARTS ARE THE HEART OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE.
— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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