NOVEMBER 2019 | VOLUME 185
Nov 18-Dec 1
MERRY ALMOST CHRISTMAS
These last two weeks of November feature so much theatre, it’s almost a gift. So why not take someone you love to a show. And while you’re there, pick up some tickets for January—perfect Xmas presents. Or just hit any PREVIEW button on our What’s On or Coming Soon page and the BUY TICKETS button will take you straight to a box office.
Continuing this week:The Sound of Music at the Stanley, The Double Axe Murders at Richmond’s Gateway,The Price at Jericho Arts Centre, A Bunch of Amateurs at Metro, the last two Chutzpah! Festival events at the Rothstein Theatre, Hedda Gabler at the Moberley Centre, Anon(ymous) at Langara’s Studio 58, Timothy Findley’s The Wars at UBC, and Macbeth at North Van’s Capilano U.
Opening Nov. 18-24: It’s a big week for The Cultch with three openings: Minowin from the Dancers of Damelahamid, The Father and, at the York, this year’s East Van Panto: Pinocchio. FADO – The Saddest Music in the World opens at the Firehall, Seminar at The Nest on Granville Island, Gamètes en français at Studio 16, and for the kids Carousel’s Peter Pan at the Waterfront.
Forever Plaid opens at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, Person of Interest moves to West Van’s Kay Meek Centre followed by James & Jamesy’s O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy, Charles Ross’ One Man Pride and Prejudice at Coquitlam’s Evergreen, Telemetry Loop(dance) at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre, and the Arts Club’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle previews at the BMO Centre.
Opening Nov. 25-Dec. 1: It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle, Ron Reed’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol at Pacific Theatre, Where the Wild Things Are at North Van’s Presentation House, The Bench at the Roundhouse, and The Man Who Saved Christmas at Langley’s Theatre in the Country.
Go to vancouverplays.com/whats-on.shtml for previews and reviews. To buy tickets, click on our BUY TICKETS buttons. And see the lineup of plays opening through December at vancouverplays.com/coming-soon.shtml.
Western Gold Theatre presents Quills Don’t Tweet, “an afternoon of memories, nostalgia and the art of the written word,” by Bernard Cuffling and Anna Hagan. Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 pm, at the PAL Studio, 581 Cardero St. $32 (incl. pastries and beverage). www.westerngoldtheatre.org or 604-363-5734.Congratulations to Lesley Ewen, recipient of the UBCP/ACTRA Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award, and to Mel Tuck, who receives the John Juliani Award of Excellence. The awards will be presented Nov. 23 at the Vancouver Playhouse. www.ubcp.com
First Impressions Theatre is casting its non-Equity production of the musical Funny Girl, running Feb. 13-Mar. 7 at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. Reading for Nick Arnstein (Lead male 30-59), Eddie Ryan (Supporting male 18+) and the male ensemble (cross-casting possible). Prepare one-minute up-tempo Broadway song and one-minute comic monologue. Auditions Nov. 24, 5:30-8:30 at Carousel Theatre Studio B, Granville Island. Email TheatreCat@telus.net or call 604-328-0721 to schedule.
Ruby Slippers Theatre invites submissions for the 2020 Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women festival, to be held during next year’s Fringe. Playwrights should send a synopsis, brief bio and maximum 10-page script excerpt to email@example.com. One submission per person. Deadline: Feb. 15.
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