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december 2018 | volume 174

 

Dec. 10-23

A FULL STOCKING OF PLAYS FOR THE SEASON

Continuing this week: The Arts Club’s Beauty and the Beast at the Stanley, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at the Granville Island Stage, and Blind Date at the BMO Centre; Ronnie Burkett’s Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre at The Cultch and East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz at the York; It’s a Wonderful Life at the Gateway.

Bombay Black at the Firehall; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Christmas Presence at Pacific Theatre; Holiday Baking Time at North Van’s Presentation House; A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill at the Waterfront; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Havana; TheatreSports at Granville Island’s Improv Centre.

Bah Humbug! at SFU Woodward’s, Doubt: A Parable at the Tyrant Studios, Treasure Island panto at North Van’s Hendry Hall, and Robin Hood and the Skytrain of Doom panto in White Rock.

Opening Dec. 9-23: Jake’s Gift at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Centre, King Arthur’s Court panto at Metro Theatre, Santa in Space panto in Deep Cove, and Solstice Greetings at the Firehall.  

Go to vancouverplays.com/whats-on.shtml for previews and reviews, and look for our BUY TICKETS buttons to buy tickets. To see the busy lineup of plays into late January, visit vancouverplays.com/coming-soon.shtml.

Alexandra Lainfiesta and Mariam Barry present Breaking Borders. To empower newcomer youth in the arts, Visa Holders, Immigrants and Refugee theatre artists perform rap, music, storytelling and slam poetry. Dec. 10, 7 pm at Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St. By donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/2127631354218004/

New Westminster’s Anvil Centre’s Winter Celebrations include a professional reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, featuring Russell Roberts as Scrooge. Dec. 21 & 22, 7pm. $10/$5. www.anvilcentre.com

Russian Theatre Palme presents Cinderella: A Christmas Fairy TaleDec. 23, 4pm at 2114 W. 4th Ave. Tickets $15 at www.palmetheatre.com.

CALLBOARD

The Working Actors Gym presents an audition workshop with casting director Kris Woz, Jan. 6, 11 am-5 pm. $160. Registration deadline: Dec. 15. Email headshot and resume to info@mitchandmurrayproductions.com.

Carousel Theatre for Young People is offering Winter Break Camp for ages 7-12 on Granville Island, Jan. 2-4, 9 am-4 pm. For info:  http://www.carouseltheatre.ca.

United Players is holding auditions for its June 2019 production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, directed by Kathleen Duborg, Jan. 7, 11 & 12. To book an audition send resume and headshot to jerusalemup@protonmail.com. Further info at http://www.unitedplayers.com/Pages/Auditions.html.

Carousel Theatre for Young People is auditioning teens 13-18 for its 2019 Teen Shakespeare Program play, The Winter’s TaleJan. 26, 12-4 pm at Carousel Theatre on Granville island. www.carouseltheatre.ca or jennyrc@carouseltheatre.ca for details.

Theatre Replacement invites applications for its New Aesthetics Performance Intensive in July 2019. Applicants must have at least 5 years professional experience. Deadline: Feb. 15. Info and application at http://theatrereplacement.org.

Ruby Slippers Theatre invites submissions for Advance Theatre Festival: 2019, staged readings of new plays by diverse women. Playwrights: send play synopsis, brief bio, and a maximum 10-page script excerpt to diane@rubyslippers.ca by Feb. 15. One submission per person. Successful candidates will be notified by May 30. Priority will be given to diversity. www.rubyslippers.ca

Jerry and Linda

 

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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