march 2019 | volume 177
SPRING INTO THEATRE
Welcoming (finally!) Spring and Spring Break and Spring weather … and another Spring without playoffs for Our Team. Oh well, you can’t have everything. But you can have a fascinating variety of plays to break up the break. Hey, take your kids!
Continuing this week: Redpatch at the Arts Club’s BMO Centre, Hot Brown Honey at the Cultch’s York Theatre, Jesus Freak at Pacific Theatre, Marine Life at the Firehall, Gross Misconduct at Richmond’s Gateway, and The Good Bride moves to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Centre.
King Richard and His Women at Seven Tyrants Studio, Jesus Christ: The Lost Years at the Havana, and TheatreSports at the Improv Centre. For the little ones, Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” continues at the Waterfront.
In the schools: GOLDRAUSCH at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre, 9 to 5: The Musical at North Van’s Cap U, Anne of Green Gables: The Musical at Langley’s Trinity Western, and Attempts on Her Life at UFV Abbotsford.
Opening Mar. 18-24: Multiple Organism at The Cultch, the Arts Club’s The Orchard (After Chekhov) previews at the Stanley (opens next week), Boca del Lupo’s Envision at Performance Works, Western Gold’s Mystery at Greenfingers at the PAL Studio.
Children of God moves to the Surrey Arts Centre, Fight with a Stick’s A Vista opens at New West’s Anvil Centre, and the budding artists of Studio 58 open Hot House.
Opening Mar. 25-31: Chimerica at Jericho Arts Centre, Tracey Power’s Glory at West Van’s Kay Meek Centre, Jane Austen’s Persuasion at Metro Theatre, Senior Follies at Deep Cove’s Shaw Theatre, and the Pull Fest at the Havana.
Go to vancouverplays.com/whats-on.shtml for previews and reviews. To buy tickets click on our BUY TICKETS buttons. And check out the busy lineup of plays through April at vancouverplays.com/coming-soon.shtml.
Presentation House Theatre presents its 4th Annual All-Star Stand-Up Comedy Night, a fundraiser for the theatre, featuring comedians from CBC Radio’s The Debaters. April 2, 7:30 pm. Tickets $65. www.phtheatre.org
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival has appointed Franco Boni as its new Artistic and Executive Director. Best of luck to Franco and PuSh.
Carousel Theatre is offering a Spring Break Camp for Young People ages 7-12 on Granville Island. No experience required. Before- and after-camp supervision also available. Sessions Mar. 18-22 and Mar. 25-29, 9 am-4 pm. Register at https://tickets.carouseltheatre.ca/.
The Working Actors Gym is offering an audition workshop with casting director Kriz Woz. Mar. 24, 11 am-5 pm. $160 + gst. www.mitchandmurrayproductions.com
Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! musical theatre program is offering summer classes for ages 9 to 19 at the Jewish Community Centre. Session 1: July 2-25; Session 2: Aug. 6-29. Monday to Friday, 9 am-3 pm. Cost per session: Members $750 / Non-Members $850. Application deadline: April 1. Info and application at https://www.jccgv.com/perry-ehrlichs-gotta-sing-gotta-dance/.
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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