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february 2019 | volume 176


Feb. 18-Mar. 3

The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from John Buchan
Circle Bright Productions
Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W. 41st Ave.
Mar. 1-10 preview

The Amish Project
by Jessica Dickey
Dark Glass Theatre
Studio 1398, Granville Island
Feb. 20-23

Better Than This: The Evolution of Women in Musicals
by Mary Littlejohn
Fabulist Theatre
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Dr.
Feb. 28-Mar. 9

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb
Studio 58, Langara College
Jan. 31-Feb. 24 preview     review

Changed Utterly
by Joan Bryans
Vital Spark Theatre
Jericho Arts Centre
Feb. 22-Mar. 16 preview

Church Basement Ladies
Book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehike
Music & lyrics by Drew Jansen
First Impressions Theatre
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
Feb. 21-Mar. 9 preview

Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell
by Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman
Firehall Arts Centre
Arts Club on Tour
Feb. 14-Mar. 26 preview     review of the original production

  • Surrey Arts Centre, Feb. 20-Mar. 2

The Comedy of Tenors
by Ken Ludwig
White Rock Players Club
Coast Capital Playhouse, White Rock
Feb. 6-23

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”
Book and lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Carousel Theatre for Young People
Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
Mar. 2-31 preview

The Good Bride
by Rosemary Rowe
Alley Theatre
Firehall Arts Centre
Feb. 27-Mar. 9 preview

James and the Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl
Vancouver Performing Stars
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Mar. 2-3

Jesus Freak
by Peter Boychuk
Pacific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Ave.
Mar. 1-23 preview

L’elisir d’amore
by Gaetano Donizetti
Burnaby Lyric Opera
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
Feb. 23-Mar. 2

Le Soulier
by David Paquet
Théâtre la Seizième
Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Ave.
Feb. 27-Mar. 9

Loop Lull
Company 605
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
Feb. 21-23

The Matchmaker
by Thornton Wilder
Arts Club Theatre Company
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Jan. 24-Feb. 24 preview    review

by Bernd Ogrodnik
National Theatre of Iceland

  • Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
    Mar. 1-2 preview

No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks
by Eve L. Ewing and Nate Marshall
Manual Cinema
Chan Centre, UBC
Feb. 24

Noises Off
by Michael Frayn
Theatre in the Country
Langley Dinner Theatre
Feb. 14-Mar. 2

One Thing Leads to Another
by Maya Ardal et al
Young People’s Theatre
Boca Del Lupo
Performance Works, Granville Island
Feb. 14-18

Peter and the Wolf
National Theatre of Iceland
Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver
Feb. 26-28

by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
Vancouver Playhouse
Feb. 20-23

The Shoplifters
by Morris Panych
Arts Club Theatre Company
Granville Island Stage
Feb. 7-Mar. 9 preview     review

Starlight Radio Theatre – Let There Be Love!
Fraser Valley Stage
Abbotsford Arts Centre
Feb. 20-24

Talking Stick Festival 2019
Full Circle First Nations Performance
Feb. 20-Mar. 2

  • Nanabush Stories
    by Debajehmujig Storytellers
    The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab
    Feb. 18-22
  • Children of God
    by Corey Payette
    Urban Ink
    The Cultch
    Feb. 20-Mar. 10 preview      review of the original production
  • Tee-Pee Theatre
    Roundhouse Community Centre
    Feb. 23, Mar. 2
  • InDIGenuity
    The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab
    Feb. 28, Mar. 2

True Crime
by Torquil Campbell, Chris Abraham & Julian Brown
Arts Club Theatre and Crow’s Theatre
BMO Theatre Centre
Jan. 31-Feb. 24 preview     review

Up and Coming
by Eric Chappell
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Feb. 16-Mar. 9 preview

Improv Centre, Granville Island

  • Classic TheatreSports (Tues-Sat) 
  • Scared Scriptless (Wed, Sat) 
  • OK Tinder (Thurs) review
  • Rookie Night (Sun)


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