Firehall Arts Centre: Kayak

Susan Hogan (centre) stars in "Kayak" at the Firehall Arts Centre

Susan Hogan (centre) stars in “Kayak” at the Firehall Arts Centre

A modern, privileged woman, played superbly by Susan Hogan, sets out to save her son from the dangers of his radical environmentalist girlfriend and winds up in events larger than her life has ever encountered before. Hogan was nominated for a Jessie Award for her performance — a tour de force you have to see, as she navigates the role full of humour and heart.
8:00 p.m. January 7 to 17, 2015; Saturday 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m; Wednesday 1:00 p.m. 
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street
www.firehallartscentre.ca

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VSO: Traditional Christmas Concerts

One of the hottest tickets in Vancouver during the Christmas season, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts feature the orchestra live in 15 performances at six different venues across the Lower Mainland to help you get in the mood for the Holiday Season. Led by the VSO’s acclaimed Associate Conductor, Gordon Gerrard, with beautiful music by the VSO, seasonal readings by Vancouver’s favourite Shakespearean, Christopher Gaze, as well as the heavenly voices of the UBC Opera Ensemble and Enchor, audiences always leave these concerts feeling inspired and uplifted, and to many it marks the official start of their holiday season. Be sure to get your tickets early – every performance last year was sold out, and tickets are going fast again this year!

ST. ANDREW’S-WESLEY CHURCH, VANCOUVER
Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 12 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 13 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 14 at 7:30 pm

SOUTH DELTA BAPTIST CHURCH, DELTA
Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 pm

BELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SURREY
Thursday, December 18 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm

CENTENNIAL THEATRE, NORTH VANCOUVER
Friday, December 19 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm

KAY MEEK THEATRE, WEST VANCOUVER
Saturday, December 20 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm

MICHAEL J. FOX THEATRE, BURNABY
Sunday, December 21 at 4pm & 7:30 pm

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets: $42
(senior, student, and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca
or by calling VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434

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Chor Leoni Prepares for “All is Calm” — additional concerts added

One of Canada’s leading all-male choirs is in rehearsal for what will certainly be a benchmark series of concerts for this 21-year-old aggregation, founded by Diane Loomer. Artistic Director Erick Lichte provided Vancouver audiences with an astonishing evening of Remembrance in November. Now he has teamed with Peter Rothstein for “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914″ — a musical/theatrical presentation of one of the great moments in history.   Had the powers that be paid attention it could have been the end of a brutal war. It’s been 100 years, but Chor Leoni’s presentation will bring this war home to us in a way we are sure to remember for decades to come. There are still good seats available for an additional late afternoon concert on Sunday, December 21st at the Playhouse Theatre.
Tickets at www.chorleoni.org

 

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