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Touchstone Theatre: Happy Place

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Roy Surette, most recently artistic director of Centaur Theatre in Montreal, returns to Vancouver as Artistic Director of Touchstone Theatre. Under his incredible guiding hand, the first  production of the 2017-2018 season is Pamela Mala Sinha’s exploration of “Happy Place” … Continue reading

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Western Gold Theatre “Homeward Bound”

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Join the Beacham family for Sunday dinner. Revel in their word games and quick wit. Laugh at their foibles. But all is not as it seems as their lives unravel in front of us. We meet the parents, two adult … Continue reading

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The Dance Centre: Vancouver Tap Dance Society

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The October edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series is VanTap Romp, a percussive extravaganza with a troupe of accomplished and entertaining dancers from the Vancouver Tap Dance Society. Featuring guest artist Terry Brock and friends, … Continue reading

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Fringe Festival: 5-Step Guide to Being German

Berlin-born Paco Erhard says “I Can Make You German,” which he almost succeeds in doing. More importantly, he makes you a citizen of the world as he describes the German psyche and how the country has grown since WWII,. “Before, … Continue reading

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Angels in America: Perestroika is a masterpiece

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Angels in America: Perestroika (A Gay Fantasia on National Themes) is a mammoth play, not only in length but also in the breadth of its subjects. It starts with an old Russian revolutionary, (Gabrielle Rose) — who apparently is the … Continue reading

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Vancouver Symphony Season Opener Concert

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Maestro Bramwell Tovey’s final season begins with a performance of the Maestro’s own Time Tracks, a collection of orchestral themes from his opera, The Inventor.  It will be followed by a VSO reunion, as former Concertmaster Dale Barltrop returns to … Continue reading

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Fringe Festival: Fifty Shades of Dave

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Mix The Vinyl Cafe with Fifty Shades of Gray and what do you get?  One of the most surprising shows at this year’s Fringe. For Vinyl Cafe purists, like this reviewer, I was almost prepared to be offended.  After all, … Continue reading

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United Players steps lively with Mr. Foote’s Other Leg

A huge round of applause to United Players for tackling a complex, immensely funny and demanding play about a one-legged transvestite comic in 18th Century London. Samuel Foote — played to perfection by Kazz Leskard — was the founder and … Continue reading

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