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UBC Opera presents Sondra Radvanovsky: The Singer Behind the Song

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Spend a glorious afternoon of song and round table discussion with Sondra Radvanovsky—one of today’s greatest opera stars. Sondra  is a globally celebrated artist, regarded as one of the premiere Verdi sopranos today. The sincerity and intensity she brings to … Continue reading

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The Cultch: Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre

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The charm, the joy, the surprises and the always entertaining puppets under Ronnie Burkett’s wing return for a special performance at the Historic Cultch Theatre. The Daisy Theatre is Ronnie Burkett unleashed and unscripted, by the seat of his pants, … Continue reading

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Royal City Musical Theatre: Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

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Anything Goes is one of those perennial favourites for stage and screen. Follow the madcap antics aboard an ocean liner sailing from New York to London, dealing with a stowaways, two battling singing stars, a nightclub singer and Public Enemy … Continue reading

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Chor Leoni: BC/Baltica

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Inspired by the long tradition of excellent Baltic and Scandinavian male choirs, Diane Loomer founded Chor Leoni in 1993. BC/BALTICA celebrates the amazing choral music that springs from this area of the world, and honours the foundation upon which Chor Leoni … Continue reading

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United Players: Athol Fugard’s “The Train Driver”

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Roelf, a train driver, has spent weeks searching for the identities of a mother and child he unintentionally killed with his train on the track between Philippi and Nyanga on South Africa’s Cape Flats. After a fruitless journey through shanty … Continue reading

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Pacific Theatre: Athol Fugard’s “Valley Song”

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The great South African playwright Athol Fugard has always had a gift for putting large-scale ideas in small-scale plays. “Valley Song,” Fugard’s two-actor, three-character drama was his first play after the election of Nelson Mandela. It is a touching account … Continue reading

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Boca de Lupo: Genetic Drift

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From one of Canada’s most innovative theatre groups comes another thought-provoking presentation about climate change and how it could affect us all — in some surprising ways. Genetic Drift, which looks at the hot topic issue of climate change from … Continue reading

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The Cultch: Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical serves up sass and sunshine

If you’ve ever been to The Elbow Room, you simply MUST see this show.  If you’ve never been, you owe it to yourself to discover the fun, sassiness, sarcasm and ribald remarks this most Vancouver of eateries has served up … Continue reading

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