Combining potshots at hipster culture and progressive politics, and relocating the story to local landmarks, “East Van Panto: The Wizard of Oz” consistently tickles the funnybone.
If you’re looking for an evening of holiday-themed musical family fun that will entertain one and all, look no further than A Christmas Story, The Musical from Align Entertainment, now playing at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox theatre. It deftly captures the innocent yet cheeky humour of the beloved film – and even if you somehow managed […]
Just in time for Halloween, The Snapshots Collective presents the ghoulish musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street from October 10–31, 2018 at Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop in Vancouver’s historic Gastown. In this immersive, site-specific production, audiences will get up close and personal with the demon barber himself.
Yippie-kay-ay Mister Falcon! Die Hard, The Musical(ish) mostly delivers on its crowd-pleasing premise: a singing, dancing retelling of everyone’s favourite action movie using rewritten 80’s pop tunes.
It’s a more serious show than the title would suggest, but it is engaging, tells a compelling story, and reiterates some truths that we all need to be reminded of. Plus some sure-fire banjo jokes!
“Poly Queer Love Ballad” is a fresh take on the well-worn romantic comedy/drama – and not because it’s a girl-meets-girl story. It’s because one of them is polyamorous. Gaby (Sara Vicruck) is a singer-songwriter with spiky blonde Billy Idol hair and a full-on, get-what-she-wants attitude. She meets Nina (Anais West), a shy poet, at Cafe […]
“Inside Voices: A Musical in the Key of P” could be called a musical about nothing… and yet it has everything. Rich with humour and vulnerability, it’s a hilarious and riveting hour – a deceptively simple concept that belies the incredible skill required to pull it off so effectively.
I was especially prepared to like “TrudeauMania”, and it aims to please from start to finish, but it isn’t the show I hoped it would be. There’s plenty to enjoy, but there were things I wish had been done differently.
Hey there musical theatre fans! It’s been a long time since my last newsletter (though the calendar continues to be constantly updated, of course) – but I wanted to reach out with some exciting news. Every August, of course, I add all the musically-oriented Fringe shows – of which there’s always a healthy batch. This […]
Vancouver’s one-of-a-kind Theatre Under The Stars has revealed its two shows for this summer: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and 42nd Street! Read more about the background and talent (including several friends of the VMTC) behind these great shows… plus there’s links to book your tickets!