In this guest review from Vancouver’s top funnyman and MC, David C. Jones, we get an audience-eye view of what it’s like to attend Bacio Rosso – the hybrid cabaret / vaudeville / dinner experience now playing at Queen Elizabeth Park.
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 […]