“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.
A rare chance for Vancouver audiences to experience the first Broadway production penned by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, this show is colouful, touching and full of humor and heart.
Legally Blonde delivers an engaging message of equality and empowerment – a powerful punch delivered inside a pink velvet glove. It’s a deliriously delightful show full of toe-tapping tunes and fist-pumping moments from start to finish.
In “Worth the Weight”, Florence Reiher takes us on a journey into the abyss of anorexia – but we come out the other side with hope, just as she did. Along the way, she takes us down some of the dark pathways where this illness leads its sufferers. But there’s also more laughs than you might expect in a show that tackles such a serious subject.
From the first moments to the soaring finale, Bring On Tomorrow Co.’s production of 13, The Musical is an absolute winner. It hits the ground running with an opening number that bursts with adolescent energy, sharp humour and catchy music.
“Cry-Baby”, now playing at the Firehall Arts Centre as part of the Fringe Festival, is a rousing, raucous retro romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously and delivers a solid evening of fun and laughs. It’s an over-the-top tale of Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, a greaser with a heart of gold, and Allison (Katrina Teitz), the […]
“The Drowsy Chaperone” is a clever yet curious construction: a tribute to grand Broadway traditions of a bygone era, it’s a show within a show that technically is only happening in the mind of the one actual character – our host, the opinionated, wisecracking, slightly depressed, and never-named “Man In Chair”. He arrives in his […]
Chicago’s Manual Theatre uses defiantly low-tech methods to create a “live animated movie” that’s, spooky, visually compelling, and emotional in this production that is so much more than a mere shadow-puppet show.