In a “choose your own adventure” version of the familiar children’s tale, we get the hoped-for highlights plus an expertly revamped story and deepened characters. It takes a little while for the engine to really rev up, but in the end, the magic of Mary Poppins prevails!
“Avenue Q”, which has returned to the Arts Club stage after a year’s absence and a tour of BC, is as much irreverent fun as ever and remains a must-see.
Superbly crafted, uniquely staged, full of wonderful music, and beautifully performed, “Snapshots” – which is seeing its Canadian premiere with this production – is a must-see.
The latest offering from The Broadway Chorus, “Fraulein J’s Camp for Children”, triumphed over some first-act challenges and had me utterly won over soon after intermission. The thunderous applause at curtain call was richly deserved. If you seek lighthearted, put-a-smile-on-your-face silliness, don’t miss it.
When I arrived for the dual premiere of “Perfect” and “Karaoke: The Musical” last Saturday, I was worried. Not (mostly) because I was settling in for a double helping of unknown theatrical quantities, but because I felt my energy fading from a long, jam-packed day and feared sinking into a slumber when the lights went […]
I should start this review with a confession. Up until just a few years ago, I’d never seen The Sound of Music. Sure, I was familiar with it in generalities – TSOM has a solid spot in the cultural zeitgeist – but when I first watched the film I was on pins and needles waiting […]
Review by Adam Abrams, VancouverMusicals.com Just returned from “The Wild Party” and I was very impressed! This is a uniquely involving night of cabaret-flavoured theatre. Adding to the vivid experience is the Anza Club setting, which itself plays a sort of character: that of a Jazz Age speakeasy where skin, sin and bathtub gin abound. […]