Relaxed performances bring theatre to all audiences

Relaxed Performances (sometimes called "Sensory-friendly performances") have been tested on Broadway, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, in the West End, and in local theatres around the world. The point? To provide a theatre experience for people who have a hard time conforming to traditional theatre etiquette. They are special performances for anyone who may find … Continue reading Relaxed performances bring theatre to all audiences

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Theatre of the Week: August 20 – 27

Here are our top picks for this week on Vancouver stages! Do you know of a play that should be featured? Send us a message at merelyplayersyvr@gmail.com. A Chorus Line at Fighting Chance Productions A darkened theatre, a gruelling audition and a ensemble of dancers praying for a job. Multi-award winning A Chorus Line tells the … Continue reading Theatre of the Week: August 20 – 27

Event: Love’s Labour’s Lost

This classic Shakespeare play, though one of the less commonly produced in his canon, is one of the loveliest lyrical masterpieces of Shakespeare's time. With delightful verse, a silly and charming plot, and plenty of laughs, Love's Labour's Lost should be seen on stages constantly. 

National Theatre Live: “Yerma”

A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

Theatre of the week: August 6-12

13 at Eternal Theatre Collective Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable pop-rock score from Tony-Award winning composer, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out! Evan Goldman’s life … Continue reading Theatre of the week: August 6-12

Theatre of the week: July 30 – August 5

Romeo and Juliet at Carousel Theatre for Young People CTYP’s teen actors take the stage in this epic tragedy of two star-crossed lovers. What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. This timeless and timely tale explores the themes of love and hate, and how prejudice can tear our worlds … Continue reading Theatre of the week: July 30 – August 5

Vancouver Fringe releases program

Ah, the fringe. Days of theatre, nights of parties, and every sight imaginable all on Granville Island. Those 10 days are probably the busiest the Public Market sees each year.  On Thursday, July 27th, the Vancouver Fringe Festival released its long awaited program guide to the Fringe Festival. As any past Fringers know, this is … Continue reading Vancouver Fringe releases program

Teens Dive into Classic Teen Love Story with Romeo and Juliet

At its very core, Romeo and Juliet is about teenagers trying to live in a confusing, mixed up world. Who better to portray this story of youthful love than 15 teenagers?

Off Key Improv takes Sondheim for a Spin

Off Key Improv, Vancouver's very own musical improv group, has been performing in the metro Vancouver area for years. They regularly perform at the Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive, under the umbrella of Instant Theatre's productions. This week, on May 6th at 10:30 PM at the Havana Theatre, Off Key Improv will present the opening … Continue reading Off Key Improv takes Sondheim for a Spin

Theatre this Week: May 7 – 13

Here's our weekly rundown of theatre in Vancouver for May 7-13. "Robin Hood: Prince of Tease" at Performance Works  Too Fly Productions presents an original burlesque-style musical theatre production, inspired by the classic folklore of Robin Hood with a tantalising twist. In our tale, most characters are gender-swapped, and the relationships between the classic characters of … Continue reading Theatre this Week: May 7 – 13