In accordance with December tradition, Vancouver’s theatres are now filled with the silly merriment of Christmas Pantomimes. One of the must-see pantos of the season, as always, is that of the Metro […]
Almost, Maine is a charming, beautifully put together piece. The famous play shows a sequence of love stories. Through this sequence of short scenes the play presents abstract and literal ideas, easy for […]
The play starts with a group of actors clumped together, acknowledging the land and thanking sponsors. The most intriguing pre-show speech I’ve ever seen. Then, they ask the audience to stand up […]
It’s a delicate thing, reviving an old classic, and giving it new voice onstage. The balance must be struck between remaining faithful to the source material, while at the same time highlighting […]
Contemporary theatre so often preaches the dangers of social media, telling us to put away our phones and connect face to face. It’s something we’ve all heard before, and it gets old […]
A long time ago, before East met West. When the modern world wasn’t so modern. In a far away land across the Pacific Ocean, there was one path, one way, one truth […]
Single Again is a night of solo sets from some of Canada’s best improvisers.
This week, the Metro Theatre opens its new season with Hilda’s Yard, a Canadian play by Norm Foster. Producing this play is a decision made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s […]
By Sonja Jacobsen Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with all-theatre-everything gal Natalie Collins, whose one-woman show Graceless Grace has danced its way onto the Waterfront Theatre stage for this […]
“How I Lost One Pound, The Musical”: Originality and Charm make up for Lost Jokes and Inconsistencies.
How I Lost One Pound is a silly, sad, and charming piece, driven by the endearing Lesley Carlberg, as she tells her story of struggling to live her dreams, and struggling to […]
As I sat in the Waterfront Theatre watching Teaching Shakespeare I couldn’t help but wonder how many of the audience members around me were giant Shakespeare nerds like me. The play, a solo show […]
7 Ways to Die, a Love Story wordlessly tells the tale of a bashful artist in love with the suicidal woman living across from his apartment. The artist teams up with fate […]
For theatre history fans, United Players’ presentation of Mr. Foote’s Other Leg, written by Ian Kelly, will seem a godsend. Based on the real-life story of the titular Samuel Foote, the play […]
On Wednesday, Fighting Chance Productions opened A Chorus Line at the Waterfront Theatre, putting on an energetic show for a full house. With Edward Kleban’s lyrics and Marvin Hamlisch’s captivating score, A […]
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.