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

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

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