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Nu:BC Collective unmasks madness fit for a king

There’s a long tradition of on-stage musical instrument destruction in rock circles, but watching a violin smashed to pieces on the concert stage right in front of us seemed downright pornographic.
"Kitimat" Playwright Elaine Avila with director Janet Hayatshahi.

"Kitimat" brings drama of Enbridge Northern Gateway plebiscite to life on stage

“Kitimat”, a play written by B.C. playwright Elaine Avila, takes the story of a northern B.C. town over 2,000 kilometres to Pomona College, an intellectual hub near Los Angeles.  It’s a story...
Bullying by Vancouver Opera and Touchstone Theatre. Photo courtesy Tim Matheson

Vancouver Opera and Touchstone Theatre tackle bullying head on

As anyone who’s been up Burnaby Mountain knows, to combat bullying you must stand up to it. Vancouver Opera’s Stickboy and Touchstone Theatre’s Late Company are also confronting and healing bullying.

Schtick-filled Urinetown abounds with hilarity at The Firehall Arts Centre

Singing and dancing their hearts out in a parody of environmental disaster. L-R Chris Lam, Rosie Simon, Meghan Gardiner, & Anton Lipovetsky in Urinetown The Musical Photo: David Cooper

George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan does justice to riveting historical heroine

George Bernard Shaw’s masterful words are well served by Kim Collier’s Saint Joan at the Arts Club running till November 23 at the Stanley Theatre. Joan of Arc, a teenaged, illiterate, peasant girl,...
Don José (Richard Troxell) and Carmen (Kate Aldrich). Photo: Tim Matheson

Vancouver Opera's Carmen aims, fires, misses...then hits a bull’s eye

The Vancouver Opera roared to life Saturday night with enough treachery and dashed hopes to put Wall Street to shame. VOA’s Carmen tells the cautionary tale of love, jealousy, and excessive smoking.

Getting to the bottom of The Orpheus Project

Whenever you set out to create something new, it’s a descent into the unknown. But was The Orpheus Project a descent or merely a clever format for a concert (Hades with A/C)?

Theatre Under the Stars sparkles with two movie hits made into musicals

Legally Blonde: The Musical and Shrek compete.
Chilton Crane as Juliana in "The Other Place" - Anne Marie Slater

"The Other Place" devastatingly dissects the nature of identity and reality

Chilton Crane as Juliana is extraordinary in Sharr White's "The Other Place", a compelling portrayal of loss, forgiveness, and hope.

Bard's saucy A Midsummer Night’s Dream defies logic

Bard on the Beach takes direct aim at logic and reason to prove we do indeed need to believe the garden’s bottom has fairies.