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FEBRUARY 2024 | VOLUME 236

 

FEB 12-25

Happy Lunar New Year, Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy Family Day

It’s a happy February for theatre lovers because, along with November, this is the busiest theatre month of the year. Buy your honey holiday tickets and join Vancouverplays in celebrating theatre in the Lower Mainland.

See our On Now page for everything running through mid-month. Be sure to look for the BUY TICKETS buttons. Plot out your theatregoing through March with the offerings on our Coming Soon page.

Theatre lovers, theatre students, theatre historians and casual readers are invited to browse our ARCHIVES pages. Read 1000+ reviews of what you may have seen or missed over the past two decades of Vancouver-area theatre.

Important Note: The BUY TICKETS button on our PREVIEW and REVIEW pages is strictly a convenience for theatregoers. Click on the button and get direct access to the company’s box office for that show. Vancouverplays gets no cut or commission from your ticket purchase. 100% of the money goes directly to the theatre company.

Neworld Theatre and Unbound Reading Series present the “Black Futures Open Mic,” celebrating Black creative writers.Feb. 15, 7:30 at progress Lab, 1422 William St. Pay What You Can at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-futures-open-mic-tickets-814573991737?aff=oddtdtcreator

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre invites Asian Canadian theatre-makers to submit a script, an experimental piece, performance art or whatever for development in the vAct Creation Lab. Deadline Feb. 16. Full info and application HERE.  

Presentation House Theatre invites applications to its Creative Hub programs: Creative Residency and Energy Exchange. Deadline: Feb. 25. Info at https://www.phtheatre.org/creativehub/

The Cultch celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Gala, Mar. 2, 5:30. Tickets $300 ($150 tax receipt). Details and tix at https://thecultch.com/thecultchgala/.

Bard on the Beach presents “Bard Forum: Reconciling Shakespeare with Contemporary Values,” a discussion about adapting Shakespeare for modern audiences. Mar. 14, 7:30 at BMO Theatre Centre. Free. Reserve at https://bardonthebeach.org/whats-on/bard-forum-speak-breathe-discuss/.

Pacific Theatre presents inspirational speaker Scott Erickson for one night only with his show Say Yes: A Liturgy of Not Giving Up on Yourself. Mar. 17, 8 pm. Tickets $50 at https://tickets.pacifictheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/online?event=0

The Cultch and Urban Ink present Corey Payette’s film of his theatrical musical Les Filles du Roi at The Cultch, Mar. 21-24. Tickets $10 at https://thecultch.com/event/les-filles-du-roi/.

The Arts Club Theatre Company celebrates its 60th anniversary witha gala fundraiser, A Diamond Celebration: Shining Bright for 60 Years. Dinner and show at Performance Works, Granville Island, May 24, 6 pm. $450; Show only (8 pm): $150. Tickets and info at https://artsclub.com/events/a-diamond-celebration.

Ruby Slippers Theatre is accepting applications for its Advance Theatre Festival 24/25 from female-identifying and gender non-conforming playwrights and directors who also identify as IBPOC. Plays will have costs of rehearsals, tech, promotion, venue, and artists’ fees covered. Playwrights should send play synopsis, brief bio, and maximum ten-page script excerpt to info@rubyslippers.ca. Deadline: May 30.

The Arts Club Winter Raffle offers a 7-night European river cruise for two as prize. Tickets $25 HERE.

Theatre Replacement is registering kids for its PantoLand + PantoTown summer camps. https://www.theatrereplacement.org/panto-pantoland-and-pantotown

The Improv Centre is offering classes in improv at all levels this winter. For info and registration, go HERE.

Carousel Theatre for Young People offers spring drama programs for kids, pre-teens and teens ages 3-17. https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/dramaschool

Richmond’s Gateway Theatre Academy is offering acting and musical theatre classes for kids ages 6-7. https://gatewaytheatre.com/academy

Go Canucks!

Jerry

 

 

THE ARTS ARE NOT SOMEHOW APART FROM OUR NATIONAL LIFE,
THE ARTS ARE THE HEART OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE.
— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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Vancouver's arts and culture website providing theatre news, previews and reviews