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JULY 2024 | VOLUME 241

 

JULY 1-14

SUMMERTIME MUSICALS & SHAKESPEARE

That’s pretty much what we have for you this summer, folks, and even Bard on the Beach’s Shakespeare plays are practically musicals. But if the first two Bards are any indication, we’re in for a rousing, entertaining summer of theatre. And it’s not too early to look ahead to the fall (see below) to decide what subscriptions you want to get for the coming season. Good seats go fast.

See our On Now page for everything running through mid-July. Be sure to look for the BUY TICKETS buttons. Plot out your theatregoing through all of July 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.

Realwheels Theatre is releasing a new radio play, Disability School Bus by Amy Amantea & Rena Cohen, on July 17 for streaming. www.realwheels.ca

West Van’s Kay Meek Arts Centre is holding a fundraising raffle. Prizes include diamond earrings, a weekend in Victoria and a 50-50 draw. Draw Aug. 16. Tickets HERE.

Digital Stage is now up and running. Six theatre companies from across the country—Vancouver’s Urban InkThe Cultch and Neworld Theatre, along with Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange, Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille and Dartmouth’s Eastern Front Theatre—have put some of their shows online. To subscribe to Digital Stage, you pay what you want or can. It’s a great initiative. Have a look: https://digitalstage.ca/.

The Cultch’s 2024-25 season looks to be its usual eclectic mix of 15 shows with a strong dose of Indigenous performance and a new play from the great Ronnie Burkett. https://thecultch.com/ticket-packages/#shows

The Arts Club has announced its 2024-25 season, skewed towards musicals, old chestnuts and new work. https://artsclub.com/season-tickets/packages

United Players’ five-play 2024/25 season includes Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husbandplus a musical from Lucia Frangione and a Québécoise play in translation with Ruby Slippers Theatre. https://unitedplayers.com/product/2024-2025-season-tickets/

Pacific Theatre’s five-play 2024/25 season includes a new adaptation of The Hobbit, a new one-man show by Kim’s Convenience playwright Ins Choi, and a remount of Western Gold’s excellent A Doll’s House Pt. 2https://pacifictheatre.org/2024-25/

Metro Theatre announces an 8-play season of mysteries, comedies, musicals and a panto. https://metrotheatre.com/season-20242025

Carousel Theatre for Young People will have a 4-play season including adaptations of classics The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Stuart Little. https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/season2425

Richmond’s Gateway Theatre has announced a 4-play season including Oliver!, Pride and Prejudice, a play for young audiences, plus several one-day shows. https://www.gatewaytheatre.com/event-category/24-25-season/#page-start

West Van’s Kay Meek Arts Centre expands its 2024/25 season to five plays, including Juliet: A Revenge Comedy and the Arts Club’s Johnny Cash musical, Ring of Fire. https://kaymeek.com/whats-on/subscription-series/

Studio 58’s new 4-play season includes Heathers: The Musicalwww.studio58.ca

UBC Theatre has announced an abbreviated 3-show season. www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Surrey Civic Theatres will have two 3-play series next season: The Arts Club on Tour and Adventures in Theatre. https://www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-civic-theatres/surrey-civic-theatres-presentation-series/ticket-series

Theatre Replacement’s summer camps for kids, PantoLand + PantoTown,are available for registration. https://www.theatrereplacement.org/panto-pantoland-and-pantotown

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

Carousel Theatre for Young People offers summer drama camps 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

Perry Ehrlich’s Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! musical theatre camps for kids ages 9-19 are available in monthly sessions, July and Aug., at the Jewish Community Centre. Info and applications at https://www.jccgv.com/perry-ehrlichs-gotta-sing-gotta-dance/.

Thanks,

Jerry

 

 

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