Wives and Daughters with UBC Theatre

I have always loved period dramas. For the longest time, Jane Austen was my favourite author. I must have watched Pride and Prejudice dozens of times growing up (Mr. Bingley over Mr. Darcy any day). So when I heard that UBC Theatre was putting on a romantic comedy set in the dreary 1800s English countryside,…

Align Entertainment Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Back by popular demand, Align Entertainment presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The Andrew Loyd Webber musical tells the story of Joseph – Jacob’s favourite son, who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. The title role goes to Stuart Barkley, who brings his delightful interpretation of Joseph as the naive yet determined dreamer in…

November 2017 – Calendar of Events

Vancouver Tea Festival, Vancouver – November 4 & 5 The annual Vancouver Tea Festival returns for its fourth year to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. Visit between 10am-6pm on Nov 4 and 11am-5pm on Nov 5 for a retail marketplace, presentations, and…

VTSL’s Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi

Vancouver TheatreSports League (VTSL) is back with another hilarious pop culture themed improv show! Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi runs every Thursday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. from now until November 18th. The show starts off with “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” video beginning and then an introduction by…

Happy Days – Theatre at UBC

It’s (finally) getting chilly again, and Autumn is firmly rolling in. This means pumpkin spice, cloudy skies, and indoor theatre! Most people don’t know that there are shows down at UBC, but the university’s theatre program puts on amazing shows throughout the year. This season, they started off with an alumni directed gem. Happy Days,…

Explore Edmonton: Fringe Festival 2017

Aside from hockey, Edmonton is best known for its festivals. Nicknamed the capital of festivals, Edmonton has been the root of some of Canada’s major festivals including the Fringe Festival. Since 1982, Edmonton’s Fringe Festival has provided locals with the largest festival for performance arts in Canada – it is the largest and oldest Fringe…

Oh, Canada! – VTSL Summer Improv Time!

Happy summer, lovely people! Once again, the Vancouver Theatre Sports League is putting on an amazing show for us all. As with everything for the last few months (and next few weeks as we wind down from all the festivities), it’s Canada 150 themed! Oh, Canada, The True North Strong and Funny was an absolute…

Howdy Y’all, VTSL Mixes Cowbows and Improv with Western World

Spring is Granville Island’s best season. The afternoons are (mostly) sunny. The gulls aren’t (too) pushy. The docks get that beautiful golden hour colour to them come early evening. If you’re like me, and dress in ambitiously spring fashion in mid-April, you’ll be needing somewhere to duck into when the sun sets and the chill…

Les Belles-Soeurs, uniquely Canadian and undeniably hilarious

Often, it’s hard to describe what makes up the Canadian identity. In a country full of so many different cultures, normally people shrug and point towards the closest place to get poutine. But there’s something about this play, either the distinct Quebecois dialogue or the little bit of O Canada thrown in at the end,…

#NoFilter at Vancouver Theatre Sports League

One of the best things to do on Granville Island is laugh till your sides ache. If you haven’t got comedians for friends, then don’t worry! The Vancouver Theatre Sports League is here for you. Their latest Improv show, #NoFilter, is an interactive experience that livestreams actual audience social media. There were adorable cats, internet…