Tag Archives: Musical

Walt Dismal At The Rio Theatre February 5th

15 Jan

waltdismalThis February, Impossible Things Productions, brings you a parody of Walt Dismal proportions. You may know, some classic Walt Disney movies like Aladdin, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, but on February 5th you will see them in a whole new way.  Walt Dismal which is billed as a musical and a comedy will bring you some slightly twisted characters who will be acting out a series of scenes from the aforementioned popular animated classics.  We hear you can expect some side splitting comedy along with a version of your favourite songs like you’ve never heard them before. The evening will be led by Walt Dismal himself (also known as Matthew Simmons).  Tickets for this evening of fun are $20 in advance or $22 at the door. Doors open 7:00 and show gets underway at 8:00 pm.  To purchase tickets online, visit the Rio Theatre.

Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell January 12th to February 9th At The Firehall Arts Centre

8 Jan

circle game_image1_kimmy-benjamin-adriana-samantha-david-scott_credit stephen rutherford Firehall Arts Centre is bringing back to the stage the music of a Canadian icon and renowned singer-songwriter, Joni Mitchell, with the production of Circle Game: Reimagining The Music of Joni Mitchell.  Artistic Producer and local talent, Donna Spencer, brings this energetic musical experience featuring six quadruple-threat talents to the stage. Together they play eighteen instruments, creating modern variations on themes by Joni Mitchell.  For those that don’t know, Joni Mitchell is one of the most influential female recording artists of the late 20th century. She often featured social and environmental issues in her music. Mitchell’s music stands the test of time and is once again the voice of a generation. Some examples include the heartbreak of a failed love affair in “River”, the fear of imminent ecological disaster in “Big Yellow Taxi”, and the promise of a generation gathering to ‘get back to the garden’ in “Woodstock” are topics that resound as heavily today as they did fifty years ago. Circle Game runs from January 12th to February 9th, 2019. Tickets are available online at The Firehall Centre with several Pay What You Can Performances on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.

Hot Honey Brown At The York Theatre January 9 – 27, 2018

18 Dec

HotHoneyBrown4This January, The Cultch presents a production that promises to turn up the heat with Hot Brown Honey. This smash hit from Australia took the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm with a group of six sassy women who know how to make some noise and defiantly smash stereotypes.  We see this as part of the evolution of our changing cultural landscape as it relates to women.    The #metoo campaign shook the tree, we think Hot Honey Brown lends voice to some of the empowerment that comes from stepping out of the shadows and speaking up. See a production that speaks with sass along with hip hop, dance, poetry, comedy, circus, song and striptease to push boundaries and defy labels.  We’ve learnt an extra week has been added due to popular demand for tickets. So if you wish to see this production, we recommend grabbing your tickets sooner vs. later. Tickets start at $22 and are available online at The Cultch.

What people are saying about Hot Honey Brown:

★★★★★
Gleefully challenges stereotypes of sex and race with a full grin, bared
chest and raised middle finger.” 

Edinburgh 49

★★★★★
It’s gobsmacking the talent and message this show has to offer: how it challenges
everyone to review their views, and inspires everyone to rock the boat

Theatre Press

★★★★★
A powerhouse performance of passion and poignancy” 
Broadway World

★★★★★
Unapologetic, almost aggressively graceful and fabulously fierce…”
Theatre People

 

Children Of God At The York Theatre May 17 – June 3, 2017

12 May

ChildrenOfGodThe Cultch, in collaboration with Urban Ink Productions, National Arts Centre English Theatre and Raven Theatre is presenting the world premiere of a powerful new musical Children of God. The show features the children of an Oji-Cree family that are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities. They will be pulling musical inspiration from Indigenous traditions as well as Broadway hits. This musical is a timely piece that tells the heartbreaking story of the residential schools through the eyes of one Oji-Cree family. Children of God celebrates resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Note this performance does contain swearing and sexual content. Due to the content of the performance, Emotional Support Workers will be available to provide support to audience members who may require it.  The performance takes place at The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive with previews taking place May 17th and 18th. Opening night is May 19th with the show running until June 3rd. Tickets are available online from The Cultch.

Elbow Room Café: The Musical At The York Theatre March 1-12, 2017

17 Feb

elbowroomcafeemilycooperYou are invited to take a peak inside one of Vancouver’s iconic eateries, the Elbow Room Café. The café is located in downtown Vancouver and is owned and operated by partners in life and in business,  Patrice and Bryan, who have been running the café since 1983. The restaurant is known for its eclectic breakfast and brunch menu that serves up sarcasm along with your food.  If you are lucky and you time it just right, you may also find a celebrity sighting or two.  The Elbow Room Café – The Musical features local actors Dave Deveau and Anton Lipovetsky who we hear sink their teeth into the roles of owners, Patrice and Bryan. Together they explore the reality of aging in a Technicolour world which is complete with campy misfits, drag queens and the perpetually hung over.  Elbow Room Café – The Musical runs March 1 to 12 at the York Theatre with artist talkback shows on March 3rd, 5th and 7th.  Tickets are available online from The Cultch and start from $20. Expect a loud, colourful and  unpredictable evening that’s full of heart.

Photo Credit: Emily Cooper

Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical At The Cultch April 21 – May 2

14 Apr

StationaryTheCultchThe Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, invites you to see Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical which begins on April 21st.  This is an indie-rock musical created by Delinquent Theatre about six young employees of a floundering advertising agency.   Under the fluorescent lights of real life, where obligations loom and social niceties loom large, they learn quickly where big dreams meet reality.  You can expect to be entertained with some rap, authentic indie rock and the cast will tackle post-recession existence with ukulele in hand.  Playwright, actor and Artistic Producer, Christine Quintana says “Stationary isn’t just a think-piece about hopeless millennials, it asks the question – what happens now?”  Very good question, we are looking forward to seeing the answer.  Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical previews on April 21st with opening night on April 22nd. The show continues its run until May 2nd.  Tickets are available online at The Cultch or by telephone 604.251.1363 starting from $19.

Urinetown: The Musical Comes To Firehall Arts Centre until November 29th

4 Nov

Urinetown The Musical credit David Cooper 3The Firehall Arts Centre takes on environmental disaster, water shortages and big corporations with the absurd and outrageous Broadway hit Urinetown: The Musical. Opening night kicks off Wednesday, November 5th with a new production of this Tony award winning musical. It is the biggest show the theatre has staged. It will feature 16 of Vancouver’s most talented performers, 5 musicians and we hear laugh out loud humour. The show first appeared as a New York Fringe production in 2001 before moving to Off-Broadway and went on to become a Broadway hit.

Urinetown: The Musical is set in a future in which drastic water shortages and a large corporation with a monopoly on all toilets force citizens have to pay for the privilege to pee.  The show will feature an amazing cast including Proud star, Andrew Wheeler, David Adams who is a Jessie Award veteran, playwright and performer Meghan Gardiner of Dissolve, Tracey Power, creator of Chelsea Hotel and Anton Lipovetsky a Bard on the Beach actor and Broken Sex Doll composer to name but a few of the performers. Tickets for Urinetown: The Musical are available from $21 to $42 and can be purchased online at Firehall Arts Centre. For those on a budget there will be a Pay What You Can Show on Wednesday, November 5th at 1:00 p.m.

What people are are saying about Urinetown:

Everybody’s going to want to see this show. Go with the flow.” – Georgia Straight

‘a tiny, perfect taste of Broadway” – Vancouver Sun

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