Category: Theatre

Reviews of and musings on theatre performances from action-packed movies to the Bard on the Beach to the most beautiful operas.

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“MINE” at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

How cool is this show scheduled to be at the Shadbolt Centre November 14th to 17th? A Theatre Replacement show called MINE – a digital exploration of mothers and sons through the lens of Minecraft*. *MINE is not an official Minecraft product, nor is it affiliated with Mojang. Using the computer construction game Minecraft as […]

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My Thoughts on Christopher Robin the Movie

Earlier this week I went with my kids to see the movie Christopher Robin – or what my kids called “the Winnie the Pooh movie”. Of course no spoilers here, but I will say that while my kids enjoyed the movie as a piece of entertainment, the Christopher Robin movie was very meaningful to me […]

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At the Movies; My Three Favourite Comedies

A couple of weeks ago I did a podcast about my three favourite comedy movies and unless you are one of the six people in North America who listened to that episode of my podcast, you probably missed it. Of course, like any list of “bests” these are just my thoughts and opinions. Clearly this […]

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A Dad in the Burbs Visits Monster Jam Vancouver

We did it. We went to the Monster Jam event in the Pacific Coliseum on Friday night and you know what, it was actually a really, really fun family event. Sure there were more guys with beards and neck tattoos than I’ve ever seen in one place, but there were also tons of families there […]

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Monster Jam® Vancouver

While I drive around the city with my kids in one of the smallest cars on the road, my daughters have taken a fancy to trucks. Not just trucks like your regular SUV. Nope. They are wild about monster trucks like the kind we are going to see at the Vancouver Monster Jam®. So what […]

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A Day of Theatre; Evergreen Cultural Centre and the Cultch

Saturday was a day full of theatre for me. Not theatre in the sense of drama at home, but actual real drama in real theatres, seeing as I actually attended two different performances, one in the theatre at the Evergreen Cultural Centre and the other in Vancouver’s Cultch. The first performance we (my kids and […]

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Cavalia Presents Odysseo in the Olympic Village

Although I have not yet found time in my hectic family schedule for us to attend a performance of Odysseo, a re-imagining of equestrian and theatrical arts, a couple of my friends have been to the show and they both said this is a MUST SEE performance. I have to admit, I am amazed by the […]

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Arts Club Theatre Takes Baskerville On the Road

After a successful Vancouver premiere at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, the Arts Club is taking Baskerville on tour. Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies, and heirs in this zany whodunit based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable […]

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Burnaby Art Gallery; Art in the Community

The Burnaby Art Gallery is continuing their tradition of taking art out of the gallery and into the community with two new exhibitions opening next week at local libraries. Set to coincide with the start of the school year, Ben Duncan’s Ever Onward will explore the long history of the art of the doodle at […]