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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The Evergreen Cultural Centre Celebrates 20 Years

Here is the TLDR for this blog post: The Evergreen Cultural Centre presents their 20th anniversary as the premiere theatre and entertainment venue in the Tri-Cities. Come celebrate this milestone and kick off our new season with a dance party featuring SweetPea Swing Band and rock/blues/R&B masters Brickhouse. Celebrating 20 years as the premiere theatre and entertainment venue in […]

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Keith Langergraber at the Burnaby Art Gallery

Burnaby Art Gallery (BAG) present Betrayal at Babylon, a new installation by Vancouver-based mixed media artist Keith Langergraber that will be held at the gallery from September 9 to October 23, 2016. Investigating the impermanence of language and the complexity of human myth-making, the exhibition merges historical and fictionalized narratives set in British Columbia and beyond. Reinterpreting the biblical Tower […]

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Bard on the Beach; Othello

Today we went to see the Bard on the Beach production of Othello and I have to admit, I had very mixed emotions while watching the performance. Yes, it was a beautiful stage, amazing acting, and an interesting spin on Shakepeare’s classic story by setting it in the American Civil War. So what was my […]

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Joe Fafard; Retailles at the Burnaby Art Gallery

On the evening of Thursday June 23rd I had the pleasure of meeting the Canadian art iconic Joe Fafard, one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists Joe Fafard is one of Canada’s leading professional visual artists and has exhibitions of a wide variety of work in galleries and museums across the country and around the […]

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Bard on the Beach 2016

Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival begins its 27th season in Vanier Park on June 3, with an exciting lineup of plays, concerts and special events. All tickets for Bard on the Beach went on sale April 6 for the 2016 season, which runs from June 3 to September 24. The Festival’s summer-long celebration […]

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La Bohème at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

If you’ve been interested in the opera but don’t know where to the start, the Burnaby Lyric Opera and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts have the production for you – La Bohème, by Giacomo Puccini. La Bohème is a beloved classic and one of the brightest stars in Giacomo Puccini’s repertoire. This musical masterpiece is […]

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The Contenders at The Evergreen Cultural Centre

Don’t ever count them out. The Contenders are rolling back into the Tri-Cities for a new concert of their classic hits. Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard, Canadian folk music legends from the West Coast, will play at Evergreen Cultural Centre on February 21, 2016 at 7:30pm. After releasing an album of new music together, including the […]

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Disney On Ice – Frozen

This morning, along with my wife and two daughters, I attended a Disney on Ice performance of Frozen. And you know, even though I have seen the movie version of Frozen 193 times and listened to “Let It Go” more times than I can count, today’s performance was actually a pretty heart-warming, and wallet-emptying experience.  First […]

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Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project at the ECC

On November 19th at 8pm Jayme Stone will bring to the Evergreen Cultural Centre a “collaboratory” of some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and reimagine traditional music The performance will focus on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. The “collaboratory” includes Jayme Stone (banjo, […]