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Three very good films arrive at the same time: Bombshell, A Hidden Life and Star Wars #9
Also now playing or about to start: Cats, the giant musical, 63 Up, the latest visit with old friends, and Compulsive Liar, a big hit comedy from Quebec
Dec 19th, 2019
More holiday movies: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Downsizing, Molly’s Game
Also Pitch Perfect 3 and All the Money in the World in which Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey
Dec 21st, 2017
Musical "Heathers" at The York: teen angst with a body count
High school heart throb turns suicidal in rock musical "Heathers"
Jan 14th, 2016
OUTSTANDING POLITICAL THEATRE: “The Best Laid Plans: a Musical” at York stars Nick Fontaine
A riotous and timely musical about Canadian politics playing at the York Theatre in Vancouver.
Sep 30th, 2015
Big hair and big talent at Hairspray musical comedy
The sounds of "Good Morning Baltimore" filled my ears with its rapturous emotions as I sat down to enjoy Hairspray at the Stanley Alliance Theatre. This musical comedy, presented by the Arts Club...
May 21st, 2011
Hairspray celebrates diversity with a big heart and even bigger hair
Vancouver Arts Club's feel-good musical showcases talent, snappy tunes, stellar choreography -- and Jay Brazeau in drag. What more could you ask for in a summer musical?
Apr 29th, 2011
Legally Blonde, the Musical
When I was offered an opportunity to attend the opening of the musical "Legally Blonde, the Musical" I have to admit my expectations weren’t all that high. A musical based on a film that was...
Mar 2nd, 2011
Vancouver goes Blonde
This show will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal!
Dec 21st, 2010
At long last, GREASE arrives in Vancouver
"The choreographer (Joyce Chittick) and I conceived the opening of the show. I won't actually spoil it by telling you what we did, but it's a very cool," says director David O'Brien.
Oct 19th, 2010
GREASE is coming; get tickets in advance
The stage sensation GREASE is coming to Vancouver and here's your chance to get tickets in advance!
Aug 18th, 2010