Theatre

Julius Caesar

“His life was gentle, and the elements 

So mixed in him that Nature might stand up

And say to all the world, ‘This was a man!’"

 

Julius Caesar. Packed full of symbolism, mysticism, greed, loyalty and all that jazz—it’s no wonder the play is a staple in any high school English classroom, let alone the stage. And again, no surprise then that Langara College’s Studio 58 decided to present the Shakespearean tragedy as part of its 2012 season. That is, with a twist.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Calendar Girls

“I’ve never had a problem with age…It’s only had a problem with me.” – Shirley Broderick as Jessie

 

This is my third or fourth time at the Stanley. Besides the Orpheum or Vogue, this theatre has to be one of the nicest in the city. It has charm.

Tonight we’re here to see Calendar Girls.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Like the performance, here’s my review in fast forward.

Imagine watching all 37 William Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes. Now make your way to Metro Theatre and you’ll see just that. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a three-man show, whereby you are taken on a sped-up journey through the literary works of Mr. W.S.—from comedies, to tragedies and histories in between.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Blood Brothers

Often we overlook how fate and destiny can have more leverage over events that have already been manipulated.

            A poor single women burdened with seven hungry mouths has no choice, but to give up one of her newborn twins to a wealthy family. What are the chances that two non-identical twins separated at birth would later re-connect with each other and become not just playmates, but blood brothers. Heightening the tension there is a foreboding that if they find out they are brothers, both will die.

Author: 
Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
La Cage aux Folles

“Your life is a sham ‘til you can scream out loud I am what I am.” — Greg Armstrong-Morris as Albin/Zaza

For the past few weeks I’ve read rave reviews (in 140 characters or less) of La Cage aux Folles—a Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company production. So with glowing accolades in my mind and yes, a dose of expectation, I set out to see the musical this past Tuesday.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Patron Saint of Stanley Park

When you think patron saint, let’s face it…Stanley Park might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But put them together, and what you get is the second run of a holiday fable care of the Arts Club.

Written by playwright Hiro Kanagawa, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park attempts to dish sci-fi for the Christmas season. Not your traditional tale of gift-giving and egg nog drinking. Sure. But as much as it wishes to depart from the good ol’ clichés of hope and love and all that jazz…it delivers it in spades. 

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
White Christmas

“What do you expect when you go for a song and dance man? Nothing but a song and dance.” — Susan Anderson as Martha Watson

With the holiday season comes an inundation of holiday film classics. You know the usual suspects: It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, and of course, White Christmas. Well, perhaps of course is a bit of a stretch. I haven’t seen it.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Sound of Music

The holiday season is jam-packed full of Christmas fables and spirited plays…and The Sound of Music. Not your typical fa la la la la production, but a classic nonetheless.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Romeo Et Juliette

A new opera season's second production was the famous classic tragedy of Romeo and Juliette. Original play by Shakespeare, this opera version is by a 19th century French composer Charles Grounod, best known for his Ave Maria and opera Faust.

Grounod's Romeo and Juliette has a special place in the hearts of music lovers.

Author: 
Anastasia Shevchenko
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The 13th Chair

The Thirteenth Chair  is a whodunit murder mystery. Written by American playwright Bayard Veiller in 1916, it marveled audiences on Broadway and hit the big screen in 1919, 1929 and again in 1937. Today, it is being repackaged by director Sarah Rodgers.

Author: 
Anastasia Koutalianos
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator

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