Theatre

Twelfth Night at Bard on the Beach

CJSF volunter, Kelsey Singbeil, reviews the 2008 Bard on the Beach performance of Twelfth Night...

Sometimes when I go to Bard on the Beach I feel like I'm part of a commercial for summertime fun in Vancouver. The voiceover in my head invites me to, "come, have a picnic at Vanier Park, watch the sun go down, then come inside a big tent and enjoy some Shakespeare." Commercial or not, it's a fun way to spend a summer evening.

Author: 
Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Bone in her Teeth

Leaky Heaven Circus brings to life the highs and lows of the Raft of Medusa in their production, Bone in her teeth.  CJSF volunteer, Kelsey Singbeil, reviews…

She’s got a bone in her teeth, and Leaky Heaven is ready to gnaw at it.  As a newbie to Leaky Heaven performances, I wasn’t sure what to expect walking into Strathcona’s Russian Hall on a Thursday evening.  But, as Bone in her teeth came to life on stage, I was happy that I had no expectations or preconceived notions about the troupe or performance.

Author: 
Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Producers

In the Arts Club Theatre’s production of The Producers, everything is fair game. CJSF volunteer, Kelsey Singbeil reviews…

In Mel Brooks’ musical, nothing is sacred.  Business, sexuality, religion; the musical touches on a variety of taboos, as it explores the ins and outs of staging a Broadway flop.

Author: 
Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Tuedays with Morrie

Directed by Bill Millerd, Tuesdays with Morrie returns to the Granville Island Stage from May 1st to June 1st. After watching Tuesdays with Morrie on May 18, Anna Santiago, CJSF correspondent, had this to say…

Although the stage script cut down some parts of the popular book, but the Arts Club Theatre Company still managed to recreate the essence of the story of Morrie and Mitch. With a simple setting and a relatively small cast, Tuesdays with Morrie touches the hearts of its audience.

Author: 
Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Westside Story

CJSF volunteer, Frieda Warden reviews the Royal City Musical Theatre’s production of West Side Story…

West Side Story is 50 years old this year. I was 11 when it came out, and the music’s ingrained in my brain. My junior high chorus sang “I Feel Pretty” for the Lions Club. I spent hours listening to records (now called “vinyl”) of the soundtrack. I can whistle you all the tunes – especially the alto parts. But this is the first time I’ve actually seen the entire musical staged in its entirety.

Author: 
Frieda Werden
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Arts Club Theatre Company presents Glorious!

Directed by Christopher Newton, Glorious has been entertaining Vancouver at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage since January 24.  After watching the smashing hit, Anna Santiago, CJSF correspondent, had this to say…

Glorious, with its light-hearted plot and entertaining cast was indeed worth seeing.

Author: 
Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Three Sisters

CJSF volunteer, Kate Lerman, reviews the Presentation House theatre Company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters.

I like to think of myself as a professional amateur theatre-lover. With that in mind, I headed over to the Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver to see their production of Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters”, directed by Brenda Leadlay.

Author: 
Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Satchmo' Suite really swings + VALENTINES

Louis Armstrong comes to life in The Satchmo’ Suite at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. CJSF volunteer, Kelsey Singbeil, took in opening night of the jazz musical on February 6.

“You play your instrument like you live your life,” says Louis to Hubert, as the two characters explore the latter’s difficulties in music and love. Louis, or Satchmo’, teases Hubert’s true feelings out through his trumpet and song, and the audience is treated to Jeremiah Sparks’ rendition of Louis Armstrong’s ability to charm and engage his audience. 

Author: 
Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Beauty and the Beast

The Arts Club Theatre Company production of Beauty and the Beast returns to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage for another festive season engagement.  This whimsical live show features familiar old tunes from the Disney feature, and additional songs, with an outstanding ensemble cast.  CJSF’s Elana Chan attended the spectacle on December 9, 2007.

Author: 
Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
It's a Wonderful Life

December is the festive time of the year when feel-good holiday shows can appropriately warm up your cold feet and wrap you in the spirit of the season, even if they are a tad corny.  Pacific Theatre presents This Wonderful Life, a one-actor adaptation of the 1946 black-and-white movie It’s a Wonderful Life.  CJSF’s Elana Chan attended the December 5, 2007 performance at Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre.

Author: 
Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
  • By: Administrator

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