Theatre

The Andersen Project – A Modern Fairy Tale

Disco colours and pop music are hardly what one might expect in a play related to the classic fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, but they are what you’ll find in Robert Lepage’s latest avant-garde work. CJSF A&E’s Elana Chan enjoyed the English-language premier of The Andersen Project: A Modern Fairy Tale at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre on May 3, 2007.

The Andersen Project: A Modern Fairy Tale

Review by Elana Chan

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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42nd Street

Lights, curtain, tap dance – Royal City Musical Theatre (RCMT) presents

42nd Street

at the Massey Theatre – one of the classic backstage musicals debuted in the first half of the 20th century.  Elana Chan previewed the performance on April 13, 2007.

Tapping into the Golden Age of Grand Musicals

42nd Street presented by Royal City Musical Theatre

Review by Elana Chan

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Banana Boys

‘Banana Boys’ packs a solid punch of meaning, energy and entertainment thanks to the dynamite performances of a strong ensemble cast and a lyrical script written by playwright, actor and producer, Leon Aureus, in his debut play.  CJSF A&E’s Denise Mok applauds Banana Boys, which plays from February 24 to March 17, 2007 at the Firehall Arts Centre at 280 East Cordova, Vancouver.

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Denise Mok
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Moonlight and Magnolias

CJSF’s A&E Correspondent Denise Mok commends the expert slapstick but mourns the abundant clichés in the Playhouse Theatre Company’s presentation of ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ written by Ron Hutchinson, directed by John Cooper and starring Jay Brazeau, Richard Newman, Stephen E. Miller, and Dawn Petten.

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Charles Tai
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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The Syringa Tree

With one energetic, talented actor and a tree swing, the audience experiences the stories of 24 separate characters during the apartheid period in South Africa. Elana Chan of CJSF Radio attended the opening performance of Pamela Gien’s The Syringa Tree at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre on March 31, 2007.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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The Aristocrats

The Aristocrats, by Brian Friel, is classic family feud. CJSF A&E’s Elana Chan attended this United Players performance at the Jericho Arts Centre on December 3, 2006

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Cariboo Magi

Maddening funny, mischievous and magical are no quite enough to describe Lucia Frangione’s Cariboo Magi, returning to Pacific Theatresince its smashing debut in 2001. CJSF A&E’s Elana Chan had the pleasure of attending this energetic performance on December 1, 2006.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a powerful screenplay by Tim Carlson, tangled between the personal memories of the Vietnam War and the reality of Canadian peacekeeping missions. Elana Chan attended the emotionally charged performance at the re-vamped Vancouver East Cultural Centre.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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The Clean House

Sarah Ruhl’s the Clean House was cleverly written and delightfully presented by brilliant stage actors including Susan Hogan and Sarah Henriques.  Elana Chan had the pleasure of attending the preview performance at the Playhouse Theatre on October 23, 2006.

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Elana Chan
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure a part of Bard on the Beach’s line-up, and one of William Shakespeare’s more renowned plays is directed by Kathryn Shaw, and runs from June 14th to September 23rd. A&E reviewer Elena Barbir attended, here is her review...

“For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  This quote taken from the book of Matthew (7:2)* is reminiscent of the play’s title -Measure for Measure-  and adequately displays one of the central issues elegantly re-enacted by the noteworthy cast.

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Elena Barbir
  • Posted on: 18 March 2016
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