Vancouver Opera – Stage Manager

April 12th, 2014

Vancouver Opera Association is accepting applications for Equity Stage Managers for our 2014-2015 season: Read the rest of this entry »

Vancouver Opera – Assistant Stage Manager

April 12th, 2014

Vancouver Opera Association is accepting applications for Equity Assistant Stage Managers for our 2014-2015 season: Read the rest of this entry »

Vancouver Opera – Apprentice Stage Manager

April 12th, 2014

Vancouver Opera Association is accepting applications for Apprentice Stage Managers for our 2014-2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Miscellaneous Productions Announces POWER

April 11th, 2014

MISCELLANEOUS Productions is pleased to announce the documentary POWER, a rare, compassionate look into the challenged lives of youth living in East Vancouver. Made possible by a community programming grant from TELUS Optik Local, POWER explores the question “Can the performing arts be a tool for personal transformation and lasting social change?”

 The film follows a culturally and socially diverse group of young people through MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ innovative music, theatre and dance “boot camp” for disadvantaged youth. Talented and tough, the youth performers create and perform POWER, incorporating their personal stories into an edgy hip hop and steampunk cabaret.

 With guidance from professional artists, designers, educators and social workers, the youth use artistic expression to face their challenges head on: gangs, addiction, racism, violence and dangerous love.  POWER tells the true story of the creation, production and performance process, tracing the impact of the project on the lives of the youth performers as they courageously open their hearts and minds to enthusiastic audiences. There is no other documentary like this in Canada.

 MISCELLANEOUS Productions is an East Vancouver, community-engaged interdisciplinary arts organization that brings in teams of professional artists to collaborate with culturally and socially diverse, multi-barriered youth. MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ work is more plainly described as “Glee with Grit” – a unique, long-term music, theatre and dance program for inner-city youth who live with grave challenges. Their involvement with MISCELLANEOUS Productions keeps them off the streets and out of criminal detention, and helps them find new meaning and value in their lives.



Media Contact:   Elaine Carol, Artistic Director, MISCELLANEOUS Productions


Phone:  604-873-6522

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The Drowsy Chaperone: really not so drowsy!

April 7th, 2014

Blog By Joe Hinks.

There is all sorts of serious theatre out there; theatre that makes you think, that affects you in some way, theatre that wows you, theatre that makes a statement, theatre that is experiential, experimental, new, old, short, long, classic, retro, the list is endless.

And then there’s the theatre that makes you sit there with a smile on your face for two hours while you escape to a world of orchestras, song and dance, exaggerated story-lines and over-the-top characters…yes ladies and germs, it’s the musical! Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery 7 Auditions for “Spice of Life”

April 7th, 2014

Gallery 7 Theatre Holds Open Auditions for Canadian Classic, Anne (of Green Gables)

Gallery 7 Theatre will be holding open auditions for its June production of L.M. Montgomery’s classic Canadian tale, Anne (of Green Gables), adapted for the stage by Paul Ledoux on Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 PM. The audition is open to all male and female performers ages 16 and up. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend and will be at MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Read the rest of this entry »

Call for Submissions Grant Funding John Moffat and Larry Lillo Award

April 7th, 2014

This award is intended to assist mature West Coast theatre artists to further their artistic development and takes the form of a  $2,000 cash award, established in memory of John and Larry. Applications will be considered for projects, courses or to fulfill your heart’s desire. Read the rest of this entry »

Canada Voice Intensive Update – Still Space Available

April 7th, 2014


A dynamic forum for actor research and training that is focused on the human voice.

The dates for the 5-week 2014 Canada’s National Voice Intensive are, Sunday, May 18th to Friday June 20th, 2014.

The 3-Week Voice Intensive Masterclass is from May 26th to June 13th; a three week intensive investigation of performance for Alumni and experienced professional actors.

The plays chosen: Measure for Measure, As You Like It, Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3

Canada’s National Voice Intensive is hosted by the Theatre and Film Department at the University of British Columbia.

Please visit, for full information.

Deep Cove Spring News Eat Your Heart Out Next Show

April 7th, 2014

Eat Your Heart Out

Comedy by Nick Hall, directed by Norman White

April 4 – 19, Wed through Sat at 8pm

Tickets can be ordered online from or call 604-929-3200

Charlie is an actor who works in various restaurants throughout the play in order to pay rent. In his profession as a waiter, he gets involved in the lives of his customers, some who re-appear when he has moved on to other restaurants. He always has his sights on some time having a real career as an actor, but in the meantime continues the life of a waiter, although unintentionally getting involved with the lives of his customers.  Read the rest of this entry »

Up Next at Touchstone

April 7th, 2014


Part mystery and part psychological drama,
The Concessions is a haunting piece of Canadian gothic centred around an inexplicable act of violence in a rural community. It showcases the emerging talent of local playwright Briana Brown. The Concessions is the latest installment of Touchstone’s Flying Start program, in association with the Firehall Arts Centre and Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC). Flying Start aims to give a stage to new playwrights who have yet to be professionally produced. The goal of the program is to launch into production the next generation of West Coast playwrights.

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