Reminder: AGMapalooza on November 17!

November 6th, 2014

Just a reminder – on Monday, November 17th, Neworld Theatre joins Electric Company Theatre, Rumble TheatreTheatre Replacement and ITSAZOO Productions for another installment of AGM-Apalooza, the season’s most exciting non-theatrical theatrical event. Attending Neworld’s Annual General Meeting is a chance to get the inside intelligence on where we are now, and where we’re going next. Speedy, tag-team AGM at 7pm, followed by break-out company-specific meetings. Governance!  Voting!

Doors at 6PM, AGMs begin at 7PM.  Admission only $5!

UNITED PLAYERS OF VANCOUVER CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A SUPERSTAR FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

November 6th, 2014

Responsible for the smooth operation of the house during the run of the show. Key duties include: Supervising and recruiting of all front of house workers: box office, concession, season ticket sales, etc.; coordinating building opening times on show nights with the stage manager; orienting and training all front of house workers; greeting patrons and assisting them as needed, reconciling nightly sales, checking rest rooms after intermission, making sure house area and audience area are clean before the show and before letting audience in, checking that box office person, concession person and SM are ready by 7 pm when audience start arriving.

This postion requires a responsible and dedicated individual who has a real passion for the arts. Previous experience in a similar position is an asset, but not required. Please apply to: Andree Karas: akaras@shaw.ca and Vera Gammert: gammertv@telus.net, putting “House Manager” in the subject line of the e-mail, telling us why you are interested in this position with United Players, what you bring to the role and any relevant skill set you have.

Gateway Theatre Presents: How to Disappear Completely

November 6th, 2014

How To Disappear Completely

 The story behind the show: Itai Erdal is a gifted storyteller who draws on a life fully lived between his birthplace, Jerusalem, and his current home in Vancouver. In How to Disappear Completely, Itai demonstrates his approach to theatrical lighting while also reflecting on the events that followed his mother asking him to take her life.

 

In September of 2000, the same year he graduated, Itai received a phone call telling him that his mother had been diagnosed with lung cancer and had nine months to live. Itai promptly moved back to Israel to spend every moment he could with his dying mother. During that time he shot hours of film and hundreds of pictures documenting the final months of her life. In a starkly simple yet deeply profound piece of theatre, Itai invites us to witness the story about the circumstances surrounding his mother’s passing. At the heart of the story is Mery Erdal’s vibrant personality, her strong bond with her son and how she faced her imminent death.

 

Itai is an award winning lighting designer who has been winning awards since graduating from Vancouver Film School in 2000. Itai has won 9 and been nominated 18 times for different shows over the years from the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, the Critics’ Choice Spotlight Awards, the Elizabeth Sterling Hayns Awards and the Dora Mayor Moore Awards, amongst others.

 

This critically acclaimed show pairs the power of Itai’s storytelling with the nuanced potency of stage lighting, to create a beautiful and touching piece of theatre not to be missed.

 

 

Tickets and more show info:

www.gatewaytheatre.com

Box Office 604.270.1812

Arts Club Theatre Company presents: Avenue Q

November 6th, 2014

 

November 20, 2014–January 3, 2015

Granville Island Stage

Media opening: Wednesday, November 26

 

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL FOR ADULTS Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton (Jeremy Crittenden), a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Winner of the Tony Award “Triple Crown” in 2004 (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score), and the 2013 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical, Avenue Q is part felt, part flesh, and packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.

 

“The music is playful, the lyrics are outrageous, the script is hilarious, and the characters are delightful.  Underneath its colourful fur, a big, boisterous heart beats. Avenue Q is the perfect musical comedy…unless you are under 14 years of age,” said director Peter Jorgensen. “After a 12-stop, B.C.-wide tour, I’m thrilled to be bringing our hit production back to the Granville Island Stage where our 2013 run was held over three times!”


Warning: Full puppet nudity and other vulgarities will induce laughter. This is a puppet show. However, this is not your kids puppet show as it sneaks a peek at raucous sexual congress, failed childhood stardom, excessive drinking, moving in and out of a slummy neighbourhood, investing, mix-tapes, cute creatures doing bad things, singing boxes, getting laid off, finding your purpose, getting fired, getting re-hired, ruvving someone but wanting to kirr them, exotic dancing, erotic dancing, exotic erotic dancing, homosexuality, racism, pornography, masturbation, interracial marriage, interspecies relationships (monsters and humans), roommates, coming out of the closet, coming out of your apartment, getting ahead in life, going to college, pan-handling, wishing you were back in college, coming out of your shell, and recycling.

 

Starring Jeny Cassady, Jeremy Crittenden, Kayla Dunbar, Nick Fontaine, Evangelia Kambites, Andy Toth, Selina Wong Director Peter Jorgensen Musical Director Sean Bayntun Musicians John Bews, Niko Friesen, David Sikula Set Designer Marshall McMahen Costume Designer Jessica Bayntun Lighting Designer Alan Brodie Original Sound Designer Andrew Tugwell Video Designer Michael Sider Stage Manager Louis-Marie Bournival Assistant Stage Manager April Starr Land

 

ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB

The Arts Club Theatre Company, founded in 1964, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Executive Director Peter Cathie White, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

 

Website: www.artsclub.com

Blog: www.blog.artsclub.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/theArtsClub

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theArtsClub

Instagram: www.instagram.com/theartsclub

YouTube: www.youtube.com/ArtsClubVan

Presentation House Theatre presents: Where The Wild Things Are

November 6th, 2014

 

Photo by Chris van der Schyf

Photo by Chris van der Schyf

Award Winning Production!

Internationally Acclaimed!
Yes, the Wild Things are back at Presentation House Theatre in a production that will make you laugh and capture your imagination from beginning to end.
An interactive guided play experience for all ages as the audience joins Max on his journey to Where the Wild Things Are.
Good seats for select performances are still available.
November 7 – 1pm & 7pm
November 8 & 9 – 1pm & 4pm
November 14 – 7pm
November 15 & 16 – 1pm & 4pm

 

Visit us and enjoy!
This is your theatre!
Box Office

The EASTWALL Productions in association with Railtown Cultural Eclective Present THE PARTICULARS

November 6th, 2014
the particulars
A play by Matthew Mackenzie

Performed by Nathan Barrett
Directed by Jamie King
Nov 11-16 Curtain 8pm Doors 7:30pm
Sat and Sun 2pm Matinee
Tickets $22/ $11 for Seniors/Students
and Arts Workers
Tickets available at www.northerntickets.com

Five Stars. CBC Manitoba
A revelation. Montreal Gazette
Mesmerizes. PLANK Magazine
Vancouver, BC…..

Fresh after co-starring with Nicola Cavendish in 4000 Miles at the Stanley Theatre in Vancouver, Nathan Barrett takes the lead in The Particulars, the critically acclaimed one man play by Matthew Mackenzie.

The Particulars is the story of Gordon. By day he forges systematically ahead, in control of every aspect of his life…but by night, the scratching which he has begun to hear in his walls is unravelling him, driving Gordon to the edge of cosmic desperation.

Mackenzie is a skilled writer with an sharp eye for the details that make up the bulk of the play. Moments of the text give his Oakville, or Evansville, or anywhere-in-Canada-ville the labyrinthine alienation of Kafka’s Prague, and the grimy, cheery mechanistics of Saramago’s Lisbon. Time & Space

Barrett and Mackenzie both graduated from the National Theatre School, Barrett as an actor and Mackenzie as a writer. Barrett has since worked in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Thunder Bay as an actor appearing in everything from Shakespeare to the Buddy Holly Story. He has also successfully tried his hand at writing. FRESH WATER, written and performed by Barrett and Chala Hunter, was produced in both Vancouver and Toronto to critical acclaim. His recent performance in 4000 Miles was well received.

Nathan Barrett as Leo, with his blond surfer curls and comically open visage, dances nimbly between youthful awkwardness and balletic grace, providing a perfect physical compliment to Cavendish. The two kept Herzog’s lively banter sounding natural. Vancouver Sun 

MacKenzie has quickly established himself as one of Canada’s best and brightest. His play SIA, won the 2010 Alberta Playwriting Competition and was subsequently picked up by The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) as part of their inaugural newTACTics Festival. Mackenzie went on to win the prestigious Urjo Kareda Residency Grant in August of 2011

Nathan Barrett shines with a restive energy and a relentless kind of passionate intensity.
Roger Wayne Eberle       Review Vancouver    

2014
PAL Logo

Studio 58 presents: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

November 6th, 2014

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

by Dale Wasserman        Based on the novel by Ken Kesey

Studio 58 Cuckoos Nest

 

Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College, continues the 49th season with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Patrick McDonald directs this tale of tragedy and liberation, on stage November 13 to 30, 2014. Order tickets today by contacting Tickets Tonight on-line at www.ticketstonight.ca  or 604.684.2787.

Studio 58, the nationally renowned professional theatre training program at Langara College, proudly presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Kirk Douglas originated the role of R. P. McMurphy on Broadway, the charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution instead of in a prison. What he doesn’t bargain for is Nurse Ratched, a rigid disciplinarian who rules patients by taking advantage of their weaknesses. McMurphy, an anti-authoritarian at heart, quickly sees the ‘therapy’ for what it is and encourages his fellow inmates to revolt against the arbitrary rules and regulations, even arranging a rollicking midnight party with liquor and girls. A showdown between McMurphy and Ratched leads to both tragedy and liberation.

The film version won five Academy awards including Best Picture in 1975 with Jack Nicholson in the starring role. In 1977, the Film Institute of America voted it into its Top Ten of America’s Best Films.

Multiple award-winning Director, Patrick McDonald (Green Thumb Theatre Artistic Director) is joined by the talented design team of set designer Pam Johnson (The Government Inspector), costume designer Sydney Cavanagh (4PLAY: New Work by Excited Writers, 2013), and lighting designer Darren Boquist (Attempts on Her Life) to create an immersive and memorable theatrical experience.

 

November 13 – 30, 2014

Previews & FREE Student Nights November 13 & 14; Opens November 15

At Studio 58, Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue

www.studio58.ca

 

Directed by Patrick McDonald

Set Design Pam Johnson

Costume Design Sydney Cavanagh

Lighting Design Darren Boquist

 

Shows – 8:00 pm Tues – Sat; Matinees 3:00 pm Sat & Sun, except November 15; NO SHOWS Mondays

DONT MISS / $10 TALKBACK TUESDAY / $10 STUDENT RUSH SEATS

$22/19/18; previews, matinees & Groups $12 (not including service fees) Tickets Tonight, www.ticketstonight.ca or 604.684.2787

Pacific Theatre presents SUBWAYS STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Ins Choi

November 6th, 2014
***
PacificTheatre2010
Soulpepper Logo

Nov 19-22, 2014 at 7:30pm

Pacific Theatre presents Ins Choi’s Subway Stations of the Cross. An unpredictable, mashed up meditation on the sacred and the everyday, told through the songs, stories, and poetry of a nameless vagabond. A guest production presented in partnership with Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company. Playing Nov 19-22 8pm with 2pm matinee on Saturday at Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave. For tickets ($19.99-29.99, taxes and fees not incl.) call 604.731.5518 or visit pacifictheatre.org.

From a homeless vagabond to the heart of God. Pacific Theatre presents Subway Stations of the Cross, created and performed by Ins Choi, a guest production in association with Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company. A homeless man stands on a cardboard platform with a sign that reads “PREPARE”; the beginnings of a peculiar message from God. Choi’s unpredictable, mashed up meditation on the sacred and everyday is told through the songs, stories, and poetry of a nameless vagabond.

The nameless vagabond is very real to Choi, the play’s creator and sole performer. “Subway Stations of the Cross began in 2002 when I encountered a homeless man on a park bench in downtown Toronto,” he says, on the man who spoke about everything from the Hebrew alphabet to Biblical UFOs to European flags. “Initially dismissing him as a crazy man, I soon realized that he was an angel or a prophet of God.”

Ins Choi was last seen in Vancouver as a part of Soulpepper’s national tour of his play Kim’s Convenience, a play about a Korean family-owned convenience store acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Subway Stations of the Cross couldn’t be more different: “they are two very different shows,” says Choi, “Kim’s is more traditional theatre meant for a broad, large audience, whereas Stations is … intended more as a secret to be discovered.”

Like the show, the creation of Subway Stations of the Cross followed an unconventional trajectory. After Choi’s encounter with the homeless man who inspired him, he wrote and performed a poem at his church’s Easter service. Each year after that he would add on a poem or song, until it grew into a show that has now toured across Canada and will play at Soulpepper in March 2015.

REVIEWS

“A charismatic performance with a gravelly voice and stunned, sometimes stuttered but forceful delivery. Beautiful and challenging.” – Applause Meter

“Playing a homeless man with deep-set eyes who wanders onstage from the audience, Choi blends Handel tunes, politics, social commentary, hunger, 80s sitcoms, the Bible and Greek myth. His slam-poetry style bubbles over with internal rhymes and a playful humour of knock-knock jokes and sharp wit.

A mean musician, too, the writer/performer plays a ukulele and a shofar to great effect. Just as impressive is his version of Communion, using bread and wine in an unexpected way.” – NOW Magazine

Details: SUBWAY STATIONS OF THE CROSS by Ins Choi
When: Nov 19-22, 2014 Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, 2pm Saturday matinees
Where: Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave (at Hemlock), Vancouver, BC
Tickets: $19.99-29.99 (not incl. HST or fee), to book visit pacifictheatre.org or call 604.731.5518

Kay Meek Centre-Michael Kaeshammer & The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites

November 6th, 2014
MICHAEL KAESHAMMER
MUSIC
Nov 21 | 8pm
$45/$36/$25
A gifted musical virtuoso and pianist, Kaeshammer’s music is a unique blend of jazz with a tinge of pop and a distinct southern flavour.
Michael Kaeshammer doesn’t simply wow you with his chops; he invites you in and talks to you. He’s a gifted singer and songwriter, a highly skilled musician and an incendiary piano player.  His vast store of jazz, soul, pop and R&B influences are served up fresh, piping hot with a huge helping of joy on the side.
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and other Eric Carle Favourites
JUST KIDDING
Nov 30 | 4PM
Tickets: Adults $25 / Kids $15 / Additional Kids $12
Watch as the stories of celebrated children’s author Eric Carle come to life in this innovative black light puppet show.
Brought to you by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets.

Remembering Bruce Ward-Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

November 6th, 2014

Bruce Ward was a friend and mentor to many in Vancouver’s theatre, film and television industries for over 25 years.  He was a pioneer and one of the city’s first agents when Vancouver was in its fledging days of becoming “Hollywood North”; and he was an early advocate for the expanding theatre scene in the 1980’s and 90’s.  

  

 

Sadly, Bruce passed away early last month after a valiant battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Please join us as we celebrate Bruce’s life.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The Backstage Lounge, Arts Club Granville Island

6pm

~ Come have a beer and share your stories ~

Speak

Sing

Dance

Act

Recite

Bring your photos

Open mic ~ All are welcome

If you cannot attend but wish to participate, please email your thoughts to chardie@shaw.ca

Please email all other inquiries to m.a@macconci.com