Rachel starts her journey as The Bachelorette, and the men can’t handle Whaboom

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Earlier I talked about each of Rachel’s men vying for her love this season, but now we’re onto the show and I.Can’t.Deal. There is already so much crazy and I cannot wait to get these dates underway.

Bare with me as I learn everyone’s names though… I honestly don’t know how I’ll keep them straight these first couple weeks. Continue reading

The Bachelorette starts tonight, so let’s meet her men!

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predfdfAfter coming in as the runner-up on Nick Viall’s season of The Bachelor, Rachel Lindsay was given the coveted role of Bachelorette. She’s the first black Bachelorette ABC has ever had and brings with her the most diverse group of men, as well. No promises that ABC will actually handle race well throughout the season but… let’s hope. Continue reading

Local Rising Stars Set to Impress at Expressions Theatre Festival (May 18 – 27)

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Arts Umbrella is proud to announce the 2017 Expressions Theatre Festival, an annual event celebrating the next generation of gifted young artists from the organization’s Pre-Professional Theatre Program, running May 18 to 27, 2017, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. From the witty satire of Urinetown: The Musical to the playful compilation The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), this year’s program offers an array of diverse and thought-provoking works, including the emotionally-charged world premiere Living In My Skin, a fearlessly student-written play about confronting teen anxiety.  Continue reading

The Cultch presents world premiere of Children of God

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In Corey Payette’s powerful new musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating the resilience and power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Inspired by First Nations music, Payette’s moving score also includes echoes of Broadway masterpieces. Continue reading