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

The Firehall Arts Centre Welcomes the World Premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

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The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017. Continue reading

Belfry premieres Alice Munro Stories – in an all new theatrical format, word for word.

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From April 18 to May 14, the Belfry Theatre will present Alice Munro Stories – featuring two of Munro’s celebrated short stories – Differently (from Friend of My Youth, 1990) and Save the Reaper (from The Love of a Good Woman, 1998) – in an all new theatrical format, word for word.

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