• Posted October 28th, 2014 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    You don’t have to be a fan of the Evil Dead films to enjoy this musical spoof playing at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, but you are going to feel a little left out if you’re not. The best thing about the evening was being surrounded by enthusiasts, on stage and off, everyone there was committed to having a silly, gory, geeky, good time.

  • Posted September 19th, 2014 by Danielle Benzon · Vancouver

    4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, directed by Roy Surette, is a play about distance. But perhaps not, perhaps it's about journey. Or perhaps it's about how we're all closer than we thought.

  • Posted September 14th, 2014 by Lisa Barrett · Vancouver

    23 people from interdisciplinary arts studies have collaborated to create this interesting site-specific performance.

  • Posted September 14th, 2014 by Mary Bennett · Vancouver

    The promo says it’s a sci-fi version of the fairytale Puss ‘n’ Boots. In both stories, a son inherits a cat from his father. Disappointed at first, it turns out, in both cases to be a smart cat and a good deal after all. As a love story, Puss: Reboot is summarized as: Boy meets cyborg. Boy loses memory. Cyborg wakes up and leaves.

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Jason Broadfoot · Vancouver

    Mindy Dillard is a very talented singer with a Broadway-calibre voice.  She is also an eating disorder survivor.  This is the story of her eating disorder and how it impacted her and those around her.

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Jason Broadfoot · Vancouver

    Devon Moore is a talented actor/singer/songwriter who had returned to Canada after years of traveling the world as an Ex-Pat. She returned home to settle down and get on with her life.  She enrolled in college and hated it in every way. She then obtained a job using the only skill that she has, bartending.

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Jim MacDonald · Vancouver

    By wishing to give the audience more (i.e. longer plays and movies), producers, almost inevitably, give their audiences less. Most every show in the world could be shorter and it would be stronger. At 75 minutes, Whackjob is no exception.

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Jim MacDonald · Vancouver

    Get your tickets now; these guys have played to sold out Fringe houses for years. This is the first time I’ve ever been able to get a ticket to see them and the wait was well worth it. I eagerly await all future works.

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Danielle Fecko · Vancouver

    Fringe regular Ryan Gladstone has returned with a remount of his one man show No Tweed Too Tight: A Grant Canyon Mystery. The year is 1976 and Grant Canyon, (Gladstone), a perpetually inebriated insurance investigator,  weaves a tale of dead bodies, satisfied ladies, and many empty bottles.

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Lois Patterson · Vancouver

    I know Edward Albee has written much more than "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", but that is the play that seems to get staged the most. So I was quite pleased to see another Albee work being staged. The set, onstage at the Cultch Culture Lab, is as simple as can be -- just a park bench.

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Danielle Fecko · Vancouver

    Legends performing legends. There’s no surprise that Best Picture was sold out the day that I saw it, and I’m sure it has been again and again since then – deservedly so. 

  • Posted September 11th, 2014 by Danielle Fecko · Vancouver

    Fringe regular Ryan Gladstone has returned with a remount of his one man show No Tweed Too Tight: A Grant Canyon Mystery. The year is 1976 and Grant Canyon, (Gladstone), a perpetually inebriated insurance investigator,  weaves a tale of dead bodies, satisfied ladies, and many empty bottles.

  • Posted September 10th, 2014 by Jim MacDonald · Vancouver

    Awkward Stage Productions has established a solid reputation of presenting consistently strong musical productions with young casts and Cannibal is no exception. I applaud Awkward Stage for taking a risk by producing a show that pushes boundaries. For a company that I consider family friendly, this is no small thing. Do not take the kids to this one or anyone easily offended.

  • Posted September 10th, 2014 by Don Foran · Vancouver

    Tthis “Feisty Old Jew” is forcing me to question my preconceptions.  “She gets too hungry to wait for dinner at eight / She loves the theatre, but never comes late / She'd never bother...

  • Posted September 10th, 2014 by Don Foran · Vancouver

    The Fringe  schedule can be a challenging mad dash to find the right show in the right place at the right time, and sometimes leave one screaming “I’m late! I’m late!