What: As part of acclaimed Zee Zee Theatre’s tenth anniverary season, Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live Onstage is a talk show peepshow into the history of Vancouver’s drag queen scene. Created by Cameron Mackenzie and Dave Deveau, and hosted by Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah.
What: The top storytellers of the 2017 Vancouver Story Slam season bring their best stories to the stage. The winner as selected by anonymous audience ballot will receive $200 cash, a large engraved trophy, and the coveted title of 2017 Vancouver Story Slam Champion. Al Tee, Alix Born, Cory Thibert, David Johnson, Emily Kelsall, Griffin Tedeschini, Mike Funergy, Reive Doig, Shlomo McPeake, and Spillious will share unique, original stories. The evening will begin with a guest story from two-time Storytelling Champion Bryant Ross
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
What:Instant Theatre Company takes the post-apocalyptic setting of the blockbuster feature film and drops it into the world of Oz. There will be an epic rap battle between Glinda and the Wicked Witch— featuring feats of verbal dexterity, creative rhyme schemes, and brutal burns. There’s also a car chase battle sequence using nothing but blocks, glitter, and an absurdly sized air cannon.
When: December 13 to 16, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Denea Campbell and Stacey McLachlan are The Garbage Sisters improv duo, who are definitely biologically related and definitely bio-waste management professionals. They will be joined for their magical night of comedy by Marta Wesselhoff, Maarten Bayliss, Shane McLean, Ronald Dario and Ryan D. Anderson.
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 10 pm
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th, Vancouver
What: An all-star list of drag artists, comedians, and entertainers for a Christmas special. Featuring an intimate retelling of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, a Santa-dad for the bad boys and girls, a Christmas photobooth, and wild stand up routines to make you chuckle, “ho ho ho”.
When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage– 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
What: The Fictionals are launching the long-awaited Cards Against Vancouver tribute deck at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, December 20, and you’re all invited to see the new cards brought to life onstage.
When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: The lead-up to the US election, Kate and Will’s visit, climate change, the demise of Brangelina and the construction of more Bike Lanes are just a few of the stories that grabbed the headlines this year. All these and more provide fodder for Vancouver TheatreSports’ quick-witted improvisers as they find the funny in the important and not so important events of 2016.
When: December 26 to December 31, 2017
Time: Various showtimes
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver