Clear skies and warm temperatures make for a great theatre season. Head indoors into the A/C or outdoors for some arts and entertainment under the stars. Whether it’s a Disney classic or dance festival, the stage will be as busy as the rest of Vancouver this summer. Behold the list of the hottest arts shows to check out before Labour Day.
30 choreographers, 10 days and over 70 performances make up this sprawling celebration of contemporary dance, now in its 27th year. This year’s festival features artists such as Paul-André Fortier, Heather Dotto and Cai Glover.
The classic Dickens novel takes the stage to follow the famous orphan Oliver Twist on his misadventures through foggy London.
Set in 1962 Baltimore, Hairspray is a bright, colourful tale of one girl’s dream to dance on TV and the racial tensions that complicate the era.
Vines Art Festival is an opportunity for artists and the community to tangle and grow together through a day of outdoor exploration. Visual artists describe the land; performers build on this description – all to connect artistic visions with the community.
Described as ‘Star Wars meets Moulin Rouge and the Muppet Show’, this show has the lovable Geekenders combining the irreverence of musical theatre and vaudeville with tasteful and fun striptease.
This year’s festival features a trio of compelling shows: “The Children’s Hour,” “Frost/Nixon” and “‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore.”
The innovative format debuting here features choreographers creating a 15-20 minute piece in their favourite style of dance, ranging from contemporary ballet to hip hop to salsa, following a six word story.
The monumentally successful Broadway adaptation of Disney’s classic film graces the kingdom of Vancouver for a short time only.