With spring just around the corner, it’s time when arts shows really start to come into bloom.
Whether it’s a look back at gay history, a mysterious dance piece, a musical parody of Honey Boo Boo, an Elvis Tribute, a celebration of Indigenous culture, or a trip to the Kit Kat Club, these are the six hottest arts show in Vancouver this March.
The Gay Heritage Project
This show answers the question: is there such a thing as gay heritage? Starring three of Canada’s most talented performers, The Gay Heritage Project, is a hilarious and introspective look at the history of gay culture and shines a light on queerness in a contemporary light.
When: Through March 19
Where: Historic Theatre at the Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
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Little Miss Glitz
Presented by Too Fly Productions, Little Miss Glitz is a musical parody/celebration of children’s beauty pageants chock full of today’s catchy pop hits. Starring too much local talent to name, this hilarious and original jukebox musical isn’t to be missed.
When: March 11 – 26
Where: PAL Studio Theatre, 8th floor, 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver
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Return to Grace
More than just another Elvis tribute show, Return to Grace, is a heartfelt look through the King’s years of music, featuring Steve Michaels. The show traces from his early glory days to his infamous Aloha from Hawaii concert.
When: March 22 – 27
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block, Hamilton Street, Vancouver
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2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival
Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with UBC’s Museum of Anthropology presents a weeklong celebration of distinct stories, songs, and dances of Indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast. The festival features hoop dance artist and So You Think You Can Dance Canada’s finalist,James Jones, and smoke dancer, Tesha Emarthle.
When: Through March 6
Where: Great Hall at the Museum of Anthropology, 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver
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Cabaret the Musical
Capilano University’s Exit 22 presents Cabaret, the iconic musical that follows Sally Bowles, a British nightclub performer who struggles with love and loss. The Kit Kat Club, in pre-war Berlin, is the backdrop for Sally’s story, where the ultimate test is how love fares under the strains of dark political changes.
When: March 17 – 26
Where: Capilano University, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
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Gallim Dance presents WONDERLAND
After their performance in last year’s festival, Gallim Dance, a New York based dance company, presents the Canadian premiere of Wonderland at Chutzpah! 2016. WONDERLAND is a dance piece inspired by Chinese-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s installation Head On.
When: March 10 – 13
Where: The Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre 950 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
More Info: Gallim Dance