10 Vancouver arts shows to check out in March

Feb 26 2020, 5:00 pm

Treat yourself to theatre this month by checking out these 10 great Vancouver Arts shows in March: Romeo + Juliet, The Boy in the Moon, and more.

For more things happening around town, take a look at our events section.

Inheritance: a choose-your-adventure experience

What: Touchstone Theatre and Alley Theatre present Inheritance: a choose-your-adventure experience. Abbey and Noah are on a trip to visit her father. They arrive to find him missing and a local Indigenous man, Frank, staying there instead. The play will be halted at key moments, with different plot paths shown on screen. The audience chooses with electronic voting devices what happens next.

When: March 3 until March 15, 2020 (no show Monday)
Time: 7:30 pm (Tuesdays to Saturday), 2 pm (Saturdays and Sunday)
Where: The Annex Theatre — 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Romeo + Juliet

What: Ballet BC presents the tragic love story of Romeo + Juliet with score by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Medhi Walerski.

Where: March 4 until March 7, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Festival Dionysia 2020

What: UBC Players Club presents Festival Dionysia, a yearly festival featuring six one-act plays written and performed by local artists, including talent from the university. This year’s theme is A Night of Love and Intrigue.

When: March 11 until March 15, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Dorothy Somerset Studios — 6361 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Trans Scripts, Part 1: The Women

Trans Scripts / Firehall Arts Centre

What: Trans Scripts revolves around the lives of seven transgender women. The true stories, gathered from over 70 interviews from around the world, spotlight what all people share. Directed by Fay Nass and Cameron Mackenzie.

When: March 12 until March 21, 2020 (no show Monday)
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre — 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Chorus Line

What: One of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time, A Chorus Line tells the story of dancers auditioning for a place on the chorus line of a new show. Characters reveal their personal and intimate journeys during an intense dance call.

When: March 19 until March 28, 2020 (no show Monday or Tuesday)
Time: 8 pm (plus 2 pm on March 22 and March 28)
Where: BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts — 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

carried away on the crest of a wave

What: carried away on the crest of a wave by David Yee is a winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, and brings together nine stories about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

When: March 19 until April 19, 2020 (no show Monday)
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre — 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

FourPlay: New Work by Excited Writers

What: Studio 58 at Langara College presents FourPlay: New Work by Excited Writers. Featuring Snowflakes by Gaia Chernushenko and A Life Sentence by Jarred Stephen Meek in Program A, and The Radium Girls by Sierra Haynes and Katie Abramovic and Surrender by Jessie Liang in Program B

When: March 25 until April 5, 2020 (no show Monday)
Time: 8 pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 3 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Studio 58 at Langara College — 100 W 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online


What: Cookies ‘n Cream Collective presents Consensual, the story of a British secondary school’s teacher and Head of Year 11 and the past mistake she made when she got too close to an unhappy 15-year-old pupil. Directed by Jessica Anne Nelson and starring Bronwyn Henderson as Diane and Matt Reznek as Freddie

When: March 26 until April 11, 2020 (no show Monday or Tuesday)
Time: Various times
Where: Performance Works — 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Flea In Her Ear

What: United Players of Vancouver’s 60th Anniversary season continues with the comedy A Flea In Her Ear, set at Paris’s most notorious hotel, The Frisky Puss. A new version of Georges Feydeau’s farce by David Ives.

When: March 26 until April 19, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Jericho Arts Centre — 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Boy in the Moon

The Boy in the Moon / the Cultch

What: The Boy in the Moon by Emil Sher is based on Canadian journalist Ian Brown’s memoir about a family raising a child with a severe disability. Ian and Johanna Schneller’s son, Walker, was born with Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome,  a rare genetic disorder that makes him unable to talk, eat properly, or take care of himself. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin and starring Marcus Youssef, Meghan Gardiner, and Parmiss Sehat.

When: March 31 until April 11, 2020 (no show Monday)
Time: 7:30 pm (plus 2 pm on April 5 and April 11)

Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre — 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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