10 Vancouver arts shows to check out in November

Oct 31 2019, 12:00 pm

Fill your November with arts and culture! From The Sound of Music to TJ Dawe, here are 10 arts events to enjoy in Vancouver this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

SIS NE’ BI-YÏZ: Mother Bear Speaks

What: SIS NE’ BI-YÏZ: Mother Bear Speaks is created and performed by Taninli Wright and is inspired by the true story of the Wet’suwet’en artist who walked 1,600 km across British Columbia to give voice to First Nations children and other marginalized youth. Developed in collaboration with Laura Barron, Jason Clift, Julie McIsaac, and Jessica Schacht.

When: October 30, November 1, November 2, and November 3, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre — 280 East Cordova St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Sound of Music

What: Arts Club Theatre brings the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to life at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Enjoy classics like “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and more with the family.

When: November 7, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage — 2750 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Price

What: United Players of Vancouver presents Arthur Miller’s The Price. The play tells the story of a New York cop and his rich, estranged surgeon brother meeting for the first time in 18 years to sell off their parents’ furniture. Along the way, they discover the consequences of past decisions.

When: November 8 to December 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Jericho Arts Centre — 1675 Discovery St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Roller Coaster

TJ Dawe

What: Jessie Award winner and Vancouver Fringe veteran TJ Dawe presents Roller Coaster, a monologue that explores why we go to war, Donald Trump’s presidency, the end of the world, and more.

When: November 13 to November 15, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online


What: Studio 58 at Langara College presents ANON(YMOUS), an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. The play follows a present-day teenage refugee crossing the United States to try and find his disappeared mother.

When: November 14 to December 1, 2019 (no shows on Monday)
Time: Various times
Where: Studio 58 at Langara College — 100 W 49th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Double Axe Murders

What: The Double Axe Murders by Berni Stapleton is a psychological thriller, steeped in Newfoundland folklore, that is based on true events. Directed by Tamara McCarthy and produced by Rusticate Theatre.

When: November 14 to November 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre — 6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond
Tickets: Online

East Van Panto: Pinocchio

What: East Van Panto returns for their seventh year with Pinocchio, created by playwright Marcus Youssef, composer Veda Hille, and director Stephen Drover. When a lonely old ice-cream seller named Gelato is given a puppet by the mysterious Beckwoman of Commercial Drive, his dreams of having a child suddenly come true. Join a locally famous cricket, an angry orca, and a dastardly fox as poor Pinocchio does his best to tell everyone the truth and become a real boy. But why are Pinocchio’s limbs always growing?

When: November 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

FADO – The Saddest Music In The World

What: Accomplished Portuguese-Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s new play is FADO, a story of love and ghosts set in back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon. FADO is described as part theatre and part concert and won the Award for Favourite Musical at Victoria Fringe in 2018.

When: November 21 to December 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cinderella The Panto

Cinderella Panto – Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society

What: The Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents Cinderella The Panto. Written by James Barry, Cinderella tells the classic tale to favourite ’70s music. Unwrapped toys are also being collected by the Christmas Bureau.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays from November 27 until December 8, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (weekdays), 2:30 pm (weekends)
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Tickets: Online

A Christmas Carol

What: Ron Reed adapts Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and plays Scrooge and 43 other characters in the performance at Pacific Theatre. Directed by Morris Ertman.

When: Various dates from November 29 to December 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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