Million Dollar Quartet

At The Stanley until July 9, 2017
It will be a miracle if the piano – stressed to look like a bit of an old timer – makes it through the run of Million Dollar Quartet. Musician/performer Steven Greenfield, as Jerry Lee Lewis, does everything but play it with his belly button.

Jonas Shandel, Steven Greenfield, Kale Penny and Erik Fraser Gow in Million Dollar Quartet. Credit: David Cooper

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A Little Night Music: Love & Desire in Three-Quarter Time

At The Anvil Centre Theatre until May 21, 2017
Make your own little night music: dine out in New Westminster, check out – if you haven’t already – the exciting new Anvil Centre Theatre and enjoy this Sondheim musical comedy made utterly sparkling by Patrick Street Productions.

Warren Kimmel as Fredrik Egerman and Arinea Hermans as Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music. Credit: Emily Cooper

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String of Pearls

At Studio 1398 until May 14, 2017
String of Pearls takes the old maxim – “What goes around, comes around” –  twists it and whips it into a story while Tomo Suru Players gives four young actors a chance to shine.

Credit: Tomo Suru

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Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

At The Firehall Arts Centre until May 20, 2017
All young, all multi-talented, this sextet of musicians/performers is having the time of its life – each performer moving effortlessly from instrument to instrument.

Kimmy Choi, Sara Vickruck, Rowen Kahn, Scott Perrie, David Cohen and Adriana Ravalli in Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell. Credit: Emily Cooper

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La Merda

At The Cultch to May 13, 2017
Pinned to your seat, you may not ‘like’ La Merda, but it’s unlikely you will ever get it out of your head.

Silvia Gallerano in La Merda. Credit: Valeria Tomasulo

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End of the Rainbow

At Jericho Arts Centre until May 20, 2017
Everyone is unique but some are more unique than others. Judy Garland was an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind, monumental talent as well as an alcohol and drug addicted train wreck.

Janet Gigliotti as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow. Credit: Ryan Crocker

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Mump and Smoot In Anything (With Knooma)

At The York Theatre until May 6, 2017
Ah, Mump. Oh, Smoot. Welcome back to Planet Earth. Where the hell have you been?

John Turner (Smoot) and Michael Kennard (Mump) in Mump and Smoot in Anything (with Knooma). Credit: Ian Jackson

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The Piano Teacher

At the Arts Club’s Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre until May 14, 2017
Playwright Dorothy Dittrich gives us a most elegant, thoughtful commentary on music: “Music is about relationships”. It’s the space between one note and next. “It’s about stories”.

Caitriona Murphy as Elaine and Megan Leitch as Erin in The Piano Teacher. Credit: David Cooper

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Parade: The True Story of Leo Frank

At the Norman Rothstein Theatre until April 29, 2017
Nothing – short of a snowstorm in April – is going to rain on this Parade.

Riley Sandbeck (left) as Leo Frank in Parade. Credit: Allyson Fournier 

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Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

At the Arts Club Granville Island Stage held over until May 20, 2017
Who let the Moms out? Bill Millerd, Artistic Managing Director, Arts Club Theatre, and we’re so happy he did.

Barbara Pollard, Deborah Williams, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol and Jill Daum. Credit: Emily Cooper

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