theatre review

Hair Funeral promo image provided by Ciaran Volke.

“Hair Funeral” pulls off semi-improvised approach

An improv show lives and dies off the performers’ abilities to play to the audience. It can be argued that all live performances are dependent on this, but it is…
Spring Awakening, photo provided by Catherine Plant.

Spring Awakening review: An exploration of the importance of sex education

Spring Awakening is described as a coming of age story, but I disagree with this brief summary.Yes, this musical is about teenagers’ sexual awakening, but equal, if not more, attention…
"Kindred" promo image. Photo sourced from belfry.bc.ca.

“Kindred”: The inherent comedy of a failed relationship

When a relationship ends, what comes next? How does someone rebuild their new life, and how do you do that when your ex-partner moves on? The Belfry Theatre's new comedy…
Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Phoenix Theatre explores love and Shakespeare’s women in new play

What is left to say about William’s Shakespeare’s body of work? As it turns out, a lot. Despite being 400 years old, the Bard’s work continues to be told, reinterpreted,…
"The Waste Land" production, photo by Dean Kalyan.

Interpretive Dance Meets Poetry in “The Waste Land”

"The Waste Land" production, photo by Dean Kalyan.
SKAM actors Lynnéa Chan, Andrea Lemus, Christian Martin, and Kathryn Popham. Photo by Samantha Duerkson.

It’ll Come To Me is a fever dream worth remembering

If you’ve been to art school, you know that kid who always talks about moving to New York. Maybe it’s you? In It’ll Come to Me presented by Theatre SKAM,…
Scene from Dead Man's Cell Phone, Photo by Dean Kalyan.

Second act saves all: a review of Dead Man’s Cell Phone

When a phone at a cafe won’t stop ringing, Jean’s decision to answer it launches her into a dead man’s complicated family affairs. As she tries to give his loved…

Comic Potential showcases striking set design and effective changes in tone

Showing at the Phoenix Theatre until Feb. 22, Comic Potential is a polished, romantic, sci-fi comedy. The performance features both comedic and dramatic moments as well as striking set design.

Sondheim’s Company still kicking at 50

Fragile egos, food fetishes, and empty flings collide this month in Langham Court Theatre’s revival of Company, the enduringly cynical 1970 musical comedy from Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Centring…

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