2014: some of the best of this year in theatre

Corina Akeson, Leontes, The Winter's Tale

Don’t mess with Corina Akeson when she’s cross-dressing: she makes one serious dude

People often say to me, “You must get so sick of going to the theatre!” But I don’t. I love my job. Not to put too fine a point on it, but my job is fucking spectacular: I get to think and feel for a living.

As a way of saying thank-you to everybody who makes theatre in Vancouver—and to everybody who cares about theatre in Vancouver—here’s a list. It’s not an inventory of my favourite shows; it’s a selection of some of the performances and moments that embedded themselves most deeply in my psyche during 2014. [Read more…]

The hottest summer shows

Jocelyn Gauthier, Legally Blonde, Theatre Under the Stars

Jocelyn Gauthier is pretty—and smart, and talented—in pink in Legally Blonde

I highly recommend three shows this summer: The Tempest and Cymbeline at Bard on the Beach, and Legally Blonde at Theatre Under the Stars. [Read more…]

What should I see at Bard this summer?

Jennifer Lines, Bard on the Beach, The Tempest, Vancouver theatre

Jennifer Lines plays Ariel as a slave who loves her master in The Tempest

At this time of year, the question I get asked most often is “What should I see at Bard on the Beach?”

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