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Love, Deception & Tragedy Take Centre Stage at the Vancouver Opera with Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto

Love, deception, and tragedy take centre stage at the Vancouver Opera this fall, with the opening of the Italian masterpiece Rigoletto. Upon completion of this piece in 1851, renowned Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi added to his reputation as one of the most sought after composers of the 19th century. This piece follows the heartbreaking tale of Rigoletto, a father caught ... Read More »

#ArtslandiaTheatre – The Best Laid Plans: a Musical

The Best Laid Plans: a Musical brings satire and Canadian politics to the forefront, all in singsong form. The show, based on Terry Ellis’ award winning novel of the same name, follows political strategist Daniel, hellbent on ruining his own career by convincing an irascible Scotsman with nothing to lose to run in an election he has no chance of ... Read More »

#ArtslandiaDance: Discover Dance! on Your Noon Hour

#ArtslandiaDance: Discover Dance! on Your Noon Hour How many dance organizations can say they offer afternoon programmes that fit into your lunch break? How many can say their season ranges in style from tap and contemporary to Northwest Coast First Nation mask dance and a hip-hop/bhangra fusion? The Dance Centre can—with their 2015–2016 Discover Dance! season—featuring six Thursday afternoon performances ... Read More »

A Ballerina’s Tale – Arts and Letters Film Festival Series #VIFF

In this rich, immersive documentary, we meet Misty Copeland, a ballerina who aims to be a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater. Misty is young, beautiful and talented—readymade for the great American Success Story. One thing complicates the picture, however: she’s African-American. It turns out that ballet is as racially homogenous as it is exclusive in other departments; this ... Read More »

Junior Reviewer, Zoltan Orban – The Broadway Musical Peter Pan

#PeterPan with Cathy Rigby playing for free at the Fair at the PNE! 🎭First play I've ever been to and it was awesome! 👏👏👏 #vancitybuzz #downtown #city #playland #downtownvancouver #landscape #pne #vancouvercanada #vancouver #broadway #canada #d3200 #nikon #amusementpark #westcoast #britishcolumbia #westcoastbestcoast #pne2015 #vancouverisawesome #explorebc #thefair #picoftheday #september #awesome #theatre #art #show #cathyrigby #thearts A post shared by Zoltan Albert Orban ... Read More »