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Opening Night Fever: Romeo & Juliet with a twist

This Valentine’s Edition of Small Stage is the classic Romeo & Juliet story with a genre-blending, gender-bending, time-transcending twist. We asked each of the dancers to tell us about their typical day of opening night and about their work. To start, can you tell us about your piece in just three words? Then feel free to add a few more. Joshua Beamish: ... Read More »

Opening Night Fever: Shannon Chan-Kent, Soprano

How does your day start on opening night? Shannon Chan-Kent: I’m an early riser and typically wake up anywhere between 5:45 and 7:30 a.m. As soon as I’m up, I make myself some roasted dandelion tea and drink about a litre of water. And then, I make myself a coffee. What about pre-show jitters? Do you still get them? SCK: ... Read More »

A Letter from Artslandia Ambassador—Emily Molnar

Dear Friends, I hope all is finding you well. Another year’s coming to a close and what a year it has been! It’s in moments like these that I find myself wanting to take a brief look back and contemplate on what has taken place and where I am going; checking in with myself and reflecting on how that connects ... Read More »

Opening Night Fever: Leslie Gray, Soprano

How does your day start on opening night? Leslie Gray: I usually wake up to the sound of my two-year-old singing at the top of his lungs. Mornings are pretty busy around our house. I commute to Surrey for work so mornings involve helping my husband get two boys up, dressed and fed and ready for school and daycare before I head off ... Read More »

8 must-see Plays: Christmas in Artslandia

  Here at Artslandia, we’re tingling and jingling with anticipation of watching holiday magic unfurl onstage, and letting holiday carols carry us away. Here’s a short list of holiday plays we’re eager to see. Christmas Queen 3 | Vancouver TheatreSports League The holidays will be a real drag—in the best way possible—with The Christmas Queen, a mouthy grande dame bent ... Read More »