On Vancouver stages: our weekly round-up from Vancouver Presents

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From a musical about cancer to a stripped down circus, there is plenty to like on Vancouver stages right now.

The Waiting Room

In 2009, Spirit of the West front man John Mann was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. In 2014 he released his solo album The Waiting Room, a very personal musical journey through his two year battle. Today, with the help of playwright Morris Panych, Mann’s album gets a music video treatment of sorts, only this time you won’t find it on Much Music, as it plays out live each night on the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage. Read more.

A Simple Space is the circus equivalent of the best acoustic session the music world has to offer. Stripped (sometimes quite literally) of the artifice that surrounds every production of a certain Quebec circus troupe, Australia’s Gravity & Other Myths rely almost exclusively on their wits, and talent as acrobats, in a 60 minute show that will have you on the edge of your seat.

A Simple Space is the circus equivalent of the best acoustic session the music world has to offer. Stripped (sometimes quite literally) of the artifice that surrounds every production of a certain Quebec circus troupe, Australia’s Gravity & Other Myths rely almost exclusively on their wits, and talent as acrobats, in a 60 minute show that will have you on the edge of your seat. Read more.

Meet Ballet BC dancer Brett Perry who joins Vancouver’s contemporary ballet company for its new season.

Meet Ballet BC dancer Brett Perry who joins Vancouver’s contemporary ballet company for its new season. Read more.

Nothing much happens in the Connie Ray penned musical Smoke on the Mountain, currently on stage at Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, but for its target market that won’t be a problem.

Nothing much happens in the Connie Ray penned musical Smoke on the Mountain, currently on stage at Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, but for its target market that won’t be a problem. Read more.

Parlez-vous français? If that is the extent of your French language skills, not to worry because Théâtre la Seizième, Vancouver’s professional French-language theatre company, also caters to Anglophones.

Parlez-vous français? If that is the extent of your French language skills, not to worry because Théâtre la Seizième, Vancouver’s professional French-language theatre company, also caters to Anglophones. Read More.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia will feature three new major exhibitions as part of its 2015/2016 season.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia will feature three new major exhibitions as part of its 2015/2016 season. Read more.

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