This week we find out about the mofo with the hat, do a little Dirty Dancing, explore the Stanley Cup riot, meet another Studio 58 grad, and go back to school with the Heathers.
While the upcoming production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Motherf**ker with the Hat may have been sidetracked by a conversation around diversity in Vancouver’s theatre community, for Stephen Lobo it really was all about finding a piece that spoke to him. Read more.
The thing about Dirty Dancing, currently on stage at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, is that it makes no excuses for what it is. Read more.
One of Vancouver’s more innovative theatre companies has set its eyes on one of our city’s darkest hours with RIOT, a large-scale live music, theatre, dance and multi-media work with the 2011 Stanley Cup riot as its backdrop. Read more.
Meet Vancouver theatre professional Maria Zarrillo. This continues our special series featuring the 50th anniversary fall graduating class from Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College. Read more.
The thing to remember about Heathers: The Musical is that it is based on the 1989 film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. For some that should be either a warning, or a reason to go. For those that might not be familiar with the source material, suffice to say the musical really is just lipstick on a pig. Read more.