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

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This week we take a peek behind the curtain of child beauty pageants, celebrate the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast in dance, deal with grief in a spectacular way, and are blown away by two very different theatre productions on stage right now.

When Alan Pronger set out to write his first jukebox musical, Little Miss Glitz, inspiration came from the most unlikely of places: reality shows like Honey Boo Boo and Toddlers and Tiaras. Read more.

When Alan Pronger set out to write his first jukebox musical, Little Miss Glitz, inspiration came from the most unlikely of places: reality shows like Honey Boo Boo and Toddlers and Tiaras. Read more.

The 2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, running March 1-6 at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, will showcase the stories, songs and dances of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast. Read more.

The 2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, running March 1-6 at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, will showcase the stories, songs and dances of the indigenous peoples of the Northwest Coast. Read more.

We all deal with grief in different ways. In Betroffenheit, theatre artist Jonathon Young does it in a spectacularly visual way in front of a live audience. Read more.

We all deal with grief in different ways. In Betroffenheit, theatre artist Jonathon Young does it in a spectacularly visual way in front of a live audience. Read more.

Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers may have been written almost fifty years ago, but it just goes to prove that with the right cast and director it still has plenty to say to audiences today. Read more.

Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers may have been written almost fifty years ago, but it just goes to prove that with the right cast and director it still has plenty to say to audiences today. Read more.

While Cats may remain one of the great enigmas of musical theatre, the current Fighting Chance Productions is such a joyous mix of sight and sound that you’ll forgive its slight story. Read more.

While Cats may remain one of the great enigmas of musical theatre, the current Fighting Chance Productions is such a joyous mix of sight and sound that you’ll forgive its slight story. Read more.

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