This week in (gay) Vancouver: dance, theatre and music

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This week in (gay) Vancouver: Facing East, International Dance Day & Vancouver's Next Vocal Superstar

This week we check out a brand new musical, celebrate International Dance Day and find out who is going to be Vancouver’s next vocal superstar.

Fighting Chance Productions presents the world premiere of the new musical Facing East

Fighting Chance Productions presents the world premiere of the new musical Facing East (Apr 23- May 14). Facing East tells the story of a Mormon couple coming terms with their gay son’s suicide. Told in a series of flashbacks at the funeral, they unexpectedly meet their son’s lover, and come face-to-face with a reality they’ve long ignored, forced to reconcile their feelings with their beliefs. Photo: Allyson Fournier.

International Dance Day

In 1982 the International Dance Council, a UNESCO partner agency, declared April 29 as International Day Dance. Designed to raise awareness and appreciation of all forms of dance, The Dance Centre continues its tradition of offering free dance performances throughout the day. Along with performances at its Scotiabank Dance Centre on Davie, there are public performances planned at the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza.

Are you Vancouver's next vocal superstar?

Are you Vancouver’s next vocal superstar? The Search for Vancouver’s Next Vocal Superstar continues with auditions on April 28. The winner, to be crowned on May 19, will receive a $1,000 cash prize and two VIP tickets to this year’s FVDED In The Park.

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