There are some exciting stuff happening on Vancouver stages this week. While Neil Simon and Andrew Lloyd Webber currently battle it out for audiences at Studio 16 and the Jericho Arts Centre, over at The Cultch a trio of young artists explore what gay heritage means.
In Simon’s comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers (until March 6), the cast of the Lovebird Artists Collective isn’t just hot, it’s caliente. While it may have been written almost fifty years ago, there is a vintage charm that gives way to a message that is surprisingly still resilient in our modern age of Ashley Madison and swiping right. Check out the review at Vancouver Presents and then be sure to book your tickets to spend some time with Barney and this trio of women.
Lloyd Webber’s Cats (until March 12) may remain an enigma in the world of musical theatre, there is no denying the joyous mix of sight and sound from the current Fighting Chance Productions presentation. It’s no wonder our reviewer called it “about as purrfect as this show can be”. We understand that tickets are selling out quickly, and for good reason. Don’t be disappointed.
Don’t call it history, for the Gay Heritage Project (Mar 2-19) is much more than just a presentation of LGBTQ greatest hits over the years. The trio of creators – Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir – see heritage as a verb, rather than a noun, making personal connections in a celebration of our rich history as a community.