Vancouver Exhibits To Put On Your Fall Arts Calendar

ITSAZOO Productions’ & Aphotic Theatre’s The Cafe; Picture: Chelsey Stuyt

Vancouver’s autumn is promising to be a unprecedented one for followers of reside theatre, dance, and music. From an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical blockbuster to an immersive play in an intimate cafe, this season’s various arts line-up is certain to deliver pleasure and inspiration to all who attend. Right here’s a style of what’s to return this fall:

Arts Membership Theatre Firm

The Arts Membership Theatre Firm is presently wrapping up Peter Pan Goes Unsuitable (till October 16 at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage) and Redbone Coonhound (till October 30 on the Newmont Stage on the BMO Theatre Centre). In anticipation of the vacation season (sure, it’s developing), they’re mounting the world premiere of Mother’s the PhraseTalkin’ Turkey (October 27, 2022-January 1, 2023, Granville Island Stage), delivered to you by the very fashionable Mother’s the Phrase Collective. This present takes on the vacation feast with humour, honesty, and love, exploring what brings households collectively and in addition makes them tough in the perfect of occasions. In the meantime, The Sound of Music (November 10-December 24) returns to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage to thrill audiences with its well-known and endearing storyline and songs.

The Cultch

East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid, Amanda Sum; Picture: Emily Cooper

The Cultch has revolutionary and attention-grabbing exhibits on supply this autumn. Yaga (October 27-November 5), written by Kat Sandler and offered by Touchstone Theatre, is against the law thriller that includes a witch, a murdered faculty scholar, a professor, a detective, and a sheriff. The present needs to be mysterious enjoyable round Halloween time. The Cave (November 10-20) includes the inventive genius of Tomson Freeway, John Millard, and Martha Ross, with animations by Bruce Alcock. This pleasant cabaret includes animals who come collectively after a forest hearth, tackling themes of local weather change, neighborhood, and resilience. Zee Zee Theatre presents In My Day (December 2-11), which offers with the HIV disaster in Vancouver. The work relies on a analysis challenge HIV In My Day, which collected tales from HIV survivors and caregivers within the province. And it wouldn’t be the lead-up to the vacations with out Theatre Substitute’s East Van Panto (November 16, 2022-January 1, 2023), this time giving The Little Mermaid their particular spin. The returning workforce (Sonja Bennett, Veda Hille, Meg Roe) are dreaming up a panto that’s sure to have audiences collaborating, laughing, and simply typically having fun with themselves immensely.

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Symphony of Terror!

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) has a jam-packed fall forward. Highlights embody Symphony of Terror! (October 25), which is billed as a “Halloween Horror Drag Spooktacular.” This system incorporates everybody’s favorite film songs and thrilling songs, together with music from the Rocky Horror Image Present and Ghostbusters. On October 28-29, Sarah Slean involves the Orpheum to carry out a Joni Mitchell Tribute whereas choices from the vacation favorite The Nutcracker will likely be performed November 17. Different season highlights embody Jon Kimura Parker Performs Bernstein (November 11-12) with a brand new work for Principal Flutist Christie Reside; Picture China: East/West Symphonic Live performance (November 22) with Maestro Tong Chen; and French pianist Hélène Grimaud Performs Brahms (November 25-26)

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts additionally has some actually thrilling programming this autumn. Makaya McCraven: In These Occasions (October 15) options the extremely gifted composer, drummer, producer, and “cultural synthesizer” as he explores music from his newest album. October 29 will see a efficiency of Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time, which offers with loss, grief, and the therapeutic course of. Different highlights embody the UBC Symphony Orchestra with Conductor Jaelem Bhate (October 22), and two concert events for the Video games in Motion convention (November 4-5).

Vancouver Opera

The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers (October 22, 27, and 30) by Georges Bizet will likely be mounted once more by the Vancouver Opera after three a long time. The story offers with two inseparable mates who face a check of their relationship once they each search the love of the identical girl. The dramatic story offers with betrayal, sacrifice, and, in the end, the ties that bind individuals collectively.

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Broadway throughout Canada

The worldwide hit Jesus Christ Celebrity (November 15-20) involves the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, because of Broadway Throughout Canada. After 5 a long time, the present continues to stay vibrant with a contemporary reimagining whereas nonetheless inspiring audiences with beloved songs by duo Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Dance Centre

International Dance Connections Sequence – Compagnie d’Autres Cordes; Picture: Quentin Chevrier

The Dance Centre has a number of dance sequence in addition to particular displays taking place this fall. Their International Dance Connections Sequence options Franck Vigroux’s Forêt (October 20-22) carried out by Compagnie d’Autres Cordes, Throe carried out by Corporeal Imago (November 17-19), and Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson (December 8-10) whereas the Uncover Dance! Sequence will rejoice the historical past of ballroom with VanVogueJam, curated by Ralph Escamillan, and have a efficiency by the Karen Flamenco Dance Firm (November 23). Vancouver audiences may also sit up for a particular presentation by Shion Skye Carter (November 4-5) entitled Residuals, which pulls inspiration from Japanese calligraphy.

Early Music Vancouver

Early Music Vancouver’s (EMV) 2022/2023 Live performance Season launched in September and runs till Might 2023. Of their 53rd season, they’ve a number of sequence. The Cathedral Sequence options Boccheriniana (October 14); A New Springtime within the World (October 28) that can play French medieval works; and The Artwork of the Lute with Thomas Dunford (November 25). The Masterworks Sequence: Bach Earlier than and Past will mount From Conflict to Peace: Heinrich Schütz and His Time (November 5) and Festive Cantatas: J.S. Bach Magnificat (December 17-18). And eventually, the Passport Sequence: Early Music from Across the World will current The Odyssey of Kryštof Harant (December 1).

Chor Leoni

In the event you’re looking for some uplifting, Chor Leoni has some fabulous upcoming concert events. We Sang Our Songs (November 10-11) is in honour of Remembrance Day and options songs that ponder battle and peace. In the meantime, Christmas with Chor Leoni (December 16-19) will put you within the vacation spirit with Yuletide classics and new favourites.

Coastal Jazz and Blues Society

Coastal Jazz and Blues Society is once more internet hosting Ironworks (November 3-5) with three particular nights going down on the Ironworks. Night one opens with Josh Zubot and Strings with Sickboss, and nights two and three characteristic collaborations between each nationwide and native artists.

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Pacific Theatre

For these looking for each entertaining and meditative vacation productions, Pacific Theatre presents The Messiah (November 25-December 17) that replays the Nativity narrative by an absurdist lens. With simply three performers (an opera singer and two actors), the present will deliver new life to a well known story. In the meantime, their annual Christmas Presence (December 11-13, 2022) returns with track, poetry, and musings that solid a magical spell of contemplation on audiences.

Ballet BC

OVERTURE/S. Artist: Jacob Williams
Picture: Marcus Eriksson

The primary present of Ballet BC‘s season, OVERTURE/S (November 3-5), options three works: Silent Tides by Inventive Director Medhi Walerski, New Creation by Imre and Marne van Opstal; and Bed room People by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. Be ready to be mesmerized by model new works in addition to an viewers favorite that’s returning this season.

Firehall Arts Centre

Sanjay Talwar in A Christmas Carol; Picture: Jam Hamidi

Firehall Arts Centre presents TJ Dawe’s Blueberries Are Assholes (October 19-30), the place the consummate storyteller woos audiences on his ideas and humour relating to on a regular basis life. The world premiere of Manami Hara’s Braveness Now (November 19-December 4) captures the experiences of Chiune Sugihara who helped Lithuanian and Polish Jews escape the Nazis. And the vacation basic A Christmas Carol runs December 14-24.

ITSAZOO Productions and Aphotic Theatre

The Cafe; Picture: Chelsey Stuyt

In partnership with PuSh, ITSAZOO Productions and Aphotic Theatre current The Café (October 11-22) at Kafka’s. On this immersive theatre expertise, seven scenes unfold in a espresso store. This intimate efficiency permits viewers members to wander round as witnesses to the extraordinary, various conversations which can be occurring round them.


Picture: Todd MacDonald

DanceHouse launches their 15th anniversary season with Double Homicide (October 21-22), a double invoice that incorporates Clowns and The Repair by the Hofesh Shechter Firm. The 2 items, interconnected but oppositional, discover other ways to confront our chaotic, typically violent occasions. Clowns erupts with power and confusion, whereas The Repair is a way more soothing providing of tentative hope amidst such destruction. The present guarantees to be extremely provocative and genre-bending.

By Tara Lee
Supply Inside Vancouver