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Red Reviews and Audience Feedback

Hot Reviews for RED

“Red is a brilliant platform for its actors” Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
“Red shows us how the salvation of art may be found in unexpected places.” Jerry Wasserman, The Province
“Theatre, local or otherwise doesn’t get much better than this co-production between Vancouver Playhouse, Canadian Stage and The Citadel [...]

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Gunmetal Blues Opens the Recital Hall Series!

Our new Recital Hall series begins tonight with the Opening of Gunmetal Blues! This musical parody of the film noir detective story will be performed at 9:30pm (4pm on Sat Feb 4) below the Vancouver Playhouse Mainstage, following performances of Red. Both productions are on stage until February 4. We are pleased to participate in [...]

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Playhouse Peeps, Scene 1

Welcome to the first edition of Playhouse Peeps, a series of blog posts in which we profile the people of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company. First up is our new Director of Development, Jodi Norrison. Thank you for playing with us, Jodi!

How long have you worked at the Playhouse?
Since November 2011.
Your job at the Playhouse [...]

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Director Kim Collier on RED

Recently, we spoke with Kim Collier, Director of RED (Jan 14-Feb 4). Here are her thoughts on Mark Rothko, Art, and the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company.
You recently directed RED in Toronto and the show is now set to open at the Playhouse.  What made you want to be involved with this particular show?
When Matthew Jocelyn, [...]

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The Playhouse in 2012!

We hope you have had a happy, restful holiday season. Here are the many exciting things happening at the Playhouse in the coming year!
4 Mainstage Productions
We continue our 2011/2012 Mainstage season with three co-productions and one presentation of Theatre for Young Audiences at the Vancouver Playhouse.

Red (Jan 14 – Feb 4) by John Logan is [...]

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Greg Armstrong Morris Talks About His “Role of a Lifetime”

With La Cage aux Folles hitting the stage for its first preview this Saturday, November 26, we sat down with one of the stars to talk about the show. Greg Armstrong Morris will be portraying Albin this Holiday Season at the Playhouse.
You have mentioned in other interviews that this is a role of a lifetime.  [...]

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Zaza and Les Cagelles

We have a new video on our VanPlayhouse Youtube channel. David Cooper shares a behind-the-scenes look at Zaza and Les Cagelles as they prepare for their La Cage aux Folles photo shoot. Watch the video here.
This video features Greg Armstrong-Morris (Albin/Zaza), Peach Cobblah (Hanna), Ian Yuri Gardner (Mercedes), Celestial Seasons (Odette), Kiki Lawhore (Phaedra), Iona Whipp [...]

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Announcing the La Cage “Catch That Fabulous Bus” Contest

We are proud to announce our La Cage aux Folles “Catch That Fabulous Bus” Contest! Starting today, Thursday, November 17, 2011, take a photo of a La Cage aux Folles bus in transit and send it to us for a chance to win a fantastic prize.
Post your photo on our Facebook wall or email it [...]

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La Cage aux Folles Rehearsals begin!

Today we participate in an integral theatre company ritual: the meet and greet for La Cage aux Folles. The meeting includes a design presentation and a read through of the script. Not only does this event include coffee and donuts (!), it means that all of the beautiful people who are involved with the show [...]

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Reviews for Tosca Cafe

The reviews for Tosca Cafe continue with many different opinions.
What do you think?
“Tosca Cafe is great entertainment.” –John Jane, Review Vancouver

“It’s a definite ?don’t miss’ show for me” –Gillian Lockitch, Review from the House

“There’s fun to be had at Tosca Cafe.” –Kaija Pepper, Globe and Mail

“…graceful charm…peppered by brilliance.” –Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun
“this show really [...]

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