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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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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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Max Responds to Media Coverage of City’s Assistance

You may have seen various media coverage of the City’s assistance to our theatre company.
This is Max’s response.
Learn more about Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company’s Artistic Managing Director, Max Reimer.

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Starring roles for ‘La Cage aux Folles’

We are happy to announce the starring roles for our November/December production of La Cage aux Folles . . .
Greg Armstrong-Morris will play Albin and David Marr will play Georges. Together they will make musical and theatrical magic!
La Cage aux Folles will be directed by Max Reimer with assistant direction by Cameron Mackenzie.
We will announce [...]

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Theatre etiquette tips from Racheal, Max, George & Anne

What is your number one theatre audience pet peeve?
Today we’d like to share this very well-written blog post by Racheal McCaig, critically acclaimed playwright & photographer, and an award winning blogger. Racheal interviews our own Max Reimer, George Pothitos from The Neptune Theatre in Halifax and Anne Allan from the Charlottetown Festival in PEI, “for their top 3 Theatre [...]

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Jessie Nominations for the Playhouse

Yesterday we attended the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Nominations Party at the Improv Centre. Below is
the list of nominees for Playhouse shows. We are very proud of all of them.
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
Tom McBeath – Death of a Salesman
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role
Dmitry Chepovetsky – This
Bob Frazer – Death of a Salesman
Outstanding [...]

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exciting casting announced

There will be some old friends and new faces on stage at the Vancouver Playhouse next season: Peter Anderson (The Overcoat, The Love List), Dean Paul Gibson (Actor: Romeo & Juliet, Stones in His Pockets, Humble Boy; Director: True West, Toronto Mississippi), Rex Harrington (former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada), Kevin McNulty [...]

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ovation awards

The Ovation Awards (a fundraiser for Applause Musicals) have been announced. We have received several nominations:
Outstanding Professional Production: The Fantasticks
Outstanding New Work: Beyond Eden
Outstanding Music Director: Bill Henderson, Beyond Eden
Outstanding Set Design: David Roberts, The Fantasticks
Outstanding Costume Design: Bretta Gerecke, Beyond Eden
Outstanding Lead Performance – Female: Jennifer Lines, Beyond Eden
Outstanding Lead Performance – Male: Colin [...]

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brief encounter

Rehearsals have been going extremely well but as we move into the theatre it’s exciting to be adding the technical elements to the show. Our crew have excelled themselves in order to get this show on the boards for its Canadian premiere. Our first preview in on Saturday and it’s close to being a sold-out house; the [...]

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