Performing Arts & Theatre in Vancouver

A list of few of the performing arts events happening in Vancouver in May, 2017.

Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this ... More Details
When :

April 6 – May 6, 2017

Where :

Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
How much :

$20 to $84





The Piano Teacher

When Erin, a classical pianist, experiences the loss of the life she knew, she also finds herself dealing with the departure of her own musical expression. Navigating her way through this change, she meets an unconventional piano teacher who gives her new hope for the future ... More Details
When :

April 20 – May 14, 2017

Where :

BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$29 & up

Mump and Smoot in Anything

The famed Canadian clown duo return to The Cultch with a new work that will take Vancouver audiences yet again into the giddy, scary world of pure imagination. In their twisted netherworld, Mump and Smoot are confronted by a myriad of nightmarish obstacles that present themselves at every turn ... More Details
When :

April 25 to May 6, 2017

Where :

York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
How much :

$10 to $46

End Of The Rainbow

ACEproductions presents the English Canadian Premier of Peter Quilter's "End of the Rainbow", his drama with music about the last comeback attempt and last days of Iconic performer JUDY GARLAND. It is 1968 in swinging London where Judy Garland and her new fiance Mickey Deans have arrived for a series of shows at the Palladium and Talk of the Town. This smash Broadway and West End hit stars brilliant local ... More Details
Where :

Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver
How much :

$21.69 - $26.87

Vancouver Opera Festival

The first edition of Vancouver Opera Festival is a celebration of the vocal and theatrical arts. At its core, three new productions: a seldom performed masterpiece, a beloved classic, and a contemporary tour de force ... More Details
When :

April 28 to May 13, 2017

Where :

Various Venues, Vancouver
How much :

Varies

Napoléon voyage

Théâtre francophone à Vancouver / French Theatre Vancouver. En route for Cayo Coco, Jean-Philippe Lehoux relives his many journeys around the world : discovering Bosnia and its scars, working in an English hotel, losing himself in Japanese culture, and almost drowning in Norway. Awkward, nervous, Jean-Philippe dreams of conquering the world as one of its great travelers, but realizes that life has, alas, offered him a tourist visa only ... More Details
Where :

Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$27.90 - $32.04

Four Dogs and a Bone

Starring Marlies Dubois, Christina Church, Massimo Frau, Santiago Schumann and Directed by Kirsten Jeannine Gauthier. Four Dogs and a Bone follows four characters: a producer, a writer and two actors who, while setting traps in a desperate attempt to gain control of the film they are all a part of, are found tripping over themselves and one another in a race to the spotlight. Loud comedy meets subtle tact in ... More Details
When :

May 2 to 6, 2017

Where :

The Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
How much :

$17.00

La Merda

Literally naked, internationally acclaimed Silvia Gallerano sings and howls this provocative and critically acclaimed text by Cristian Ceresoli: a stream of consciousness that reveals, with rage and poetry, revolting human secrets, and a modern society that is powerful, desperate, vulnerable, and cutting. A multi-award winning sell-out hit across the world, La Merda is truly shocking and truly brilliant. HOW MUCH Tickets : $20 - $46 How to get tickets? Buy ... More Details
Where :

Historic Theatre, Venables Street, Vancouver
How much :

$20 - $46





Into the Woods Jr.

Vancouver Performing Stars presents Stephen Sondheims award winning musical Into the Woods. The intricate story that weaves together our classic fairytale characters and leads us on a journey of adventure and growth ... More Details
When :

May 6 & 7, 2017

Where :

Auditorium Jules Verne, 5445 Baillie St,, Vancouver
How much :

$16.52 - $21.69

Miranda Sings

Miranda Sings is a fictional character, developed on the internet, created in 2008 and portrayed by American comedian, actress and YouTube personality Colleen Ballinger ... More Details
Where :

The Centre in Vancouver, 777 Homer St., Vancouver
How much :

$45.5 - $89.5

Ties of Blood

A Look Back Into The Past -To A Family Of Trailblazing Heroines ... More Details
When :

May 10 to 13, 2017 

Where :

The Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
How much :

$16.52

String of Pearls

Play by Michele Lowe with 4 women telling a story spanning 27 years. Perfection ... More Details
When :

May 10 to 14, 2017

Where :

Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver
How much :

$16.52 - $26.87

Program 3 by Ballet BC

World premiere: Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat is applauded around the world for his work that “knows how to bend tradition with craft.” World premiere: Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar continues to investigate her work as a choreographer with the passionate and dedicated artists of Ballet BC. Ballet BC premiere: Ballet BC is thrilled to present for the first time a work by the revered Israeli choreographer and Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance ... More Details
When :

May 11 to 13, 2017 | 08:00 PM

Where :

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver
How much :

$21.25 - $91.25






Million Dollar Quartet

Inspired by true events, this rocking jukebox musical takes you into Sun Records Studio on December 4, 1956, to witness the famed recording session that brought together rock and roll legends Presley, Cash, Lewis, and Perkins—for the first and only time. Experience all the hits that made these powerhouse stars the icons they are today, including “That’s Alright,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” and more! ... More Details
When :

May 11 – July 9, 2017

Where :

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much :

$29 - $84

CANADALAND Guide to Canada LIVE

Jesse Brown, Publisher of CANADALAND, delves into the dark side of Canadian history. The show will consist of a series of stories accompanied by slides, short films and highlights of Canadian film and tv from a satirical angle. Jesse will be joined on stage by local historians and comics. Journalist Jesse Brown runs Canadaland, the crowd-funded news site that has disrupted the way the Canadian media works. He pioneered a ... More Details
When :

Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Where :

Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver
How much :

$15.00 - $20.00

Russell Howard

Russell Howard is one of the UK's most successful comedians. His 2011 sell-out arena tour Right Here, Right Now played to more than 300,000 fans including three sold out dates at the 15,000 seater O2 Arena. He returned to the stage in 2014 with his latest arena tour, Wonderbox, including four shows at the Royal Albert Hall and a string of international dates. Russell is the writer and star of ... More Details
When :

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 10:30 PM 

Where :

The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
How much :

$29.50

Stephen Lynch: the My Old Heart Tour

Stephen Andrew Lynch, is an American comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor who is known for his songs mocking daily life and popular culture ... More Details
Where :

Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
How much :

$30

Gerry Dee Live

Gerry Dee is one of Canada’s busiest comedic talents. Drawing inspiration from his years as a high school teacher, Gerry is the star and co-creator of the hit CBC sitcom“mr.d”, now entering its 6th season. Gerry is the Winner of the 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Comedic Role for his work on "mr.d". Gerry's book "Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks" was ... More Details
When :

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

Where :

Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much :

$39 - $99





Children of God

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Inspired by First ... More Details
When :

May 17 - 20, 23 – 27 30 – 31 + June 1 – 3, 2017 | 7PM
May 21, 28 + June 3, 2017 | 2PM

Where :

York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada
How much :

$10 to $46

Comic Strippers: Double Whammy

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Once just isn’t enough – they are back for a TWO NIGHT STAND! Subtitled “a male stripper parody and improv comedy show” A fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians, performs a scared shirtless improv comedy show. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them. “One of the most ... More Details
When :

May 19 to 20, 2017 |8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where :

Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
How much :

$16 to $37

CONVERGENCE

New dance work from Peter Bingham, Noam Gagnon, and Vanessa Goodman. Join us for EDAMs Spring Series, featuring new dance works by guest artists Noam Gagnon and Vanessa Goodman, as well as piece by the EDAM Company ... More Details
When :

May 24 to June 3, 2017 

Where :

EDAM Studio Theatre, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
How much :

$15 to $20

Hand To God

In a church basement in suburban Texas, three troubled teenagers meet weekly to express themselves through puppetry and learn to avoid the devil at all costs. Things take a twisted turn when one student—Jason—creates a hand puppet that is possessed with a delightfully dark personality of its own, contrasting its master’s meek demeanor. See if Jason can exorcise his demons in this black comedy that’s been hailed as the funniest ... More Details
When :

May 25 – June 25, 2017

Where :

BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
How much :

$29 & up

Wen Wei Dance

Wen Wei Wang's hotly-anticipated new work is a creation for five male dancers that investigates communication – both spoken and unspoken - and the fundamental urge to connect. Drawing from his personal experience as a non-English speaking immigrant to Canada, Dialogue expresses the basic desire to be understood, and the loneliness when those connections with others are not achieved. Wang pairs his precise and subtle choreography with striking visual design ... More Details
When :

Thursday-Saturday May 25-27, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where :

Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
How much :

$22 to $34

Ali Wong

ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. Withthe recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, "American Housewife," premiering this fall. After SF Weekly selected her as "The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her "Best ... More Details
When :

Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM & 09:30 PM

Where :

Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
How much :

$39.75 - $65.00

Candy Bones

The Candy Show is a one woman whimsey of comedy and delight! What are the bones that make up Candy? Come and meet the quirky characters that reside inside her as they try to tap-dance their way into your heart! Like Carol Burnett meets Fred Astaire, Like Saturday Night Live, but with one person. Like therapy but cheaper, come experience Candy's way to deal with life through comedy and laughter ... More Details
When :

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where :

The Dusty Flowershop, 2050 Scotia Street, Vancouver
How much :

16.52 - 16.52

Ideas Bobert

Like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean, Ideas Bobert is a ridiculous delight for the entire family! Do you listen to the cogs that whir in your head, or the song of your heart that flutters in your chest? Teetering on the brink of absolute failure, love-sick Bobert discovers his heart to be more than he knew. From award winning creator Candy Roberts comes a whimsical brew of physical comedy and ... More Details
When :

Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 3:00 PM to  4:00 PM

Where :

The Dusty Flowershop, 2050 Scotia Street, Vancouver
How much :

$11.34

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