Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Come on Down! The Price is Right comes to Vancouver!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Price is Right! – a mainstay on the TV game show scene for over 55 years – is back on stage in the Lower Mainland this week!

priceisrightliveThe Price is Right Live! is a stage show version of the popular American game show. Contestants are drawn from the audience and have the chance to play popular games such as Plinko and Cliff Hangers. Contestants even have the chance to spin the big wheel in the Showcase Showdown.

You can get in on the action when the tour is at the River Rock Casino in Richmond from July 12-21, or at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam from July 26-29! We’ve got tickets to all The Price is Right Live shows; can you make it all the way to the final Showcase?

Cirque du Soleil Dralion to Wow Abbotsford

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Cirque to Soleil is set to descend on the City of Abbotsford with a show that blends the beauty of both Eastern and Western acrobatics: Dralion.

cirquedusoleildralionThe show is a fusion of the best of both worlds as seen in its name, derived from the blend of “Dragon” which symbolizes the East and “Lion” for the west. It focuses on the Eastern philosophy of harmony between humans and nature, and representations of the elements become the main characters: Azala for air, Gaya for earth, Oceane for water, and Yao for fire.

Set to a variety of world music, the show includes elements such as the bamboo poles, aerial hoop, hoop diving, and more.

Originally a show under Cirque du Soleil’s Grand Chapiteau, it’s now been adapted for arena performances. Dralion will be at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre for seven shows June 2nd-5th, 2011.

Get your tickets and be awed by the acrobatic mastery that nobody does like Cirque du Soleil.

Wicked comes to Vancouver’s QE Theatre

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The 17th longest running Broadway show is coming to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre June 1st-26th, 2010.

wickedBased off of Gregory Maguire’s novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West”, which in turn is based off of L Frank Baum’s classic work “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, Wicked centers around the frendship of Elphaba and Glinda. We all know about Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The story tells the tale of how Elphaba becomes the Wicked Witch of the West before Dorothy’s arrival in The Wizard of Oz.

After doing it’s test run in San Francisco, Wicked officially opened October 30th, 2003 in New York’s Gershwin Theatre

Despite being initially panned by critics, the show went on to become a smash hit with the audience. It’s currently one of the two highest weekly grossing Broadway shows since it opened. The first North American tour, which debuted in 2005, played to capacity crowds at almost every single performance. The show has gone into productions worldwide, including an abridged 30 minute performance at Universal Studios Japan.

So popular has it been, that the song “Defying Gravity” was sung in season one of “Glee”. The show has also been featured in TV shows “The Simpsons”, “Brothers & Sisters”, “Ugly Betty”, and “The War at Home”.

The current North American tour debuted March 2009. Tickets are still available for many performances.

What has your favourite Wicked television cameo been?