April showers continue to be upon us but let’s make the most of the bounty of spring entertainment in this week’s picks
Hockey: At Gateway Theatre, Glory the story of women’s hockey in the 1930’s, continues until April 13.
Blossoms: The city is in bloom as swaths of Cherry Blossoms paint the town pink, celebrate them all during the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival until April 28th.
Orchestra: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Festival brings two performances to the Orpheum this week, Revolutionaries: Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich on April 12, and Visions of Joy: Beethoven’s 9th on April 13
Nisei: Continuing until April 13th, The Firehall Arts Centre presents the eye-opening, award-winning play The Tashme Project: The Living Archives which tells of the lives of the Nisei (2nd generation Japanese/Canadians) from being a child of the internment camps to post-war and beyond.
Okanagan: On stage at The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, until April 21, The Orchard (after Chekhov) is Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley.
Out: Until May 4th, at The Arts Club Granville Island Stage, Bed & Breakfast is a comedy about “being out,” skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.
Accessible: The Cultch Historic Theatre welcomes Realwheels Theatre’s Act of Faith a multi-disciplinary premiere by one of Canada’s foremost playwrights, Janet Munsil April 11 – 20.
Bio: Delinquent Theatre presents the emotional world premiere of Never the Last, as part of the SeeMore Theatre Series at Vancouver Civic Theatre’s Annex until April 20th.
Handel: To end the Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s season, Early Music Vancouver presents Handel’s regal compositions, Coronation Anthems, and Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne in a performance Sunday April 14th at the Chan Centre
Marionetas: North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre and Mexico’s Marionetas de la Esquina present Jack and the Magic Bean, at Presentation House Theatre from April 11th to 28th
Gaita: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UCB presents the sounds of the Cristina Pato Quartet on April 11th in the Chan Shun Concert Hall.
Pop: Friday night, April 12, Michael Buble returns to his hometown stage for a performance at Rogers Arena in support of latest album, Love
Drag: Sunday at The Vogue Theatre, don’t get mad, get everything when the First Wives Fight Club, a musical mash-up of First Wives Club & Fight Club brings RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars; Brook Lynn Hytes, Raja, Ginger Minj and Peaches Christ