IN ASSOCIATION WITH RENEGADE ARTS COMPANY
Aug 6 to 22 – Waterfront Theatre
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal
NOVEMBER 4-22, 2015
The Shop Theatre (125 East 2nd Avenue)
A love triangle gone wrong MURDER BALLAD tells the story of Sara and her two lives, the former a hard drinking, party girl and the current a hardworking mother of one married to a NYU Literature professor. When her past and current lives explode one person will not be leaving alive.
Based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot Cats tells the story in song and dance of the annual gathering of Jellicle Cats at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon Cats previously ran in London’s West End for 21 years and Broadway for just over 18 years.
FACING EAST follows an upstanding Mormon couple faced with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their son’s partner they must face a reality long ignored, and reconcile feelings with beliefs. Vancouver audiences will be the first to see a fully-staged production of this moving new work, which has its eyes set towards New York and London!
A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award winning musical tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Conceived by Grammy winners Green Day it’s more than just a jukebox musical it’s the Jesus Christ Superstar of this generation. The friends quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on an exhilarating theatrical journey.
Based on the classic 1989 film, Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing trio: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. When misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D. all hell breaks loose and when kids start dying no one will ever be the same. This hilarious co-written by the writer of LEGALLY BLONDE and BAT BOY.