Musical14 shows found
Playwrights: Denise Yeo & Garth Martens
In this amalgam of poetry and flamenco, dancer Denise Yeo, poet Garth Martens, guitarist Gareth Owen, and singer Veronica Maguire plunge mythological depths and excavate human shadow. With joy, mockery, humour, sunlight, these conscious and celebrated tools to reclaim ourselves whole and human, they go where “the word in time” soaks its way to dark corners.
On Garth Martens’ Prologue for the Age of Consequence (House of Anansi Press, 2014): “Not merely good, but important.” —Arc Poetry Magazine
The performance on September 6 is half-price!
Intense / Musical / Poetic / 60 minutes / All Ages
Playwright: William Rubel
Two brothers return to the island cabin where their father, a struggling novelist, met a tragic end. It takes an old actor, the spirit of William Blake, and love and anger across three centuries to help them perceive the infinite in the midst of loss. Written by a Blake scholar, and author of several ritual poetic dramas, including Sonnets to Orpheus (Paper Trails new play prize), the story draws on Blake’s letters, his marriage, his three years in a cottage at Felpham, and his basic myth of the division of Urizen (reason) into Spectre (thought) and Emanation (feeling). Several of Blake’s poems weave in and out of the action, in the form of an original, live musical score. Come share an hour in eternity.
The performance on September 6 is half-price!
Intense / Musical / Poetic / 75 minutes / 14+
Underrepresented artist: Written and produced by a neurodiverse playwright.
Playwright: Susanna Uchatius in collaboration with an inclusive cast
A huge tiny four letter word!
Roy & Janet tackles love, person to person, tribe to tribe, human to nature.
Shakespeare, Ovid, The Twin Sisters (The Lions of Vancouver)... it’s all connected!
Give us your hand, we’ll take you there!
Theatre Terrific’s 14th Vancouver Fringe Festival production. Join us!
“If you have not previously heard of Theatre Terrific, you are missing out ... This company supports artists of diverse abilities to develop their performance skills, and collaborate in the production of provocative theatrical works.” —The Vandellous
Weird / Musical / Poetic / Multicultural / LGBTQ+ / 40 minutes / All Ages
Underrepresented artist: Theatre Terrific is an all inclusive theatre company that works with artists of all abilities, cultures and genders. This includes artists who may or may not identify as living with physical, cognitive, mental health, gender or cultural differences. Our productions are always wheelchair accessible.
District 13 Presents
Playwright: Mark Vandenberg
Nakatomi Plaza. Christmas Eve. 1988. John McClane is on a mission to save his wife from German terrorists led by the debonair Hans Gruber... while singing parodies of hit songs from the ‘80s. District 13 Presents (Hunger Games Musical Trilogy) is back with an all new action-packed musical ready to blow your mind. Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mister Falcon!
Funny / Silly / Musical / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language
Playwright: Jeff Hoffman
50 Fun Things is a new quirky musical romantic comedy about the twists and turns of life, love, and the power of fun.
“I have a theory: that no matter where you are, or what is happening around you, there are always 50 Fun Things you can do in that situation. No. Matter. What.”
“50 Fun Things is the best thing to come out of the Victoria Fringe in years.” —Kelly Clark, Showbill (re: Victoria Fringe 2016)
Silly / Musical / Tear-Jerker / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language
Awkward Stage Productions
Playwrights: Ryan Scott Oliver & Hunter Foster
When you’re failing classes, kicked off the swim team, and your family is on the skids, life can feel like it’s going to hell. In a night of teenage desire, Jasper and her best friend Agnes consummate a years-long friendship. In the morning Agnes is gone. Jasper goes after her. Come meet us at the touch of water. Take a deep dive into Deadland.
“Jasper In Deadland is a journey of self-discovery that moved me in such a way that it brought tears to my eyes.” —New York Theatre Guide
“And electrifying surge of theatrical energy!” —Entertainment Weekly
Weird / Intense / Musical / LGBTQ+ / 90 minutes / All Ages
Underrepresented artist: Jasper in Deadland is led by a core production team of queer women and features a cast of diverse actors in the story two teenage girls falling in love in the face of natural and supernatural adversity. The story was originally written with a cis-gender, male-female romance, but the NYC writers have given special permission for Awkward to explore this narrative through an intersectional lens.
The Wretched Orphans
Playwrights: TJ Dawe & Lindsay Robertson
Fringe mainstay TJ Dawe talks, singer/songwriter Lindsay Robertson plays music and sings, as they explore stories and songs of musicians who turned the trauma and pain of their lives into beauty. Learn about Hank Williams, Judy Garland, Sufjan Stevens, and others in this intimate hybrid performance piece which shows why we’re drawn to sad-ass music.
Musical / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+
Playwright: Keith Alessi
An inspirational story of life, challenges, battles, and triumph. Evil Tomatoes! Heroic banjos! What choices do you make when confronted with life’s obstacles? Will your pursuit of a passion take you places you had never imagined?
The performances on September 6 and 13 are half-price!
Musical / Warm and Fuzzy / Intimate / 60 minutes / All Ages
Vancouver Puppet Theatre
Playwright: Viktor Barkar
Come see a new family-friendly puppet show at Fringe this year: Baba Yaga! Puppet show, you say? Yes! Handmade marionettes are waiting to tell you the story of Baba Yaga. This ancient Russian forest entity is cosmically cranky and lives in a chicken legged-house. There’s only one thing that can stop her and it isn’t love.
Musical / Warm and Fuzzy / Multicultural / 30 minutes / Kid’s Show / All Ages / Smoke/Fog /
Underrepresented artist: Our show is produced and performed by artist who was born and grew up in Eastern European country (Belarus).
This show is based on the Eastern European traditional folklore and, therefore engages with members of the Eastern European community.
Produced by Tender Container, Associate Producers Neworld Theatre and New(to)Town Collective
Playwright: Davey Calderon
Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! is a Clown-Drag-Karaoke Extravaganza, serving up Filipino-Canadian identity shenanigans, queer insights, family epiphanies, and soul gratifying karaoke! Inspired by Davey Calderon’s visit to his family’s ancestral land, the Philippines, this show is an interactive celebration of the intersections found in oneself.
PLEASE NOTE:This venue is 19+
The performance on September 8 is half-price!
Funny / Musical / Intimate / Multicultural / LGBTQ+ / 65 minutes / 18+
Underrepresented artist: Written and performed by Davey Calderon (a queer POC who is of Filipino descent), directed Chris Lam (a queer Asian cis man whose ethnic background is Chinese), dramaturged by Dominique Wakeland (a Black gender fluid darling), and produced by Katie Sly (a white bisexual trans boi).
David Lee Morgan
Playwright: David Lee Morgan
A computer wakes up in the year 2035 on the eve of a world socialist revolution. Fighting has broken out all over the globe. For the first time, the US military has used tactical nuclear weapons against its own population. Suddenly, all communication stops.
Spoken word musical theatre by David Lee Morgan, a London, UK and BBC Poetry Slam champion.
The performance on September 7 is half-price!
Intense / Musical / Poetic / Multicultural / 55 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language
Anais West and Sara Vickruck
Playwrights: Anais West & Sara Vickruck
An intimate, edgy new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe Deux Soleil. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love.
“Vickruck can belt a song, croon a song, and massage a song into existence—and she can act, too.” —Vancouver Courier (on Love Bomb)
“[Anais West has] got great comic timing and she is fearless about going to dark emotional places.” —the Georgia Straight (on Dry Land)
The performance on September 10 is half-price!
Naughty / Musical / Poetic / LGBTQ+ / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Underrepresented artist: Created and performed by queer women, with an all-female, mostly queer creative team.
Playwright: Daniel K. McLeod
TrudeauMania, with music, dance, satire, drama, looks at Justin’s charismatic and brilliant father Pierre, from his rapid rise to the Prime Minister’s chair in 1968 on the eve of the Summer of Love, to his secret engagement to 21-year-old Margaret, to his darkest days in October 1970, when he invoked the War Measures Act, suspending civil liberties.
Reviews of our 2015 & 2016 Fringe show Just Watch Me:
“The music ... is brilliant!” —Steve Edge, Rogue Folk Club
""Exuberant youthful energy ... Great casting, great ensemble performance! ... Original music and a five-piece band.” —Plank Magazine
The performance on September 7 is half-price!
Funny / Musical / Poetic / 90 minutes / All Ages
Devon More Music
Playwright: Devon More
With the latest viral hipster band due onstage any moment, a quantum physics student under the influence (of Stephen Hawking) is warping space-time..! Quarks, quirks, and the substance of sound collide in a subatomic pop opera where anything that can happen does.
Another “masterful blend of musical storytelling” (Plank Magazine). Just like Berlin Waltz.
Reviews for Berlin Waltz:
“This show is a work of art.” —CJLO Montreal (2017)
“Berlin Waltz is a masterful blend of musical storytelling.” —Plank Magazine
The performance on September 15 is half-price!
Funny / Musical / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+