An updated Romeo and Juliet

West Side Story

If you’re sick of all the holiday-themed shows this time of year, Festival Place has an alternative:  Broadway musical classic West Side Story. “Jerome Robbins is one of my idols—his chor...
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It’s a Wonderful Life

It may be one of the lesser-known Christmas tales for younger generations, but It’s a Wonderful Life definitely resonates as one of the enduring tales of holiday redemption. “Most of the ...
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The Christmas Carol Project sings Dickens

What’s Christmas without Dickens—lots of Dickens? The Christmas Carol Project, now in its 19th year, is among the handful of annual local shows based on that most classic of all Christmas tales...
Vancouver Hotel, 2013 // Colin Smith, courtesy of Peter Robertson Gallery

Obscure Inversions gets camera obscura

Each photograph invites the viewer into a dreamlike space. You see an outdoor scene projected into a hotel room, but the photographs all look surreal: the outdoor scene is upside down, folding over t...
Bringing the Bard to the big screen

Globe On Screen with Taming of the Shrew

It’s the sort of question that seems engineered to bring out the theatrical purists, torches a-blazing: can a filmed live performance hold up as a viable way of taking in theatre? There are, to...
Pamela Tzeng // Vernon Rubiano

Removing the boundaries

As the year winds to a close, many resolution-makers are reflecting on how the passage of time (and bad habits) affect the body. Or maybe it’s just the kind of mood that sets in with the lack o...