Hottest arts shows for December 2014

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For lovers of the great indoors this season, a dazzling variety of stage shows are here to warm your body and soul. Those in the holiday spirit can indulge in a Christmas-themed performance, in addition to one of many classics and new-classics for the young and young-at-heart. Check out Vancouver’s hottest arts shows for what remains of 2014.

Avenue Q

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Witty and irreverent, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. Puppetry and hilarity ensues.

  • When: Now to January 3
  • Where: Granville Island Stage – 1585 Johnston Street
  • More Info: Arts Club Theatre

Christmas Queen

Christmas Queen

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Vancouver TheatreSports League’s improvised holiday tale of a villain attempting to ruin Christmas for all of the townsfolk. Will the Christmas Queen succeed? Each night, a uniquely hilarious story will be weaved by the talented VTSL cast.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie. Photo by Christine Quintana.

The Glass Menagerie. Photo by Christine Quintana.

The Fire Escape Equity Co-Op presents a fresh and poignant take on Tennessee Williams’ classic.

  • When: December 5 to 21
  • Where: Jericho Arts Centre – 1675 Discovery Street
  • More Info: Brown Paper Tickets

Sideshow Musical Improv

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Off Key Improv performs in a completely improvised musical inspired by the suggestions of the audience.

  • When: December 7 – 2pm
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th
  • More Info: Pacific Theatre

Chelsea Hotel

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Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat of Chelsea Hotel, as six performers play seventeen different instruments in a rollicking tribute at DTES’ Firehall Arts Centre.

  • When: December 13 to January 3
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E Cordova Street
  • More Info: Firehall Arts Centre

Wide Awake Hearts

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A writer, an actress, an actor, and an editor stumble through the nightmarish landscape of love and fidelity while trying to make a movie in which art imitates life.

  • When: December 3 to 20
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26th Avenue
  • More Info: Brown Paper Tickets

James and the Giant Peach

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Carousel Theatre, the theatre for young people, brings this new, heartwarming musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic.

  • When: December 6 to January 4
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street (Granville Island)
  • More Info: Carousel Theatre

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