6 hottest arts shows in Vancouver this month

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The Book of Mormon

April is bringing a sense of play to Vancouver stages. Is it just the changing of the seasons? Perhaps.

Whatever the reason, cheeky satire, seductive dance and even provocative biology await you around the city’s performance spaces. Don’t resist, just go with it. Find pleasure in the hottest arts shows in Vancouver for April.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon. Photo: Broadway.com.

The Book of Mormon. Photo: Broadway.com.

The Book of Mormon was an overwhelming smash hit on Broadway, and the satirical tale by the creators of South Park hits the QE this month. Journey with two naive and perky LDS missionaries as they realize they aren’t quite prepared for their evangelization quest in Uganda.

  • When: April 7 to 12
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Broadway.com

Indian Arm

Indian Arm. Photo: Rumble Theatre.

Indian Arm. Photo: Rumble Theatre.

Indian Arm is the story of a family dealing with unspeakable tragedy. A ruthless exploration of what it means to live together, to lose everything, and to survive unimaginable grief.

  • When: April 8 to 18
  • Where: Studio 16, 1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • More Info: Rumble Theatre

SYN

Syn. Photo: The Lovers Cabaret Facebook.

Syn. Photo: The Lovers Cabaret Facebook.

SYN stars five goddesses of the deadliest sins who enter the mortal realm for an evening. The cast of dancers make full use of the red-hot venue and a sexy soundtrack to create an immersive and enticing dance experience.

  • When: April 8, 15, 24
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: The Lovers Cabaret

Stationary: A Recession-Era Musical

Stationary. Photo:  BeattyOei Photography.

Stationary. Photo: BeattyOei Photography.

For any Gen-Y university grad struggling to make it happen in YVR, this musical will surely hit home. Set in a corporate office, Stationary follows eight young people discovering that real life is disappointing.

  • When: April 21 to May 2
  • Where: The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Delinquent Theatre

Vancouver Opera Presents: Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd. Photo: Vancouver Opera.

Sweeney Todd. Photo: Vancouver Opera.

Starring real-life husband and wife Greer Grimsley and Luretta Bybee, Vancouver Opera plunges us into the grimy world of the The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

  • When: April 25 to May 3
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Vancouver Opera

Green Porno

Green Porno. Photo: Mario del Curto.

Green Porno. Photo: Mario del Curto.

How do land and sea creatures have sex? I’m glad you asked! For one night only, Isabella Rossellini brings her wacky reenactments of animal mating rituals to the stage. Green Porno started as a popular web series for Sundance Channel, and it’s now providing live big laughs and biological facts to audiences everywhere.

  • When: April 25
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: PuSh Festival

 

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