10 hottest arts shows in Vancouver this November

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Fall is well and truly upon us. The sun isn’t quite as blue as it used to be and instead of shorts, you’re pulling on a sweater. So it’s time to warm yourself up with the ten hottest arts shows in Vancouver this November.

Whether you want to see fresh long-form improv or a musical/burlesque parody of a beloved dinosaur movie, a Shakespearian classic or an operetta set in a dog park; there’s something for everyone this November.

Little Mountain Improv

This new weekly night of improv features some amazing local talent including Kelli Ogmundson, Christine Bortolin, Shane Mclean, Shawn Norman, Rachel Smith, Ember Konopaki, Nima Gholamipour and Tim Carlson. Every Tuesday night they perform fresh longform improv with special guests.

When: Every Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.)

Where: Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver

More Info: Little Mountain Improv

Jurassic Parody: The Musical

Geekenders presents Jurassic Parody: The Musical, a musical parody of the beloved Spielberg classic, Jurassic Park. Featuring hilarious original songs and fun choreography, this show is sure to be enjoyed by seasoned Jurassic Park fans and newcomers alike.

When: November 17 to 21

Where: The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

More Info: Jurassic Parody: The Musical

Macbeth

Standing Room Only Theatre presents the Shakespeare classic, Macbeth this November. The tragedy is chock full of vicious fight choreography with a contemporary twist on the classic tragedy.

When: November 6 to 15

Where: The Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Avenue, Vancouver

More Info: Standing Room Only Theatre

OFF LEASH

This is the world premiere of this Canadian dark comedy operetta; a contemporary musical that explores modern romance and loneliness, all set aptly in a dog park with performers double cast as owners and dogs.

When: October 30 to November 8

Where: Studio 16, 1555 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

More Info: Fugue Theatre

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

This beloved musical is returning to Vancouver after its successful run last year. Snapshots is full of music by Stephen Shwartz (Pippin, Wicked, Disney) and explores a couple looking back at their relationship.

When: October 28 to November 8

Where: Presentation House, 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver

More Info: Snapshots Collective

The North Plan

Presented by Upintheair Theatre, this is the Canadian premiere of this dark political comedy by Jason Wells. The North Plan is a dark take on dystopia and has an eery relevance to how the U.S. government works today, inspired by actual events.

When: November 17 to 29

Where: At a secret location near 211 West Georgia (near Main Street)

More Info: Upintheair Theatre

The Incompleat Folksinger

The Incompleat Folksinger is based on the novel of the same name by Pete Seeger who was not only a singer but also a political activist.

When: November 4 to 14

Where: Firehall Arts Centre

More Info: Firehall Arts Centre

52 Pick-Up

Twenty Something Theatre presents 52 Pick-up, a show that is guaranteed to never be performed the same way twice. At the top of the show, the performers throw 52 cards up into the air with scene titles on it which determines the order of the show.

When: November 13 to 29

Where: Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

More Info: Twenty Something Theatre

The Music of Junk!

The Music of Junk was a hit at the 2014 Fringe Festival and has been re-ivented to be presented at the Waterfront Theatre. This musical is family friendly and encourages the audience to find create music by using the everyday objects.

When: November 18 to 22

Where: Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

More Info: Tickets

Death in a Dumpster: The Musical

Death in a Dumpster is a project that challenges Vancouverites to take action against the growing number of homeless Vancouver youth. This play is written, directed and performed by street-involved, homeless and marginalized youth and tells the story of Danny as he travels from the Maritimes to find his mother.

When: November 4 to 14

Where: Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

More Info: Tickets

 

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