6 hottest arts shows in Vancouver this December

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The temperature is dropping, so there’s never been a better time to head inside and warm up with the hottest arts shows in Vancouver this December.

Whether it’s a fantastical puppet show, a trip over the rainbow, a hilarious duo sketch show, a fairytale adventure, a Peter Pan prequel, or an opera about polygamy, these are the six hottest shows arts shows in Vancouver this December.

The Daisy Theatre

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Returning after two sold-out runs, The Daisy Theatre is back at the Cultch to entertain 19+ audiences with its hilarious puppetry. Every show is different so you can see it more than once.

When: December 1 to 20

Where: The Historic Theatre at the Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

More Info: The Daisy Theatre

 

The Wizard of Oz

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Travel with Dorothy to the land of Oz and follow her along on her adventure to see the Wizard along with The Tinman, Scarecrow and The Cowardly lion in this family-friendly musical.

When: December 10 to January 3

Where: The Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond

More Info: The Wizard of Oz

 

The Hero Show presents Sidekicks

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The sister show of The Hero Show, Sidekicks celebrates its one year anniversary with a show chock full of local comedic talent. Sidekicks is a night of sketch comedy performed in duos by some of Vancouver’s funniest.

When: December 3

Where: The China Cloud, 524 Main Street, Vancouver

More Info: Sidekicks

 

Hansel and Gretel: An East Van Panto

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East Van Panto is back to present their annual holiday season pantomime and this year’s show is Hansel and Gretel. The sister and brother dynamic duo take on a cannibalistic witch who lives in a house made of sweets in this twisted fairytale.

When: December 2 to January 3

Where: The York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

More Info: An East Van Panto

 

Peter and the Starcatcher

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This is the story of how Peter became Peter Pan. Arts Club Theatre presents Peter and the Starcatcher, the magical and whimsical adventure of a prequel that will leave audience’s reeling this holiday season.

When: November 26 to December 27

Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

More Info: Arts Club Theatre

 

Dark Sisters

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An exploration of the Mormon ‘sister-wives’ lifestyle in opera form, Vancouver Opera presents Dark Sisters. In the American Southwest, Eliza tries to escape from her life of polygamy.

When: November 26 to December 12

Where: Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

More Info: Vancouver Opera

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