We love how the first Vancouver International Puppet Festival is dividing its offerings when it launches on Granville Island.
Before Dark shows will be geared to families, while After Dark ones are adults-only—and as anyone who has seen hits like Avenue Q, Puppet Death Scenes, and Daisy Theatre knows, puppets aren’t just for kids. Highlights at the fest include Mind of a Snail’s Inside Outlet, Theatre Bagger’s The Little Old Man, and UpCYCLEd Stories’ bike marionettes.
The Vancouver International Puppet Festival takes place on Granville Island from Friday to Sunday (October 14 to 16).
Onegin on CD
Now you can relive the hits from the musical Onegin, a hit at the Arts Club last season.
Written by Vancouver’s Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille, the twice-held-over modern reimagining of Aleksandr Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin featured an original score, sung by the cast and played live on-stage by the Ungrateful Dead: Hille behind a grand piano, Marina Hasselberg on cello, and Barry Mirochnick on drums.
Now the artists are releasing a CD of the show’s tunes, with a one-night-only concert on November 6 at the Goldcorp Stage at the Arts Club’s BMO Theatre Centre, where the production debuted. CDs will be available for purchase after the performance, and all proceeds from the licensed launch party will support Arts Club new-play development initiatives.
Five events you just can’t miss this week
Turn your ears to the cutting edge at the new-music fest.
October 13 to 15 at the Annex