Credit: Vancouver Theatresports League

Vancouver's theatre scene is buzzing this month! Here are a few suggestions of what you can see in Vancouver in March.

Vancouver International Dance Festival 2019

Where: Various Locations
When: March 4 – March 30, 2019

The 2019 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents extraordinary contemporary dance performances from March 4 - 30, 2019.
Performed at various venues throughout Vancouver, and featuring an incredibly diverse offering of free and paid events. The VIDF presents a broad spectrum of dance presentation ranging from the slow introspection of butoh to the dynamic precision of ballet. 
This year includes performances from Dairakudakan from Japan, Manuel Roque from Montreal, Tjimur Dance Theatre from Taiwan, and local favourites like Lesley Telford, Raven Spirit Dance, and V'ni Dansi.

For more information and tickets, please visit vidf.ca.

Broadway Across Canada Presents COME FROM AWAY

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
When: March 5, 2019-March 10, 2019

Vancouver is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Vancouver debut at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a limited engagement March 5-10, 2019.

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
For more information visit Broadway Across Canada or call 1-866-542-7469
To purchase tickets, visit ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000

Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Marine Life

Where: Firehall Arts Centre
When: March 15 – March 23, 2019

Ruby Slippers Theatre in association with The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce the Western Canadian premiere production of Marine Life by Rosa Laborde.
The story revolves around an environmental activist who falls in love with her opposite. This smart new play asks whether our failings at human intimacy are inextricably linked to our failure to protect our planet. Incorporating magic realism, humour and live music, Marine Life explores themes of environmentalism, creativity, mental illness and personal responsibility in a delicately dark romantic comedy, set against a backdrop of apocalyptic proportions.

For more information please visit firehallartscentre.ca 

Hot Brown Honey

Where: The York Theatre
When: Friday, March 15th- Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Hot Brown Honey returns to turn up the heat, deliver lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment!
Packing a punch of hip-hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you. This stellar posse of phenomenal women makes noise as they defiantly smash stereotypes and remix the system.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit here 

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Where: The Improv Centre
When: March 17 at 7:30 pm 

Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) is pleased to present all things Irish at Shamrocks & Shenanigans, the improv comedy company’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration, on Sunday, March 17 at 7:30 pm at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets are $15.75 and are available online at tickets/vtsl.com. Patrons can look forward to laughing until their faces hurt at this wacky Celtic version of TheatreSports™.

What is Celtic TheatreSports you might ask? Think of a TheatreSports™ scene with dialogue made up of random Irish expressions, or a scene in which someone ‘acts the maggot’ or turns out to be one of ‘the little people.’ As in all VTS shows, the inspirations come from audience suggestions so you never know what the talented improvisers will create on the spot. What we do know is that it will be hilarious and leave you drunk with giddiness.
In addition to the thick improv air of Irish accents, Shamrocks & Shenanigans will feature roving lucky charm leprechauns bringing pots of golden merriment to all they encounter, and VTS’ ‘Celtic Colleen’ will improvise custom limericks for guests.

As The Improv Centre is fully licensed, patrons may ‘fancy a few scoops’ at the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge. Bar Manager Paul Belsito is getting into the ‘spirits of the evening’ with specials on Guinness, shots of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, and the obligatory green beer on draft. VTS audience members can enjoy their beverages inside the theatre as they watch the show and have ‘a whale of a time’ of great laughs and convivial Celtic cheer – and that’s no blarney. Slainte!

The Orchard

Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
When: Thursday, March 21st- April 21st, 2019

It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able to save their beloved orchard? Inspired by the playwright’s own childhood, this fresh adaptation confronts life, loss, and the Canadian immigrant experience with humour and beauty.

For more information, subscriptions and tickets please visit artsclub.com