Monday, April 8, 2013

Lane's Week, April 9, 2013

A Week in the Nation's Theatre
by Chris Lane

Seasons announced: 
Vancouver’s Arts Club has announced the lineup for its 50th season. It includes the world première of Helen Lawrence, a “mixed-media spectacle” set in 1948 Vancouver. Also in the lineup is David Ives’ latest work, Venus in Fur, as well as hits such as Mary Poppins, Driving Miss Daisy and Spamalot. In Ottawa, the National Arts Centre’s 2013-2014 season will include modern Canadian works such as Kim’s Convenience (also to be seen at the Arts Club) and Seeds, a solo version of Hamlet, and The Sound of Music will headline its “Family Series.” Upcoming seasons were also announced by Québec City’s Théâtre de la Bordée, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre and Toronto’s SummerWorks festival.

Chevrier (l) and outgoing Clare Schapiro
(photo by Ange J. Murphy)
Moving up: 
Montreal’s Imago Theatre has announced that Micheline Chevrier will be their new artistic director, while Calgary Opera has announced the appointment of Christopher Mokrzewski as resident conductor.

Alan Dilworth, Paul Hopkins and Yanna McIntosh are the nominees for the $20,000 Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award of Excellence, from Shakespeare Globe Canada. And the BC Touring Council has announced the nominees for their annual awards.

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