Musicals of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival!

It’s Fringe season once again and the Vancouver Fringe Festival will not be complete without giving you a dose of musical theatre!

Here are this years’ roster of musicals playing at the Vancouver Fringe Festival!

La Palabra en el Tiempo
Playwrights: Denise Yeo & Garth Martens

In this amalgam of poetry and flmenco, dancer Denise Yeo, poet Garth Martens, guitarist Gareth Owen, and singer Veronica Maguire plunge mythological depths and excavate human shadow. With joy, mockery, humour, sunlight, these conscious and celebrated tools to reclaim ourselves whole and human, they go where “the word in time” soaks its way to dark corners.
Studio 16 – 1555 W. 7th Ave

Die Hard: The Musical-ish
District 13 Presents
Playwright: Mark Vandenberg

Nakatomi Plaza. Christmas Eve. 1988. John McClane is on a mission to save his wife from German terrorists led by the debonair Hans Gruber… while singing parodies of hit songs from the ‘80s. District 13 Presents (Hunger Games Musical Trilogy) is back with an all new action-packed musical ready to blow your mind. Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mister Falcon!
Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street at Granville Island

Baba Yaga and the Black Flower
Vancouver Puppet Theatre
Playwright: Viktor Barkar

Come see a new family-friendly puppet show at Fringe this year: Baba Yaga! Puppet show, you say? Yes! Handmade marionettes are waiting to tell you the story of Baba Yaga. Ths ancient Russian forest entity is cosmically cranky and lives in a chicken legged-house. There’s only one thing that can stop her and it isn’t love.
False Creek Gym – 1318 Cartwright Street at Granville Island

The Other Side of the Flood
David Lee Morgan
Playwright: David Lee Morgan

A computer wakes up in the year 2035 on the eve of a world socialist revolution.  Fighting has broken out all over the globe. For the fist time, the US military has used tactical nuclear weapons against its own population. Suddenly, all communication stops.  Spoken word musical theatre by David Lee Morgan, a London, UK and BBC Poetry Slam champion.
False Creek Gym – 1318 Cartwright Street at Granville Island

Poly Queer Love Ballad
Anaïs West and Sara Vickruck
Playwrights: Anaïs West & Sara Vickruck

An intimate, edgy new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes.  Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe Deux Soleil. With two microphones,   loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love.
Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street at Granville Island

50 Fun Things
Maniac Productions
Playwright: Jeff Hoffman

50 Fun Things is a new quirky musical romantic comedy about the twists and turns of life, love, and the power of fun. “I have a theory: that no matter where you are, or what is happening around you, there are always 50 Fun Things you can do in that situation. No. Matter. What.”
The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street

Flute Loops
Devon More Music
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Devon More

With the latest viral hipster band due onstage any moment, a quantum physics student under the inflence (of Stephen Hawking) is warping space-time..! Quarks, quirks, and the substance of sound collide in a subatomic pop opera where anything that can happen does.
The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life
Quivering Dendrites
Playwright: Keith Alessi

An inspirational story of life, challenges, battles, and triumph. Evil Tomatoes! Heroic banjos! What choices do you make when confronted with life’s obstacles? Will your
pursuit of a passion take you places you had never imagined?
Carousel Theatre – 1411 Cartwright Street at Granville Island

Inside Voices: A Musical In The Key Of P
Jennifer Pielak & Peter Abando
Playwrights: Jennifer Pielak, Peter Abando & Alison Chisholm

Veteran musical improvisers Jennifer Pielak and Peter Abando use the present moment, their incredible chemistry, and their storytelling skills to let inner voices out to play. This duo will make you wonder how they got inside your head in this silly, honest, and introspective musical that celebrates vulnerability and how weirdly the same we are.
Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street

Jasper in Deadland
Awkward Stage Productions
Playwrights: Ryan Scott Oliver & Hunter Foster

When you’re failing classes, kicked of the swim team, and your family is on the skids, life can feel like it’s going to hell. In a night of teenage desire, Jasper and her best friend Agnes consummate a years long friendship. In the morning Agnes is gone. Jasper goes after her. Come meet us at the touch of water. Take a deep dive into Deadland.
Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street

Walking Shadows
Playwright: Daniel K. McLeod

TrudeauMania, with music, dance, satire, and drama, looks at Justin’s charismatic and brilliant father Pierre, from his rapid rise to the Prime Minister’s chair in 1968 on the eve of the Summer of Love, to his secret engagement to 21-year-old Margaret, to his darkest days in October 1970, when he invoked the War Measures Act, suspending civil liberties.
Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street

Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night!
New(to)Town Collective
Playwright: Davey Calderon

Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! is a Clown-Drag-Karaoke Extravaganza, serving up Filipino-Canadian identity shenanigans, queer insights, family epiphanies, and soul gratifying karaoke! Inspired by Davey Calderon’s visit to his family’s ancestral land, the Philippines, this show is an interactive celebration of the intersections found in oneself.
XY Lounge – 1216 Bute Street
Please note that XY is a 19+ venue and patrons attending shows there must be 19 or older and must present ID at the door.

A Sad Ass Cabaret
The Wretched Orphans
Playwrights: TJ Dawe & Lindsay Robertson

Fringe mainstay TJ Dawe talks, singer/ songwriter Lindsay Robertson plays music and sings, as they explore stories and songs of musicians who turned the trauma and pain of their lives into beauty. Learn about Hank Williams, Judy Garland, Sufjn Stevens, and others in this intimate hybrid performance piece which shows why we’re drawn to sad-ass music.
Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive

Roy & Janet LOVE!
Theatre Terrific
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Susanna Uchatius in collaboration with an inclusive cast

A huge tiny four letter word! Roy & Janet tackles love, person to person, tribe to tribe, human to nature.  Shakespeare, Ovid, Th Twin Sisters (The Lions of Vancouver)… it’s all connected!  Give us your hand, we’ll take you there!
Woodward’s Atrium – Woodward’s Building 333 Abbott Street

The 34th Vancouver Fringe Festival and its other 100+ shows will take place September 06-16, 2017. For show locations and times, Download the 2018 program guide here!


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