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Expressions Theatre Festival 2018
The Waterfront Theatre
Vancouver, BC
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Expressions Theatre Festival 2018
Showcasing the talented young artists in Arts Umbrella's Intensive, Pre-Professional, and Theatre Conservatory Programs, this annual festival boasts a bevy of captivating productions.

The 2018 Expressions Theatre Festival Lineup includes:

May 17 at 7pm and May 25 at 9pm
Cabins, campfires, games and a culminating gala make for an entertaining time as eight teens join a weeklong camp. However, sometimes reality flips and each character finds themselves weaving in and out of their own self-image. With the prevalence of social media focused on curating the perfect image Outside In explores how self-image can play a role in how we feel about ourselves. Created and performed by the Laboratory Theatre Troupe, this astute play will leave audiences contemplating their own self-image long after the final curtain call.

May 18 - 20 at 2pm and May 18, 20, 22, 23 & 26 at 7pm
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre as we know it today. Join the Arts Umbrella Musical Theatre Troupe as they take audiences to the Western American frontier just after the turn of the century. A high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a rugged cowboy, and Laurey, a charming farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.

May 17 & 19 at 9pm and May 24 at 7pm (Double bill with Missing)
The Arts Umbrella Senior Theatre Troupe presents a modern take on Euripides' classic Greek tragedy, The Phoenician Women. Using a blend of homemade masks to hide each actor's gender, and daring physicality, the Senior Theatre Troupe explores the repercussions of fate and the ever-present power of will, and delves into the consequences of war, control, innocence, and patriotism. Set in Thebes, the play is centred on the fateful history of the house of Laios following the tragic fall of Oedipus Rex. As the two sons of Oedipus battle over control of the city, the chorus of Phoenician Women find themselves trapped in Thebes by war on their way to Delphi.

May 19 & 25 at 7pm
Join Charlie Bucket in his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka's world-famous Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka opens his factory doors to five lucky children and their parents. Meet food-loving Augustus Gloop, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, spoiled Veruca Salt, TV obsessed Mike Teavee, caring Charlie Bucket and many more fascinating characters in Roald Dahls well-loved story, adapted for the stage by Richard George and performed by the Junior Theatre Troupe.

May 24 at 7pm (Double Bill with The Phoenician Women)
A contemporary fairytale about two poor children surviving desperate circumstances through a rich mix of imaginative power, loyalty, and love. Inspired by true events and performed by Arts Umbrella's Theatre Conservatory, Charles Way's Missing is a gripping take on the story of Hansel and Gretel as their dysfunctional family life spirals from bad to worse. In a ominous world of deceit and unknown dangers, Hansel desperately searches for his missing sister and uncovers distrubing clues that suggest things may not be what they seem. With a seemingly evil step-mother, who is content with letting the police handle things, it is up to Hansel to save his sister.

May 26 at 11:30am & 4pm
One of the highlights of the season, the Theatre and Music Showcase reveals the accomplished and compelling talent of Arts Umbrellas Theatre Intensive Program students through a kaleidoscope of short musical and theatre performances across a range of genres from improv to film.

11:30am- Thursday Youth Musical Theatre Intensive (Instructor: Cassandra), Theatre Intensive A (Instructor: Laura), Theatre Intensive B (Instructor: Matt), and Junior Musical Theatre Troupe (Instructor: Cassandra)

4:00pm- Tuesday Youth Musical Theatre Intensive (Instructor: Erika), Musical Theatre Intensive A and C (Instructors: Andy and Cassandra), On Camera Intensive (Instructor: Terri-Lyn), Youth Acting Intensive (Instructor: Karen), and Junior Musical Theatre Troupe (Instructor: Cassandra)


The Waterfront Theatre (View)
1412 Cartwright Street (Granville Island)
Vancouver, BC V6H3Y5


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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