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World of Costume

Period Dramas: Performing Arts

Did you know that there are a number of ballet, opera, and musicals in period films? Ballet Ballet Shoes (2007) – 1920’s Margot (2009) – 1960’s The Red Shoes (1948) – 1940’s Opera La Boheme (2008) – Victorian Io, Don Giovanni (2010) – Rococo Der Freischütz (2010) – Regency Musicals Annie (1999) – 1930’s Chicago (2002) – 1920’s Hallmark’s A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004) …


The Nutcracker Ballet in Vancouver

I’m resurrecting this post from 16 Dec 2012 (published 3 years ago today!) on The Nutcracker ballet performances in Vancouver, Canada. Every year, there are always at least two ballet companies that perform The Nutcracker for all to enjoy. Goh Ballet Goh Ballet puts on a spectacular Nutcracker every year at the Centre for Performing …


Last Night of the Proms at the Orpheum

Yesterday, on 5 June 2013 at 8PM in the Orpheum Theatre, was Vancouver Symphony Orchestra‘s Last Night of the Proms. This was my second time attending LNOTP at the Orpheum and I was very glad to sit in row 3 centre left this time for $15 (rather than $68-84), thanks to TD All-Access Pass for those …


Dal Richards at 95

How I met Dal Richards The day before the Paralympics Opening Ceremony, I’d thought I’d received a request to volunteer at the BC Place for the Opening Ceremony (which was true but I was supposed to show up later, if not the day after, as an usher). Since no one really knew what to do, …


Fancy Dinner & Amaluna

I had been invited for dinner at YEW restaurant + bar and to see Cirque du Soleil‘s Amaluna last night by Four Seasons Hotel. I enjoyed a delicious 3-course apple-filled meal before we were bused to the blue-and-yellow tents at Concordia Place. The ticket I was given was right on the aisle in the 2nd …


Christmas in Vancouver

Update: I’ve compiled a list of Christmas events around Vancouver for December 2012. I have now pushed the past events to the bottom of the post. These do not include: the Lights of Hope by St Paul’s, the free Robson Square ice skating, charitable drives, or most craft fairs (see community list here). Thank you …