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ACT Presents Performances

ACT Presentations 2018/19
We’re excited to present the following ACT Presentations for your consideration.
Find out how you can access Early Bird subscriptions here.
If you have any questions about subscriptions, pricing or seating, please contact the Ticket Centre at 604-476-2787 or info@mract.org.
Dates and information subject to change

DANCE

Ballet Kelowna – A Street Car Named Desire | Mainstage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 | 8:00pm | Dance
This full-length ballet, choreographed by John Alleyne, and accompanied by BC-based composer Tobin Stokes’ jazz score, is adapted from Tennessee Williams’ classic 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
Premium $36 | Preferred $33 | Orchestra $29

plastic orchid factory – Digital Folk | Studio Theatre

Sat Feb 2, 2019 7:00pm & 8:00pm | Dance/Modern
Critically-acclaimed Vancouver performance company plastic orchid factory presents an immersive performance that is equal parts video game, costume party, music and dance performance, all in one.
General Seating, Interactive
Adult $25 | Senior $20 | Student $15

Ballet Jörgen – Coppelia | Mainstage
Fri Feb 15, 2019 | 7:30pm | Dance
Ballet Jörgen’s 31st season features one of the world’s most-performed comedic ballets that will delight audiences of all ages. 
Premium $36 | Preferred $33 | Orchestra $29
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THEATRE

The following three Arts Club performances are included in the ACT Up 5-Pack, the Class ACT 7-Pack and the Caught in the ACT 9-Pack.

Arts Club Theatre – The Piano Teacher | Mainstage
Fri Nov 2, 2018 8:00pm | Theatre/Drama
Lessons on life and love. “A beautiful meditation on loss and the healing power of music” – The Georgia Straight. Winner, 2017 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Original Script
Premium $49 | Preferred $45 | Value $29

Arts Club Theatre – Blind Date | Mainstage
2 Shows: Thurs Jan 31 & Fri Feb 1, 2019 | 8:00pm | Comedy
One actor. One audience member. One blind date. A spontaneous improv theatre creation.  “Fearless … and funny” – NYT
Premium $49 | Preferred $45 | Value $29

Arts Club Theatre – Circle Game | Mainstage
Fri Mar 15, 2019 | 8:00pm Theatre/Music
The Firehall Arts Centre production via Arts Club. Reimagining the music of Joni Mitchell. Winner of two 2017 Ovation Awards, three 2017-2018 Jessie Richardson Awards
Premium $49 | Preferred $45 | Value $29
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MUSIC

Opening Night – Oktoberfest 
Classical Coffee Concert | Mainstage
Thurs Oct 4, 2018 | 7:30pm | Music/Classical 
The Bergmann Duo are joined by trumpeter Jens Lindemann and drummer/pianist Kristian Alexandrov.
Premium $30 | Preferred $27 | Orchestra $25

Listening Lounge | Coco Love Alcorn Studio Theatre
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:00pm | Music/Gospel/Soul/Folk
Coco Love Alcorn will sweep you away with music from a career spanning 20 years, 10 albums, and multiple cross-Canada tours. “Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug.” – James Keelaghan, Artistic Director, Summerfolk
Cabaret Seating | Premium $25 | Preferred $22

BC World Music Collective | Mainstage
Sun Nov 4, 2018
7:30pm | World Music
A diverse group of 13 “super group” musicians, that have been touring since 2015 to rave reviews.
Premium $32 | Preferred $27 | Orchestra $22

Listening Lounge | Eliana Cuevas | Studio Theatre
Fri Nov 23, 2018
8:00pm | Latin/Jazz/Folk/World
Venezuelan native Eliana Cuevas blends, Latin, jazz, folk and world
music to deliver passionate performances. Her award-winning voice captured Independent Music Award for Best Latin Album (ESPEJO 2014) and a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best World Music Artist (2014)
Cabaret Seating | Premium $25 | Preferred $22

Classical Coffee Concert – Concerto Invierno | Studio Theatre
Thurs Nov 29, 2018 | 10:30am | Classical/Guitar
The Bergmann Duo are joined by virtuoso guitarist Daniel Bolshoy for a “hot and fiery” performance.
General Seating $25

Bill Mays & The Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet – Jazzy Nutcracker | Mainstage
Sat Dec 8, 2018 | 8:00pm | Jazz/Holiday
A unique holiday celebration with veteran bandsman, studio musician, composer and ensemble leader, Bill Mays and the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet, performing their jazzy interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s
Nutcracker Suite.
Premium $38 | Preferred $33 | Orchestra $28

Sultans of String – Christmas Caravan | Mainstage
Fri Dec 7, 2018 | 8:00pm | World Music/Holiday
Take in a holiday trip-around-the-world with this Billboard-topping, three-time Juno nominated, and three-time CFMA winning group. This show is sure to warm your heart.
Premium $38 | Preferred $33 | Orchestra $28

Listening Lounge | Roots & Grooves | Studio Theatre
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:00pm | Classical/Jazz/Folk/Blues
Three-time Juno nominated dulcimer player, Rick Scott, and a classically trained rising jazz pianist, Nico Rhodes perform an inter-generational smorgasbord of folk, jazz, classical, roots, blues and humour.
Cabaret Seating | Premium $25 | Preferred $22

Listening Lounge | Carlos del Junco & The Blues Mongrels | Studio Theatre
Fri Mar 8, 2019 | 8:00pm Music/Blues/Jazz
Del Junco, a Cuban-Canadian, international award-winning harmonica master, is joined by The Blues Mongrels, Eric St. Laurent (guitar) and Henry Heillig (bass) for a blues/jazz fusion show ranging from the sublime to quirky, that will leave you amazed.
Cabaret Seating | Premium $25 | Preferred $22

The Boom Booms | Mainstage
Sat Mar 16, 2019 | 8:00pm | Music/Alt/Indie Soul
A celebrated indie-soul Vancouver band, The Boom Booms blend storytelling and dance music with funk, soul, and Latin styles. Named Best Unsigned Band, The Georgia Straight, 5 times running.
Premium $32 | Preferred $27 | Orchestra $22

Classical Coffee Concert – Cellicious | Studio Theatre
Thur Mar 28, 2019 | 10:30am | Music/Classical/Cello
The Bergmann Duo are joined by principal cellist for the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and versatile chamber musician, Rebecca Wenham.
General Seating $25

Ô Celli | Mainstage
Sun Mar 31, 2019 | 3:00pm | Music/Classical/Cello
A captivating octet of passionate master cellists perform an energetic and varied musical journey through the classics.
Premium $30 | Preferred $26 | Orchestra $22.50

Classical Coffee Concert – A Broadway Cabaret | Studio Theatre
Thurs Apr 18, 2019 | 10:30am
Music/Classical/Soprano
The Bergmann Duo are joined by versatile soprano Nadya Blanchette in an interpretation of memorable Broadway tunes.
General Seating $25
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FAMILY

Diwali Festival Bollywood Show | Mainstage
Sat Nov 10, 2018 | 8:00pm | South Asian Dance & Music
This Diwali in BC celebration features classical and contemporary dance and live music performances.
Premium $32 | Preferred $27 | Orchestra $22

Bobs & Lolo | Mainstage
Sat Dec 1, 2018 | 3:30pm | Family
Join five-time JUNO nominated singer-songwriters as they connect kids to nature with music, movement and make-believe in a performance that is sure to have audiences on their feet and singing along.
General Seating | Adult $15 | Child $10

Jacky Essombe – Jacky’s Village | Mainstage
Mon Feb 18, 2019 | 2:00pm | Music/Dance/Family
Celebrate Family Day with music dance, and storytelling from well-known children’s entertainer, Jacky Essombe. Joined by musician, singer/songwriter, Yoro Noukoussi, audience participation in the form of call-and-response, singing, clapping and dancing will get people of all ages moving.
General Seating | Adult $15 | Child $10
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VARIETY

Matt Johnson – Urban Deception | Mainstage
Fri Feb 22, 2019 | 8:00pm | Variety/Magic & Illusions
Canadian magician Matt Johnson’s show is a refreshingly cool mix of urban-style street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned corporate performer.
Premium $37 | Preferred $33 | Orchestra $30

God is a Scottish Drag Queen Part II | Mainstage
Jan 12, 2019 | 8:00pm Theatre/Comedy
Canada’s comedian Mike Delamont returns as everyone’s favorite deity, God, in a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making!
Premium $42 | Preferred $36 | Orchestra $33

Comedy Collision Triple Bill featuring
Erica Sigurdson, Charlie Demers & Ivan Decker | Mainstage
Sat Mar 9, 2019 | 8:00pm | Variety/Comedy
Three of Canada’s funniest comics deliver an evening of side-splitting hilarity.
Premium $45 | Preferred $39 | Orchestra $30
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ADD-ONS

  • Available to ACT Producing Associate-level Donors now ($300+) as additions outside of their ACT Presentation subscription selections

  • Available to everyone September 8, 2018

  • These are not selections as part of the ACT Subscriptions 5-, 7- and 9-Packs

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Winter Harp | Mainstage
Sun Dec 16, 2018 | 3:00pm & 8:00pm
One of the most beloved holiday concerts, Winter Harp returns in an enchanting performance that embodies the magic and wonder of the Christmas spirit. The world-class ensemble of singers, harps, flute, violin, medieval instruments and percussion delivers a unique experience of heartwarming carols and stories, performing in rich medieval attire and magnificent backdrops that captivate the imagination. To mark the ensemble’s 25th anniversary, the performance will feature popular carols as well as some beautiful new carols to mark this milestone.
Premium $32 | Preferred $27 | Orchestra $22
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GOLDEN EARS MOVIE SERIES with Fred Armstrong
The Golden Ears Movies Series, featuring new and encore selections from the Toronto International Film Festival’s Film Circuit, will welcome Fred Armstrong, host and film-buff extraordinaire, along with special guests, for post-screening conversations and complimentary refreshments. Experience film in a whole new way in the comfort of our state of the art Mainstage Theatre.
Mainstage | General Seating | $14

The Other Side of Hope – Mon Sept 24, 2018 | Comedy
The stories of two itinerant protagonists intertwine as a poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland, in this funny, heartwarming story about the Syrian refugee crisis.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Mon Nov 26, 2018 | Documentary, Music
This Sundance Award-winner illuminates a missing chapter in American music history – the Indigenous influence – through the story of Native American guitar pioneer, Link Wray. Appearances by Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Steven Tyler, Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Slash, and more make this a must-see for rock and roll history lovers.

Porcupine Lake – Mon Jan 28, 2019 | Drama, Romance
A northern Ontario teen, facing the realities of growing-up, meets a brash new friend who helps her find her courage. But being brave has a price, especially when it means making a difficult choice.

The Breadwinner – Mon Feb 25, 2019 | Animation, Drama, Family
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the Academy Award-winning animators of Cartoon Saloon, this feature tells the story of Parvana, a 12-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan, secretly puts everything at stake for her family, risking discovery only to try to find a glimmer of hope.

The Trip to Spain – Mon Mar 25, 2019 | Comedy, Drama
After jaunts through northern England and Italy, actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip to Spain, sampling gastronomic offerings between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter.

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STAND ALONE FILMS

Psycho – Fri Oct 19, 2018 | 1960, Horror/Mystery/Thriller
Get ready for the Halloween season with this classic Hitchcock experience, as you relive or discover the film that created a genre. Costumes encouraged! 
General Seating | Adult (18+) $15 | Child (12+) $10

Mary Shelley – Sun Oct 28, 2018 | Biography, Drama, Romance
A mesmerizing period film chronicling the love affair between famed poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning), which formed the basis for Mary Shelley’s classical tale, Frankenstein.
General Seating | Adult (18+) $19.50 | Child (12+) $13
5 GEMS + Mary Shelley $75
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NATIONAL THEATRE ENCORE BROADCASTS

Join theatre lovers for Encore performances of selected live broadcasts from London’s acclaimed National Theatre.
General Seating | Adult (18+) $19.50 | Child (12+) $13

Frankenstein – Sun Oct 28, 2018
Celebrate Halloween and the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s penning of this world-famous tale, with this award-winning production featuring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game) as Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Dexter) as The Creature.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Winner of seven Olivier and five Tony awards, this play, adapted from Mark Haddon’s acclaimed novel, follows the first-person story of a teenage boy who describes himself as a “mathematician with some behavioral difficulties’ as he seeks to unravel the mysterious murder of his neighbor’s dog.
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MAPLE RIDGE FESTIVAL OF BC FILM | March 22-24, 2019
Juried films will be announced in October 2018. Pricing and packages will be available.

If you have any questions about subscriptions, pricing or seating, please contact the Ticket Centre at 604-476-2787 or info@mract.org.

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