Weekend To-See List (Aug 7-9 2009)

Yesterday was the 104th and final performance of Les Misérables at the Stanley Industrial Theatre (read about it at the Arts Club Blog).  Breaking the 100 performance mark is a huge deal for a local show and the Arts Club is definitely celebrating.

But, the summer Vancouver musical theatre is far from over, and here are my top two picks for this weekend.

1. RentThe Fighting Chance production opened last night and has already announced a week long extension.  My review of the show isn’t up yet, but clearly I liked it since I’ve put it at the top of my weekend to-see list. Playing at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver, Rent tickets are available online.

umbrellas-of-cherbourg

2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is playing on the big screen this weekend.  The 1963 classic French sung-through movie starring Catherine Deneuve is a cinematic spectacle and a must-see for musical aficionados. Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street Aug 7-9; 6:30 Fri; 8:30 Sat, Sun.

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