Theatre Under the Stars 2011 – Casting Call (Feb 19, 2011)

For its 65th season, the iconic Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) will be bringing rock and roll to the Malkin Bowl with the story of a teen heartthrob drafted into the army in Bye Bye Birdie. This 1960s musical is a perfect complement to TUTS’ other production, Anything Goes, which is a play set to the music of legendary America composer Cole Porter.

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A|X – 3D Glasses

With the popularity of 3D movies on the rise, Armani Exchange has leveraged the trend with a stylish new accessory.  Always on the cutting edge of technology and style, Armani Exchange continues to create innovative products that directly target the A|X Generation with their first ever 3D Glasses. The perfect fusion of 80’s retro design and modern appeal, the Armani Exchange 3D glasses meet the highest standards required for 3D movie theater viewing.  Gives a whole new meaning to wearing your sunglasses at night!  I haven’t had a chance to try them out, but if you have, drop me a line and tell me your thoughts!  These glasses are available for $58 at the Robson Street location of A|X in Vancouver.

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UBC Theatre – MEDEA (Jan. 21 to 31, 2009)

Do you have an interest in Greek tragedies? Arguably the most spectacularly complex woman in that genre has rematerialized in a unique 90 minute translation, which is unusually short for a play of this genre. Euripides’ Medea is the notorious mother who murders her children as revenge for her husband’s infidelity in this savage domestic tragedy about love, pain and retribution.
From the press release:

The first playwright to depict suffering without reference to the gods, Euripides (484-407 BC) made his characters speak in human terms and face the consequences of their actions. By creating a complex, human, painfully sympathetic Medea, rather than the “evil sorceress” of Medea mythology, Euripides challenges our assumptions about the moral, social, and civic fabric of society. Euripides’ Medea gives us a nearer view of passionate emotion, both in its purest forms and in the wildest aberrations by which men are controlled, or troubled, or destroyed.

For an inexpensive preview of this upcoming play, reserve your tickets for a $6 preview on January 21st. The official opening night is January 22nd. Be sure to expect some special effects in the production!
When: Jan. 21 – 31, 2009 (Mon. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m.)
Where: TELUS Studio Theatre, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC
Tickets: Regular $25, Senior $20, Student $15
Box Office: 604.822.2678
Translated by: Kenneth McLeish, Directed by Lois Anderson
For more information, visit:

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EVENT RECAP: A Conversation With Kim Cattrall

When Wasserman asked the audience, “Should we talk about Sex and the City?”, the entire room filled with applause. So what makes this TV series so special? Cattrall says it is hard for her to take an objective view because of her involvement in the series, but she describes it as “post-feminist”. For example, Sex and the City exemplifies working women with style, without the “man suit”. Cattrall believes the four main characters are “beautifully drawn” and together makes one complete woman. At this point, the audience reacted with a murmur of agreement. When asked if there is going to be a sequel for Sex and the City (the movie), Cattrall remarked that she gets into trouble every time she’s asked this, but, “it looks good“.

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“A Conversation with Kim Cattrall” (Wednesday January 7, 2009)

Hey to all the Vancouver Sex and the City fans out there! Kim Cattrall, or perhaps more widely known as Samantha Jones from SATC, will be making an appearance at Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Rd) on the UBC campus on Wednesday January 7, 2009. Presented by the UBC Department of Theatre and Film, “A Conversation With Kim Cattrall”, is a free and public event, so get your reserve your tickets fast – this is bound to be a full house.
Kim Cattrall was born in Liverpool England in August 21, 1956. Her family immigrated to British Columbia, Canada when she was a year old, but she went back to England at age 11 when her grandmother fell ill. During Kim’s stay in England, she studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. When Kim Cattrall was 16, she returned to Canada, where most of her films were made. Kim Cattrall’s acting career began in 1972 when she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

According to the press release:

Award-winning Sex and the City actress, producer and author Kim Cattrall returns home to BC to talk to Jerry Wasserman about her professional work in television, theatre and film, her life challenges, women in the work force, post-feminism, self-image, and her 35+ years of success in one of the toughest, most competitive businesses out there.

Where: Frederic Wood Theatre
When: Wednesday January 7, 2009
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Ticket Information: Call 604-822-2678 to reserve your FREE tickets (maximum 2 tickets per patron).
For more information, check out the UBC Theatre Website.
Thanks to the Kim Cattrall Fansite for her biography information.

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