Fall arts preview: Five performing arts highlights in Vancouver

From musicals and ballet to dead dogs and murder, this season’s theatrical performances are full of curious charms. 

My Favourite Murder

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Calling all Murderinos. This is your favourite irreverent true crime podcast brought to life on stage by its creators and hosts, Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff. You can expect to hear tales of true crime, told and discussed with the wit and charm the podcast fans know and love, plus some special guests. Stay sexy, don’t get murdered, and get yourself to the Queen Elizabeth theatre to see this one-night only show.

Oct. 21 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at the Stanley Theatre, Sept. 6 to Oct. 7. Phot
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is at the Stanley Theatre, Sept. 6 to Oct. 7. Photo David Cooper

The Arts Club presents the 2015 Tony Award-winner for best play, by Simon Stephens, adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon. The story centers on 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who is incredibly talented at math, but never ventures beyond his street and strongly distrusts strangers. When his neighbour’s dog is killed, Christopher challenges his own barriers to uncover the truth about the dog, his family and himself. Peek inside his mind as this incomparable show tests the boundaries of imagination and physical space.

Sept. 6 to Oct. 7 at the Stanley Theatre

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The Snapshots Collective: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Snapshots Collective’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street runs Oct.10 to 31 at Mrs.
The Snapshots Collective’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street runs Oct.10 to 31 at Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop.

What better time of year for theatre events that put you right in the heart of the action than Halloween, when being part of the thrills is part of the fun. Local group the Snapshots Collective will be performing Sweeney Todd, and their version of the ghoulish site-specific musical will put you up close and personal with the demon barber himself. This show will definitely make your hairs stand up!

Oct.10 to 31 at Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop, 348 Water St.

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Ballet BC: Program 1

Three thought-proving pieces are in the line-up for Ballet BC’s fall performances. Program 1 of the 2018/19 season includes Petite Cérémonie choreographed by Medhi Walerski, New Work by Emily Molnar and the Vancouver debut of Enemy in the Figure by William Forsythe. Watch the dynamic talent of Ballet BC’s company of artists in this set of exciting ballets.

Nov. 1 to 3 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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Beautiful: the Carole King musical

Feel the earth move under your feet when Beautiful: the Carole King Musical takes over Queen Elizabe
Feel the earth move under your feet when Beautiful: the Carole King Musical takes over Queen Elizabeth Theatre Nov. 13 to 18.

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, this toe-tapping tale took home two Tony Awards for its 2014 Broadway debut. Track King from her early days as a Brooklyn teen to her emergence as one of the most beloved singer-songwriters of our time. Filled with songs from King’s back catalogue, you’ll want to sing along.

Nov. 13 to 18 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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