High five

The Georgia Straight - - Arts -

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RO­MANCE WEEK AT VAN­COU­VER THEATRESPORTS (To Fe­bru­ary 14 at the Im­prov Cen­tre) Im­pro­vised rom-com clichés and red-hot late nights send up the V-day schlock.

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NEXT TO NOR­MAL (Fe­bru­ary 7 to 17 at Stu­dio 16) West Moon The­atre takes on this brave, breath­tak­ing mu­si­cal about bipo­lar dis­or­der.

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NO FOREIGNERS (Fe­bru­ary 7 to 17 at the Cultch) Hong Kong Ex­ile uses tiny pro­jected fig­ures in its mul­ti­me­dia mus­ing on Chi­nese mall cul­ture.

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A RO­MAN­TIC POPS VALEN­TINE (Fe­bru­ary 9 and 10 at the Or­pheum) Pi­ano star Jon Naka­matsu joins the VSO in mu­sic that speaks to the heart.

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POP ART! (Fe­bru­ary 10 at the An­nex) The Erato En­sem­ble mashes pro­jec­tions, folk tunes, John Cage, and much more in an imag­i­na­tive ode to art song.

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