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To Aug 12 ROMEO AND JULIET Carousel Theatre for Young Peo­ple’s an­nual Teen Shake­speare Pro­gram takes on the quin­tes­sen­tial tragedy of star-crossed lovers. In case of rain, the show moves inside. M-Sa 7:30 pm. Free, ad­vance reser­va­tion $5. Per­for­mance Works Out­door Stage, 1218 Cartwright St. Tick­ets 604-685-6217. www.carouselthe­atre.ca Map 6: C7 To Aug 19 THEATRE UN­DER THE STARS Van­cou­ver’s long-run­ning am­a­teur sum­mer mu­si­cal com­pany mounts Mary Pop­pins on al­ter­nat­ing nights with The Drowsy Chap­er­one. 8 pm. $30-$49. Shows go on even in rain. Bring warm clothes or a blan­ket. Malkin Bowl, Stan­ley Park. Tick­ets 1-877-840-0457. www.tuts.ca X Map 5: C5

To Sep 23 BARD ON THE BEACH

SHAKE­SPEARE FES­TI­VAL The 28th an­nual fest in Vanier Park. BMO Main­stage: Much Ado About Noth­ing An au­di­ence favourite, set in 1959 Italy and in­spired by that era’s ex­trav­a­gant

films (to Sep 23). The Win­ter’s Tale A mag­i­cal and poignant fam­ily drama, set in myth­i­cal king­doms in Si­cily and Bohemia (to Sep 22). Howard Fam­ily Stage: The Mer­chant of Venice (to Sep 16). The Two Gentle­men of Verona (to Sep 17). $21+. Spe­cial events: Bard-B-Q & Fire­works (Aug 2, 5). Fam­ily Nights (Aug 8, 22). Wine Wed­nes­days (Aug 9, 23). Opera & Arias: The Bar­ber of Seville (Aug 28). Ex­plor­ing Shake­speare (Aug 12). Dress warmly and bring a blan­ket. Vanier Park, Ch­est­nut St. 604-7390559 or toll-free 1-877-739-0559. www.bar­don­the­beach.org  Map 1: D3

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