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Jan 4-5

HANSEL, GRETEL AND THE STROLLING PLAY­ERS The whole fam­ily gets into the fun, cheer­ing for the good guys and boo­ing the bad guys at this tra­di­tional panto. Massey Theatre, 735 8th Ave., New West­min­ster. Tick­ets 604-521-5050. www.massey theatre.com Map 2: D4

Jan 7-12

THE FULL LIGHT OF DAY This sus­pense­ful theatre-film hy­brid is a mod­ern al­le­gory in which a ter­mi­nally ill wo­man con­fronts the choices that brought her fam­ily priv­i­lege and then, with great courage, takes a risk to se­cure their ul­ti­mate re­demp­tion. M-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2 and 7:30 pm. $20-$60. Van­cou­ver Play­house, 600 Hamil­ton St. www.elec­tric­com­pa­nythe­atre.com X Map 1: C6

Jan 12-Feb 9

CIRCLE GAME: REIMAGINING THE MU­SIC OF JONI MITCHELL The en­dur­ing mu­sic of Cana­dian singer-song­writer Joni Mitchell is reimag­ined in this en­er­getic mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence. $25+. Fire­hall Arts Cen­tre, 280 E. Cor­dova St. 604-689-0926. www.fire­hal­larts­cen­tre.ca X Map 1: C8

Jan 15-19

DAKH DAUGH­TERS Seven ac­tresses with mu­si­cal in­stru­ments cre­ate a weirdly won­der­ful, life-af­firm­ing per­for­mance about love, free­dom and beauty. 8 pm. York Theatre, 639 Com­mer­cial Dr. Tick­ets 604-251-1363. www.thecultch.com Map 4: D4

Jan 15-Feb 3

MRS. KR­ISH­NAN’S PARTY The au­di­ence are the guests at Mrs. K’s over-the-top party to cel­e­brate the Hindu hol­i­day of Onam. Vancity Cul­ture Lab at The Cultch, 1895 Ven­ables St. Tick­ets 604-251-1363. www.thecultch.com X Map 4: D4

Jan 18-Feb 9

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY An epic tale of faith, ab­sur­dity and the power of a sin­gle voice. W-Sa 8 pm. Mati­nees Sa 2 pm. Pa­cific Theatre, 1440 W. 12th Ave. Tick­ets

604-731-5518. www.paci­ficthe­atre.org X Map 4: D3

Jan 19-Feb 9

MUR­DER ON RE­SERVE When a dead body is dis­cov­ered in a small town, the big-city cops are called in to in­ves­ti­gate a mot­ley crew of od­dball sus­pects. Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr. 604-266-7191. www. metrothe­atre.com X Map 3: B3

Jan 22-26

POWER BAL­LAD Part per­for­mance lec­ture, part karaoke party, this an­gry fem­i­nist show is a live art in­ves­ti­ga­tion of lan­guage and its some­times hid­den ide­olo­gies. 8 pm. The His­toric Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Ven­ables St. Tick­ets 604-251-1363. www.thecultch.com X Map 4: D4

Jan 24-Feb 24

THE MATCH­MAKER Mix-ups and match-ups in a clas­sic

farce. Stan­ley In­dus­trial Al­liance Stage, 2750 Granville St. 604-687-1644. www.artsclub.com X Map 4: D3

Jan 29-Feb 2

THIS IS THE POINT A joy­ous and un­flinch­ing por­trait of four in­di­vid­u­als whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cere­bral palsy. The His­toric Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Ven­ables St. Tick­ets 604-251-1363. www.thecultch.com X Map 4: D4

Jan 31-Feb 24

TRUE CRIME A gen­remix­ing ex­am­i­na­tion of a con man. Gold­corp Stage at the BMO Theatre Cen­tre, 162 W. 1st Ave. 604-6871644. www.artsclub.com X Map 1: E7

Feb 5-16

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTH­ING This deadly se­ri­ous and sub­limely ridicu­lous story—of sol­diers in love and women con­fined by tra­di­tion—fea­tures an all-fe­male cast. The His­toric Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Ven­ables St. Tick­ets 604-251-1363. www.thecultch.com X Map 4: D4

Feb 7-Mar 9

THE SHO­PLIFTERS A hi­lar­i­ously bit­ing story about so­ci­ety’s haves and have-nots. Granville Is­land Stage, 1585 John­ston St. 604-6871644. www.artsclub.com X Map 6: B3

Feb 20-Mar 10

CHILDREN OF GOD In this mu­si­cal, the children of an Oji-Cree fam­ily are sent to a res­i­den­tial school in On­tario. This is a story of re­demp­tion: for a mother who was never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. York Theatre, 639 Com­mer­cial Dr. Tick­ets 604-251-1363. www.thecultch.com Map 4: D4

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