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Damien Atkins. (David Cooper Photo)

Angels in America brings fresh revelations

Early in my conversation with director Kim Collier, it became clear how it is difficult to describe Angels in America without rattling off long lists of adjectives (“Huge, epic, smart, powerful theatre,” she tells me).

(Michael Slobodian photo)

Ballet BC brings in local talent

Ballet BC is back on stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre next week, celebrating the country’s 150th anniversary with a stellar line-up from local luminary choreographers.

Actors Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara arrive for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center on January 29, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images )

Inside the 2017 SAG swagger

We’re right in the middle award show season – are you fatigued yet? 24 Hours isn’t -- here’s what went down from E!’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Show and the televised ceremony where the acting union hands out the best acting kudos in TV and film:

Nicola Lipman, Stefania Indelicato, Kaitlin Williams will perform in the Classic Chic production of Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather next month. (Emily Cooper photo)

Renaissance racketeers and female felons

In addition to everything else, Shakespeare was a great adaptor. Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear all draw on existing writing; the histories of Rome and England gave us such plays as Julius Caesar, Richard III, and Antony and Cleopatra.

Bleeding Heart Collective presents The Fighting Season at The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab Jan. 10 to 21. (Emily Cooper/Handout photo)

'Fighting Season' explores frontline medics

In the middle of a war zone, it must be a difficult thing to be a healer. This complexity is at the heart of The Fighting Season, an acclaimed three-person play that explores the experience of Canadian military medical personnel in Afghanistan.

Margo Kane from her production of Bah! Humbug! (Handout)

Dickens in the Downtown Eastside

Of all the tales we tell at this time of year, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the finest: a deeply human story of redemption; a reminder that compassion, generosity, and joy can transform both ourselves and the world around us.

Tavish Crowe. (Handout Photo)

24 Seconds with Tavish Crowe

Having co-written Carly Rae Jepsen’s international smash hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ and touring the world as her guitarist, Tavish Crowe is about to light the music biz ablaze with his new release, ‘Fire’. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the multi-talented local artist.

Aaron Craven, founder of Mitch and Murray Productions, plays Kenny in the upcoming production of Lisa D'Amour's Detroit. (Handout Photo)

City of Glass Reflected in ‘Detroit’

After years of escalating prices and debate, Vancouver’s housing crisis is on everyone’s lips. It looks as much a part of the city as the mountain skyline – at least for now.

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