April 1st – 8th – Valley Song, Pacific Theatre; by Athol Fugard; pacifictheatre.org

April 1st –  9th – The Daisy Theatre, Cultch Historic Theatre; Internationally acclaimed puppeteer Ronnie Burket; amazing; thecultch.com

April 1st – 9th – The Refugee Hotel; Studio 58, Langara College; Carmen Aquirre;  ticketstonight.ca

April 1st – 23rd – Angels in America – Part One: Millenium Approaches; Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Arts Club; Tony Kushner’s prize winning play; artsclub.com

April 6th – 15th – The Watershed, Gateway Theatre, Richmond; gatewaytheatre.com

April 6th – May 6th – Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty; Arts Club Granville Island; artsclub.com

April 11th – 15th – Hong Kong Exile, Firehall Arts Centre; firehallartscentre.com

April 11th – 16th – Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; Broadway across Canada; ticketmaster.ca

April 12th – Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 7:30 – 9:00 pm; free; vpl.ca/events

April 12th – 16th – Redpatch, Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th; story of a young volunteer Metis soldier; hardlineproductions.ca

April 19th – National Canadian Film Day; multiple venues; free; canadianfilmday.ca

April 19th to 23rd – Under The Same Sky; Studio 16, 7th Avenue; an adoption story with a variety of musical styles; underthesamesky.bpt.me

April 20th – Arthur Ellis Awards Shortlists 2017; Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch; free; Canada’s Oscars for crime writing; vpl.ca/events

April 20th – 22nd – Funny Music Weirdo; Studio 1398, Granville Island; comedy show featuring musical characters; tickets.thearrewire.com

April 20th – 23rd – The Wolves, Pacific Theatre, 12th Avenue, involves a pack of adolescent girls; pacifictheatre.org/involvement/stonesthrow

April 20th – May 4th – The Piano Teacher; BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; artsclub.com

April 26th – 29th – The Shape of a Girl; Pacific Theatre, 12th Avenue; exploration of bullying and violence between young girls; pay what you can; facebook.com/events

April 26th – May 26th – End of the Rainbow; Jericho Arts Centre; about Judy Garland; brownpapertickets.com

April 29th – May 20th – Circle Game; Firehall Arts Centre; music by Joni Mitchell; firehallartscentre.com