Battle of Uranus

Postponed to Fall 2022
Performance Works on Granville Island

Join us for an over-the-top romp through the galaxy in a new, body-positive and hilarious burlesque space opera inspired by classic Sci-Fi B-movies of the 70s and 80s. Battle of Uranus combines the art of burlesque, storytelling of musical theatre, and disciplines of dance, acrobatics and comedy to tell the empowering story of an unlikely hero on their epic journey to save the galaxy.

When the evil glamazon Galaxoria begins to steal the galaxy’s libido in her quest to become the most desirable person alive, an outcast named Spunk Nick must team up with their planet’s top scientist, Dr. Gargantubrain, to save the universe. They quickly devise a plan to seek out an ancient power source large enough to stop Galaxoria’s desire-destroying weapon.

There’s only one issue: the ancient power source is scattered across the galaxy and must be found before Galaxoria’s weapon is complete. Spunk Nick must now race across the galaxy visiting strange and erotic planets in their quest to save their home and way of life from complete destruction. To make matters worse, Galaxoria soon discovers Spunk Nick’s plan and starts to close in quickly. Spunk Nick must now get over their fears and risk everything if they hopes to save herself, their friends and the galaxy from annihilation.

We recognize that the land on which we perform is the traditional unceded Indigenous territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

Creative Team

Script – Alan Pronger
Directors – Alan Pronger, Dawn Ewen
Assistant Directors – Jennifer Doan, Mike Kovac
Music Director – Peter Abando
Technical Director – Tim Kraumanis
Lighting Designers – Jonathan Kim, Tory Ip
Stage Manager – Kelsey Waggener
Costume Designer – Donnie Tejani
Assistant Costume Designers – Caitlin Hill, Isabella Halladay
Associate Producer – Alan Blackwell

Choreographers – Alan Pronger, Dawn Ewen, Isabella Halladay, Lauren Gula, Terran Milne

Seating is mixed cabaret, with seating in theatre seats and small tables. Seats are not reserved unless you book a full table for 4.

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Audience Advisory
Battle of Uranus contains (tasteful) nudity, mature subject matter and strong language. Theatrical effects including fog and strobe lighting will be used in this production. Please contact us for more info.

Friday April 1 – 8:00 pm
Saturday April 2 – 8:00 pm
Sunday April 3 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday April 6 – 7:30 pm
Thursday April 7 – 7:30 pm
Friday April 8 – 8:00 pm
Saturday April 9 – 8:00 pm
Sunday April 10 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday April 13 – 7:30 pm
Thursday April 14 – 7:30 pm
Friday April 15 – 8:00 pm
Saturday April 16 – 8:00 pm

All tickets, with the exception of tables, are general seating, so make sure you arrive early to get the best seats. The lounge will be open 45 minutes before the show with a selection of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and snacks served before the show and during intermission.

Show starts promptly at showtime on ticket, and we may not be able to seat latecomers.

Run Time
Approx 2 hours including 20 minute intermission

Performance Works is located at 1218 Cartwright Street, on Granville Island.

TRAVEL GUIDE

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires special considerations and extraordinary measures to reduce the risk of transmission of communicable diseases. Community safety is our top priority, and we are committed to the continued health and welfare of everyone who is involved with and attends our shows and events. Audience safety measures for Battle of Uranus include:

  • Masks must be worn at all times, except when eating or drinking while seated or outside on the patio.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, and do not attend if you feel unwell. Please contact boxoffice@toofly.ca if you need to reschedule due to illness.
  • Show programmes are going digital and can be accessed by scanning QR codes placed around the theatre.

Measures are subject to change in accordance with orders of the BC Provincial Health Officer. A reminder email will go out to all ticket holders a few days prior to the show with updated audience safety measures.

Please note that cast members will be performing on stage without masks, per mask exemption approved by the Granville Island Theatre District, and will maintain a safe distance from audience members at all times. All cast and crew are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.