Battle of Uranus

April 1-16, 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 her 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 her 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 her quest to save her 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 her fears and risk everything if she hopes to save herself, her friends and the galaxy from annihilation.

Battle of Uranus plays April 1-16, 2022 at Performance Works on Granville Island.

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.

Showtimes

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, and we may not be able to seat latecomers.

Run Time
Approx 2 hour minutes including 20 minute intermission

Creative Team

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

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

Tickets

$40 General
$35 Student & Senior
$180 Front-row Table for 4

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

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.

Venue

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

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