Battle of Uranus

November 4-19, 2022
Performance Works on Granville Island

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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
Co-Directors – Alan Pronger, Dawn Ewen
Assistant Director – Jennifer Doan
Music Director – Peter Abando
Technical Director – Tim Kraumanis
Lighting Designer – Tatty Mitchell
Assistant Lighting Designer – TBA
Stage Manager – Kelsey Waggener
Assistant Stage Manager – TBA
Scenic Design – Tim Kraumanis
Associate Producer – Alan Blackwell
Costume Consultant – Donnie Tejani

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

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

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 Nov 4 – 8:00 pm
Saturday Nov 5 – 8:00 pm
Sunday Nov 6 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday Nov 9 – 7:30 pm
Thursday Nov 10 – 7:30 pm
Friday Nov 11 – 8:00 pm
Saturday Nov 12 – 8:00 pm
Sunday Nov 13 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday Nov 16 – 7:30 pm
Thursday Nov 17 – 7:30 pm
Friday Nov 18 – 8:00 pm
Saturday Nov 19 – 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 drinks and snacks served before the show and during intermission.

Show starts promptly at showtime on ticket, and latecomers may have to wait to be seated.

Run Time
Approximately 2 hours total, including 20 minute intermission

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


The ongoing risks from the COVID-19 and other communicable diseases require special considerations and extraordinary measures to reduce transmission and community spread. 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.

The latest provincial guidelines, effective April 8, 2022, lifted all COVID-19 restrictions, including mask requirements and proof of vaccination. We continue to encourage and welcome mask wearing at our shows, and ask that patrons self-monitor for symptoms of infectious disease and not attend if they feel unwell. Please contact if you need to reschedule due to illness. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and transfers are subject to availability of seating for other show dates.

Communicable disease prevention 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.