These Tri-City actors are strutting their stuff across Metro Vancouver

Daniel Curalli, Helen Volkow and Arash Khakpour are now preparing for their upcoming roles.

Three Tri-City actors lead theatrical productions in Metro Vancouver this winter.

Starting next Friday, Daniel Curalli plays Donkey in the Align Entertainment show Shrek that runs at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby. An Align alumnus, Curalli also teaches with the Vancouver Opera and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam.

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The musical is directed and co-produced by Port Coquitlam’s Chad Matchette, an Align co-founder and the artistic director of the Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts in Coquitlam. For tickets, visit

As well, Coquitlam’s Helen Volkow stars in Vagabond Players' upcoming show Drinking Habits 2, which starts Feb. 6 at The Bernie Legge Theatre in New Westminster.
Volkow previously portrayed Ginn Hester in Vagabond’s Terror by Gaslight and has appeared with numerous theatrical companies since the 1960s.

For tickets at $15/$17, call 604-521-0412 or visit


Helen Volkow and Halia Hirniak (photo by Craig Premack)




Meanwhile, also launching Feb. 6 is Cipher, an Arts Club Theatre play featuring former Coquitlam resident Arash Khakpour. He plays the role of The Beacon Hill Body, which combines traditional acting with movement/dance.

The world premiere of Cipher is on the Granville Island Stage in Vancouver, until March 7. Visit

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