It's a Wonderful Life with the Arts Clubby
I’m really beginning to cherish my nights out on the town, catching the best in live local theatre and last night was no exception. John and I headed to Granville Island to see It’s a Wonderful Life at the Arts Club and we both really enjoyed the show.
Artistic Director Bill Millerd came out first to welcome the audience and we were touched that he gave Ballet BC a shout out and encouraged us all to support them in seeing The Nutcracker (Ballet BC having announced earlier this week that they 17 performers and most of their staff [CBC]).
I’m always impressed with the unique sets and audio/visual effects at Arts Club productions and using clips from the film, It’s a Wonderful Life, helped to add context while not take away from the dialog or flow of the play – it only enhanced it.
One thing that caught my eye during this production was the costume design as well as the great retro hairstyles. In the last scene I would totally want Mary’s dress and hairdo for my next Christmas Eve party.
Miss604’s guide to the ultimate holiday evening in Vancouver:
After last night’s enjoyable performance, I would also suggest you head back to the box office and purchase tickets for Beauty and the Beast at The Stanley and repeat all of these instructions but replace “Granville Island” with South Granville.
It’s a Wonderful Life is showing from now until January 3, 2009. The Arts Club is also a sponsor of the Best of 604 so the winner of the “Best Events Site” category will be receiving a nice prize from them as well. (Note: Best Events Site can be a site, a directory, or a blog that lists events, reviews, coverage, or recaps.)
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I want to see that… and Seussical… and Beauty and the Beast… and The Nutcracker… so many great shows this season!
I went to theatre school with Jennifer Lines–she’s a terrific and versatile actor.
I saw this listed in a local paper and was intrigued. Thanks for the recommendation!
It’s a Wonderful Life is one of my favourite movies. The telephone scene breaks me up every time, reducing me to a teary mess. I know it’s thought of as a Christmas movie, but good performances are great at any time of year.
It’s an awesome time for local theatre, and Beauty and the Beast is stellar.
I’m hoping I can get to see Seussical. I went to school with the composer of the show, Stephen Flaherty. We were in a lot of classes together and we even attended a few composition lessons together. He was writing great music theatre songs, even back then (too long ago for me to want to admit it).
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