Bard on the Beach: Much Ado About Nothing

Comments 228 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bard on the Beach has returned this summer to once again present top-notch performances in Vancouver’s most stunning setting. Starting June 12, Much Ado About Nothing will take to the main stage to open up the season.

Bard on the Beach

Romance and matchmaking abound when the men return victorious from war. While friends devise merry plots to trick the fiercely independent Beatrice and Benedick into admitting their love for each other, Hero and Claudio make idealistic wedding plans. Into this world of courtship, light-hearted mischief and wit, Shakespeare places Don John, a “plain-dealing villain.” Isolated from the fun, he is determined to destroy it. Relieving tensions are the hilarious constable and his watch and, in the end, it is bumbling Constable Dogberry who saves the day…

I have two reserved-seat tickets for the 8:00pm performance on Saturday June 26th to give away. My winner will also receive a picnic meal for two from Emelle’s (official caterer of Bard on the Beach) and a prize pack from the Bard on the Beach gift shop.

Here’s how you can enter to win this prize:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Enter to win tix to @BardontheBeach + a picnic lunch & prize pack from @Miss604

    I will draw the winner Friday June 18th, 2010.

    The 2010 Bard on the Beach season includes: Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Falstaff (Henry IV, I & II), Henry V, and Operas and Arias with La Boheme.

    Update June 11, 2010 I interviewed Artistic Director Christopher Gaze this morning for TVWeek Online.

    Update June 18, 2010 I have drawn the winner at random and it is Diane, congratulations and have a great time!

    228 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. S. FieldThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:37pm PDT

      A summer evening at Bard on the Beach is one of the great Vancouver experiences – watching the sun set as the stage’s backdrop is a wonder. Hope to win.

    2. StacyThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:37pm PDT

      Would love to win tickets to Bard! One of my favorite summertime things to do!!

    3. MichelleThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:37pm PDT

      oh yes please!

    4. carolineThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:37pm PDT

      One of my favourite Bard plays. I am glad they are producing it this year! Guilty pleasure: the Kenneth & Emma film version on cold rainy days like today.

    5. [email protected]Thursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:38pm PDT

      I’m in! Thanks!

    6. Angie SchickThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:39pm PDT

      Consider me entered! Sounds great and I love Bard on the Beach.

    7. Disha Al BaquiThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:39pm PDT


      I’d like to win this amazing bard on the beach prize!
      My sister is coming to visit from Ontario and she’s never been exposed to the fine arts; I would love to take her to one of the Bard’s plays when she comes this summer. It’d be such a wonderful treat for a sixteen year old.


    8. Veronica HeringerThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:40pm PDT

      I’m in!

    9. ChloeThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:40pm PDT

      What a great way to spend a summer evening. 😉

    10. BoThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:42pm PDT

      Sweet! It isn’t summer without Bard. We always make sure to catch at least one performance. Two is better! Last year’s Othello was spectacular. And love Christopher!
      (Throw in an Emelle’s picnic and I would call that Much Ado About Sumething!)

    11. BabsThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

      Always wanted to go!

    12. JanThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

      I’ve never attended Bard on the Beach. Would love to get a chance to go this year.

    13. CarlaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

      What a lovely experience to enjoy a summer evening watching Bard on the Beach “Much Ado About Nothing” with a friend or love one, in one of the most beautiful city in the world, Vancouver.

    14. Don ForanThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:47pm PDT

      Claudio: “Can the world buy such a jewel?”
      Act I Scene i
      Much Ado About Nothing

    15. CarrieThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:47pm PDT

      I love Bard on the Beach. It’s the best way to spend a glorious summer night in Vancouver

    16. KristinaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:48pm PDT

      Would love to go!!

    17. lisaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:52pm PDT

      What a great contest! Bard on the Beach is a summer institution in Vancouver–I’d love to win. 🙂

    18. StefanThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:52pm PDT

      Would love to see Bard on the Beach!

    19. Eric WanThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:56pm PDT

      I’m so so so excited! I’ve been to Bard On The Beach once with my school two years ago for “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and it was fantastic. We talked about the play all on the way home. I would love to attend “Much Ado About Nothing” and more plays this summer.

    20. AmyThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 1:58pm PDT

      I’ve been going to Bard every year since our English 12 class went – and that was 8 years ago!

    21. JenThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:08pm PDT

      I would love to go! I have heard great reviews of it 🙂

    22. Wendy SamsonThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:08pm PDT

      Oooh! Me please!

    23. JeremyThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:09pm PDT

      Sounds like a great time, I also love the picnic idea!

    24. jewelsThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:09pm PDT

      oh a lovely sunday summer picnic, what a great date!!!

    25. DomThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      Yes please, thanks!

    26. MelissaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      This is such a cute giveaway idea! I’ve never been to Bard on the Beach but i’ve been meaning to!

    27. ashleeThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:17pm PDT

      awesome prize…i would love to win 🙂

    28. SharylinThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:20pm PDT

      This would be a great way to celebrate our 9th Anniversary!

    29. KarenThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      Always have wanted to go!

    30. ApollineRThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      I’d love to see it

    31. VivianThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:27pm PDT

      Awesome! My sister is just learning about Shakespeare in school so I would definitely bring her!

    32. VeronicaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:40pm PDT

      Wow – I would love to see this one!

    33. KymThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:50pm PDT

      been wanting to go for a while now… pls count me in! 😀

    34. Amanda RThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:53pm PDT

      I’m excited, Much Ado has got to be the best feel-good Shakespeare. I’ll be buying tickets anyway if I don’t win. Got to love Beatrice and Benedict.

    35. JesselyneThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:55pm PDT

      A romantic picnic, Bard on the Beach date? Sounds like the perfect date! Would love to go!

    36. Sean WilsonThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 2:55pm PDT

      I’ll probably be going anyway, love Bard on the Beach. Tickets and a lunch provided though, most excellent!

    37. KarenThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:00pm PDT

      I’d love to win this to see with my boyfriend!

    38. ChristeThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:03pm PDT

      Yes please!

    39. LBThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:13pm PDT

      Oh – I haven’t been to Bard in ages!

    40. Sandra NThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:31pm PDT

      Yes please !

    41. JeffThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:32pm PDT

      Never been to a show but would like to. I’ve read a lot about it.

    42. Mary MoltmanThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:44pm PDT

      Pick me! Pick me! Would loooove to go!

    43. SiobhanThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:44pm PDT

      An evening at Bard on the Beach – with a picnic, even!! – sounds fabulous.

    44. TriciaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:49pm PDT

      ooo the picnic’s a nice touch! 😀

    45. DeeThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 3:53pm PDT

      The evening sounds amazing!

    46. DianeThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 4:21pm PDT

      This is my favourite Bard play, would love to see it live!

    47. Ray MillerThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 4:38pm PDT

      I am looking forward to seeing all of the Bard on the Beach performances this summer. Thanks for running this contest.


    48. AnnieThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 4:49pm PDT

      Friends, Vancouverites, city people, lend me your ears. Bard on the Beach has come to Vancouver, and all are guaranteed a spectacular time!

      What a great giveaway. Thanks!

    49. Tia SinghThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 5:17pm PDT

      Oooh I’ve never been, would love to win these tix! Thanks! @TiaSparkles

    50. RobThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 5:19pm PDT

      Would love a chance to see my first BotB!

    51. TrudyThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 5:45pm PDT

      I have always wanted to see a Bard on The Beach show even though I work in the theatre industry in Vancouver…I haven’t yet.
      I really would love to win the chance to attend this amazing event.

    52. aceyThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 5:50pm PDT

      all these years of living in vancouver and i’ve never attended… it’s about time i went!

    53. loriThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 5:54pm PDT

      Entered & would love to win 😀

    54. Peter vT ~ @PvTThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 5:55pm PDT

      Magical – A backdrop totally unique to Vancouver.

    55. Susan MastersThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 6:00pm PDT

      I lived in Vancouver for over 30 years, work in Kits and have never made it to a preformance of Bard on the Beach! I would really lve to change that especially after reading your write up.

    56. TracyThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 6:10pm PDT

      Already got my tickets for Antony and Cleopatra! Would love to see Much Ado About Nothing as well.

    57. FMCThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 6:11pm PDT

      Miss 604 you have the best blog and greatest giveaways. Thanks! I would love to go to the Bard on the Beach.

    58. Sharon DongThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 6:15pm PDT

      What a way to make my first experience going to Bard on the Beach by winning this awesome giveaway….:))

    59. JeanieThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 6:15pm PDT

      Would love to go.

    60. MariaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 6:32pm PDT

      I hear this is nothing like high school Shakespeare! I’d love to attend a show.

    61. LiliaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 6:48pm PDT

      Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

    62. DavidThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 7:57pm PDT

      Forsooth, I would make much ado if I were selected as the lucky commenter.

    63. BrendaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 8:01pm PDT

      I have only been once before but always wanted to go again. Loved it!!

    64. LindaThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 8:03pm PDT

      Great! I’ve wanted to try this and we were actually considering buying tickets this weekend. Though It would be real fun to win this giveaway- with the lovely picnic and all.

    65. DrSharonThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 8:26pm PDT

      Would love to attend this!

    66. patti millardThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 8:56pm PDT

      Heard lots about it, can’t wait to win it!

    67. KellyThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 10:02pm PDT

      I’ve never been to bard on the beach.

    68. SherryThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 10:10pm PDT

      Maybe summer will finally start in Vancouver when Bard on the Beach opens! Hope you pick me for this fab contest.

    69. DevonThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 10:30pm PDT

      Was just looking at the schedule the other night… and I do love picnics, by which I mean that I do love food…

    70. EdThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 10:48pm PDT

      Would be great to win

    71. JoyceThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 11:04pm PDT

      Bard on the Beach is a must for me every summer and it would be great to get to go for free!

    72. BethThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 11:05pm PDT

      Going to see a Bard on the Beach performance is on my 101 things to do list! I totally want to win this one!

    73. MaggieThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 11:38pm PDT

      What a fabulous contest! I’ve never been to Bard on the Beach, so winning this would be a good opportunity for me to see what it’s all about!

    74. CrystalThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 11:52pm PDT

      I’ve never been to Bard on the Beach, I’ve never been able to convince anyone to go!

    75. TaylorThursday, June 10th, 2010 — 11:55pm PDT

      i love shakespeare!

      english lit at its finest.

    76. AshaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 1:46am PDT

      Bard is going to rock this summer, I saw a midsummers night’s dream a couple
      of years back and it was hilarious!

    77. TylerFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 8:43am PDT

      Gotta add myself into this. Last Bard on the Beach play I saw was many moons ago; A Midsummer’s Night Dream (or whatever lol)

    78. GrantFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:01am PDT

      We saw Bard on the Beach a few years ago and were smitten. We’d love to go again!

    79. StephanieFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:05am PDT

      Shakespeare, beach-side setting, picnic… what’s not to love? Christopher Gaze and co do a top job.

    80. izikavazoFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:54am PDT

      Nice contest. (Hopefully the weather is better before then.)

    81. CadiFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 9:56am PDT

      Yes Please Yes Please Yes Please!

    82. TylerFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:21am PDT

      I have heard from many friends that Bard’s is lot’s of fun, but for some reason I keep forgetting to go. This summer I am going to make it happen.

    83. AaronFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:24am PDT

      Much Ado is one of my favorite plays, with midsummer being my all favorite!

    84. KylaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:32am PDT

      oooooh, contest! I’ve STILL never seen Bard on the Beach, although I always plan to go & I do love my Shakespeare!

    85. LeighFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 10:52am PDT

      would love to win this
      i love summer!

    86. Pat CummingFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

      Nothing says summer in Vancouver like Bard on the Beach.

    87. Kelly HFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:28am PDT

      Great event to go to. Hope its me!

    88. ErinFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:31am PDT

      Looking forward to Bard.

    89. traceyFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:48am PDT

      I have never been to Bard on the Beach and my husband’s birthday is on June 25…what a great treat this would be.

    90. Deborah ChattertonFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:49am PDT

      I love Bard on the Beach – I bet Shakespeare would have loved, too. And I’m looking forward to hearing you speak at the CPRS AGM on June 23. Thanks for posting such a great contest!

    91. CeciFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 12:32pm PDT

      Haven’t been to Bard but would love to go!

    92. Erin HFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 12:35pm PDT

      Sign me up!

    93. TinaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 12:44pm PDT

      I’ve never been to Bard,but I’d looooooove to go!

    94. MirandaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 12:45pm PDT

      It’s that time of the year—- Bard on the Beach!

    95. CarynFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 1:21pm PDT

      Would love the picnic lunch with the tickets! Bard is fabulous.

    96. Timmy WongFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 1:43pm PDT

      I’d definitely love a pair of tickets to Bard on the beach – went to a performance 8 years ago and have been doing so since!

    97. JodiFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 2:31pm PDT

      would love to go!

    98. Sarah AFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 3:14pm PDT

      fortune’s fool should win those tix…aka me!

    99. RachelFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 3:40pm PDT

      This is an awesome contest!!

    100. MaryFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 3:47pm PDT

      never been! would love to go!

    101. h cruzFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 3:49pm PDT

      Is this the “hey nonny nonny” play? If so I hope I win 😉

    102. CassieFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 3:50pm PDT

      A great way to start the summer!

    103. AlisonFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 3:56pm PDT

      One of my favourites…

    104. FuzzyDaveFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 4:02pm PDT

      Never been and would love to go!

    105. Stephanie SFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 4:12pm PDT

      Beach and Picnic, Yes Please!

    106. TeresaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 4:20pm PDT

      Much Ado About Nothing is my favourite Shakespeare play. Loved the movie recently done too.

    107. Ryan MFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 4:31pm PDT

      Would LOVE this opportunity 🙂

    108. EmmaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 4:31pm PDT

      Oh! Much Ado is my favourite Shakespeare play!

    109. joanFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 6:45pm PDT

      never been and would love to go. it is on my bucket list!

    110. NicolaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 6:49pm PDT

      Pick me! Pick me!

    111. TomFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 8:38pm PDT

      Love to see Bard. Thanks for the opportunity.

    112. KristinaFriday, June 11th, 2010 — 11:49pm PDT

      Would love to go!!! What a great opportunity.

    113. LeannaSaturday, June 12th, 2010 — 12:47am PDT

      I will be “horribly in love” with this contest. hurray!

    114. RichardSaturday, June 12th, 2010 — 1:04am PDT

      Sounds like a wonderful thing to experience.

    115. ChrisSaturday, June 12th, 2010 — 8:46am PDT

      Some of my friends watched a dress rehearsal of Much Ado About Nothing on Thursday and said it was really funny.

    116. TeresaSaturday, June 12th, 2010 — 1:25pm PDT

      I would like to go.

    117. VeronicaSaturday, June 12th, 2010 — 3:33pm PDT

      Would love to go to this…

    118. JanetSaturday, June 12th, 2010 — 6:49pm PDT

      Bard on the Beach is awesome!

    119. samaahSaturday, June 12th, 2010 — 7:44pm PDT

      this would be awesome 🙂 could treat my rents….ill pretend they deserve it 😛 jk

    120. Steph :)Sunday, June 13th, 2010 — 12:24am PDT

      I have never been but would like to see it. Thanks!

    121. RachaelSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 1:01am PDT

      Bard on the Beach is on my list of things to do this summer. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    122. JoDeeSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 1:16am PDT

      Look forward to going every year!

    123. JulienSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 10:34am PDT

      I’ve never been to see Bard before, but Much Ado is my favourite Shakespeare play. I’d love to win the prize. Thank you.

    124. ChrisSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 10:37am PDT

      This is the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Vancouver.

    125. Veronica RSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 3:02pm PDT

      The best! The Sun just publish quite a good review about it!

    126. JaniceSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 3:52pm PDT

      One of my favourite plays!

    127. PhilipSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 6:17pm PDT

      I could use a comedy this summer!

    128. LeighSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 8:25pm PDT

      I was just looking at what show to go see earlier this afternoon. I would love to win this contest!

    129. NicoleSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 8:49pm PDT

      what a great giveaway!

    130. GloriaSunday, June 13th, 2010 — 10:34pm PDT

      Would love to see the Bard… on the beach!

    131. AkemiMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 4:00am PDT

      Would love to go to this!

    132. SugarMamaMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 11:33am PDT

      Christopher Gaze is the hottest bard! Saw him this morning on the news!

    133. MarilouMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 1:34pm PDT

      I would love to win this. Have always wanted to see a play at the Bard for a very long time but for some reason never get to go.

    134. MimiMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 6:51pm PDT

      I’ve gone to Bard for the past few years, and have been impressed every single time. Thanks for putting on this contest!

    135. KatieMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 7:44pm PDT

      Would be very exciting to get to go. Thanks

    136. RBMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 7:48pm PDT

      Oh yes please.

    137. Shivani SMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 7:53pm PDT

      Love Bard on the Beach! Hope I win, and thanks for having all these great contests! 🙂

    138. NicoleMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 8:59pm PDT

      Would love this!! Crossing my fingers!

    139. AmandaMonday, June 14th, 2010 — 11:32pm PDT

      “When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.” – Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing

      My favorite Shakespearean Comedy!

    140. XingTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 7:29am PDT

      A good contest!

    141. JamieTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 10:11am PDT

      though I am old yet I am strong and lusty

    142. Jason CTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 12:56pm PDT

      Bard on the Beach = summer in Vancouver. LOVE Bard.

    143. JohnathanTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 1:11pm PDT

      I haven’t been there in several years. I hope the weather is good for this event.

    144. FaTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 1:45pm PDT

      How I would love this, that would be my only opportunity to go to Bard on the beach before flying home!

    145. AkaishaTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 2:25pm PDT

      Great date idea! I would love to surprise my hubby with a picnic and some shakespeare

    146. dippergirlTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 2:54pm PDT

      A perfect way to enjoy the beautiful city.

    147. SanazTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 4:23pm PDT

      Awesome contest, would love to win this:)

    148. JPTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 4:42pm PDT

      I like BotB!

    149. DilaraTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 5:07pm PDT

      It’s just not a summer in Vancouver without Bard on the Beach!

    150. E. TangTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 8:31pm PDT

      I love driving over the Burrard Street bridge and seeing the white tents. I always associate Bard with the start of summer.

    151. ChristineTuesday, June 15th, 2010 — 9:18pm PDT

      Great giveaway! i would love this!!

    152. ayloWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:19am PDT

      I like BOTB.

    153. ariaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:21am PDT

      A Vancouver summer tradition.

    154. roseWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:22am PDT

      Haven’t been to show ever. Would love to go this year

    155. peteWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:24am PDT

      What a setting for Shakespear play…

    156. yingWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:25am PDT

      My daughter and I would enjoy this.

    157. ariWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:26am PDT

      How romantic.

    158. PLOWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:27am PDT

      Definitely a date activity.

    159. CKLWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:29am PDT

      Good luck to me.

    160. DonnaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:47am PDT

      The Vancouver skyline is such a gorgeous backdrop to Bard on the Beach. The twilight performances are the best with the sunsets!

      Many people are intimidated by Shakespearean English but after about 10 minutes you don’t even notice the “accents” anymore!

      Much Ado About Nothing is a must do!

    161. Amanda SpearWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

      I love picnics with a bit of drama on the side!

    162. BelindaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:12pm PDT

      Never been to Bard on the beach.

    163. trishWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:31pm PDT

      never been to one of these shows! would be awesome to go this year.

    164. PeterWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:33pm PDT

      Quintessential Vancouver…Bard on the Beach and an English Bay sunset. I’ll take those tickets now (in anticipation of a sunset)

    165. AlexisWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:34pm PDT

      Ooh, consider me entered. Will tweet about it too. I so love Bard on the Beach, yet manage to miss it almost every summer. One year we bought tickets and got the dates mixed up and showed up on the wrong day. So lame. 🙂

    166. AretaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:34pm PDT

      Here is my entry.

    167. CrystalWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:35pm PDT

      Pick Me!!! 🙂

    168. Art BuffieWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:36pm PDT

      This is awesome…I’d love to win this!

    169. ShannonWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:37pm PDT

      Would love to go! Much Ado About Nothing is one of my favorites. Best line: Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.

    170. Art BuffieWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:40pm PDT

      I’ve never been but heard that it’s great…please enter me in the draw.

    171. NiamhWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:43pm PDT

      I’d love to go!

    172. kaelinWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:44pm PDT

      Please enter me in the draw!

    173. johnWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:51pm PDT

      My daughter is a literature fiend and has been bugging me to go to Bard on the Beach for three years now. Would love to win some tickets for her.

    174. AndyWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 12:56pm PDT

      Oooh – pick me! Pick me! 😀

    175. AlisonWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:04pm PDT

      pretty pretty please! (with a cherry on top)

    176. Rob StocksWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:14pm PDT

      We have been going to Bard for 15+ years and have never been disappointed. Consistently high quality and some truly exceptional moments. Midsommers watching my daughter laugh at Puck and many years ago a goosebump moment during the Tempest when Prospero stopped the storm on stage just as the rain stopped hammering the tent. You could hear a pin drop.

    177. JDGWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:19pm PDT

      Bard on the Beach is great but I haven’t attended in years. A pair of free tickets (plus the other goodies) would definitely remedy that situation 🙂

    178. IsabelWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 1:52pm PDT

      You would make Bard so special this year, please.

    179. Stephanie FWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:04pm PDT

      I’ve been unable to see Bard in the past. Hopefully this will be the year that changes. Thanks for the chance!

    180. Monica LippingwellWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:04pm PDT

      We are so lucky to have Bard on the Beach in our city! Really looking forward to this season’s performances and would love some prize tix. 🙂

    181. LowSlashWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:07pm PDT

      I would love to win tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing!

    182. The KazWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:08pm PDT

      after almost two decades of attending Bard I have yet to see a bad performance …..

    183. LindaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      A first – What great fun it would be to have a date on a WARM summer night with Bard on the Beach

    184. JoanneWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:12pm PDT

      Forsooth, I would love to win this prize.

    185. Nevada Yates RobartWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:12pm PDT

      Yes Yes Yes!

    186. LBussWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:14pm PDT

      I’ve been going every year for the past 7 years. Can’t wait for this season!

    187. Bard Fan…a rose by any other name…Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:16pm PDT

      Love the Bard!! Love him on the beach…love him under a tent…love him with a picnic on a warm Summer Night…! Now if only I could have the lucky 604 stars on my side…oh how what a night that would be…

    188. AleksandraWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:29pm PDT

      I would love free Bard tickets! Bard on the Beach is always excellent.

    189. Ian YeungWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:30pm PDT

      I desperately need some family time!

    190. Nyla CarpentierWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:30pm PDT

      Looking forward to spending a lovely evening with the most fantastic man ever, the Bard.

    191. ocrWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:35pm PDT

      love it

    192. RobWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:44pm PDT

      My first summer in Van, I have to start it off right with some Beach Bard!

    193. RobWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:45pm PDT

      Summer in Van! I have to start it off right with some Beach Bard!

    194. ShawnWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 2:52pm PDT

      Much Adoooooooooooo

    195. Angelika DawsonWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 3:01pm PDT

      I have been going to bard on the beach since the 1990s. Saw “Merry Wives of Windsor” with Christopher Gaze in the lead role and was hooked. We take a group of people every summer and have made some converts to Shakespeare in the process. Bard is the best thing that happens in Vancouver every summer!

    196. GraemeWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 3:07pm PDT

      I would like some tickets and a picnic! Ooo pick me please!

    197. KelseyWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 3:09pm PDT

      Rock on, Bard!

    198. JeannetteWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 3:13pm PDT

      I would LOVE to win this!!

    199. DarrenWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 3:23pm PDT

      Just moved here and would love a picnic and the Bard… I just need a date…

    200. AntoniaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 3:49pm PDT

      I’ve gone to Bard every summer with my Mum for as long as I can remember. I’d love to win a picnic dinner to surprise her with! Great idea!

    201. LucyWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 3:57pm PDT

      Enter me! Just moved to BC in March and am longing for an introduction to Bard on the Beach. Even if I don’t win tickets I’ll be there…

    202. LisaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 4:58pm PDT

      I got hooked on Bard last year… Can’t wait to go this year..

    203. Bard Fan…a rose by any other name…Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 5:35pm PDT

      Ahhh me again….hoping, wishing for an evening under the magic of the Bard~~ SIGH!!

    204. DalyceWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 6:15pm PDT

      I really wanted to go to Bard on the Beach today but the show got canceled… wish i can go soon!!

    205. MelissaWednesday, June 16th, 2010 — 7:21pm PDT

      I have never been to the Bard, but have attended “Shakespeare in the Park” in Kelowna and just loved it! I have always wanted to attend Bard, but have not lived close enough until now… thanks for considering me!!

    206. NazaninThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 12:03am PDT

      I really wanted to go last year, but couldn’t. Give me 2 tix this year! : ) : )

    207. John McBainThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 12:35am PDT

      Bard on The Beach is great,I go every year but havent gotten around to ordering tickets yet so I would love to win a couple of tickets.Thanks!

    208. Renata SThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 1:26am PDT

      Sigh no more, o ladies, sigh no more..!

    209. danielThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 2:35am PDT

      I want this so badly!

    210. CarmelaThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 2:51am PDT

      This is super. 😀 I hope I win the tickets. 😉

    211. sheryl stephensonThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 7:55am PDT

      Love Bard on the beach, only been once with my husband when I won a Vancouver Sun contest. I think the only way I will get back is to win again.

    212. AnietaThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 8:53am PDT

      This is going to be my first Bard on the Beach theater show.
      I’m so excited. ‘Course, I’d be even *more* excited if I won free tix to my first Bard experience.
      *fingers crossed*


    213. alishaThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 11:16am PDT

      oh yes please!

    214. MiriamThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 11:28am PDT

      If there’s anything that kindles the spirit of the performing arts in this town, it’s Bard on the Beach!

    215. KathyThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 11:41am PDT

      Ahh…Bard on the lovely along the ocean

      A custonmer at work is one of the set decorators for Bard
      What a nice job

      Fingers crossed

    216. Mary ZinckThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 4:03pm PDT

      Can’t think of a better way to spend an evening in Vancouver – hope to win!

    217. JoanneThursday, June 17th, 2010 — 7:37pm PDT

      I went last year for my first time and had a wonderful time. Looking forward to going again.

    218. JaneFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 7:36am PDT

      Oooooh, have I snuck in under the wire?? I’d love to win tickets and surprise my boyfriend with a romantic picnic and evening of the bard!!

    219. BrendaFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 7:45am PDT

      I have been dying to go see Bard on the Beach, I seem to miss it every year since I go home every summer!

    220. AndreaFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 8:29am PDT

      Oooh, I do love a contest! This is my first summer back in Vancouver after many many years, so am excited about reconnecting with the Bard in our beautiful surrounds.

    221. DanFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 9:10am PDT

      would make a great present for my wife! would be great to go!

    222. RoshenaFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 9:27am PDT

      Bard is a summertime ritual!

    223. SimFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 10:06am PDT

      Have never actually been but would love to experience it-been told it’s fantastic and a very unique experience in Vancouver!

    224. Alex CameronFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 10:26am PDT

      Hope I’m not too late, I love Bard on the Beach and picnics!

    225. RachelFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 11:02am PDT

      Hope this makes it in time! Love the Bard – but my man hasn’t even gone so would love to take him this summer. Thanks for the generous sharing of info in this Van City of ours.

    226. OreeFriday, June 18th, 2010 — 4:51pm PDT

      My entry may be late but I am none-the-less excited about winning an an oportunity to visit Bard this summer. It is definately NOT – much ado about nothing!

    227. LisaSaturday, June 19th, 2010 — 3:00pm PDT

      bard on the beach! =D

    228. SoniaTuesday, June 22nd, 2010 — 2:27pm PDT

      Hi, It would be great to win a package for this Bard on the beach. I have promised myself this year to go and see the sights and sounds of Vancouvr this summer .. would be an awesome surprise to win … i love shakespeare and it would be a unigue experience 🙂

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