It’s a Wonderful Life: Arts Club 2012

Comments 114 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Arts Club is ramping up for the holidays with a handful of seasonal shows that will warm your heart. The first to open is It’s a Wonderful Life at the Granville Island Stage which will run from November 26th to December 29th, 2012. This theatrical adaptation will transform the familiar story which is based on the classic film by Frank Capra.

Bob Frazer and Jennifer Lines in the Arts Club’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life. Photo by David Cooper.

Performances will be Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:30pm, and Wednesdays to Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets are $29 to $49, inclusive of taxes and fees. Book your tickets by calling the box office at (604) 687-1644 or by making an online purchase.

I absolutely love going to the theatre at this time of year and I’m happy to share the experience. The Arts Club has offered up a pair of tickets to opening night of It’s a Wonderful Life for one lucky Miss604 reader and their guest. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to see It’s a Wonderful Life @TheArtsClub from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00pm. Opening night is Thursday, November 29, 2012. The Granville Island Stage is located at 1585 Johnston Street on Granville Island. On the day of your show, take your ticket to the adjacent Backstage Lounge beforehand to receive a 15% discount on your food purchase. Follow the Arts Club on Facebook and Twitter for more information throughout the season.

Update The winner is Dan Worrall Leah!

114 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MaryanneTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:12am PST

    What a great way to start the holidays!

  2. AidenTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:20am PST

    I would love to go to this! Looks awesome.

  3. taniaTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:22am PST

    That would be wonderful!

  4. rinoTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:23am PST

    This would be a perfect way to kick start the holidays!

  5. JeffTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:47am PST

    Sounds fun!

  6. KarenTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:51am PST

    I love live theatre any time of the year, but in the winter I want to dress up for this special ocassion.

  7. AnneTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:58am PST

    This is a classic!

  8. MeaghanTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 12:15pm PST

    Oh yay! My bf and I were JUST talking about what we should do for the Holidays this year. 😀

  9. LauraTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 12:33pm PST

    A perfect way to start the season!

  10. WinnieTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 12:49pm PST

    Would love to finally watch this live!

  11. BonnieTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 1:45pm PST

    This is a very heartwarming story.

  12. maryTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 1:59pm PST

    so swweet

  13. KristinaTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 2:11pm PST

    I would love to go!

  14. Ashley ChowTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 3:11pm PST

    I’ve seen It’s a Wonderful Life in high school and it was great!

  15. lucTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 3:13pm PST

    Opening night would be great!

  16. lorTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 3:49pm PST

    looks like a great show!

  17. SanazTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 4:18pm PST

    Should be a fun show!

  18. DebraTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 4:26pm PST

    I love the movie, so I’m sure I’d love the play! Thanks!

  19. TracyTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 5:35pm PST

    This looks like a really great show. Would love to see it!

  20. LindaTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 5:59pm PST

    This sounds great! I would love to go.

  21. DanaTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 6:57pm PST

    I think this would be great live!

  22. ShanyeTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 7:07pm PST

    Would enjoy going!

  23. HarjitTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 7:32pm PST

    What a fun show to see live! The movie always gives me so much hope and so much to look forward to in the New Year.

  24. michaelTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 7:35pm PST

    I have always loved “It’s A Wondeful Life” on film; would love to see it on stage!

  25. KatieTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 7:56pm PST

    I have not been!!

  26. NaomiTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 8:10pm PST

    I saw this movie in high school and I still remember it 🙂

  27. ChelseaTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 8:50pm PST

    Would love to kick start the Christmas season with this classic performance!

  28. RebeccaTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 9:28pm PST

    Such a timeless classic! Can’t wait to see it!

  29. StephanieTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 9:34pm PST

    Arts Club shows are amazing. Would love to enjoy this with my husband.

  30. WesleyTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 10:20pm PST

    This would be a great experience! Would love to take my girlfriend

  31. WesleyTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 10:20pm PST

    This would be a great experience! Would love to take my girlfriend.

  32. Leslie LessardTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 10:49pm PST

    Absolutely love that play, and anything Arts Club puts on.

  33. TracyTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:35pm PST

    i’ve always wanted to see this!

  34. NancyWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 12:43am PST

    I’d love to see my favourite Christmas movie come to life on the stage.

  35. Jenn SWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 2:39am PST

    Love the theatre

  36. Mary RoseWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 3:08am PST

    I have never watched a play and have always enjoyed the movied “It’s a Wonderful Life!” Thank you for the opportunity for the chance to watch this play during my favourite time of the year 🙂

  37. StotesWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 6:53am PST

    I would really enjoy this!

  38. TinaWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 7:26am PST

    This looks great! I would love to see it.

  39. PierreWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 7:34am PST

    If I win, does an angel get their wings?

  40. GregWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 8:26am PST

    Would be a fun holiday date night!

  41. AimeeWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 9:30am PST

    My daughter has caught the acting bug — she’d love this!

  42. Sunshine GWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 9:42am PST

    We would love to see this for the holidays!

  43. MichelleWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 9:59am PST

    I remember watching this movie with my family during holiday season. I would love to see it in the theatre

  44. TrevorWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 10:17am PST

    I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never seen the movie! I really should catch the live show.

  45. LauraWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 11:09am PST

    I would so love to see this! The movie is such a classic and I have heard amazing things about the play.

  46. Stephanie SWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 12:15pm PST

    Thats one of my boyfriends favorite movies of all time – so i would love to bring him to the play!

  47. SherieWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:22pm PST

    Would love to see this play to get into the holiday mode!

  48. BreanneWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:24pm PST

    Always wanted to see this!

  49. Matt SpearinWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:24pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter to this show !! She has not been to a theater production yet !!

  50. DougWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:29pm PST

    I proposed after seeing this play, I would love to be able to go back for an anniversary date:)

  51. RosalynWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:32pm PST

    A classic! Would love to take my momma!:)

  52. Karina EvaWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:32pm PST

    Love going to the theater, should go more often!

  53. LisaWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:35pm PST

    Love this show! What a treat for the holiday season!

  54. FionaWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 1:56pm PST

    Holiday classic – can’t wait!

  55. DarcyWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 2:03pm PST

    This would be a nice way to start off the holiday season!

  56. MelanieWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 2:07pm PST

    This would be perfect to bring my sister-in-law to!

  57. NadiaWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 2:14pm PST

    As everyone else has said, Wonderful!

  58. Airbnb SuperhostWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 2:18pm PST

    I’ve never been to the Granville Island Stage. Would love to see this play there:)

  59. CassandraWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 2:18pm PST

    Yaaa would be great!

  60. RobynWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 3:23pm PST

    Haven’t been to the theatre in ages…and seems like a perfect time to start going again!

  61. Jan van VianenWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 3:38pm PST

    I woul love to start off my holiday season with this amazing theatre experience! Just moved away from my family and would love to enjoy such a great show!

  62. Ray MaddlyWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 6:07pm PST

    Would love to attend this performance.

  63. cindy quachWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 8:05pm PST

    what a wonderful night it would be if i could go to the arts club

  64. Natasha McEwenWednesday, November 14th, 2012 — 9:26pm PST

    My love of theatre is only rivaled by my love of Christmas! I would love the opportunity to see this holiday stage classic

  65. BradleyThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 1:26am PST

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  66. gene dThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 8:52am PST

    we saw ‘whiite christmas’ and it was great. round 2 awaits!

  67. mitzi mThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 8:53am PST

    my fav christmas movie!

  68. SevieThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 12:16pm PST


  69. jeanieThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 12:28pm PST

    let the holidays begin! =D

  70. Jaclyn NestmanThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 4:29pm PST

    Would love to start off the holidays with this classic!

  71. PaulaThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 4:35pm PST


  72. FrankThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 4:53pm PST

    This, along with White Christmas (which I have tickets to) is always the perfect show to see during the winter. A must see

  73. JeremyThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 4:56pm PST

    Christmas is here already time to get in the mood

  74. Lydia LiaoThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 5:48pm PST

    Watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Arts Club is a great way to start the Christmas cheers and to remember that each and every one of us is special because we all have touched someone’s life, one way or another, and the world is a better place because we are here. Happy cocoa everyone and hope everyone has a very blessed Christmas!

  75. KatherineThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 6:54pm PST

    A Christmas Classic!

  76. KimThursday, November 15th, 2012 — 8:52pm PST

    I’d love to see this to start off the holiday season!

  77. SeaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 12:08am PST

    Love Musicals myself!

  78. leahFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 1:08am PST

    I’m in the Christmas spirit…I’d love to see this!

  79. VSFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:30am PST

    Great show – seen before and loved it!

  80. Julia WongFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:36am PST

    Haven’t seen this one yet but it’s been on my list for a few years now! Would live to see it this holiday season!

  81. GregFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 10:17am PST

    A Vancouver tradition!

  82. ChelleFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:00pm PST

    I love It’s a Wonderful Life!

  83. shelaineFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:13pm PST

    I love Arts Club Theatre! Support the local arts!

  84. alana parkFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:23pm PST

    to get in the holiday spirit….

  85. KayFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:30pm PST

    Such a Christmas classic!

  86. Tanya RobertsFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 7:41pm PST

    Ooh, pick me, pick me! This would be the best birthday present. 🙂

  87. bjhFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 11:15pm PST

    I would take my mom!

  88. ChristelSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:52am PST

    It’s my husband’s favorite movie but we’ve never seen the show! What a great way to start the Christmas season!!

  89. JonathanSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:36am PST

    I’d love to see this show, I know more of the movie version than the theatrical show, so yeah it’d be great if I win this!

  90. SteveSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 11:11am PST

    Theatre at this time of year is my fave. Christmas themed is even better.

  91. lucy kabatoffSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 11:47am PST

    What a way to start the holidays! awesome

  92. HarjSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 1:31pm PST

    Would love to go!

  93. Bonnie RSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 2:11pm PST

    Great kick-off for the holiday season!

  94. Paula HSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 3:14pm PST

    Another one of my Holiday must-do’s!

  95. CGSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 3:42pm PST

    I would love to make a family tradition out of this! Thanks for the opportunity Miss604 – you rule!

  96. RorySunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:11am PST

    Would love to go, and I’d be a hero to my GF!

  97. BenSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:43am PST

    I wonder who is playing Clarence?

  98. Lumen PhotoSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:51am PST

    Love the pic I wanna go ~

  99. Emily WilsonSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 12:09pm PST

    Nothing like theatre in Vancouver!

  100. AmieSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 3:33pm PST

    I haven’t been to the theatre very much. Looks interesting!

  101. Siobhan S.Sunday, November 18th, 2012 — 6:27pm PST

    Gosh, I love that show and I love that theatre!

  102. ErinMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:12am PST

    I’ve always wanted to go!

  103. RoMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:26am PST

    I’d love to take my mom!

  104. Angela AguirreMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:36am PST

    I would love to take my sister Lisseth!

  105. MicheleMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:48am PST

    Sounds like a great show!

  106. KittyPrideMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:49am PST

    Nothing like live theater! Would love a chance to go 😀

  107. LissethMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:51am PST

    It would be wonderful to be able to go!

  108. Janni JoyJMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:51am PST

    I would love to take my 80yr old Mom to her favorite Christmas Story – Family watches the Movie every Year <3

  109. Dan WorrallMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:52am PST

    Would love to take the wife out to the Arts Club production!

  110. Vancouver AirbnbMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:54am PST


  111. SamanthaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:58am PST

    That was my Nana’s favorite Christmas movie, and now it’s mine too. If Nana was still alive I’d take her to see it – instead I will just try to win tickets for Mom and me! Happy Holidays everyone.

  112. MaggieMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 12:00pm PST

    Would love to see this live!

  113. Sandra battleMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 1:27pm PST

    Love the Arts Club but can’t comment on this play as I have never seen it but think I should!

  114. katie borrettMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:46pm PST

    my dad’s favorite film!

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