White Christmas: Arts Club 2012

Comments 133 by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I were having brunch the other day and I said how much I am looking to the holiday season — especially holiday theatre season. “Bundling up, walking down chilly streets, salted sidewalks crunching under our feet, meeting under the Stanley Theatre marquee and watching White Christmas.” He replied: “That’s such a Vancouver comment — the crunch of salt, not snow, on the sidewalks.” John has a point but regardless of whether Vancouver has snow this winter, there will be a White Christmas at the Arts Club from November 29th to December 23rd, 2012.

The cast of the Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2009 production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical. Photo by David Cooper.

“Oh, Vermont should be beautiful this time of the year, with all that snow!” White Christmas is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank with Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.

Performances will be Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $29 to $85, inclusive of taxes and fees. Book your tickets by calling the box office at (604) 687-1644 or by making an online purchase. The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage is located at 2750 Granville St, at 12th Ave.

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night, December 5, 2012. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, November 26, 2012. Follow the Arts Club on Facebook and Twitter for more information throughout the season. Update The winner is Kathleen!

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  1. Vancouver AirbnbMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    What a way to start the holiday season!

  2. AngelaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 4:21pm PST

    We took our kids to this a few years ago and my son was amazed by it. Would love to go again!

  3. SanazMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 4:34pm PST

    I would love to go check this out!

  4. Janice FairleyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 5:02pm PST

    Kicking off the Holiday Season with “White Christmas” would be perfect…even more so if salt is the only white stuff on our streets!

  5. KellyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 6:21pm PST

    Hubby and I celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary this Christmas. Would love to add a play to our celebrations!

  6. SharaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:31pm PST

    Yay! Looking for ways to get in the spirit this year:) This would be great.

  7. VickyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:32pm PST

    Would love to take my mom:)

  8. RamonaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:35pm PST

    Bring on Christmas!

  9. JordanMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:38pm PST

    What a great tradition holiday theatre is. Would love to treat my wife to an evening. Great post as always

  10. LindsayMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:56pm PST

    I religiously watch the film every year – would absolutely love to see the play!

  11. DawnMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:57pm PST

    White Christmas leaves you smiling with a warm feeling in your heart. It’s like a big hug! Love it!

  12. JenMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:06pm PST

    I’ve never been to a live musical before but when I saw this advertized I knew I HAD to go see it! What a treat that would be. The movie alone is so great and one of my favorites!

  13. lindaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:08pm PST

    Nothing like a good show!

  14. BonnieMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:09pm PST

    An awesome way to start the Christmas Season!

  15. Patricia MorenoMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:21pm PST

    Would love to see it for the first time with my two daughters.

  16. CarrieMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:46pm PST

    Dreaming?? Of a White Christmas!

  17. KYMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:48pm PST

    great prize!

  18. ElizabethMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:51pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  19. Stephanie SMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 8:58pm PST

    I would love to go.. watching Bing in this classic is always in my Christmas checklist, and the play would be awesome also.

  20. NancyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:04pm PST

    Love White Christmas…..one of my faves!

  21. Lor.Monday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:05pm PST

    Great show!

  22. MosheMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:05pm PST

    Love this show

  23. LindaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:07pm PST

    This looks like so much fun! I remember the movie.

  24. Christine CMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:19pm PST

    This is my hubby’s favourite Christmas movie. I know he wants to see it and it would be great to surprise him! (And I have never watched it before so it would be all new to me).

  25. Ashley ChowMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:20pm PST

    I love the holiday season!

  26. KaitlinMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:31pm PST

    Love White Christmas. One of my favourite movies of all time, not just Christmas time.

  27. katie borrettMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:38pm PST

    i have been wanting to see this since I was a little girl!

  28. Jessica TMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:39pm PST

    I love this!!! Would love to win!

  29. AnnMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:47pm PST

    great way to start holidays

  30. Sunshine GMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:08pm PST

    I’ve never seen it live but would love to!

  31. Melissa QMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:18pm PST

    This is definitely on my holiday to-do list!

  32. jackyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:24pm PST

    not see live music in vancouver,more interested.

  33. HeidiMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:31pm PST

    What a great way to see a classic live!

  34. KiraMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:31pm PST

    I saw It’s a Wonderful Life last Christmas!

  35. KayMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:34pm PST

    Would love to go!

  36. StephanieMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:35pm PST

    One of my favorite Christmas movies.

  37. RenelleMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:48pm PST

    Dreaming of a white Christmas…

  38. Airbnb SuperhostMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:54pm PST

    The Stanley Theatre is on my Bucket List!

  39. DebbieMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:57pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter and start a new christmas tradition

  40. maryMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:03pm PST

    perfect way to begin the holiday!!!

  41. Ray MaddlyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:13pm PST

    This would be a fantastic night out with my wife.

  42. MeganTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 1:30am PST

    Love the show!! Would love to see it again this year.

  43. Jenn FergusonTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 3:56am PST

    One of my fav Xmas movies!

  44. Shawn JacksonTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 5:19am PST

    It will be the highlight of the season. If not my lady and I then best wishes to the lucky so and so who get to go. Cheers

  45. Shirley TregerTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 7:59am PST

    This is an all time Classic…Watch the movie every year, and would be absolutely thrilled to see this in the Theatre Production. Looks Fantastic!!

  46. GregTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 8:31am PST

    I would love to bring the wife to this!

  47. DebraTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:21am PST

    I’d love the see the theater production of my favourite Christmas movie!

  48. ATTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:28am PST

    Ooo I would love to take my mom to this. Working 3 jobs to keep a roof over my family’s head, she surely needs a break!

  49. SusanTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:34am PST

    I would bring my niece!

  50. Eilis CourtneyTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 10:50am PST

    Have seen this show before and can’t wait to see it again.

  51. ChristineTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:50am PST

    I love White Christmas – I was the original movie every year during the holidays. I’d love to see the play!

  52. JenTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:56am PST

    I’d be very excited to kick off the holidays with a White Christmas!

  53. DeniseTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 12:21pm PST

    I would live to go to this show

  54. jocelyneTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 12:38pm PST

    “Isn’t this cozy..boy, girl, boy, girl”
    Love it. A holiday tradition at my house.

  55. VSTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 1:03pm PST

    Have alwayas wanted to see this!

  56. DBTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 1:04pm PST

    Saw this a few years ago – it was wonderful!

  57. Mark TeasdaleTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 3:24pm PST

    My parents are in town and would love to go to this!

  58. GwenTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 4:19pm PST

    I would love to see it again. I loved their production last year.

  59. MarissaTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 4:26pm PST

    Would love to go!

  60. AidenTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 4:39pm PST

    Looks like a fun way to spend a night.

  61. LauraTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 4:44pm PST

    I can hardly wait for this to open, to jump start my favourite season!

  62. AmyTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 5:59pm PST

    It would really be fun to see this on opening night!

  63. MeaghanTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:36pm PST

    Eekk, I want to go to this so bad! Can you believe I’ve never even seen the movie!

  64. AnnaTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:41pm PST

    I would love to go watch this! =D As a student, I just can’t afford the prices of these shows! =(

  65. DebTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:49pm PST

    Oh this would be so much fun, I have wanted to see this for years, but never got the opportunity before

  66. Stephanie BTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:51pm PST

    Such a great Vancouver holiday tradition!

  67. StephWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:10am PST

    Nothing sets the tone for the holidays like (vegan) egg nog, christmas cookies, cuddles and White Christmas!

  68. KaitlinWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:14am PST

    My girlfriend and I would love to go! What a great Christmas date night!

  69. matthewWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:17am PST

    Yay! Good fun. 🙂

  70. SevieWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

    What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays 🙂

  71. RebeccaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:48pm PST

    I’m dreaming of a White Christmas!

  72. Erika BWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 1:06pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  73. DebraWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:03pm PST

    This is a great Christmas Classic and wonderful to have back again this year.

  74. Carol SmithWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:11pm PST

    I have a friend who will be alone this Christmas. It would be nice to take her to a joyful show.

  75. MilesWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:22pm PST

    I remembers as a young boy watching White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney and it still brings backs magical memories.

  76. theresa alexanderWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:25pm PST

    i would love to have a white christmas earlier than expected! thank you!

  77. JanetWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:26pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter to see this! The movie is my favorite and we’d love to see the stage version!

  78. KimberleyWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:46pm PST

    What a wonderful show for the holidays, would be nice to see it!

  79. CarolWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:51pm PST

    My 2 daughters, aged 6 and 10, and I saw it last year and absolutely LOVED it!! A perfect start to the holiday season. With luck and your generosity we could make it a family tradition!
    Thanks and Happy Holidays to everyone!

  80. Diane MerriamWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 5:51pm PST

    My favorite Christmas movie of all time. Would love to take my 84 year old mother.

  81. DanaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:03pm PST

    This would be wonderful!

  82. PatriciaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:16pm PST

    I am dreaming of a White Christmas!! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

  83. HeatherWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:18pm PST

    Would love this!! Thanks

  84. ElizabethWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:20pm PST

    I’m dreaming of a White Christmas always gets you into the Holiday Spirit

  85. WendyWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 7:02pm PST

    I own the original on DVD. Watch it every year!!

  86. KellieWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 7:06pm PST

    White Christmas is one of my all time favorites. Love, Love, Love the Stanley theatre and this beautiful play!

  87. SusanWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 7:18pm PST

    I’d love to bring my daughter to this event – an early Christmas present for us both!

  88. Terry HowardWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 7:28pm PST

    Would love to go to get into the Holiday Spirit.

  89. SusanWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 8:17pm PST

    Would love to win tickets as otherwise cannot afford them. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

  90. EvanWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:26pm PST

    Definitely some good entertainment as we lead into the holiday season. Thanks.

  91. E. KateWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:33pm PST

    Saw it during its first year – couldn’t stop smiling, dropped a few tears.

  92. Peter R.Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:35pm PST

    Would love to take my wife – she lives for musicals.

  93. BonnieWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:57pm PST

    I always remember watching the movie White Christmas as a kid. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye were great.

  94. MicheleWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 10:05pm PST

    The best way to start the Holidays. Would love to see

  95. JamieThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 8:11am PST

    This is my all time favourite Christmas movie.

  96. CameronThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 8:30am PST

    There will never be another “Der Bingle”. Smoothest crooner ever!

  97. Mr. MagooThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 9:06am PST

    My wife’s favorite Christmas show. Never get tired of this one.

  98. NicolThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:58am PST

    What a great way to start Christmas and support the local theatre community! Merry Christmas everyone!

  99. John W.Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 11:27am PST

    I have never seen White Christmas and I would love to surprise my wife with tickets. We’ve had some tough news lately and it would start off the holiday season right to see this famous production.

  100. CindyThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 11:29am PST

    What a treat it would be to see this show!!

  101. NicoleThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 2:22pm PST

    Would love to see this Christmas Classic!

  102. Gabriella SchmidtThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 3:12pm PST

    What a lovely way to celebrate Christmas by seeing this wonderful show.

  103. Kevin P.Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 3:57pm PST

    Tried to see this last year but it was sold out. Looking forward to seeing it this time around! 🙂

  104. Betty-AnneThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 5:36pm PST

    The arts club always have great productions I bet this musical will be truly great. Good luck to the winner.

  105. JacksThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 6:04pm PST

    Great contest. Fingers crossed that you draw my name!

  106. KirstenThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 9:14pm PST

    I’ve seen It’s a Wonderful Life, but never White Christmas. I’d love to win.

  107. MiriamThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:01pm PST

    I would love to get in the mood for Christmas with this play!!

  108. DoreenThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:07pm PST

    Enjoyed the show with a friend would love to win and take my husband to see it.

  109. CatherineFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 12:12am PST

    working weekends for the month of December – theatre is one thing you can take in during the week to get into the spirit! Many thanks if I’m the lucky winner!

  110. RayFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 12:19am PST

    I have been watching White Christmas on TV for 40 years – my favourite! I know my lady and I would prefer to see it live – may your days be merry and bright!

  111. MaureenFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 1:14am PST

    Yes, the crunching of salt rather than the crunching of snow does seem to be an accurate description of the sounds of the west coast winter season. Hopefully there will be some snow this holiday to match the “White Christmas” show!

  112. SusanFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 8:13am PST

    This is the best way to start the holiday season!! Good luck to everyone and may you enjoy the show to the fullest. It is a fantastic show.

  113. LizFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

    I would love to take the family!

  114. RoFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 3:06pm PST

    This would be so much fun!!

  115. Kelsey BainesFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 3:39pm PST

    I try to go to this every year!

  116. Robyn C.Friday, November 23rd, 2012 — 4:08pm PST

    I’ve never seen this (play or movie) so would like to check it out!

  117. JulieFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 6:49pm PST

    I’ve been meaning to go to this for a couple of years now!

  118. BeckyFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 6:59pm PST

    I’ve been itching to see this and with every year I want to more… hopefully it’ll happen 2012! 🙂

  119. CeceSaturday, November 24th, 2012 — 10:51am PST

    Great way to kick off the holiday season

  120. Lumen PhotoSaturday, November 24th, 2012 — 10:52am PST

    Great venue to take your date – could be good!

  121. Jo-Ann BredenSaturday, November 24th, 2012 — 11:15pm PST

    My all your performances be BRIGHT !!

  122. KathleenSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 8:56am PST

    Our family’s favorite Xmas movie

  123. MaureenSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 10:07am PST

    Every year I say I am going to go and I end up missing it. I must make 2012 the year I finally do!

  124. Lois PattersonSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 10:18am PST

    I really appreciate Irving Berlin.

  125. SheilaSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 11:46am PST

    Wonderful way to start the Christmas season 🙂

  126. Archana AggarwalSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 1:06pm PST

    I have always wanted to see this show!

  127. Archana AggarwalSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 1:06pm PST

    I have always wanted to see this show! 🙂

  128. Cathy GSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 6:56pm PST

    I have wanted to go see this play for years!

  129. Katie ChipmanMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 8:17am PST

    Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. A moving I love and grew up with! I hope to catch a show or possibly win tickets.


  130. KatyMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:55pm PST

    Would so love to see this!

  131. SheilaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 1:59pm PST

    Wonderful show.

  132. SharylinMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 3:38pm PST

    This would be a great date night to get in the holiday spirit!

  133. TinaMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 12:01pm PST

    wonderful show!!

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