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White Christmas: Arts Club 2012

Monday, November 19th, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT
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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. What a way to start the holiday season!

  2. Angela says:

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

  3. Sanaz says:

    I would love to go check this out!

  4. 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. Kelly says:

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

  6. Shara says:

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

  7. Vicky says:

    Would love to take my mom:)

  8. Ramona says:

    Bring on Christmas!

  9. Jordan says:

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

  10. Lindsay says:

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

  11. Dawn says:

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

  12. Jen says:

    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. linda says:

    Nothing like a good show!

  14. Bonnie says:

    An awesome way to start the Christmas Season!

  15. Patricia Moreno says:

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

  16. Carrie says:

    Dreaming?? Of a White Christmas!

  17. KY says:

    great prize!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Would love to see this!

  19. Stephanie S says:

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

  20. Nancy says:

    Love White Christmas… of my faves!

  21. Lor. says:

    Great show!

  22. Moshe says:

    Love this show

  23. Linda says:

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

  24. Christine C says:

    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 Chow says:

    I love the holiday season!

  26. Kaitlin says:

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

  27. katie borrett says:

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

  28. Jessica T says:

    I love this!!! Would love to win!

  29. Ann says:

    great way to start holidays

  30. Sunshine G says:

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

  31. Melissa Q says:

    This is definitely on my holiday to-do list!

  32. jacky says:

    not see live music in vancouver,more interested.

  33. Heidi says:

    What a great way to see a classic live!

  34. Kira says:

    I saw It’s a Wonderful Life last Christmas!

  35. Kay says:

    Would love to go!

  36. Stephanie says:

    One of my favorite Christmas movies.

  37. Renelle says:

    Dreaming of a white Christmas…

  38. The Stanley Theatre is on my Bucket List!

  39. Debbie says:

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

  40. mary says:

    perfect way to begin the holiday!!!

  41. Ray Maddly says:

    This would be a fantastic night out with my wife.

  42. Megan says:

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

  43. Jenn Ferguson says:

    One of my fav Xmas movies!

  44. 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 Treger says:

    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. Greg says:

    I would love to bring the wife to this!

  47. Debra says:

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

  48. AT says:

    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. Susan says:

    I would bring my niece!

  50. Eilis Courtney says:

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

  51. Christine says:

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

  52. Jen says:

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

  53. Denise says:

    I would live to go to this show

  54. jocelyne says:

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

  55. VS says:

    Have alwayas wanted to see this!

  56. DB says:

    Saw this a few years ago – it was wonderful!

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

  58. Gwen says:

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

  59. Marissa says:

    Would love to go!

  60. Aiden says:

    Looks like a fun way to spend a night.

  61. Laura says:

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

  62. Amy says:

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

  63. Meaghan says:

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

  64. Anna says:

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

  65. Deb says:

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

  66. Stephanie B says:

    Such a great Vancouver holiday tradition!

  67. Steph says:

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

  68. Kaitlin says:

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

  69. matthew says:

    Yay! Good fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Sevie says:

    What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Rebecca says:

    I’m dreaming of a White Christmas!

  72. Erika B says:

    Would love to see this!

  73. Debra says:

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

  74. Carol Smith says:

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

  75. Miles says:

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

  76. theresa alexander says:

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

  77. Janet says:

    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. Kimberley says:

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

  79. Carol says:

    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 Merriam says:

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

  81. Dana says:

    This would be wonderful!

  82. Patricia says:

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

  83. Heather says:

    Would love this!! Thanks

  84. Elizabeth says:

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

  85. Wendy says:

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

  86. Kellie says:

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

  87. Susan says:

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

  88. Terry Howard says:

    Would love to go to get into the Holiday Spirit.

  89. Susan says:

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

  90. Evan says:

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

  91. E. Kate says:

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

  92. Peter R. says:

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

  93. Bonnie says:

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

  94. Michele says:

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

  95. Jamie says:

    This is my all time favourite Christmas movie.

  96. Cameron says:

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

  97. Mr. Magoo says:

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

  98. Nicol says:

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

  99. John W. says:

    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. Cindy says:

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

  101. Nicole says:

    Would love to see this Christmas Classic!

  102. Gabriella Schmidt says:

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

  103. Kevin P. says:

    Tried to see this last year but it was sold out. Looking forward to seeing it this time around! ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Betty-Anne says:

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

  105. Jacks says:

    Great contest. Fingers crossed that you draw my name!

  106. Kirsten says:

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

  107. Miriam says:

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

  108. Doreen says:

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

  109. Catherine says:

    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. Ray says:

    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. Maureen says:

    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. Susan says:

    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. Liz says:

    I would love to take the family!

  114. Ro says:

    This would be so much fun!!

  115. Kelsey Baines says:

    I try to go to this every year!

  116. Robyn C. says:

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

  117. Julie says:

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

  118. Becky says:

    I’ve been itching to see this and with every year I want to more… hopefully it’ll happen 2012! ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. Cece says:

    Great way to kick off the holiday season

  120. Lumen Photo says:

    Great venue to take your date – could be good!

  121. Jo-Ann Breden says:

    My all your performances be BRIGHT !!

  122. Kathleen says:

    Our family’s favorite Xmas movie

  123. Maureen says:

    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 Patterson says:

    I really appreciate Irving Berlin.

  125. Sheila says:

    Wonderful way to start the Christmas season ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Archana Aggarwal says:

    I have always wanted to see this show!

  127. Archana Aggarwal says:

    I have always wanted to see this show! ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Cathy G says:

    I have wanted to go see this play for years!

  129. 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. Katy says:

    Would so love to see this!

  131. Sheila says:

    Wonderful show.

  132. Sharylin says:

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

  133. Tina says:

    wonderful show!!

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