The Arts Club Theatre Company and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present Ride the Cyclone this month at the Granville Island Stage. This Atomic Vaudeville production is described as a “musical thrill ride”, written by Jacob Richmond with music and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond.
A high school chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan, perishes in a freak roller-coaster accident, and the Amazing Karnack, a mechanized fortune-teller, feels responsible. To make amends, he brings the teens back to life to sing about their thwarted dreams and desires in one final concert. Created by Victoria’s Atomic Vaudeville, the wildly imaginative and darkly hilarious Ride the Cyclone is already being lauded as a contemporary musical masterpiece.
It runs January 17th to February 16th, 2013 with special performances on January 31st at 6:30pm (Thursday Theatre Talks), on Tuesday January 29th and February 5th (Talk Back Tuesdays), and on Thursday, February 7th at 8:00pm (VocalEye live audio description).
Performances will be at 8:00pm Mondays to Saturdays (7:30pm on Tuesdays) with 2:00pm matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well. Book your tickets by calling the box office at (604) 687-1644 or by making an online purchase.
If you would like to experience Ride the Cyclone, the Arts Club has offered up a pair of tickets to the performance on Thursday, January 24th. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:00pm. 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 Jocelyn!