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Ride The Cyclone at The Arts Club

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT
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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.

The original cast of Ride the Cyclone. Photo by Fairen Berchard.

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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RT to enter to win tickets to see Ride The Cyclone at @TheArtsClub from @Miss604

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!


  1. Fawn Mulcahy says:

    I love the theatre, Ride the Cyclone at the Arts Club sounds like a great show.

  2. Abby says:

    I`ve never heard of Ride the Cyclone before, but I think it sounds amazing.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    would love to go; i heard it’s amazing!

  4. Sandra W. says:

    This sounds like a fun show! Thanks for runnning this contest!

  5. K says:

    I love zombies!

  6. Hayley says:

    This sounds really neat.

  7. VS says:

    This would be great!

  8. Katie Dafoe says:

    Would live to see the amazing talent!

  9. Deidre says:

    This sounds such a fun night!

  10. Carol says:

    What an exciting prize.

  11. Eileen says:

    Love musicals!

  12. rob says:

    I hear it’s great. Would love to go!

  13. Bryan says:

    Love the group!

  14. Jenn S says:

    Love the theatre

  15. JuJu says:

    This would be great!

  16. Liam says:

    Love the picture, reminds me a bit of Something Wicked This Way Comes

  17. Robyn C says:

    Sounds intriguing!

  18. Anne says:

    Looks like a great show!

  19. Cameron P. says:

    The Arts Club Theatre is a treasure – and I would love to see a new musical there.

  20. Kristyn says:

    That picture makes the show look seriously awesome!

  21. Teresa says:

    I would love to go.

  22. Linda says:

    This sounds like a fun show!

  23. leah says:

    sounds interesting!

  24. Tracy says:

    I love this theatre and this play sounds neat, would love to go!

  25. Heidi says:

    Sounds like a great show!

  26. Jilly says:

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about this show and would love to go!

  27. Jennifer Breakspear says:

    This looks like fun. Count me in.

  28. Monica says:

    Sounds like a great show.

  29. jocelyne says:

    Heard such great things about this show already!

  30. Hannah says:

    Love musicals– would love to go!

  31. Janet says:

    The trailer looks great!

  32. Maureen says:

    I like musicals, and the plot of this one seems entertaining in itself.

  33. Lin says:

    Heard great things about the show. Support Canadian content!

  34. Wanderlust Megan says:

    Looks like a great show, would love to win.

  35. Diane says:

    Would love to see this show!

  36. Heidi C. says:

    Show seems whimsical. Would like to check it out.

  37. Am says:

    Sounds like my kind of show, I’d love to go!

  38. Rockin Robyn says:

    I would love to win these tickets ๐Ÿ™‚

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