Ride The Cyclone at The Arts Club

Comments 38 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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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!

38 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Fawn MulcahyWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 10:29am PST

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

  2. AbbyWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 10:32am PST

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

  3. JocelynWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 10:43am PST

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

  4. Sandra W.Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 10:44am PST

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

  5. KWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 10:48am PST

    I love zombies!

  6. HayleyWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 12:47pm PST

    This sounds really neat.

  7. VSWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 1:19pm PST

    This would be great!

  8. Katie DafoeWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 1:41pm PST

    Would live to see the amazing talent!

  9. DeidreWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 1:49pm PST

    This sounds such a fun night!

  10. CarolWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 4:06pm PST

    What an exciting prize.

  11. EileenWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 9:12pm PST

    Love musicals!

  12. robWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 10:16pm PST

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

  13. BryanWednesday, January 16th, 2013 — 11:34pm PST

    Love the group!

  14. Jenn SThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 4:23am PST

    Love the theatre

  15. JuJuThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 8:27am PST

    This would be great!

  16. LiamThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 9:23am PST

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

  17. Robyn CThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 10:16am PST

    Sounds intriguing!

  18. AnneThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 12:18pm PST

    Looks like a great show!

  19. Cameron P.Thursday, January 17th, 2013 — 12:40pm PST

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

  20. KristynThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 3:32pm PST

    That picture makes the show look seriously awesome!

  21. TeresaThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 4:54pm PST

    I would love to go.

  22. LindaThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 8:05pm PST

    This sounds like a fun show!

  23. leahThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 8:13pm PST

    sounds interesting!

  24. TracyThursday, January 17th, 2013 — 11:24pm PST

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

  25. HeidiFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 1:37am PST

    Sounds like a great show!

  26. JillyFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 7:00am PST

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

  27. Jennifer BreakspearFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 9:51am PST

    This looks like fun. Count me in.

  28. MonicaFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 11:45am PST

    Sounds like a great show.

  29. jocelyneFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 3:00pm PST

    Heard such great things about this show already!

  30. HannahFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 3:49pm PST

    Love musicals– would love to go!

  31. JanetFriday, January 18th, 2013 — 9:17pm PST

    The trailer looks great!

  32. MaureenSaturday, January 19th, 2013 — 9:46pm PST

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

  33. LinSaturday, January 19th, 2013 — 10:03pm PST

    Heard great things about the show. Support Canadian content!

  34. Wanderlust MeganSunday, January 20th, 2013 — 12:48pm PST

    Looks like a great show, would love to win.

  35. DianeSunday, January 20th, 2013 — 6:38pm PST

    Would love to see this show!

  36. Heidi C.Monday, January 21st, 2013 — 4:32pm PST

    Show seems whimsical. Would like to check it out.

  37. AmMonday, January 21st, 2013 — 7:20pm PST

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

  38. Rockin RobynMonday, January 21st, 2013 — 9:37pm PST

    I would love to win these tickets 🙂

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