Dreamgirls at The Arts Club

Comments 106 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Dreamgirls from May 9th to July 7th, 2013 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

Karen Holness, Aurianna Angelique, and Starr Domingue. Photo by David Cooper.

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the musical Dreamgirls tells the rags-to-riches tale of a 1960s girl group, loosely based on The Supremes. Young, black, and with talent to burn, the hopeful divas Effie, Deena, and Lorrell fantasize about playing the Apollo Theater. After getting their big break, The Dreamettes seem unstoppable—until rivalry and betrayal enter the group. Share their elation and tribulations on the road to stardom, told through the unforgettable sounds of Motown.

Dreamgirls will run Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $29 to $70, inclusive of taxes and fees. Special events for this production include Sunday Coffee Talks (May 19th at 1:00pm); Wednesday High Teas (May 22nd at 1:00pm); Talk Back Tuesdays (May 28th); and VocalEye live audio description (June 2nd at 2:00pm).

Directed by Bill Millerd, eight shows are already sold out for this Motown Musical but I have a pair of tickets to give away this month. Here’s how you can win your way into this show:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The winner will be able to choose their show date between May 16th and May 29th excluding Saturday nights.

Update The winner is @NewGrad_RN!

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  1. PierreTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:49am PDT

    Fortunately, this Dreamgirls is going to run for more than “One Night Only”

  2. MichelleTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:50am PDT

    Nothing beats live musical theatre. Would love to see this.

  3. KerrieTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:54am PDT

    Would love to go!

  4. KyleTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:55am PDT

    Sounds great!

  5. LindaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:00am PDT

    Love musicals. Looking forward to seeing this performance.

  6. Stacy LTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:42am PDT

    Nothing I would love more than to win tickets to this and surprise my Mom with them! We both looooooooove Dreamgirls!

  7. K.Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:52am PDT

    Would love to go!!

  8. Melanie STuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:53am PDT

    Looking forward to seeing this!

  9. LoriTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:56am PDT

    Seeing a play at the Stanley Theatre is on my bucketlist!

  10. DianaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:57am PDT

    Love how meta this show has become. My brother attended the premiere “tour” of the movie. They opened in limited release like a stage show, merchandise t-shirts and programs and everything. I have the poster framed on my wall! Really looking forward to this production!

  11. NicTTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:01am PDT

    Would love to win these to take my mom for Mother’s Day!

  12. Lor.Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:06am PDT

    One of my daughter’s favourite movies

  13. MosheTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:07am PDT

    Would love to take my daughter

  14. DarcyTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

    Sounds like fun

  15. BethTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 1:32pm PDT

    This sounds so amazing! Would love to go with my mmama! Thanks for sharing!

  16. EffyTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 1:36pm PDT

    Excited! So happy this is at the Stanley! Best theatre in Vancouver!

  17. NathanTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 1:38pm PDT

    Would love to see it!

  18. Archana AggarwalTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 2:36pm PDT

    Never saw the movie but I’d love the see the live show!

  19. ericaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 2:45pm PDT

    sounds like an amazing show!

  20. DebraTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 2:50pm PDT

    This sounds really awesome! Too bad it’s sold out already! Maybe they’ll add more shows?

  21. LauraTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 3:33pm PDT

    I would so love to see this!

  22. katTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 3:34pm PDT

    Rags to riches story? To awesome music? Who could resist?

  23. MichelleTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 3:59pm PDT

    I would love to see this!

  24. RuthTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 4:17pm PDT

    Sounds like fun

  25. SanazTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 4:49pm PDT

    Sounds like fun

  26. Eileen HiebertTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 6:17pm PDT

    I would love to win these tickets and take my sister (from Winnipeg) for her birthday 🙂 And at the Stanley – awesome!

  27. tanjaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 6:35pm PDT

    I love the arts club; supporting great local arts is always iportant

  28. BRENDATuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 6:41pm PDT

    This looks like a show that I would LOVE.

  29. DonTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 7:51pm PDT

    Sounds like a great show. I would love to go

  30. JasTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:00pm PDT

    This will be an amazing show!

  31. Siobhan S.Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:04pm PDT

    It would be so nice to win tickets!

  32. KyongsukTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:24pm PDT

    I loved Jennifer Hudson in the movie.

  33. AnnaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:43pm PDT

    This looks like fun!

  34. Dayna WilsonTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:58pm PDT

    I’d love to take my Dad to this. We have a musical theatre going obsession.

  35. LindaTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 8:59pm PDT

    This looks like a fun show!

  36. ShelaineTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    Support the local arts! 🙂

  37. GeraldTuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 10:06pm PDT

    I can’t wait to go! And if I win the tickets I’ll be able to take two lucky people!

  38. LeahWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 12:31am PDT

    I want to see this!!

  39. StotesWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 6:47am PDT

    I’ve never seen this show live!

  40. KatieWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 8:31am PDT

    Would love to see this.

  41. Sunshine GWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 9:09am PDT

    Would love to take my Mom for Mother’s Day!

  42. ArshadWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 9:58am PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  43. SandraWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:54am PDT

    My daughter and I are HUGE musical theatre fans! We loved the movie would be thrilled to see it live! Thanks for the chance!

  44. GregWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:54am PDT

    Happy date night!

  45. DebbieWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    This would be an amazing show to see live!

  46. Gabriella SchmidtWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:59am PDT

    What an awesome prize! I would love to see “Dreamgirls”. Thanks.

  47. Sharon DongWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    My niece would LOVE this!!

  48. AshaWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 12:39pm PDT

    this sounds great!

  49. SkyWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 1:00pm PDT

    I can’t wait to finally see this show live!!

  50. Erika BWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT

    Can’t wait to see this show!

  51. BrankaWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 1:10pm PDT

    I would love to win. Good luck everyone.

  52. AlessandraWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 1:20pm PDT

    My fav all time musical

  53. valerieWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 1:31pm PDT

    I really loved the movie, and would like to see how the excellent Arts Club does with it! 😀

  54. Lisa TWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 2:02pm PDT

    Sounds like fun. I always love seeing theatre at the Stanley

  55. Nancy VWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 2:51pm PDT

    I love live shows.

  56. Brenda AWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 3:10pm PDT

    Looks like it is going to be a great entertaining show!

  57. katie borrettWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 3:55pm PDT

    would love to take my mom!

  58. VarleyWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 4:38pm PDT

    Musicals rock- would love to attend.

  59. RayWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 4:39pm PDT

    Would love to attend.

  60. Sherry FWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 5:15pm PDT

    I bet this show will be amazing!

  61. EileenWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 5:41pm PDT

    Love The Arts Club!

  62. cindyWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 10:05pm PDT

    song and drama…best combo

  63. GordonWednesday, May 1st, 2013 — 11:01pm PDT

    I would love to go! 🙂

  64. ChrisThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 10:47am PDT

    sounds dreamy

  65. DBThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 12:49pm PDT

    Very dreamy!

  66. JuliaThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 12:53pm PDT

    This would be fun! I would take my mom!

  67. Jimmy CheungThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:10pm PDT

    always wanted but have never watched the movie.

  68. VinceThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:13pm PDT

    Nice night out!

  69. AnnaThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:18pm PDT

    My mom and I would love to go to this – it would be so much fun!

  70. KendallThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:38pm PDT

    I would really like to take my mom to this. She doesn’t get out to these types of things often but always has an amazing time when she does!

  71. JudyThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 1:51pm PDT

    love musicals

  72. NathanThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 3:13pm PDT


  73. Teresa KThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 4:30pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  74. DebbieThursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 7:29pm PDT

    Would love to be able to take my girls.

  75. Bonnie Y.Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 — 8:48pm PDT

    Live production of Dreamgirls sounds great.

  76. RebeccaFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 2:14am PDT

    Love the music in this show!

  77. MairiFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 7:27am PDT

    Would love to see this production live!

  78. CarolFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 8:21am PDT

    Great music.

  79. MarjorieFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 9:08am PDT

    I’ve loved Diana Ross and the Supremes forever. Who can forget the fabulous on-stage costumes they wore? Loved Diana Ross even more in movies with Billy Dee Williams in Lady Sings The Blues, and later, Mahogany.

  80. Janet KongFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 10:24am PDT

    Dream Girls! It would be a wonderful show!

  81. BrendaFriday, May 3rd, 2013 — 10:34pm PDT

    I love musicals!

  82. Janice MeehanSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 9:48am PDT

    Great prize!

  83. KimSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    Would love to go to this!

  84. AmandaSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    I would love to see this show!

  85. Brett JacksonSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 8:00pm PDT

    I wanna take my mum

  86. Neal PellegrinoSaturday, May 4th, 2013 — 8:02pm PDT

    Brett Jackson wants to take his mum

  87. JenSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 9:33am PDT

    Incredible music!

  88. ZlataSunday, May 5th, 2013 — 4:58pm PDT

    I would love to take my son’s girlfriend to this show.

  89. BeckySunday, May 5th, 2013 — 8:26pm PDT

    What a fantastic show! I’d love to see it with my sister while they’re here 🙂

  90. GaryMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 11:01am PDT

    would be a great night out

  91. WhitneyMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 3:22pm PDT

    Would love to take my Mom to this for Mother’s Day!

  92. rinoMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:51pm PDT

    This would be fun! I would take my mom!

  93. taniaMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 4:52pm PDT

    It would be so nice to win tickets!

  94. CyndiMonday, May 6th, 2013 — 9:24pm PDT

    movie was good, this looks better!

  95. erinTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 11:46am PDT

    Just what I’m dreaming to win!

  96. Jessica AdamsonTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 4:11pm PDT

    Love it!

  97. Cherryl PurcellTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 4:11pm PDT


  98. Elysia STuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 9:57pm PDT

    I would love to see this!

  99. AnnaTuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 11:01pm PDT

    would love to take my daughter

  100. JudyWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 12:13am PDT

    Think this would be a spectacular show to see!

  101. EvaWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 12:52am PDT

    Hope to see Dreamgirls!

  102. MichaelWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 3:42am PDT

    Loved the movie…..

  103. ChelseyWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 10:54am PDT

    This would be amazing to see live!

  104. AshWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 11:50am PDT

    Looks like a great show! Never been disappointed with the Arts Club.

  105. CarlyWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 11:52am PDT

    Would love to see this!

  106. RobWednesday, May 8th, 2013 — 12:03pm PDT

    Grew up on Mototown. Live not far down the road.

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