Win Tickets to The Arts Club’s Les Miserables

Comments 108 by Rebecca Bollwitt

School’s out, summer’s here, and The Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Les Misérables is on stage this July and August. Too hot out? Rainy (let’s hope)? Escape to the lovely neoclassical Stanley Theatre to enjoy Victor Hugo’s tale again, or for the first time.

Photo credit: Ross den Otter for The Arts Club.

I have seen Les Misérables four times on stage now and I, along with my niece who came with me to a matinée this week and had only seen the recent film version, thoroughly enjoyed The Arts Club’s production.

For those that know the story, you’ll be able to follow along quite well and if you’re unfamiliar with the theatrical adaptation (music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original lyrics by Alain Boublil, based on the novel by Victor Hugo) then you can pick up “Bill’s Notes” in the lobby. A play on Cliff’s Notes/Coles Notes, this comprehensive guide (with spoiler alerts) is penned by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and contains insights about the story, the production, and a hearty history lesson about 19th century France.

Les Mis at The Arts Club

Once the lights go out, prepare to be captivated. The ensemble was one of the strongest I’ve ever heard from The Arts Club, and performances by Keiran Martin Murphy (Jean Valjean), Warren Kimmel (Javert), and Jennie Neumann (Eponine) were standouts for me, the best portrayals of those characters I have seen to date.

The Thénardiers, thieving, scheming and absurdly amusing pair played by Nicola Lipman and Andrew Wheeler, relax the audience of this heavy historical drama with their raunchy comic relief. The costumes, from rags to stain ballgowns, bows and bonnets were impeccable, along with the set these creative elements were both of the quality and calibre you would expect from the professional and award-winning teams at The Arts Club. But it was those voices that stole the show.

Photo credit: Ross den Otter for The Arts Club.

The children, Jaime Olivia MacLean as Young Cossette and Cameron Andres as Gavroche, both with years of performing arts experience proved that they are already bright shining stars in the Vancouver theatre community. This production is captivating, enthralling, and I got goosebumps several times — and it wasn’t from the cool stream of air flowing from the temperature-controlled theatre.

Les Misérables will be live at The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, for 2:00pm, 7:30pm or 8:00pm shows on select days through to August 16, 2015. Tickets are available online from $39 including same-day student rush tickets (sponsored by TD) available online as well.

Win Tickets to The Arts Club’s Les Miserables

I have a pair of tickets to give away to Les Misérables this summer, courtesy of The Arts Club. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming a character or song from Les Misérables (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to #ACTCLesMiz from @TheArtsClub @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, July 24, 2015. Saturday performances excluded. Follow The Arts Club on Facebook and Twitter for more information about their productions.

Update The winner is Julia!

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108 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. terryThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 9:37am PDT


  2. Kelly EvansThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:11am PDT

    This will always be my favourite musical. From young Cosette’s ‘Castle on a Cloud’ to her more mature ‘A Heart Full of Love’ – ‘Bring Him Home’ gives me goosebumps and Eponine’s ‘On My Own’.
    I would love to see this again!

  3. Tracey FlattesThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:12am PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream

  4. AmandaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT


  5. Andrea DThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT

    My fave song from it – I Dreamed A Dream 🙂

  6. Rick LThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:16am PDT

    On my own!

  7. RachelThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:17am PDT

    My favorite song – Do You Hear The People Sing?

  8. Elizabeth TheThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:38am PDT

    Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

  9. JennyThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:44am PDT

    I dreamed a dream is my favorite song!

  10. CandiceThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:50am PDT

    Jean Valjean

  11. samanthaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:50am PDT

    I dreamed a dream, the saddest :'(

  12. Ariel CThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:59am PDT

    i dreamed a dream!

  13. Katie bThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 11:01am PDT


  14. SophieThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 11:04am PDT

    Jean Valjean

  15. JennThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 11:29am PDT

    Jean Valjean

  16. GregThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 11:32am PDT

    I dreamed a Dream.

  17. CherilynThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 12:10pm PDT

    Jean Valjean!

  18. jessica eapenThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 12:11pm PDT

    Do You Hear The People Sing?

  19. Michael G WintersThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 12:13pm PDT

    The fanciful, rollicking “Master of the House” always sets my toes a tapping, especially when the innkeeper’s wife sings in response to her husband’s boasting. It’s a magical part of the performance for me , when I want to get out out my seat and sing and dance along!

  20. moniqueThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 12:15pm PDT

    Drink with me

  21. TaraThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 12:33pm PDT

    I saw this in London on a school trip and would love to take my daughter to see it! I think she would love to hear “Castle on a Cloud” as much as I did:)

  22. ShirleyThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 1:09pm PDT

    I Dreamed A Dream.

  23. KerryThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 1:29pm PDT

    On my own 🙂

  24. Eileen H.Thursday, July 16th, 2015 — 1:31pm PDT

    Song: Lovely Ladies

  25. Tara JensenThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 1:33pm PDT

    I dreamed a dream!

  26. Tara JensenThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 1:33pm PDT

    I dreamed a dream

  27. Lauren LarsonThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 1:36pm PDT

    Eponines, on my own and do you hear the people singing always brings tears to my eyes 🙂

  28. Clare Tea (@icitea)Thursday, July 16th, 2015 — 2:07pm PDT

    Cosette <3 <3

  29. JulianThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 2:12pm PDT

    Castle on a Cloud.

  30. RachelThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 2:30pm PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream

  31. Samantha ClarkThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 2:54pm PDT

    Jean Valjean

  32. ChristelleThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:01pm PDT

    So many wonderful characters in Les misérables but Jean Valjean definitively is a character you won’t forget.

  33. ValerieThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:01pm PDT


  34. Dayna WilsonThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:22pm PDT

    Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

  35. VeraThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:26pm PDT


  36. SimonThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:27pm PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream

  37. StephanieThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:37pm PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream

  38. TaniaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:46pm PDT


  39. RinoThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:46pm PDT


  40. LisaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 3:50pm PDT

    Stars sung by Javert!

  41. HannahThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 4:00pm PDT


  42. MarciaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 4:15pm PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream!

  43. JenniferThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 4:19pm PDT

    “On my own” will always be a classic musical theatre tune!

  44. ChrisThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 4:51pm PDT

    I would love to win a pair of tickets, so I don’t have to see this show ON MY OWN!!!!


  45. PamThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 6:52pm PDT

    One Day More!

  46. MarsalieThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 9:10pm PDT

    Jean Valjean (of course!). I would love to see this show.

  47. KamThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 9:38pm PDT

    Jean Valjean!

  48. ReenThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 9:42pm PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream and Do You Hear the People Sing are my favourites.

  49. Lindsay LafreniereThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 9:46pm PDT


  50. JennaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:13pm PDT

    Castle on a Cloud!

  51. AngelaThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 10:53pm PDT

    Jean Valjean

  52. VickyThursday, July 16th, 2015 — 11:16pm PDT

    I dreamed a dream 🙁

  53. EileenFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 12:15am PDT

    Jean Valjean

  54. Lisa GFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 9:05am PDT

    Who am I? (I dreamed a dream is of course an obvs fav too!)

  55. deeFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 11:27am PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream – Fantine

  56. LucFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 12:50pm PDT

    A Heart Full of Love – Marius, Cosette and Éponine

  57. CeciliaFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 1:13pm PDT

    My favorite is “On My Own”!!

  58. cindyFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 1:25pm PDT

    definitely empty chair and empty tables! so heartbreaking….also love little fall of rain!

  59. Leanne SFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 1:38pm PDT

    “Bring Him Home”

  60. susannahFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 1:43pm PDT

    Jean Valjean, who committed a crime to save a child…
    The stuff of great stories!

  61. MagFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 1:46pm PDT

    Jean Valjean

  62. AmberFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 4:14pm PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream!

  63. JasonFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 5:52pm PDT

    Like how I feel living in Vancouver…On Parole

  64. AlbertFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 8:03pm PDT

    Jean Valjean

  65. DarcyFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 11:09pm PDT

    I dreamed a dream

  66. Lori MFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 11:11pm PDT

    On My Own

  67. PaddiFriday, July 17th, 2015 — 11:29pm PDT


  68. Lorena GrandeSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 12:00am PDT

    Castle on a cloud

  69. MeganSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 12:18am PDT


  70. CarolynSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 12:33am PDT

    Jean Valjean!!!!

  71. MikeSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 2:10am PDT

    On my own

  72. AngelaSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 2:10am PDT

    I dreamed a dream

  73. bjhSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 6:39am PDT

    Bring him home

  74. JaniceSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 11:36am PDT

    I’ve always liked ‘Do you hear the people sing’.

  75. JanetteSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 12:25pm PDT

    What Have I Done

  76. Sylvia FSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 3:07pm PDT

    I dreamed a dream is an amazing song!

  77. Kim ReesSaturday, July 18th, 2015 — 4:44pm PDT

    One Day More ! My daughter would love to see this live she has only seen the movie.

  78. BryanSunday, July 19th, 2015 — 2:35am PDT

    Do You Hear The People Sing?

  79. zuzanaSunday, July 19th, 2015 — 9:37am PDT

    One Day More 😉

  80. EevaSunday, July 19th, 2015 — 12:15pm PDT

    Jean Valjean singing “Who Am I?” is wonderful

  81. FloraSunday, July 19th, 2015 — 6:54pm PDT

    I dreamed a dream

  82. DonaldMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 6:47am PDT

    Jean Valjean

  83. Bernadette EstradaMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 12:02pm PDT

    On my own…to this day one of my favorite songs!

  84. MagMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 1:24pm PDT

    Castle on a Cloud

  85. jackieMonday, July 20th, 2015 — 6:08pm PDT

    i dreamed a dream

  86. WinnieTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 8:38am PDT

    on my own!

  87. MaryTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 8:03pm PDT

    On my Own!

  88. RebeccaTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 11:07pm PDT

    Jean Valjean

  89. DebraTuesday, July 21st, 2015 — 11:54pm PDT

    I Dreamed A Dream

  90. GurinderWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 9:39am PDT

    on my own

  91. MarinaWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 10:01am PDT

    I like “Master of the House” 🙂

  92. CameronWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 2:23pm PDT

    Beggars at the Feast (song).

  93. LindaWednesday, July 22nd, 2015 — 8:36pm PDT

    I like Fantine.

  94. Min LingFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 9:26am PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream!!

  95. vinceFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 9:49am PDT

    I Dreamed A Dream

  96. DBFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 10:00am PDT

    On My Own

  97. JuliaFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 10:10am PDT

    LOVE this show!! Jean Valjean singing “Who Am I?” is great

  98. AnnaFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 11:49am PDT

    My mom would so love this! I love I Dreamed A Dream!

  99. BonnieFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 11:54am PDT


  100. MyrnaFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 4:45pm PDT


  101. Jo DeeFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 4:48pm PDT

    I Dreamed a Dream

  102. MaureenFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 6:31pm PDT

    One Day More

  103. GenFriday, July 24th, 2015 — 9:34pm PDT

    One Day More

  104. BrendaSaturday, July 25th, 2015 — 12:08am PDT

    On My Own. Love that song!

  105. Steve v.Saturday, July 25th, 2015 — 3:19pm PDT

    Jean Valjean

  106. AmandaSunday, July 26th, 2015 — 10:03pm PDT

    My favourite song is “On my Own”

  107. MargaretThursday, July 30th, 2015 — 9:53pm PDT

    Fantine, I dreamed a dream!

  108. AlexFriday, July 31st, 2015 — 12:07am PDT

    On My Own!

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