Win Tickets to The Arts Club’s Les Miserables


Thursday, July 16th, 2015 — 9:24am PST
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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.

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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.

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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 http://ow.ly/PHIQg

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

  1. terry says:

    Cool!

  2. Kelly Evans says:

    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 Flattes says:

    I Dreamed a Dream

  4. Amanda says:

    Eponine!

  5. Andrea D says:

    My fave song from it – I Dreamed A Dream 🙂

  6. Rick L says:

    On my own!

  7. Rachel says:

    My favorite song – Do You Hear The People Sing?

  8. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

  9. Jenny says:

    I dreamed a dream is my favorite song!

  10. Candice says:

    Jean Valjean

  11. samantha says:

    I dreamed a dream, the saddest :'(

  12. Ariel C says:

    i dreamed a dream!

  13. Katie b says:

    Gavroche

  14. Sophie says:

    Jean Valjean

  15. Jenn says:

    Jean Valjean

  16. Greg says:

    I dreamed a Dream.

  17. Cherilyn says:

    Jean Valjean!

  18. jessica eapen says:

    Do You Hear The People Sing?

  19. Michael G Winters says:

    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. monique says:

    Drink with me

  21. Tara says:

    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. Shirley says:

    I Dreamed A Dream.

  23. Kerry says:

    On my own 🙂

  24. Eileen H. says:

    Song: Lovely Ladies

  25. Tara Jensen says:

    I dreamed a dream!

  26. Tara Jensen says:

    I dreamed a dream

  27. Lauren Larson says:

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

  28. Clare Tea (@icitea) says:

    Cosette <3 <3

  29. Julian says:

    Castle on a Cloud.

  30. Rachel says:

    I Dreamed a Dream

  31. Samantha Clark says:

    Jean Valjean

  32. Christelle says:

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

  33. Valerie says:

    Cosette

  34. Dayna Wilson says:

    Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

  35. Vera says:

    Cosette

  36. Simon says:

    I Dreamed a Dream

  37. Stephanie says:

    I Dreamed a Dream

  38. Tania says:

    Gavroche

  39. Rino says:

    Cosette

  40. Lisa says:

    Stars sung by Javert!

  41. Hannah says:

    Cosette!

  42. Marcia says:

    I Dreamed a Dream!

  43. Jennifer says:

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

  44. Chris says:

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

    🙂

  45. Pam says:

    One Day More!

  46. Marsalie says:

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

  47. Kam says:

    Jean Valjean!

  48. Reen says:

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

  49. Lindsay Lafreniere says:

    Cossette

  50. Jenna says:

    Castle on a Cloud!

  51. Angela says:

    Jean Valjean

  52. Vicky says:

    I dreamed a dream 🙁

  53. Eileen says:

    Jean Valjean

  54. Lisa G says:

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

  55. dee says:

    I Dreamed a Dream – Fantine

  56. Luc says:

    A Heart Full of Love – Marius, Cosette and Éponine

  57. Cecilia says:

    My favorite is “On My Own”!!

  58. cindy says:

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

  59. Leanne S says:

    “Bring Him Home”

  60. susannah says:

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

  61. Mag says:

    Jean Valjean

  62. Amber says:

    I Dreamed a Dream!

  63. Jason says:

    Like how I feel living in Vancouver…On Parole

  64. Albert says:

    Jean Valjean

  65. Darcy says:

    I dreamed a dream

  66. Lori M says:

    On My Own

  67. Paddi says:

    Eponine

  68. Lorena Grande says:

    Castle on a cloud

  69. Megan says:

    Cosette!

  70. Carolyn says:

    Jean Valjean!!!!

  71. Mike says:

    On my own

  72. Angela says:

    I dreamed a dream

  73. bjh says:

    Bring him home

  74. Janice says:

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

  75. Janette says:

    What Have I Done

  76. Sylvia F says:

    I dreamed a dream is an amazing song!

  77. Kim Rees says:

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

  78. Bryan says:

    Do You Hear The People Sing?

  79. zuzana says:

    One Day More 😉

  80. Eeva says:

    Jean Valjean singing “Who Am I?” is wonderful

  81. Flora says:

    I dreamed a dream

  82. Donald says:

    Jean Valjean

  83. Bernadette Estrada says:

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

  84. Mag says:

    Castle on a Cloud

  85. jackie says:

    i dreamed a dream

  86. Winnie says:

    on my own!

  87. Mary says:

    On my Own!

  88. Rebecca says:

    Jean Valjean

  89. Debra says:

    I Dreamed A Dream

  90. Gurinder says:

    on my own

  91. Marina says:

    I like “Master of the House” 🙂

  92. Cameron says:

    Beggars at the Feast (song).

  93. Linda says:

    I like Fantine.

  94. Min Ling says:

    I Dreamed a Dream!!

  95. vince says:

    I Dreamed A Dream

  96. DB says:

    On My Own

  97. Julia says:

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

  98. Anna says:

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

  99. Bonnie says:

    Fantine.

  100. Myrna says:

    Stars

  101. Jo Dee says:

    I Dreamed a Dream

  102. Maureen says:

    One Day More

  103. Gen says:

    One Day More

  104. Brenda says:

    On My Own. Love that song!

  105. Steve v. says:

    Jean Valjean

  106. Amanda says:

    My favourite song is “On my Own”

  107. Margaret says:

    Fantine, I dreamed a dream!

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