Tickets for the 75th season of Theatre Under the Stars (“TUTS”) are now on sale, presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story in Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.
On alternating evenings, audiences will be swept away by these classic love stories – one, a beloved fairytale brimming with magic and mystery, and the other an electrifying story of forbidden love in the unforgiving streets of 1950’s New York.
“The summer of 2015 was our most successful on record: We welcomed more audiences out to the Malkin Bowl than at any point in our more than 75-year history,” says Naveen Kapahi, TUTS Board President. “We are therefore thrilled to announce the return of both of last season’s much-celebrated directors! Shel Piercy will follow-up his beloved Oliver! with the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast; and Sarah Rodgers, who created 2015’s infectiously fun Hairspray, will direct West Side Story.”
Theatre Under the Stars 2016
Dates: July 6 to August 20, 2016. Performances alternate evenings.
Times: All shows at 8:00pm, except on Fireworks Nights, when shows begin at 7:00pm
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is an enchanting musical for the entire family, and the first Disney film ever to make the leap to stage. The ‘tale as old as time’ follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince transformed by a wicked spell. If the Beast can learn to be loved, the curse will end and he will be restored. But time is running out…
West Side Story is a dynamic reimagining of Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent streets of 1950’s New York. As turf war rages between two rival gangs, a pair of star-crossed lovers find themselves caught in the middle – and tragically wrenched between two worlds.
Book online or call 1-877-840-0457. Follow TUTS on Facebook and Twitter for more information.
Win a Theatre Under the Stars Summer of Love Staycation Prize Pack
Thanks to TUTS and some amazing partners, I have a romantic Summer of Love prize pack to give away — valued at over $700!
The fabulous prize package includes:
- 2 VIP Tickets to Theatre Under the Stars to attend either Beauty and the Beast or West Side Story
- A Picnic Basket with Dinner for Two from The Butler Did It Catering Co. to enjoy during the show
- A Gift Certificate & Gift Bag from the Aveda Institute Vancouver in Gastown
- A Gift Certificate for a Summer Bouquet from The Flowerbox on Commercial Drive
- A Gift Certificate for a One Night Stay at the Pan Pacific Vancouver
Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, June 27, 2016. Prize is for the 2016 TUTS season. The stay at the Pan Pacific includes a harbour view guest room and is valid for a booking until July 4, 2017. Some restrictions may apply.
Update The winner is Joanne Maddess Hopwood (Facebook entry)!