Arts Umbrella Expressions Theatre Festival: Win a Prize Pack

Comments 27 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Arts Umbrella presents the 2017 Expressions Theatre Festival, an annual event celebrating the next generation of gifted young artists from the organization’s Pre-Professional Theatre Program, running May 18 to 27, 2017, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

From the witty satire of Urinetown: The Musical to the playful compilation The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), this year’s program offers an array of diverse and thought-provoking works, including the emotionally-charged world premiere Living In My Skin, a fearlessly student-written play about confronting teen anxiety.

Arts Umbrella Expressions Theatre Festival

Arts Umbrella Expressions Theatre Festival: Win a Prize Pack

When: Wednesday, May 18 to Saturday, May 27, 2017
Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island (1412 Cartwright St)
Tickets: From $10 – $20 available online now

While developing their presentations for the Expressions Theatre Festival, Arts Umbrella students have the opportunity to collaborate closely with professional directors and designers. Before staging each production at the Festival, the Junior, Senior and Laboratory Theatre Troupes will have toured their works to schools across the Lower Mainland, learning the important logistics involved in mounting and producing technically demanding works, while honing their acting craft for the professional stage.

On Stage

Living In My Skin
May 18 & 26
The world premiere of this ensemble piece features a series of relevant, relatable and poignant scene about the difficulties of dealing with teen anxiety.

Urinetown: The Musical
May 19 to 21, 23 to 25 & 27
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
May 18, 20, 21 & 26
Witness all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in one night! An irreverent, hilarious and fast-paced romp through the Bard’s catalogue.

Charlotte’s Web
May 20 & 21
The stage adaptation of the classic story about an irresistible young pig named Wilbur, his miraculous spider friend Charlotte, and her campaign to save Wilbur’s life.

Theatre and Music Showcase, performed by Theatre Intensive Program students
May 27
One of the highlights of the season, the Theatre and Music Showcase reveals the polished and dynamic talent of the Theatre Intensive Program students through a kaleidoscope of short musical and theatre performances across a range of genres.

Win a Prize Pack

To celebrate the Expressions Theatre Festival, I have a prize pack to give away that includes:

  • A family pack of tickets (4) for any performance in the festival
    [see schedule here]
  • A $200 gift card for Arts Umbrella programs

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, May 8, 2017. Follow Arts Umbrella on Twitter and Facebook for more information about the Expressions Theatre Festival and their programs.

Update: The winner is Ella!

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27 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Shelley ButcherTuesday, May 2nd, 2017 — 3:57pm PDT

    What a fabulous program and prize!

  2. JazzyTuesday, May 2nd, 2017 — 4:35pm PDT

    I would love to win and take my family!

  3. AlexTuesday, May 2nd, 2017 — 9:13pm PDT

    How exciting!

  4. Stella PanagiotidisTuesday, May 2nd, 2017 — 11:06pm PDT

    I’d love to win this!

  5. EmilyWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 12:53am PDT

    All these plays sound great

  6. AlexWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 8:58am PDT

    Cool family prize!

  7. rinoWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 10:25am PDT

    My kids would absolutely love this!

  8. MarianneWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 10:57am PDT

    Would absolutely love to win this.

  9. ClaireWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 3:17pm PDT

    That’s a great prize! Thanks.

  10. SuziWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 10:15pm PDT

    I’m new in town, what a wonderful program to come across!

  11. StephanieWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 10:17pm PDT

    Love it!

  12. AngelaWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 10:32pm PDT

    We would so love to go to one of these shows!

  13. Jason BWednesday, May 3rd, 2017 — 11:05pm PDT

    Great prize for four.

  14. adamThursday, May 4th, 2017 — 8:57am PDT

    great prize

  15. ariel cThursday, May 4th, 2017 — 9:00am PDT

    yes please!

  16. EllaThursday, May 4th, 2017 — 2:52pm PDT

    Arts Umbrella has a lot of great course offerings that I’d love to have my kids try.

  17. KrystalThursday, May 4th, 2017 — 8:43pm PDT

    Looks like it would be a great time!!

  18. Marlene F.Thursday, May 4th, 2017 — 10:24pm PDT

    What a terrific prize. Arts Umbrella is a fabulous company.

  19. Bernadine FoxFriday, May 5th, 2017 — 1:41pm PDT

    These kids are so incredibly talented. I can’t wait to see this performance.

  20. Teresa KFriday, May 5th, 2017 — 3:05pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  21. AnnFriday, May 5th, 2017 — 5:02pm PDT

    How much joy and excit’ment I would has’t to winneth this excellent prize.

  22. DebzSaturday, May 6th, 2017 — 10:48pm PDT

    Love theatre!

  23. LindaSunday, May 7th, 2017 — 6:03am PDT

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)looks great.

  24. Ginger GervaisSunday, May 7th, 2017 — 9:09pm PDT

    Would love to see Charlotte’s Web!!

  25. Kim ReesSunday, May 7th, 2017 — 9:38pm PDT

    Would love to see all of these

  26. IanSunday, May 7th, 2017 — 10:41pm PDT

    My family and I would see all of the festival. The prize would be great.

  27. sandraMonday, May 8th, 2017 — 12:15pm PDT

    how wonderful — my daughter is just entering the theatre program at Douglas — this would be a fabulous go-to event!

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