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Arts Umbrella Expressions Theatre Festival: Win a Prize Pack

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 — 1:14pm PDT
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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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  1. Shelley Butcher says:

    What a fabulous program and prize!

  2. Jazzy says:

    I would love to win and take my family!

  3. Alex says:

    How exciting!

  4. Stella Panagiotidis says:

    I’d love to win this!

  5. Emily says:

    All these plays sound great

  6. Alex says:

    Cool family prize!

  7. rino says:

    My kids would absolutely love this!

  8. Marianne says:

    Would absolutely love to win this.

  9. Claire says:

    That’s a great prize! Thanks.

  10. Suzi says:

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

  11. Stephanie says:

    Love it!

  12. Angela says:

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

  13. Jason B says:

    Great prize for four.

  14. adam says:

    great prize

  15. ariel c says:

    yes please!

  16. Ella says:

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

  17. Krystal says:

    Looks like it would be a great time!!

  18. Marlene F. says:

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

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

  20. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  21. Ann says:

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

  22. Debz says:

    Love theatre!

  23. Linda says:

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

  24. Ginger Gervais says:

    Would love to see Charlotte’s Web!!

  25. Kim Rees says:

    Would love to see all of these

  26. Ian says:

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

  27. sandra says:

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

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