It’s a Wonderful Life, a New Classical Musical at the Anvil Centre

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Hands down my favourite thing to do over the holidays is see a live show on stage in Metro Vancouver and here’s the perfect opportunity to do just that! Patrick Street Productions is presenting a musical adaptation of the beloved holiday movie It’s a Wonderful Life as a glorious new, classic musical.

It's a Wonderful Life, a New Classical Musical at the Anvil Centre

It’s a Wonderful Life, a New Classical Musical at the Anvil Centre

  • When: December 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020 with matinees & evening performances
  • Where: Anvil Centre Theatre (777 Columbia Street, New Westminster)
  • Tickets: Available online now starting at $24 for previews (December 19 & 20) and $29 (December 21 to January 5) plus fees/taxes. You can also call the box office at (604) 684-2787.

This heart-warming show breathes musical life into the familiar story while it retains its warmth and humour featuring musical standards like Nice Work if You Can Get It, Rhapsody in Blue, One Life to Live, and Lost in the Stars, along with traditional holiday carols.  Reminding us all that “no man is a failure who has friends,” this new adaptation is now a wonderful holiday musical for the whole family.

When I was a child my family used to go for a drive to look at Christmas lights in New Westminster, which also usually included a stop to get some hot chocolate. The beautiful Queen Anne, Edwardian, and Arts & Crafts style homes near Queen’s Park looked just like Bedford Falls in It’s a Wonderful Life, all lit up for the holidays. It’s so fitting that you can see this classic, with a modern twist, on stage in the Royal City this season.

For more information, follow Patrick Street Productions on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night of Patrick Street Productions presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Anvil Centre on December 21st. 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 Sunday, December 1, 2019.

UPDATE the winner is: Shawna!

46 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LindaSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 10:16am PST

    Would love to win, watch the movie every year!

  2. RkdhilSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 10:28am PST

    My daughter would love this!

  3. GordonSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 10:42am PST

    Would love to see this!

  4. Stephanie PriebeSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 11:16am PST

    Would love to check this out!

  5. Shelley ButcherSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 11:37am PST

    Love musical theater!

  6. Laura ElaineSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 11:50am PST

    I would love to take my sister to this!

  7. MichelleSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 12:26pm PST

    Would be neat to see a different production of this. We’ve seen the Arts Club play twice and loved it!

  8. Jason BSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 2:39pm PST

    Would be great to win.

  9. RachelSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 3:18pm PST

    This would complete my Christmas to see this. Fingers crossed I win

  10. TiffSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 6:51pm PST

    This would be wonderful to go to!

  11. bonnie lamSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 8:14pm PST

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  12. Sunshine HSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 10:01pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter to the show!

  13. LambSunday, November 24th, 2019 — 10:14pm PST

    Would love to attend this show!!!

  14. V SieversMonday, November 25th, 2019 — 12:33am PST

    I love this musical and wish I could take my daughter with me to see it!

  15. LindaMMonday, November 25th, 2019 — 7:14am PST

    What a wonderful prize. Great story. Can’t wait to see it on stage.

  16. Sentha SinghamMonday, November 25th, 2019 — 8:46am PST

    Oh one of my faves. Would love to take my grandson.

  17. AnastassiaMonday, November 25th, 2019 — 9:14am PST

    Would love to go to this with my grandma!

  18. Justin LeeMonday, November 25th, 2019 — 10:57am PST

    This would be so much fun!!!

  19. TianaMonday, November 25th, 2019 — 11:42am PST

    Would love to see this show

  20. AmyMonday, November 25th, 2019 — 9:33pm PST

    I’ve never heard of this musical before, it’d be nice to check it out!

  21. CecileTuesday, November 26th, 2019 — 8:54am PST

    That would be a wonderful time!

  22. EdTuesday, November 26th, 2019 — 12:32pm PST

    Would love to go!

  23. SheilaTuesday, November 26th, 2019 — 12:57pm PST

    Our favourite Christmas movie! Would love to see this production – sounds like a fun twist on a classic.

  24. KristynWednesday, November 27th, 2019 — 5:38am PST

    I love live theatre! I would love to take my mom.

  25. EmmaWednesday, November 27th, 2019 — 8:47am PST

    This is one my family’s favourite Christmas movies, we watch it every year! We would love to see it on the stage.

  26. Teri JohnsonWednesday, November 27th, 2019 — 11:05am PST

    Such a Christmas classi! I would come in from Fort Langley to see it in a flash!

  27. Linda O’DonovanWednesday, November 27th, 2019 — 4:28pm PST

    I would to see this wonderful cast!

  28. ShawnaWednesday, November 27th, 2019 — 10:05pm PST

    I love this story and would love to go!

  29. MaryanneWednesday, November 27th, 2019 — 10:17pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  30. LisaThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 8:25am PST

    Would love to bring the family!

  31. Rebecca ColemanThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 8:51am PST

    My friend Erin is in the show, and she is freakin’ amazing!!!

  32. Kirsten FisherThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 10:50am PST

    This would be awesome! I would love to win tickets to the show!

  33. EileenThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 1:18pm PST


  34. EileenThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 1:21pm PST

    I’d love to go!

  35. EileenThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 1:21pm PST

    Liked FB post.

  36. EileenThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 1:21pm PST

    Shared Christmas lights photo on Instagram and tagged both accounts.

  37. Maria cargnelliThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 6:40pm PST

    Love to go to this!

  38. AnitaThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 8:31pm PST

    So great!

  39. SusanThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 9:40pm PST

    Would love to go to this!

  40. JeanneThursday, November 28th, 2019 — 9:55pm PST

    This is one of my favourite Christmas stories.

  41. MarleneFriday, November 29th, 2019 — 10:50am PST

    I would love to see this. It is my favourite Christmas movie.

  42. Ted FreylingerFriday, November 29th, 2019 — 10:50am PST

    What a great holiday movie.

  43. AlanFriday, November 29th, 2019 — 6:56pm PST


  44. ChristelFriday, November 29th, 2019 — 11:56pm PST

    That would be great!

  45. NeenaSaturday, November 30th, 2019 — 5:05pm PST

    It’s a wonderful prize

  46. CheukThursday, December 5th, 2019 — 1:21pm PST

    Love to go

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