Steel Magnolias in Vancouver, Win Tickets

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Boone Dog Productions presents playwright Robert Harling’s warm and witty Steel Magnolias opening February 14th on Granville Island. Featuring an all-female collective of Vancouver-based performers, this beloved story of camaraderie and fierce loyalty epitomizes Southern charm and unwavering strength in the face of triumphs and tragedies.

Steel Magnolias in Vancouver
Steel Magnolias by Boone Dog Productions. Photos by Rochelle Elise Photography.

Steel Magnolias in Vancouver

Where: The Nest (3rd floor 1398 Cartwright St, Granville Island)
When: February 14 to March 8, 2020
Tickets: From $28 available online now

Based on the life of Harling’s younger sister, Susan, who passed away due to complications from type 1 diabetes, Steel Magnolias was originally written as a short story before being adapted into a highly acclaimed off-Broadway play in 1987. Two years later, the work was made into a Hollywood film, starring cinematic heavyweights Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Darryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, and Olympia Dukakis. A box office and critical success, the film garnered Roberts both a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Field in the Best Actress category, among other accolades.

Directed by acclaimed director and producer Shel Piercy, the play features set design by Francesca Albertazzi (head of design for the hit television show Love It or List It Vancouver, set designer for three seasons of Theatre Under the Stars) and costumes by award-winning costumer Christina Sinosich (Theatre Under the Stars, Gateway Theatre).

Boone Dog Productions’ presentation of Steel Magnolias will also partner with the BC Diabetes Research Network and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (Diabetes Group), in an effort to raise awareness of the need for continued research and support for type 1 diabetes in Canada.

Follow the production on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more info.

Win Tickets

“My colours are blush and bashful,” when my friend Marc said that to me a few months ago I had to admit to him that I had never seen Steel Magnolias, which pretty much blew his mind. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to remedy the situation in December and now I not only know key catchphrases and inside jokes, I know all about this poignant tale of strength and solidarity.

I have a pair of tickets to give away to this performance, 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 Tuesday, February 4, 2020. UPDATE The winner is Bonnie!

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17 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Shelley ButcherWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 12:56am PST

    Amazing story!

  2. Tabby72Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 6:50am PST

    I’d love to see this show, but will also need to watch the movie!

  3. JocelynWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 9:02am PST

    would love to see this!

  4. KirstenWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 9:15am PST

    I would love to win tickets to see this show. Thanks for the contest.

  5. DebbieWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 9:47am PST

    One of my favourites

  6. Bonnie KWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 10:00am PST

    This would be great to see….love it when Clairee pushes Ouiser and tells Annelle to hit her!

  7. CandyWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 10:29am PST

    This would be fun. Thanks.

  8. AliWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 12:02pm PST

    I’d love to take my Mom!

  9. Tasha SWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 12:26pm PST

    Would love to win

  10. CandiceWednesday, January 29th, 2020 — 5:46pm PST

    Omg this is amazing! I gotta see this!

  11. JasonThursday, January 30th, 2020 — 4:35am PST


  12. AmThursday, January 30th, 2020 — 6:32am PST

    I would love to see this!

  13. Sunshine HThursday, January 30th, 2020 — 8:54pm PST

    I’m a little embarrassed to say that I haven’t seen the movie yet either.

  14. Akemi MiyazakiThursday, January 30th, 2020 — 11:19pm PST

    Would be worth taking the BC Ferries into town for and using my Compass Card as well.

  15. Claudine LafreniereFriday, January 31st, 2020 — 10:33am PST

    Love this story, would be great to see it live.

  16. CheukFriday, January 31st, 2020 — 1:51pm PST

    interesting story line

  17. EileenSunday, February 2nd, 2020 — 8:33pm PST

    I’d love to take my bff to this.

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