Pre Sale: Broadway Across Canada welcomes Motown the Musical to Vancouver Feb 6-11, 2018

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The Temptations in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL © Joan Marcus, 2017

February 6 – 11, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!  

Motown is a registered trademark of UMG recordings, Inc.

Presale Timeline:  December 8 at 10am through Dec  10 at 10pm

Presale Link:  https://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/1984012?brand=bac

Presale Passcode: SONGS

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Broadway Across Canada presents MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Feb 6-11, 2018

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ON SALE

Monday, December 11 @10am

  PERFORMANCES February 6 – 11, 2018

AT VANCOUVER’S QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

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Nya Trysha (Martha Reeves) & Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL © Joan Marcus, 2017

Work Light Productions and Broadway Across Canada, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10am.  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre February 6-11, 2018. Ticket prices begin at $30.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling  1-800-889-8457.

Performances run Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening 7:30pm with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the Broadway Across Canada 17/18 Season and will run in Edmonton, at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, February 13-18, 2018 and Calgary at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, February 20-25, 2018.

Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America.

A full listing of announced tour dates is available at www.MotownTheMusical.com/tour.

Directed by Charles Randolph-WrightMOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. 

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Kai Calhoun as Michael Jackson (center) with the Jackson 5  © Joan
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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features staging by Schele Williams, choreography re-created by Brian Harlan Brooks, originalchoreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins(Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee Emilio Sosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (OnceSister Act), sound design by Tony Award®nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of AgesThe Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Aladdin), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark(Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL was originally produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (RentIn the HeightsAvenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, in association with Work Light Productions.

 

For more information, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com.

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PRESALE: Broadway Across Canada welcomes Jersey Boys to Vancouver Nov 14-19, 2017

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Broadway Across Canada welcomes Jersey Boys
November 14 – 19, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Theatre

“THE MOST EXCITING MUSICAL BROADWAY HAS SEEN IN YEARS.”  – Chicago Tribune

THE CROWD GOES WILD!” – The New York Times

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

 Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS:

“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”

Presale timeline:  September 22 – 24

Presale passcode:  NIGHT

 Link: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/1551009?brand=bac

 

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The Bar Method: Why I do it and why you should join me! [Offer Code Inside!]

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As some of you may know, I have been taking classes at the Bar Method for a year now and I ABS-solutely love it!

A little bit about The Bar Method:

The Bar Method is a one-hour, non-impact total body workout set to fun music. It starts with a warm-up, free weight exercises and push-ups and then moves to intense isometric leg work at the bar, followed by abdominal work at the bar and on mats. The workout was developed under the guidance of physical therapists to create a workout that reshapes your entire body. It’s intense and challenging but the ultimate result is core strength, lifted mood, increased metabolism, carved muscles, and flexibility!

Why I LOVE it

If you knew me a year ago, you’d see me as a person who had not worked out in forever – I used to do yoga frequently as my “workout” of choice (aka, stress reducing and stretching) but then I experienced a lower back injury, a lovely herniated disc which put me out of commission for EVERYTHING except for physio and massage for 6 plus months. Even after I was recovering from my back injury, I couldn’t do yoga. In fact, I re-injured myself from yoga. I kept hearing over and over “you need to build up your core, work your core”.

I found The Bar Method through their Instagram. They had a contest to win a free month of barre. I entered and WON a month pass for a me and a friend.

Which now brings me to today! My friend and I now go to The Bar Method 3-6 times a week. I have found that for myself, this was the best workout to 1. Rebuild my core strength 2. Build up my muscle strength, 3. Increase my flexibility and 4. NOT RE-INJURE MYSELF! My sleeps are better, my stress is lower and I find I come to class smiling before during and after. I absolutely love the corrections they give – I want to make sure I’m doing the exercise right first so I don’t injure myself. They also push me to exceed my expectations in just right way!

Why YOU should do it

For all the benefits you get above and more!

I have been given the opportunity to offer my friends and family an exclusive introductory deal on classes. My exclusive promotion code will get you 50 days of unlimited classes for $50+tax! This package is only for New Members or members who have not bought a package in more than a year. Here is the link to the deal:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11495&stype=41&sTG=1&prodId=91102032

The 50-Day Introductory package is listed at $250+tax, but at Check Out, put in the promo code: “natalieva” and the price will change from $250+tax to $50+tax! This is not only a great deal, but after you’ve finished your 50 days of classes, you’ll be eligible for the regular Introductory Special, with which you can get ANOTHER 30 days for only $80+tax.

Want to check it out? Come with me! I’m more than happy to do a class with you if I can!

If you have any issues accessing the offer online, please let me know!

You are welcome to forward this offer on to anyone you think may be interested in trying the Bar Method. Anyone who has not been to the studio before or in the last year can use the above promo code to take advantage of this deal.

If you want to investigate a bit more you can find them online at vancouver.barmethod.com, on Facebook @barmethodvancouver and on Instagram @BarMethod_van.

Please note that I was not paid for posting this review. I was asked if I wanted to be a Bar Method Influencer to invite more friends to come check out my favourite workout! 

 

 

Come From Away Touring Broadway Across Canada’s Vancouver 2018/2019 Season

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Junkyard Dog Productions announced June 1, 2017 that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour with engagements in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa during Broadway Across Canada’s 18/19 seasons. Additional details, including dates, casting, and a full tour itinerary, will be announced at a later date.

COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winner Christopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story).

“From the first time we saw Irene and David’s telling of this extraordinary true story, we were passionate to share this tale of hope and humanity with as many people as possible,” said producers

Junkyard Dog Productions, “With the overwhelming emotional response the show has received from critics and audiences alike, we are thrilled to now be setting out on this journey across North America.”

[5]_The cast of COME FROM AWAY, photo by Matthew Murphy, 2017COME FROM AWAY features scenic design by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One), costume design by Tony Award nominee Toni-Leslie James (Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Hamilton), sound design by Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Gareth Owen (End of the Rainbow), orchestrations by Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen (Bright Star), and music arrangements by Ian Eisendrath.

In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Broadway Across Canada 17/18 current subscribers receive automatic renewal to next season and are guaranteed seats to this breathtaking new musical taking Broadway by storm.

For more information on the current subscriptions at Broadway Across Canada please visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca.

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the “Best Theater of the Year” lists in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune and Toronto Star, and was featured in The New York Times’ “Memorable Theatre of 2016.”

[2]_The cast of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2016What Critics Are Saying:

“IT DOES WHAT ALL THE BEST MUSICALS DO: TAKES YOU TO A PLAY YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE. A funny, charming and uplifting celebration. One of the best ensemble pieces in years!” – Newsweek

“A GROUNDBREAKING MUSICAL.” – The Huffington Post

“JOYFUL AND EMOTIONALLY RESONANT.” – Deadline

Please visit: www.ComeFromAway.com.

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Vancouver native Eva Tavares will begin as ‘Christine Daaé’ tonight in The Phantom of the Opera

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Photo: Derrick Davis and Eva Tavares. Photo: Matthew Murphy

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY

CAMERON MACKINTOSH

 ANNOUNCES VANCOUVER NATIVE EVA TAVARES

WILL BEGIN AS ‘CHRISTINE DAAÉ’ ON JULY 20

AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE IN VANCOUVER, BC

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group announced today that Eva Tavares will have her first performance as ‘Christine Daaé’ tonight, July 20, in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, in the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA currently on tour in North America. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour.

Tavares joins current cast members Derrick Davis as ‘The Phantom,’ Jordan Craig as ‘Raoul,’ Trista Moldovan as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli,’ David Benoit as ‘Monsieur Firmin,’ Edward Staudenmayer as ‘Monsieur André,’ Kristie Dale Sanders as ‘Madame Giry,’ Phumzile Sojola as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’ and Emily Ramirez as ‘Meg Giry.’

Eva Tavares hails from Vancouver, BC and trained at the UBC Opera Program and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program. Credits include the world premiere of Sousatzka, West Side Story and A Little Night Music. Her choreography has been seen most recently in Die Fledermaus (Vancouver Opera).

The company is currently in performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC through July 23, 2017 followed by additional Canadian engagements in Edmonton July 26-August 6 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, August 9- August 20 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Winnipeg August 23 – September 3 at the Centennial Concert Hall, Montreal at the Place des Arts October 4 – 15, 2017 and Ottawa at the National Arts Centre October 18 – 29, 2017.

For tickets, a complete tour route, a video sneak peek and more, please visit http://www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/USTour

The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Steve Czarnecki, Daniella Dalli, Kaitlyn Davis, Dan Debenport, Sarah DeBiase, Mark Emerson, Jordan Ensign, Jim Hogan, Robert Anthony Jones, Edward Juvier, Ted Keener, Jay Lusteck, Adryan Moorefield, Sarah Mossman, Constantine Pappas, Adam Rogers, Travis Taylor, Carmen Vass, Jessica Wagner, Victor Wallace and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Julie Eicher, Daniela Filippone, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Ally Taylor Sacks and Tara Sweeney.

For more information on the production, a video sneak peek and tickets, please visit http://www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/USTour

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Broadway Across Canada Presents The Sound of Music in Vancouver, Sept 12-17, 2017

THE NEW NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION OF

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
 

PREMIERES IN VANCOUVER SEPTEMBER 12-17, 2017 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, JULY 24 

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Vancouver premiere September 12 – 17, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of a North American tour. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457Ticket prices start at $30.50.

Performances run – Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening 7:30pm with 2pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please visit www.SoundOfMusicOnTour.com. 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, “I waited for a moment when we could rediscover THE SOUND OF MUSIC as it was originally created. Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show—and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It’s like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It’s also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen.”

The creative team for this new production includes direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour’s original direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia). Original choreography by Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) has been recreated by Jonathan Warren, with music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaThe Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Tony Award® nominee Douglas W. Schmidt, set design (The Front Page, 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Tony Award® winner Jane Greenwood, costume design (The Little Foxes, 2014 Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), six-time Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz, lighting design (Long Day’s Journey Into NightAn American in ParisOnceAidaThe Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie). Original sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin, Newsies, Memphis) has been adapted by Shannon Slaton, and casting is by Stewart/Whitley.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the Broadway Across Canada 17/18 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton September 19 – 24 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and Calgary September 26 – October 1 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

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