Align Entertainment presents The Little Mermaid, February 3 to 18, 2017


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Align Entertainment will be going all out with lavish sets, costumes and full orchestra for the BC Premiere of the large scale musical, The Little Mermaid, based on the animated Disneyfilm, and the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

The story about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and risks everything to find love was written by the Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award winning duo of Alan Menken(music) and Howard Ashman (lyrics).  The stage production features all your favourite songs including: Part of Your World, Under the Sea, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and Kiss the Girl.

The Little Mermaid stars Elyse Maloway as Ariel, Damon Calderwood as King Triton, Colton Fyfe (Prince Eric), Erin Matchette (Ursula), Julio Fuentes (Sebastian) and Chris Adams(Scuttle).

Mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated by and longs to join the lives of people on dry land, though her father, King Triton forbids it. When she falls in love with Prince Eric, a human from afar, she makes a deal with Ursula, her father’s sister and enemy.  Ariel is temporarily transformed into a human and may stay that way if she wins the kiss of true love from her prince within three days. The dangerous mission leads to a showdown between good and evil which only love can conquer.

The show is directed by Chad Matchette, musical director Brent Hughes, choreography by Melissa Turpin, conductorBrent Hughes, and produced by Patti Volk. The Little Mermaid follows Align Entertainment’s smash hit productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Show Information: 

February 3 to 18. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 pm.
Matinees on Saturdays / Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets: Adults. $39.  Students/Seniors/Children $27.
Thrifty Thursdays all tickets $25.  Available at

Family Day Matinee February 13th at 2 pm. Pre matinee activities 12 – 1:45pm

All tickets $15, with proceeds to Michael J Fox Theatre Scholarship Fund

School Matinees February 10 and 16 at 12 pm.
Tickets $15, email

More info: ,, Twitter: @alignent, Instagram: alignentertainment


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About Align Entertainment 

Align Entertainment Inc. is devoted to providing the highest quality theatre experience for audiences of all ages at an affordable price. Formed by a group of theatre veterans from around Vancouver their credits include involvement in Theatre Under the Stars, Royal City Musical Theatre, and The Lindbjerg Academy. Align Entertainment’s goal is to provide affordable, memorable, and high caliber, family-friendly theatre in the Lower Mainland. To align with our purpose to involve the community and encourage arts among children, we will be participating in a wide variety of community events. Through these experiences, we will showcase local talent, facilitate diversity and grow an awareness of the arts. We will never forget that our audience is the reason for our existence.

Presale: Broadway Across Canada Presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA in Vancouver


Broadway Across Canada presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

Date: April 11 – 16, 2017

Theatre: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Presale: Jan 27 at 10am to Jan 29 at 10pm

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Presale passcode: CARRIAGE



Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to Vancouver April 11-16, 2017!


                                   COMES TO THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE 

APRIL 11-16, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a limited engagement from April 11 – 16, 2017.

Tickets are on sale Monday, January 30 at 10am through or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm matinees. Tickets start at $30 (plus applicable service charges).  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. 

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romanticRodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too. 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.

 CINDERELLA is presented by Broadway Across Canada as part of their 16/17 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton April 18-23 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and in Calgary, April 25-30 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

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Twitter: @CinderellaBway


Broadway Across Canada Announces their Spectacular 2017/18 Season!


Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to announce this year’s stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The 17/18 season will open with Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Next up is the brand new production of the romantic and beloved classic, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and back by popular demand is the Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons, JERSEY BOYS. Rounding off the season is the true American dream story of Motown’s founder Barry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.

Four show Season packages start at $185 and are available beginning Monday, January 9th online at or by phone at 1-866-542-7469.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – July 11-23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Vancouver as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC – September 12 – 17, 2017

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. THE SOUND OF MUSIC will thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Edelweiss” and the title song.

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 SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years 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.

JERSEY BOYS – November 14 – 19, 2017

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – February 6 – 11, 2018

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’s founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to 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 as “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The national tour is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

Broadway Across Canada – 117/18 Vancouver Season Subscribers receive exclusive perks, including: priority seating access, guaranteed prices, easy payment plans, guaranteed same seats locations for all season presentations, ticket exchange services, lost ticket replacement, online upgrades and NY ticketing services.

Season ticket packages for the Broadway Across Canada 17/18 Vancouver Season vary in price depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase. For more information, visit


Presale: Broadway Across Canada presents KINKY BOOTS


Show dates: February 7 – 12, 2017

Theatre: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. 

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Presale Timeline:  December 2 (10am) to December 4 (10pm)

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Presale passcode:  HEELS






Kinky Boots Dances into Vancouver February 7-12, 2017!









 Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, February 7 – 12, 2017.

 Tickets are on sale Monday, Dec 5 and available at or by calling    1-855-985-5000.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.

 Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world with the Tony Award-winning Broadway company now in its fourth year, a North American First National Tour that launched in September 2014, a London production that opened in September 2015 (where it won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Musical) and an Australian production that opened in October 2016. Previous productions include an extended run in Toronto, two Korean productions and a Japanese language production. The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.

 Kinky Boots took home six 2013 Tony Awards, the most of any show in the season, including Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus) and Best Sound Design (John Shivers). The show also received the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Awards for Best Musical and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album, along with many other accolades.

 Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Kinky Boots is presented by Broadway Across Canada as part of their 16/17 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton February 14-19 at the Northern  Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and in Calgary, February 21-26 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.


Book of Mormon Announces Student Rush Tickets for Vancouver

 “THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY. Heaven on Broadway!  A celebration of the privilege of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.” Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES





 Vancouver, BC THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a student rush ticket policy for the show’s Vancouver engagement, which begins Tuesday August 23, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and plays a limited two-week engagement through Sunday September 4, 2016. In Vancouver, the production will conduct a pre-show student rush, making twenty (20) tickets available per show at $25 per ticket. Student Rush Tickets will be available first come first served to those who show valid student ID at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre box office 2 hours prior to each performance.  A limit of two tickets per person will be enforced.