Pre-Sale MAMMA MIA! January 22 @10am

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Broadway Across Canada presents Mamma Mia!

Show dates: March 29 – April 3, 2016

Theatre: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.  Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!. 

Pre-sale dates: January 22 – January 24

PLEASE NOTE THE PRE-SALE LINK WILLL BE LIVE AS OF 10AM January 22

 Public on sale Monday, January 25

 Link – Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/1120969?brand=bac

PASSCODE – SOPHIE

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MAMMA MIA! comes to Vancouver March 29 – April 3, 2016!

mammamiaWALKS DOWN THE AISLE OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!

ON SALE, MONDAY, JANUARY 25 at 10AM

Vancouver, B.C. – Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre March 29 – April 3, 2016. Performances begin on Tuesday, March 29 and run through Sunday, April 3.

MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five current musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway. The West End production is now in its seventeenth year. The international tour has visited more than 81 foreign cities in 37 countries.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

The performance schedule for MAMMA MIA! at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm..

Tickets for MAMMA MIA! start at $35 (plus applicable service charges).Tickets are available through ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457.

MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Rent 20th Anniversary Tour, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Vocalosity, and Crazy For You.

The original production of MAMMA MIA! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

The special edition cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway. For information about MAMMA MIA! visit www.Mamma-Mia.com

 

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Dirty Dancing – Pre-Sale

 

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DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You will have the time of your life!

Presale timeline – November 27 – 29 @10am

 Link:

http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/1196389?brand=bac

 Password – MOVIE

***Please note: the pre-sale link will be active Friday, Nov 27 @10am.***

Dirty Dancing comes to Vancouver January 12-17, 2016!

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VANCOUVER ENGAGEMENT RUNS JANUARY 12 –  JANUARY 17, 2016

 

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Vancouver premiere of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday, November 30 at 10am. Tickets are available at 1-855-985-5000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca. Groups of 10 or more can call 1-800-889-8457. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 12 to January 17.  American Express® Cardmembers have access to some of the best seats in the house for all the Dirty Dancing performances. Advance tickets are available through Front Of The Line® by American Express beginning Monday November 23rd through Wednesday November 25th.

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

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and pounding rhythms she discovers in the resort’s staff quarters, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle, the resort’s sexy dance instructor. Passions ignite and Baby’s life changes forever when she is thrown in to the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady, both on-stage and off.

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Gillian Abbott (Baby) and Christopher Tierney (Johnny) in the North American tour of DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage began as an eight-week staged workshop in Manhattan in the fall of 2001. It was first performed at the Theatre Royal in Sydney, Australia in November 2004 before embarking upon a hugely successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. A new production opened at the Theater Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in March 2006 where it broke records for achieving the highest advance in European history.

The production began performances on London’s West End in October 2006 with an £11 million advance and went on to become the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre. It closed in July 2011 in advance of a two-year UK national tour and then returned to London for a strictly limited season at the Piccadilly Theatre.

The show has gone on to perform across the world in markets as diverse as Utrecht, Holland, Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Most recently, it has been represented by a new UK tour (which launched March 2014 in Bristol), a German tour (which launched April 2014 in Berlin) and an Italian production (which launched October 2014 in Milan). The show returned to Australia with a new tour that premiered in late 2014 in honor of the stage production’s 10th anniversary.

The North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is produced by Amber Jacobsen, NETworks Presentations LLC, Grove Entertainment and Col Joye in association with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, and Magic Hour Productions.

 

The Vancouver engagement of Dirty Dancing is presented by Broadway Across Canada and is part of the subscription offering on the Broadway Across Canada – 15/16 Vancouver Series.

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20% off select performances and seats to ONCE

 Once Tour 1011

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Show dates:

November 17 – 23, 2015

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

 Vancouver:         www.ticketmaster.ca/promo/ji5wsk

No password needed

Fine print – “Offer not valid on prior purchased tickets and may not be combined with any other offer. ALL SALES FINAL. No exchanges or refunds. Not all seats are discounted. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Standard Ticketmaster service fees apply to online or phone orders. Dates, times, prices, and cast subject to change without notice. Offer may be revoked without notice. Limit 8 tickets per person per 7 day period. All prices are in Canadian Dollars and include a $3.00 facility fee. Offer expires November 23, 2015.”

ONCE comes to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre November 17-22, 2015

onceONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a one week limited engagement from November 17-22. Tickets for ONCE go on sale Monday, September 14 through ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Tickets start at $25 (plus applicable service charges).   Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457.

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

ONCE in Vancouver, presented by Broadway Across Canada, is part of three city Canadian tour including stops in Calgary (November 3 – 8) and Edmonton (November 10 – 15.)

ONCE, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards, ran for more than 1,100 performances on Broadway with acclaimed international productions from London and Melbourne to Japan and South Korea.

ONCE features the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany, movement by Steven Hoggett (Black Watch, American Idiot) and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!). The set and costume design are by five time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins), lighting design is by Tony winner Natasha Katz (Aida, The Coast of Utopia), and sound design is by Clive Goodwin.

ONCE is the celebrated new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film. It tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, their unexpected friendship and collaboration evolves into a powerful but complicated romance, heightened by the raw emotion of the songs they create together. Brought to the stage by an award-winning team of visionary artists and featuring an ensemble cast of gifted actor/musicians, ONCE is a musical celebration of life and love: thrilling in its originality, daring in its honesty… and unforgettable in every way.

The 2007 Academy Award-winning film, ONCE, was written and directed by John Carney, and starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, with original music and lyrics by Mr. Hansard and Ms. Irglová.

The Oscar winning independent Irish film, ONCE was made for $150,000. Shot in 17 days, it went on to gross $20M worldwide becoming a critically acclaimed international smash. It stars Glen Hansard, from the popular Irish Rock band The Frames, and Markéta Irglová. Glen and Markéta won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original song for “Falling Slowly,” the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Music, and the soundtrack was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

www.oncemusical.com

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Win Tickets to The Lion King in Vancouver [Contest closed!]

BAC_Seasons_15_16_Generic_showimages_288x432_LKDisney’s THE LION KING will return to Vancouver for the first time since its triumphant premiere engagement in July 2010, where the production played a sold-out run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  This exclusive 4 -week return engagement at Queen Elizabeth Theatre begins Thursday, June 18, 2015 and plays through Sunday, July 12, 2015.  Opening night is set for Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30pm.  Individual tickets for THE LION KING are on sale now! You can purchase tickets here. 

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 15 million theatergoers and grossed over $1 billion to date.  Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly returns to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when Vancouver’s best-loved musical returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.  There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

Jelani Remy as “Simba” and the ensemble in “He Lives in You” from THE LION KING National Tour. ©Disney. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.

Jelani Remy as “Simba” and the ensemble in “He Lives in You” from THE LION KING National Tour. ©Disney. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.

Win Tickets to The Lion King in Vancouver [contest closed! Congrats to Dilara L!]

I have a set of 4 tickets to give away to The Lion King on Thursday, June 18th for you to take the entire family. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment about which character from The Lion King is your favourite and why (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Enter to enter to win 4 tickets to #TheLionKing in #Vancouver from @natvana @BACTouring #alittlebitofTheLionKing http://wp.me/p2pexc-bF

(a total of 2 entries per person only – you do not need to do daily tweets/comments!)

I will draw one winner at random from all combined entries at 12:00pm on Monday, April 19, 2015.  Follow Broadway Across Canada on Twitter and Facebook for more information about their shows coming to Vancouver in 2015-2016.

Rules

  • This giveaway is open to residents of Canada.
  • Must be age 18 or older.
  • One entry per household.
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
  • Prize includes 4 tickets to the 7:30pm, June 18th, 2015 show of The Lion King at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Tickets cannot be exchanged for an alternate night. No transportation or parking is included.
  • Winners will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be contacted via email or twitter. If the winner does not claim the prize within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
  • a little bit of Vancouver is not responsible for any prize(s) not received.
  • I will be checking the entries to make sure they are valid!

Note: I have not been compensated for this post in any way. The purpose of this post is merely to share this event and to give my readers an opportunity to win tickets.