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

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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.”
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[Contest Closed] Contest: Win tickets to Opening Night of ONCE The Musical!

You’ve seen the movie, now experience the winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL. On November 17 – 21, 2015 is coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 8 shows only!

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Broadway Across Canada presents ONCE

November 17 – 21, 21015 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Winner of 8 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.

I am giving my readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to opening night on November 17, 2015! 

UPDATE: Congratulations to TRACY K for winning tickets to ONCE! Enjoy!

How to enter:

Mandatory entry

Comment below with what you love about the ONCE storyline and who you would bring with you to the show.  Make sure you include your email address!  (1 entry)

Bonus entries

Follow @natvana @BACTouring and @ONCEMusical on twitter, come back and leave a comment with your twitter handle (1 entry)

Post the following on Twitter (1 entry only – not daily!)

Enter to enter to win 2 tickets to #ONCEMusical in #Vancouver from @natvana @BACTouring #alittlebitofONCE http://wp.me/p2pexc-c7

 

If you don’t happen to win tickets here, fear not readers! You can also purchase them here

Rules

  • This giveaway is open to residents of Canada.
  • Must be age 19 or older.
  • Entrants MUST complete mandatory entry in order for bonus entries to count. Random retweets from Twitter will be ignored.
  • One entry per household.
  • Contest runs from October 5th until  October 18, 2014 at 11:59pm.
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
  • Prize includes 2 tickets to the 8:00pm, November 17, 2014 show of ONCE at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Tickets cannot be exchanged for an alternate night. No transportation or parking is included.
  • Winner will pick up their tickets at the venue, one hour before showtime.
  • Winners will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be contacted via email. 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. 

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

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Broadway Across Canada presents ONCE

November 17 – 21, 21015 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Winner of 8 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.

PRE SALE Offer:

Pre sale timeframe: September 11 – 13, 2015

Pre sale link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/820969?brand=Bac

Pre Sale Code is MOVIE

PLEASE NOTE: THE TICKETMASTER LINK WILL NOT BE ACTIVE UNTIL  10AM  on SEPT 11, 2015 (until 10AM on SEPT 13, 2015)

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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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Broadway Across Canada Announces their 2015-16 Season!

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If you’re a theatre junkie like me – you will be excited to hear the touring Broadway productions Broadway Across Canada has lined up for Vancouver for the 2015-16 season!! And just on the heels of the end of the 2014-15 season’s show THE BOOK OF MORMON (you did buy your tickets, right? They are going FAST! Hurry here to buy tickets!)

Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to present the stellar 15/16 season line up at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The 15/16 Vancouver Season features the phenomenon DISNEY’S THE LION KING, along with the winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, ONCE, and the classic story on stage DIRTY DANCING. And finally the ultimate feel good show MAMMA MIA!

Now, before I tell you a little bit about the shows, have you ever wondered what it means to be a Broadway Across Canada Subscriber?

For the 2015-16 Season, the Subscriber package includes: DISNEY’S THE LION KING, ONCE and DIRTY DANCING. You can also add MAMMA MIA! as a season option. Packages start at just $131 for the three shows! If you’re a return subscriber, you probably know the drill – you can go online at www.broadwayacrosscanada.ca right now and log in to your account to renew your package. Newbie? Don’t worry! Packages will go on sale for you on February 4, 2015. You can hang on to this link, and set your alarm to February 4th!

Did I mention there’s advantages to being a Season Subscriber? Season Subscribers receive exclusive perks, including: priority access over general public, easy payment plans, guaranteed seats for all season presentations, ticket exchange services, lost ticket replacement, online upgrades, guaranteed prices for package seats and much more.

And now, onto the shows!

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DISNEY’S THE LION KING: June 18 – July 12, 2015

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.

ONCE: November 17 – 22, 2015

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.

DIRTY DANCING: January 12 – 17, 2016

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’ll have the time of your life!

MAMMA MIA! – March 29 – April 3, 2016

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!.

It’s going to be a fantastic season! I can’t wait to see you there!