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. 

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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!