The Arts Club Theatre Company

Ring of Fire created by Richard Maltby, Jr. conceived by William Meade

When & Where June 20 – August 11, 2024, evenings Tue – Thu at 7:30pm, Fri & Sat at 8pm, matinees on Wed at 1:30pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm | Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street

Ring of Fire and the songbook of the iconic storyteller Johnny Cash will guide you through a journey of struggle and success, love and redemption. Realized by a talented collection of six singers and musicians, this theatrical concert explores Cash’s unique biography and connects it with universal experiences in songs such as “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Country Boy.”

Tickets from $39. Purchase online: artsclub.com/shows/2023-2024/ring-of-fire

 


Broadway Across Canada
Disney’s Frozen

When & Where July 9 - 21, 2024; evening 7.30pm (except Sun at 6.30pm), matinees on Sat at 2pm & Sun at 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street

Disney’s FROZEN features the songs you love from the original film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and performances, Disney’s FROZEN is everything you want in a musical.

Tickets Purchase through ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.ca/frozen-touring-tickets/



ONGOING

Theatre Under The Stars
CATS

When & Where July 5 to August 23, 2024; evenings at 8pm (fireworks nights at 7pm) | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park

While the moon shines bright up above, all manner of curious cats and feisty felines creep forth for their annual gathering. Each of the Jellicle Tribe are exceptional and astonishing in their own right – but come the dawn, only one can be selected to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. One of the longest-running and most beloved musicals in Broadway and West End history, CATS is overflowing with unforgettable songs, including ‘Mr Mistoffelees,’ ‘Macavity: The Mystery Cat,’ and, the all-time favourite, ‘Memory.’

Theatre Under The Stars
School of Rock

When & Where July 7 to August 24, 2024; evenings at 8pm (fireworks nights at 7pm) | Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park

Kicked out of his band and facing eviction, life isn’t awesome for wannabe rock star Dewey Finn. But his fortunes change when he intercepts a phone call meant for his roommate – and seizes the opportunity to make some quick cash posing as a substitute teacher. Finding himself in front of a classroom of straight-laced, uptight private school kids, he realizes he has one lesson he can teach them: How to rock! In order to do so, he’s going to have to avoid the prying eyes of the school’s principal and parents.

Tickets Single adult $45, single youth $30. Youth Subscriptions (12 and under): $60; Subscription Package Value: $145. Purchase online: www.etix.com/ticket/k/16932260/2024-tuts


Bard on the Beach


Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

When & Where June 11 - September 21, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

In Illyria, music is the food of love… and so much more. With original music by celebrated local composer Veda Hille, plus fights, pranks, jokes, and miracles, Twelfth Night is both hilarious and deep. It holds a mirror to our folly and reflects how love transforms us, for better or worse. Bard’s big tent is the perfect venue for this carnival world’s poetry and chaos, with “salt waves fresh in love” sparkling in the distance.


Hamlet by William Shakespeare

When & Where June 13 - September 20, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park

No play by Shakespeare has more meaningfully captivated us than Hamlet. A young prince returns home to mourn the death of his father only to uncover a dark secret he can’t ignore. His struggle to move forward with purpose awakens deep questions about life, existence, and if it’s better “To be or not to be.” As he attempts to make sense of a world that has shifted beneath him, we are invited to see ourselves in Hamlet and to consider the blurry lines around loyalty, self, and all the things that are in heaven and earth.



The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare

When & Where July 2 - September 21, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | Howard Family Stage

Two sets of identical twins, a looming death sentence, and the sexy azure sparkle of an ancient Greek port teeming with comedic confusions is the perfect recipe for mistaken identity, marital infidelity, and knee-slapping hijinks. Your (optional) cosplaying will only add to the hilarity of our immersive Greek marketplace. Whatever you decide to wear, you’ll be rolling in the aisles at this uniquely ridiculous production that takes its comedy seriously—deadly seriously.



Measure For Measure
adapted by Jivesh Parasram

When & Where July 4 - September 20, 2024; evening 7.30pm, matinees on Sat & Sun 2pm | Howard Family Stage

Vienna: party city. The place you’ll never find a dance floor empty… until now.
When charged with enforcing long-ignored morality laws, the much-loved party boy Duke Vincentio takes his cue to get out of Dodge and lay low while the law cracks down—handing the judicial reins to the decidedly un-groovy Angelo. No (pre-marital) dancing is the decree. One of Shakespeare’s most painfully relevant tales of coercion and hypocrisy reaches darkly absurdist new heights in this footloose adaptation.

Tickets for all regular play performances start at $30 and available now. Purchase online at: bardonthebeach.org/schedule/ OR call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559 or (toll free) 1-877-739-0559.


The Improv Centre
Camp What’s-It-Called

When & Where May 17 – July 13, 2-24; evenings 7.30pm | The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver

Pack your bags because The Improv Centre is embracing the great outdoors in their newest show, Camp What’s-It-Called. Summer is a special time in every person’s life: that awkward season where regular hygiene practices get thrown out the window, and we leave the homes we work so hard to afford to go to sleep in a tent in the forest to get bitten by an assortment of bugs.

Tickets prices start at $28, with discounts available for students and seniors, available online: www.theimprovcentre.ca