Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) invites audiences to fall in love this summer with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story, running July 6 – August 20, 2016, at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.
For 75 years, TUTS has brought soaring works of musical theatre to the crown jewel of Vancouver – Stanley Park. Uniquely suited to Vancouver and reflects some of the city’s most collectively embraced values: exuberance, expression, nature, and youth. The number of careers and life-long relationships with art fostered on the Malkin Bowl stage is countless.
“The summer of 2015 was our most successful on record: We welcomed more audiences out to the Malkin Bowl than at any point in our long history,” says Naveen Kapahi, TUTS Board President. “We are therefore thrilled to announce the return of both of last season’s much-celebrated directors! Shel Piercy will follow-up his beloved Oliver! with the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast; and Sarah Rodgers, who created 2015’s infectiously fun Hairspray, will direct West Side Story.”
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the first Disney film ever to make the leap to the stage, follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince transformed by a wicked spell. If the Beast can learn to be loved, the curse will end and he will be restored. But time is running out! A feast for the senses, the treasured production is abundant with lavish sets, sumptuous costumes, and spectacular musical numbers, including all of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s songs from the Academy Award-winning film, as well as new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.
West Side Story is a dynamic reimagining of Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent streets of 1950’s New York. As turf war rages between two rival gangs, a pair of star-crossed lovers find themselves caught in the middle – and tragically wrenched between two worlds. The beautiful, passionate, and heartbreaking work was created by the dream team of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Stephen Sondheim. Jerome Robbins’ kinetic, explosive choreographic style remains intrinsically tied to the musical and to its exhilarating songbook, which includes such gems as “Cool,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “Tonight.”
Show: Theatre Under the Stars presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story
Date: July 6 – August 20, 2016
Where: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park – 610 Pipeline Rd.
Shows start at 8:00 PM
(fireworks nights when shows start at 7:00PM. In 2016 these dates are July 23, 27, and 30.)
Beauty & the Beast will be in previews on July 6 and 10, and will open on July 12, running on even days in July and odd days in August until August 19.
West Side Story will be in previews on July 7 and 11, and will open on July 13, running on odd days in July and even days in August until August 20.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now online or order by phone at 1-877-840-0457
Adult Subscriptions: $70
Child & Youth Subscriptions: $50
Regular Tickets $30 – $45
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The TUTS Summer Giveaway
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Open to Lower mainland BC– Enter by July 5, 2016
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