TUTS Vancouver presents Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone {+contest}

TUTS Vancouver presents Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone {+contest}

Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) brings the magic of Broadway to Vancouver, British Columbia

Running on alternating evenings from July 7 to August 19th, 2017, performances of award winning-musicals Mary Poppins & The wowsey Chaperone bring the magic of Broadway to Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

“Last year was our most successful summer on record – more than 45,000 guests passed through our gates!” says Naveen Kapahi, TUTS Board President. “In 2017, we will build on this momentum by putting our patrons in the talented hands of two of the Lower Mainland’s most celebrated directors. Shel Piercy will follow-up last summer’s epic Beauty and the Beast with Mary Poppins; and we are thrilled to welcome Capilano University’s theatre luminary Gillian Barber as director of The Drowsy Chaperone.”


Ranae Miller as Mary Poppins / Photo by: Tim Matheson

Mary Poppins – Directed by Shel Piercy and choreographed by Nicol Spinola, this Disney favourite is back to delight families in a whole new format with brand-new dance numbers accomanying favourite songs like ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’, and ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’. Musical direction by Wendy Bross Stuart.

The Drowsy Chaperone – A journey of love, laughter, and libation, The Drowsy Chaperone is an award-winning Canadian musical parody set in the jazz era. Directed by Gillian Barber, with choreography by Shelley Stewart Hunt. Musical direction by Kevin Michael Cripps.


Shannon Hanbury (Janet) and Caitriona Murphy (The Drowsy Chaperone) / Photo by Tim Matheson

About Theatre Under the Stars (tuts.ca) 
For more than 75 years, Theatre Under the Stars has brought soaring works of musical theatre to the crown jewel of Vancouver – Stanley Park. So much more than just a night at the theatre, TUTS interweaves a kaleidoscope of elements – setting, scenery, concessions, and quality art – into a fun, encompassing experience that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Nestled among awe-inspiring Douglas Firs, the company is uniquely suited to Vancouver and reflects some of the city’s most collectively embraced values: exuberance, expression, nature, and youth. The latter is especially important to the organization, as it is not only a presenter of shows, but a creator of opportunities for young performers. The number of careers and life-long relationships with art fostered on the Malkin Bowl stage are countless.

Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone

Date: July 7 to August 19, 2017 
(performances alternate evenings)
Previews: July 7 – 10, 2017
Opening Nights: July 11 + July 12

Location: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park 
610 Pipeline Rd.
Vancouver, BC
Time: All shows at 8pm, except on Fireworks Nights, 
when shows begin at 7pm

Ticket prices: $30.00 – $49.00, available online at tuts.ca or by phone 1-877-840-0457


TUTS performance at Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park / Photo by: Tim Matheson

TUTS 2017 Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone Ticket Giveaway

Theatre Under the Stars is generously gifting one of our readers with a family four-pack of tickets to the TUTS 2017 performance of their choosing!

Giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST on July 31, 2017.

Eligibility: Open to residents of the the Lower Mainland, BC, ages 18+ who are able to pick up their prize in person in the Olympic Village, Vancouver, BC.

Prize: One (1) winner will receive vouchers valid towards four (4) tickets for the Theatre Under the Stars show of their choosing, Mary Poppins or The Drowsy Chaperone, on an evening of their choosing during the 2017 season.

Enter using the giveaway form below.

About Jenn Gill

Jenn is a work-from-home mama, word wizard, and photography enthusiast; living in the Lower Mainland, BC, with her husband and two young daughters. Whether it be online or at the local farmers market, she loves to shop. She's well-known for scouring packaging labels for a business address or "Made in Canada" sticker, and gets giddy at the discovery of new (or new-to-her) Canadian products.