Jul
29

Our favourite diners in Vancouver

Red Rock Diner has captured the hearts of Vancouverites. In honour of Vancouver’s rock ‘n’ roll musical, we asked everyone in the office “What is your favourite diner in Vancouver?” and we got a great list of diners to check out for the rest of the summer.

We hope you enjoy your eggs benedict at these restaurants, and check out Red Rock Diner, now playing at the Granville Island Stage!

Lucy’s Eastside Diner

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The Templeton

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Smile Diner

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And of course, White Spot

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Jul
25

Q&A with Megan Verhey, Ticket Sales Manager

Q: Hi, what’s your name and what do you do at the Arts Club?

My name is Megan Verhey, and I’m the Ticket Sales Manager in the Box Office.

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Q: How long have you worked at the Arts Club and why do you love working here?

I have worked at the Arts Club for three glorious years. I love working here because it feels like a big family. I love the diversity of the shows we put on, and how exciting every season is. I love listening to and watching the groups of people leaving the theatre, knowing their lives have changed just a little bit for the better.

Q: Favourite place to eat on Granville Island?

Wherever they will give me the Island discount! Only half-kidding. I love Blue Parrot in the market for my morning coffee and I love Sandbar for a delicious dinner. I’m spoiled because I have such an amazing array of foods to choose from every day. My wallet is less happy about it.

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Q: What show from the 14/15 season are you looking forward to seeing the most?

In the Heights! I have loved this musical for years. When Bill Millerd announced that it was being performed at the Stanley for the 14/15 Season, Kathy Battye (you know, Kathy from the Cultch?) and I squealed (literally) with delight. We have been promised an honourary role in the production. We are both very much looking forward to it!

Q: What other performances have you enjoyed as an audience member at the Arts Club?

Hands down, Buddy Holly in the 12/13 season. I definitely saw it three times. It was just such a treat to be in the audience, I really felt like I was at a concert. I was fortunate enough to have my parents play that genre of music for me when I was a kid, so I knew every word! I don’t want to brag, but I started the standing ovation for every performance I attended.

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Q: What’s your favourite thing about the theatre scene in Vancouver?

I love how it’s a big, friendly community. Everyone knows each other, and there is a huge amount of support. Arts and culture is such an integral part of what makes this city one of the best in Canada, and I’m very fortunate to play a part in making Vancouver great.

Q: It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon and you’re stuck indoors, what do you do?

Taking Snapchats of my cat Rocky and sending them to my entire friends list. I’m also probably marathon-watching a TV show on Netflix, and eating Cheetos. And then if I have time, I’m likely editing photos from the photo shoot I had the day before. Not nearly as exciting as a typical weekday at the Arts Club box office!

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Jul
22

Audiences love RED ROCK DINER!

Sold out houses, standing ovations, and a fantastic buzz from audiences every show—it’s no surprise that Red Rock Diner is being held over until August 16! See it again or come see what everyone is talking about for the first time. Tickets start at $29 and are available here.

Check out the glowing praise we’ve received from audiences:

“An absolutely fantastic show! High energy and fun. Every one of the cast was amazing. Will recommend it to anyone who will listen to me! Would love to see it again and again”
—Lyn, Vancouver

“The ‘bestest’ (my grandson’s expression) performance my friend and I ever enjoyed! Going back to my youth and all the fun we used to have dancing (not wriggling on the floor like they do these days) to music with a melody you can remember. Thank you SOOOO much, we are probably going to see Red Rock Diner again”
—Eva, Vancouver

“What fun! We, along with the rest of the audience, thoroughly enjoyed Red Rock Diner. Great memories were revived and we both sang along heartily. Everything about this show was fabulous. The accomplished cast are all great singers and dancers and the band was superb. The matinee was a sell-out and it’s no wonder why. We have been subscribers for 13 years and this show has to rank among our top 5 favourites. Congratulations Arts Club and THANK YOU!”
—Ken, Delta

The cast of Red Rock Diner. Photo by Emily Cooper

The cast of Red Rock Diner. Photo by Emily Cooper

“Simply the most enjoyable performance I have ever attended in my life. I am 73 years old”
—Donald, Abbotsford

“Don’t miss the opportunity to clap your hands and bop along rhythmically during this amazingly high-energy and entertaining production. A stellar cast and band makes this a ‘not-to-miss’ play celebrating the achievements of Vancouver DJ Red Robinson. You won’t be disappointed but left wanting more! Outstanding!”
—Mark, Port Coquitlam

“One of the best musicals; it was superb. What a great way to spend an afternoon. I laughed so hard. Sang. The cast were phenomenal and deserved the standing ovation they received”
—Marie, Chilliwack

“What a great evening! The energy and talent of every cast member was remarkable. My husband and I go to lots of shows from Niagara on the Lake, Toronto, Stratford, New York, to London—this performance is on par with the best of anything we’ve attended. A standing ovation to the cast and crew and hats off to the Arts Club for a wonderful production”
—Sheila, Vancouver

Zachary Stevenson and the cast of Red Rock Diner. Photo by Emily Cooper

Zachary Stevenson and the cast of Red Rock Diner. Photo by Emily Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Best show this year! Loved the music and how the show combined the history of rock and roll and the story of Red, a Vancouver icon. I will be telling all my friends they should see it. Hopefully you will bring it back, so I can see it again. Bravo and encore!”
—Theresa, Langley

“I loved this show! Everything about this show was great, from the staging to the music and the dancing! Please extend it so that I can see it again with more friends!”
—Linda

“Without doubt one of the best musical revue performances I’ve ever seen; and I see a lot of musicals in Vancouver, NYC, and London. I enjoyed every minute of this show and, even though I’m not a long time Vancouverite, I enjoyed the historical context within which the show operates. I would see it again. And I would recommend it to anyone who has any interest in music from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Well done!”
—Maggie

For more audience buzz, click here.

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