Oct
30

A legendary GLAMOURAMA

The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage was bustling at the opening of Saint Joan last night! In keeping with her character, Meg Roe led the charge as the extraordinary cast stormed the lobby for a celebration worthy of this epic production. Director Kim Collier and her army of designers and crew joined in toasting what could only be described as a victory.

All photos by Mark Halliday. For the full gallery, visit our Facebook page.

Meg Roe (Saint Joan) and director Kim Collier

Meg Roe (Joan) and director Kim Collier

Saint Joan's Haig Sutherland, Bob Frazer, and Scott Bellis

Saint Joan’s Haig Sutherland, Bob Frazer, and Scott Bellis

Singers Christine Quintana and Shannon Chan-Kent

Saint Joan’s singers Christine Quintana and Shannon Chan-Kent

Darren Herbert (Dunois) with his wife Joanne and assistant director Katie Stevenson

Darren Herbert (Dunois) with his wife Joanne and assistant to the director Katie Stevenson

Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Christopher Gaze

Arts Club’s Bill Millerd and Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze

Sound designer/composer Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe

Sound designer/composer Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe

The crowd gathering outside the Stanely Industrial Alliance Stage

The crowd gathering outside the Stanely Industrial Alliance Stage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for Saint Joan start at $29. Book yours online or call our box office at 604-687-1644.

 

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Oct
29

SAINT JOAN opens tonight!

Tonight is the official opening of Saint Joan at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage! George Bernard Shaw’s classic play explores the legend of Joan of Arc and her remarkable rise and fall in a tale that will move and enthrall you. Director Kim Collier has assembled an all-star cast, led by Meg Roe as Saint Joan, to bring this epic story to life.

Check out the show trailer and our interviews with director Kim Collier and actress Meg Roe in the videos below. Happy opening night to the Saint Joan cast, crew, and creative team. Have a great run!

Don’t miss this thrilling historical epic, now playing at the Stanley Industrial Alliance StageTickets start at just $29.

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Oct
28

From the page to our stage

Right now, a talented groureact-logop of local playwrights are busy preparing final drafts of scripts for three musicals and three plays, and they need your help! We’d like to invite you to get involved in the exciting process of bringing new works to the stage with our series of fall play readings, ReACT: New Plays in Progress, kicking off this Sunday. These free events are hosted by our Literary Manager, Rachel Ditor, and Artistic Managing Director, Bill Millerd, along with a team of Vancouver theatre actors who will do
the honours of reading these scripts in public for the first time!

SCHEDULE OF READINGS AND TALK BACKS:

  • Sunday, November 2, 7 PM Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille (followed by a reception, details below)
  • Monday, November 3, 12 PM Gross Misconduct by Meghan Gardiner*
  • Friday, November 7, 8 PM Franklin Falls by Courtenay Ennis and Roger Haskett
  • Saturday, November 8, 2 PM Comfort and Joy by David King
  • Saturday, November 8, 8 PM Children of God by Corey Payette
  • Sunday, November 9, 7 PM The Piano Teacher by Dorothy Dittrich

These works cover diverse subject matter and speak about universal themes of love, loss, friendship, vengeance, and acceptance. Find out more about the playwrights and their works HERE.

*All the reading will be held at the Revue Stage on Granville Island (with the exception of Gross Misconduct, which will be held at the Rehearsal Hall on Granville Island).

Onegin by Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone

Veda Hille, co-writer for the new musical Onegin

The series starts November 2 with a special event to host the presentation of Onegin by Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone (who were the creative force behind the funny and moving musical Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata). The evening will include a post-reading reception in the lobby of the Revue Stage with light refreshments at 9 PM. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 30 to vip@artsclub.com if interested in attending the reception.

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