Jul
27

GODSPELL must close this Saturday!

After more than five weeks of mesmerizing audiences, Godspell must close—the last train leaves Jerusalem Station this Saturday, August 1! Check out some of the praise from audiences below and don’t miss seeing this production and it’s multi-talented cast before it’s too late. To read more audience buzz, click here.

“Outstanding choreography, staging, music, stellar performances, wonderful set, fine and sensitive direction–the best musical performance I’ve seen in Arts Club shows EVER! WOW!”
–Anneliese, Vancouver

“A brilliant production! The music, the singing, and the dancing were all outstanding, and the message was one of love”
–Elizabeth

“Great production with an amazing cast. Andrew Cohen was particularly outstanding. I applaud the choice of casting a woman, Jennifer Copping, as Jesus, and a girl, Aubrey Joy Maddock, as John the Baptist. I thoroughly enjoyed the show!!”
–Laurie

The cast of Godspell. Photo by David Cooper

The cast of Godspell. Photo by David Cooper

“I am not a religious person, meaning I do not belong to any church. Regardless I found the message in this production to be very meaningful matching my belief that we need to treat people with respect and love. I found the music and message very good. What impressed me with the actors was how talented they were musically by playing more than one instrument”
–Sid, Vancouver

“I loved this production! The cast was universally stellar–so multi-talented! There was a freshness to the music, dialogue, and staging that made Godspell come alive again for me. Jennifer Copping was a wonderful Jesus with much wider emotional range than others I have seen. My recollection is that “Beautiful City” was not in the earlier Broadway shows, only in the movie. I love this song, so I really appreciated Craig Salkeld’s version with the new lyrics–an unexpected treat. This was easily the best Granville Island Stage production I have seen and the first production of any kind for a long time that felt worthy of a standing ovation. BRAVO!!”
–Bruce

“Loved this interpretation of the popular musical. It inspired and enlightened, and the message never gets old. I would heartily recommend this to anybody looking to have a feel-good theatrical experience. The talent in this city never ceases to impress me”
–Bobbi

The cast of Godspell. Photo by David Cooper

The cast of Godspell. Photo by David Cooper

“FABULOUS!! Amazing talent–I was blown away by the music and creativity. Engaging and moving. Really impressed”
–Jane

“This was a real display of true talent. Nothing but edge of your seat excitement, an incredible message, and music that would fit anybody’s taste buds!”
–Shawn, Maple Ridge

“An amazing production! I don’t think I have ever seen a more talented cast! This is a must-see”
–Rita, West Vancouver

Godspell is now playing until August 1 at the Granville Island Stage. Tickets start at just $29 and are available online or by calling 604.687.1644.

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Jul
22

Introducing…the BMO Theatre Centre and Goldcorp Stage

This morning, the Arts Club Theatre Company and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival announced the naming of the new BMO Theatre Centre. BMO Financial Group’s $1.5 million contribution ensures the completion of the facility’s construction, scheduled to open this fall at 162 West 1st Avenue, and will enable both organizations to better serve the community while operating more effectively. In addition, the Arts Club is excited to announce the naming of the new Goldcorp Stage, which will be housed at the Centre. Goldcorp’s $500,000 donation will allow for the installation of state-of-the-art, modern sound and lighting systems in this versatile new 250-seat performance space.

“We are truly grateful to these generous corporate citizens who have proven their vision and community leadership by helping us realize this dream project, which will enrich our arts community for years to come,” said Claire Sakaki, Managing Director, Bard on the Beach. “With this support from BMO and Goldcorp, we can now inspire and entertain a broader cross-section of our community,” continued Peter Cathie White, Executive Director, Arts Club Theatre Company.

Bard on the Beach's Christopher Gaze, BMO Bank of Montreal's Mike Bonner, and Arts Club Theatre Company's Bill Millerd in front of the BMO Theatre Centre. Photo by Mark Halliday

Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze, BMO Bank of Montreal’s Mike Bonner, and Arts Club Theatre Company’s Bill Millerd in front of the BMO Theatre Centre. Photo by Mark Halliday

The new BMO Theatre Centre will provide both the Arts Club and Bard on the Beach with expanded possibilities for the development of new productions, as well as allowing both companies to grow their current education and training programs. The theatre will also be available for other non-profit arts organizations to rent at cost.

Click here to read the rest of this morning’s announcement.

 

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Jul
21

Join us for the Musical Theatre Intensive showcases!

Jesse L. Martin surprises students of the 2014 MTI. Photo by Mark Halliday

Jesse L. Martin surprises students of the 2014 MTI. Photo by Mark Halliday

The Arts Club’s Musical Theatre Intensive (MTI) is in its 14th year of bringing high-quality, professional training to young people with an interest in singing, dancing, and acting. The showcases are the culmination of two weeks of training provided to students age 12–19 and are an opportunity for these aspiring artists to show what they have learned. Come see the future of musical theatre!

Please RSVP to secure your seat.

MTI Junior Showcase
Friday, July 24, 2015
2 PM
Revue Stage at Granville Island
Admission is FREE

MTI Senior Showcase
Friday, August 14, 2015
2 PM
Revue Stage at Granville Island
Admission is FREE

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