Jan
30

Fish and chips, and Glamourama

The party was in full swing after Wednesday’s opening night performance of One Man, Two Guvnors. It is a rare treat to have so much comedic talent in one room, and you can bet we made the best of it! It’s wonderful to see a company having such a great time together, on stage and off.

Enjoy some photos of the opening night festivities below and view the complete album on Facebook. All photos by Mark Halliday

One Man, Two Guvnors, and a Director. Celine Stubel, Andrew McNee, David Mackay, and Martin Happer

One Man, Two Guvnors, and a Director. Celine Stubel, Andrew McNee, David Mackay, and Martin Happer

Andrew Cownden (Alfie_ and Ryan Beil (Alan Dangle)

Andrew Cownden (Alfie) and Ryan Beil (Alan Dangle)

Cailin Stadnyk (Dolly) and Andrew McNee (Francis)

Cailin Stadnyk (Dolly) and Andrew McNee (Francis)

The Craze! Matt Baker, Anton Lipovetsky, Scott Perrie, and Spencer Schoening

The Craze! Matt Baker, Anton Lipovetsky, Scott Perrie, and Spencer Schoening

Francis' Angels. Lauren Bowler (Pauline Clench), Cailin Stadnyk (Dolly), and Celine Stubel (Rachel Crabbe)

Francis’ Angels. Lauren Bowler (Pauline Clench), Cailin Stadnyk (Dolly), and Celine Stubel (Rachel Crabbe)

Arts Club staffers always enjoy a good party!

Arts Club staffers always enjoy a good party!

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Tickets to One Man, Two Guvnors are going fast. Book online or call our box office at 604.687.1644 today!

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Jan
28

One Man, Two Guvnors opens tonight

Tonight marks the official opening of the splendidly silly celebration of British mischief, One Man, Two Guvnors! This laugh-a-minute farce features funny man Andrew McNee as Francis Henshall, desperately trying to hold down two jobs in order to satisfy his constant craving for fish and chips! Unfortunately, he’s left with little time to eat. Backed by a tremendous cast of Vancouver’s finest comedic actors and a band that will transport you right back to 1960s Brighton, this show promises to show you a good time.

Watch the trailer below as well as interviews with director David Mackay and actors Andrew McNee and Cailin Stadnyk.

Happy opening to the company of One Man, Two Guvnors. Wishing you a successful run full of laughter and jolly good times!

One Man, Two Guvnors plays until February 22 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. Tickets are moving fast! Buy online or call our box office at 604.687.1644 today.

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Jan
26

Welcoming our new Artist-In-Residence, Veda Hille!


 
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“New” is somewhat of a misnomer, as Veda is a long-time friend and collaborator of the Arts Club. But now, we are delighted to announce that she has been awarded a Canada Council grant to officially become our Artist-In-Residence for the next few months.

“Veda Hille is a marvelous composer with a unique sense of musicianship. Her score for the production of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craiglist Cantata was inspired and contributed greatly to the success of the show. Her newest score for Onegin has a quality that is both respectful of the original opera as well as pointing us in a new direction musically. I am thrilled to have Veda ‘in residence’ and hearing her create music in our building will be an inspiration to us all” —Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd

What will her residency entail? Curious to find out what she’s most excited about, we asked her for a dispatch:

“Happy 2015, all! I am currently deep in my usual January frenzy of holiday clean-up, new year organization, and far flung creative planning. This last task is made so much more delightful with my new post as Arts Club Artist-In-Residence. What on earth does that entail, you ask? Basically, for the next 7 months I will be heading down to various pianos in the Arts Club buildings 3 days a week, and doing my best to write a whole heckuva lot of stuff. But Veda, you ask, don’t you have a piano at home? I do indeed. But at home I also have a family and a house and a bunch of laundry. Having a clear space to write in is an amazing boon. There is also something in a residency that gives me a good push, a sense that people are curious about what I’m up to, and that is another vital help in Getting Things Done.

I am superstitious about talking too much about projects before they have properly begun, but I can tell you that first on my plate is putting the finishing touches on Onegin, the new show I am writing with Amiel Gladstone based on the Tchaikovsky’s opera and Pushkin’s poem. I have also already used the Arts Club’s space to record a first draft of a script and score I’ve written for an animation project out of Berlin. Other plans include luring Mr. Bill Richardson back to the theatre world and messing around with some Gilbert and Sullivan. And then who knows what else? That is the other brilliant thing about being offered a position like this—the gift of time often reveals unexpected things, as we all know.

Alright, I have to get this Christmas tree down and then organize all my papers. And then I’ll see you as I bustle through the Granville Island Market at lunchtime. Say hello!”

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
 
 
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