Stephen King’s Misery comes to the Vancouver stage

Andrew McNee and Lucia Frangione in the Arts Club Theatre’s production of Misery. David Cooper photo.

One of Stephen King’s best-known thrillers is coming to the Vancouver stage.

From April 5-May 5, the Arts Club presents its production of Misery. First published in 1987, Misery is a thriller featuring a romance novelist who falls into the hands of one of his biggest, and most demented, fans. No one who saw the 1990 movie can forget the scene where Kathy Bates’ Annie Wilkes shows what lengths she is prepared to go to to keep author Paul Sheldon tapping away on his keyboard (or typewriter, as it were).

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Stephen King’s Misery comes to the Vancouver stage

Arts Club Theatre Company’s Bakersfield Mist Hits the Stanley Theatre

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Photo David Cooper

Check out some live theatre while you’re visiting Vancouver in the autumn. Bakersfield Mist, by Stephen Sachs, is the latest play to hit the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, from October 20 – November 20. Continue reading:
Arts Club Theatre Company’s Bakersfield Mist Hits the Stanley Theatre

Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company Welcomes Billy Elliot

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Photo by Mark Halliday

“I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.” – Billy Elliott

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage is where you’ll cheer on everyone’s favourite underdog, running from May 12 – July 10.

Based on the acclaimed film, and with a soundtrack by Elton John, Billy Elliot is an inspiring story of an 11-year old boy’s courage, ambition, and overcoming adversity. Set in 1984 in County Durham, England where coal miners are set to go on strike, young Billy (Nolan Fahey) meets ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson (Caitriona Murphy) after his boxing class – and his path is forever changed.

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Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company Welcomes Billy Elliot

Fall in Love with Pride & Prejudice: At the Stanley Stage Until February 28

Eric Craig & Naomi Wright. Photo by David Cooper.

Eric Craig & Naomi Wright. Photo by David Cooper.

This week, I was wandering around South Granville, my lovely new neighbourhood, and was musing about romance–or the lack thereof. The chocolate shops along the street were festooned with red hearts, reminding me tauntingly that February 14th was fast approaching. I still had no idea what my boyfriend (“S”) had planned for Valentine’s Day but I had a sneaking suspicion it might not be as grand as I had envisioned.

And then, I looked up and saw the marquee for the Stanley Stage and took it as cupid giving me a sign that I didn’t need to wait for S to come up with a romantic date.

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Fall in Love with Pride & Prejudice: At the Stanley Stage Until February 28

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
The forecast says no fog for this weekend!  Get out there and enjoy everything from comedy and improv to art and farmers markets.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Merry Christmas!  Start planning the weekend after your Christmas get-togethers… read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver from Boxing Day Friday to Sunday!

Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight are closed for the holidays on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Doors Open Vancouver, Hawker’s Market, Water’s Edge Days and Toronto Raptors basketball game are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend, Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend