Hit movie and Broadway musical Once opens next week

The Arts Club presents its production of the hit musical Once June 14-July 29.

The Arts Club’s version of Once, the surprise 2007 hit movie musical, opens next Thursday, June 14, at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston St.).

Made for a mere €112,000, the indie feature went on to become a commercial success. The story of two struggling musicians in Dublin, it starred two musicians who had played together in a band called Swell Season. The result received the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, while the song “Falling Slowly” won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

In 2012, a musical based on the film went to Broadway. The production received 11 Tony Award nominations and won eight awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. The Arts Club’s production of Once runs until July 29. Read more below.

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Hit movie and Broadway musical Once opens next week

Celebrate 50 Years of Groundbreaking Theatre in Vancouver

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photo: Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata | artsclub.com

Today, Vancouver is celebrated as a cosmopolitan oasis of art and culture on Canada’s west coast. But it wasn’t always that way.

Just 50 years ago, live theatre was almost unheard of in the city. That’s when a little company called the Arts Club opened its doors in a converted gospel hall in a rough-and-tumble section of downtown.

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Celebrate 50 Years of Groundbreaking Theatre in Vancouver