Theatre Reviews: Infectious Energy in TUTS’ Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies

Top Row L-R: Image of Lori Ashton Zondag as Tanya and Caitriona Murphy as Donna in Mamma Mia! with Adam Charles as Jack and Caleb Lagayan as Race in Disney’s Newsies. Bottom Row L-R: Image of Sheryl Wheaton as Rosie in Mamma Mia! with Graeme Kitagawa as Mush in Disney’s Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Theatre Under the Stars’ new season has launched, and it’s bursting with uplifting song and dance.

From now until August 17, 2019, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) performs Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies on alternate nights at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl. They’re excellent productions; if you can’t choose between them, you should definitely see both.

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Theatre Reviews: Infectious Energy in TUTS’ Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies

Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Returns with Two Beloved Musicals

L-R: Image of Sheryl Wheaton as Rosie, Lori Zondag as Tanya and Caitriona Murphy as Donna in Mamma Mia! with Adam Charles as Jack, Caleb Lagayan as Race and Graeme Kitagawa as Mush in Disney’s Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott

A Vancouver summer tradition is fast approaching once again: ever-popular Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS).

In the heart of Stanley Park, audiences have been gathering at Malkin Bowl for 79 years in order to experience TUTS’ spirited musical theatre productions. This year’s season promises to be full of exuberance, talent, and fabulous singing and dancing.

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Reviews: Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Dazzles with Cinderella and 42nd Street

Tré Cotten (Topher) and Mallory James (Ella); Photo Credit: Lindsay Elliott

Seeing one or both of the productions of Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) has become a Vancouver ritual in the summer. For seventy-eight years, theatregoers have gathered in Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park to watch musicals, with the forest around them and the darkening sky above them.

This year proves no different. Two top-notch productions, Cinderella and 42nd Street, run on alternate nights until August 18, 2018, and both very much warrant watching, for different reasons. Continue reading:
Reviews: Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars Dazzles with Cinderella and 42nd Street

TUTS Vancouver’s Mary Poppins Will Make You Believe in Magic

Ranae Miller as Mary Poppins; Photo Credit: Tim Matheson

The first time I watched the movie version of Mary Poppins, I was filled with wonder as the Banks children were introduced to the infinite talents of their new nanny. What would Mary Poppins do next? How could I also enter the world that she created?

That feeling of joyful suspension of disbelief returned when I recently attended a performance of Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS’) Mary Poppins (TUTS runs until August 19, 2017). Overall, it was an exuberantly entertaining, talent-packed, and, above all, magical staging of this well-loved Broadway Musical.
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TUTS Vancouver’s Mary Poppins Will Make You Believe in Magic

Date Idea: Watch Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story Under the Stars

Sourced from TUTS

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Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is set to launch a brand new season, which the not-for-profit theatre company is calling the “Summer of Love.”

From July 6 to August 20, Vancouver’s TUTS will be running two well-known and swoon inducing musicals on alternating nights: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story. My boyfriend and I will be definitely going to at least one of the shows! 

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Date Idea: Watch Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story Under the Stars

Theatre Under the Stars 2012 at Stanley Park: The Music Man & TITANIC

TUTS at Stanley Park. Photo: TUTS

Stanley Park’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is back for Summer 2012 with two new musical productions, The Music Man and TITANIC, starting July 8.

One of Vancouver’s largest musical theatre companies, TUTS performs two musicals every summer at Stanley Park’s outdoor Malkin Bowl, where you can sit in traditional seating or bring your picnic blanket and watch from the grassy lawns. It literally is “theatre under the stars.”

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Theatre Under the Stars 2012 at Stanley Park: The Music Man & TITANIC

Huzzah for Kooza!

Cirque du Soleil returns to its clowning roots with Kooza (Photo: OSA Images)

To Kooza or not to Kooza? That is the question.

In a Vancouver summer vibrant with family-friendly arts offerings–The Lion King, Theatre Under the Stars, Bard on the Beach, and The Improv Musical to name just a few–it’s tough to choose where to invest your entertainment dollars.

In a perfect world, theatre tickets would be cheap like borscht and we would merrily feast on everything that was served up. But reality is otherwise–it can cost several hundred dollars for a family-night-out these days–and we find ourselves wondering: but will it be worth it?

Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza is definitely worth it.

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Huzzah for Kooza!