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Ride the Cyclone

The Arts Club Theatre Company recently announced its upcoming 2012/2013 season, and the shows are both exciting and varied for a company just one year shy of a golden anniversary.

All three venues – the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, the Granville Island Stage, and the Revue Stage – will offer a combined 14 productions that will include premieres by three Canadian playwrights. Three more productions will tour across the province.

Dream Girls
[Dream Girls]

According to Executive Director Howard R. Jang, “The Arts Club is heading into our 49th season stronger than ever thanks to our ever-increasing number of loyal subscribers and sponsors. We are fortunate to have many longtime public and private partnerships and supporters that contribute to our long-term sustainability. I am thrilled with the immense diversity of programming over our three stages—there is truly something for everyone to love. For our 49th season, the Arts Club continues its strong tradition of producing shows that are sure to delight.”

2 Pianos 4 Hands
[Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt of 2 Pianos 4 Hands. Photo courtesy of Mirvish Productions]

A variety of affordable season ticket packages (as well as single tickets) are now on sale via phone (604.687.1644) and online.

The 2012/2013 Season

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
September 6 to October 7
Clybourne Park | A comedy of race and real estate by Bruce Norris

October 18 to November 18

She Stoops to Conquer | A bawdy romp by Oliver Goldsmith

November 29 to December 23

White Christmas: The Musical | Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin

January 24 to February 24, 2013
Boeing-Boeing | Marc Camoletti’s mile-high comedy; translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans

March 14 to April 14, 2013

2 Pianos 4 Hands | An unforgettable duet in the key of laughter; written, starring, and directed by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt

May 9 to July 7, 2013
Dreamgirls | The Motown musical; music by Henry Krieger

Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2009 production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical
[Arts Club Theatre’s 2009 cast, White Christmas: The Musical. Photo by David Cooper]

Granville Island Stage
September 27 to October 27

Master Class | A diva holds court; by Terrence McNally

November 26 to December 29
It’s a Wonderful Life | The holiday heart-warmer returns; by Philip Grecian, based on Frank Capra’s classic film

January 17 to February 16, 2013
Ride the Cyclone | A musical thrill ride; music and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond; book by Jacob Richmond

April 4 to May 4, 2013
My Turquoise Years (Premiere) | Memoir of a Canadian girlhood; by M.A.C. Farrant

June 20 to August 17, 2013
Avenue Q | The Broadway musical for adults; music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty

Revue Stage
October 11 to November 3
The Unplugging (Premiere) | In the future, only the past can save you; by Yvette Nolan

November 22 to December 22

SantaLand Diaries | True confessions of an elf; by David Sedaris

February 28 to March 23, 2013

How Has My Love Affected You? | A family memoir by Marcus Youssef

On Tour

(Metro Vancouver and throughout the province)
October and November
Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata | Your personal ads, set to music; by Bill Richardson and Veda Hille

January and February, 2013
Henry and Alice: Into the Wild | Michele Riml’s hilarious sequel to Sexy Laundry

February and March, 2013
The 39 Steps | Hitchcock meets hilarious; adapted by Patrick Barlow, from John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s movie

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