Vancouver theatre fans will once again have the chance to experience some of the most acclaimed Broadway shows without leaving town, as Broadway Across Canada brings another season of the hottest musicals and first-rate Broadway performances to the Queen E Theatre.
The 2014-2015 Broadway Across Canada season will also feature the Vancouver premiere of the inspiring and unforgettable story of Flashdance – The Musical as well as the return of Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, Wicked.
“This is undeniably one of our most anticipated seasons in recent years,” according to Shana Levin, Broadway Across Canada’s General Manager. “We’re thrilled to continue offering such amazing line-ups to our patrons, and the 2014-2015 season is sure to exceed expectations. This series is packed with a mix of Tony Award®-winning shows, some of the most recognized musicals in recent years, and full of pop-culture references for any generation. Vancouverites will truly have the opportunity to plug into the best of Broadway with us this year!”
[The Broadway Musical Wicked]
Season Special: Wicked | May 28 to June 29
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time.” (USA Today).
Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and when it last played Vancouver in 2011, it broke box office records. Wicked is the recipient of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards®. Wicked is a season special and an optional ticket purchase for Season Subscribers.
Flashdance – The Musical | November 11 to 16
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance can now be found live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.
Flashdance – The Musical features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award®-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” “Manhunt,” and “I Love Rock & Roll.” 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical, with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
The Book of Mormon | April 7 to 12, 2015
From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Robert Lopez, co-creator of Avenue Q, comes The Book of Mormon, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as “a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry” and by Entertainment Weekly as “the funniest musical of all time.” Don’t miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls “the best musical of this century. Warning: This nine Tony Award®-winning production (including Best Musical) contains explicit language.
Season ticket packages for the Broadway Across Canada 2014-2015 season vary in price depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase. Season packages are now available for renewing subscribers and on sale to the general public starting February 3 at 10 am. Purchase tickets online or charge by phone via 1.855.542.7469.
Season subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to all shows. A season subscription is the best way to guarantee seats to all three award-winning productions.
Broadway Across Canada Vancouver Season Ticket Holders receive the following exclusive benefits:
– Prime seating locations: Maintain same chosen locations for all season shows
– No fee ticket exchange policy for seats within the same engagement
– Priority ticket purchases: Skip the line for season specials or additional tickets
– Free ticket replacement service
– BAC network membership: Purchase access in over 40 cities within the US and Canada