Stanley Theatre, Vancouver

With the Arts Club Theatre’s golden anniversary celebration still in full swing, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit theatre company begins to look ahead at the next 50 years with yesterday’s announcement of the 2014–2015 season lineup for its three venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, the Granville Island Stage, and the Revue Stage.

16 diverse and entertaining productions—including two premieres by Canadian playwrights—promise to engage Arts Club audiences. Three more productions will tour Metro Vancouver and throughout the province.

“I’m thrilled not only with the great shows next season, but also with the amazing roster of artists we are assembling to bring the season to life,” said Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd. “The shows at the Stanley include the best of Broadway and the West End, as well as the classic Saint Joan, as envisioned by director Kim Collier (Tear the Curtain!) and starring Meg Roe (The Penelopiad).

Also at the Stanley, Vancouver’s beloved Nicola Cavendish (Shirley Valentine) returns to star in 4000 Miles, director David Mackay (Boeing-Boeing) brings his comedic sensibilities to One Man, Two Guvnors, and the musical phenomenon Les Misérables returns after its record-breaking 2009 run. 

The Granville Island Stage has the premiere of Aaron Bushkowsky’s hard-boiled Farewell, My Lovely and Arts Club favourite Janet Wright (Clybourne Park) is back to direct a re-imagining of Martin Luther King’s last night in The Mountaintop. And, at the Revue Stage, playwright Shawn Macdonald’s Sister Judy, a love story, premieres directed by Patrick McDonald.”

“As we look ahead to our 2014–2015 season, we do so equipped with everything we’ve learned from this season’s engaging community programs,” said Executive Director Howard R. Jang. “The workshops, presentations, dialogues, and activities have given us a deeper understanding of the intrinsic relationship we have with our community. We look forward now to building upon these legacies for the next year and beyond.”

Season tickets for the Arts Club’s 2014–2015 season lineup are on sale now; phone 604.687.1644 or visit the Arts Club website for more information and to place an order.

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

4000 Miles | September 11 to October 12
Saint Joan | October 23 to November 23
Mary Poppins | December 5, 2014 to January 4, 2015
One Man, Two Guvnors | January 22 to February 22, 2015
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike | March 19 to April 19, 2015
In the Heights | April 30 to June 7, 2015
Les Misérables | July 2 to August 16, 2015

Granville Island Stage sunshine and shadow
[Granville Island Stage sunshine and shadow by Matthew Wild, on Flickr]

Granville Island Stage

Educating Rita | September 25 to October 25
Avenue Q | November 20, 2014 to January 3, 2015
The Mountaintop | February 12 to March 14, 2015
Farewell, My Lovely | April 2 to May 2, 2015
Godspell | June 18 to August 1, 2015

Revue Stage

Blue Box | October 9 to November 1
A Twisted Christmas Carol | November 27 to December 27
Bullet Catch | January 15 to February 7, 2015
Sister Judy | February 26 to March 21, 2015

Odd Couple cast
[The Odd Couple cast; photo by David Cooper]

On Tour

(Metro Vancouver and throughout the province)
Avenue Q | October to November
The Odd Couple | January to February 2015
The Foreigner | February to March 2015

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