VANCOUVER – Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) critically acclaimed and celebrated summer hits Oliver! The Musical and Hairspray – The Broadway Musical, will extend their runs by one week. The seven newly added performances will see the shows continue to run at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl (on alternating evenings) through to August 29, 2015 as the second official hold over in TUTS’ more than 70-year history.
“This holdover marks two years in a row that our audiences, including both first-time attendees and long-time TUTS fans, have been ‘begging for more’,” says Naveen Kapahi, TUTS Board President. “I can confidently say that summer in Vancouver is not complete without taking in the magic and talent we present at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park each season. We’re delighted to give TUTS audiences seven more opportunities to share this cherished annual tradition.”
In its 2015 Season, the longstanding company presents two beloved and timeless musicals:
Based on Charles Dickens’ iconic novel, Oliver! The Musical follows everyone’s favourite orphan on a dramatic adventure through the underbelly of Victorian London. Lionel Bart’s thoughtful book and witty, sensational score includes favourites such as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything, and As Long As He Needs Me.
Making her TUTS debut as Oliver is Carly Ronning, daughter of legendary Vancouver Canucks forward Cliff Ronning. She performs alongside local theatre veteran Stephen Aberle (Fagin/Mr. Brownlow), and returning TUTS performers Damon Calderwood (Bill Sykes/Mr. Bumble), Nolan Fahey (Charley Bates), Nathan Piasecki (The Artful Dodger) and E. Marie West (Nancy).
The production is directed by Shel Piercy, and choreographed by Keri Minty and Shelley Stewart Hunt, with musical direction by Kerry O’Donovan.
LISTING INFORMATION Hairspray and Oliver!
Date: July 10 to August 29, 2015
Performances alternate evenings
All shows at 8pm
Ticket prices: $30 – $45
Address: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park
610 Pipeline Rd., Vancouver, BC
Box Office: tuts.ca or 1-877-840-0457