The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys and Motown the Musical are on their way to Vancouver.
Broadway Across Canada (BAC) recently announced it's spectacular 2017/2018 season lineup, headlined by one of my personal favourite musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. This will be a fresh new staging of the show, featuring a new set and choreography. This production has sparked a lot of buzz and we'll get to see it right here at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
BAC's season will also include The Sound of Music, Jersey Boys and Motown The Musical. Below is the official press released issued by BAC. See you at the theatre!
Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to announce this year’s stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The 17/18 season will open with Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Next up is the brand new production of the romantic and beloved classic, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and back by popular demand is the Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons, JERSEY BOYS. Rounding off the season is the true American dream story of Motown’s founder Barry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.
Four show Season packages start at $185 and are available beginning Monday, January 9th online at www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by phone at 1-866-542-7469.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – July 11-23, 2017
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Vancouver as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – September 12 – 17, 2017
“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” - Los Angeles Times
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. THE SOUND OF MUSIC will thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Edelweiss” and the title song.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
JERSEY BOYS – November 14 – 19, 2017
“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – February 6 – 11, 2018
It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown’s founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers; shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs as “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The national tour is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.
Broadway Across Canada – 117/18 Vancouver Season Subscribers receive exclusive perks, including: priority seating access, guaranteed prices, easy payment plans, guaranteed same seats locations for all season presentations, ticket exchange services, lost ticket replacement, online upgrades and NY ticketing services.
Season ticket packages for the Broadway Across Canada 17/18 Vancouver Season vary in price depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase. For more information, visit www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca.