In this sweeping tale set in war-torn Afghanistan, two women’s lives intersect through fate. The unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam helps them cope with the tyranny and tumult of life in 1990s Kabul—and leads them to an unforgettable act. A Thousand Splendid Suns , based on the best-selling novel by the author of The Kite Runner , is a haunting yet hopeful story that illuminates the strength of the human spirit. “A riveting tale filled with so much tragic beauty that you’ll be left breathless”… more
Arts Club Theatre Company - Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
- 2750 Granville Street
- Vancouver, BC V6H 3J3
- Phone: 604.687.5315
The Arts Club Theatre Company is the largest theatre company in Western Canada. Each year, over a quarter of a million people experience the best in professional theatre at its three venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, as well as on tour throughout the province. Its popular productions range from musicals and contemporary comedies to new works and classics. The Arts Club Theatre Company also expands its audiences outside Vancouver though a three-show mini-season tour presented at venues around British Columbia.
The legendary Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage is a newly renovated art deco theatre that originally opened in 1931 as a cinema and Vaudeville House. It is a 650-seat venue featuring complete sound, lighting and fly systems, a box office and full bar service. Located in the stylish South Granville community, the award winning Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage is within walking distance of convenient parking facilities and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.
Sarah, a turkey farmer, has split up with her husband and moved in with her mom, Gail, a beekeeper. Add in Earl, the flirty neighbour, and Ben, an eager young graduate student, and you have the perfect breeding ground for unlikely attractions. Set in adjoining bedrooms, The Birds & the Bees is a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys. “Warm-hearted and sweet, offering genuine belly laughs” —Winnipeg Free Press Thursday, September 26th - Saturday, October 26th 2019… more
The hills are alive! One of the most powerful and romantic musicals of all time, The Sound of Music brims with beloved tunes such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweiss.” Journey along with the spirited Maria, who takes a governess position with the von Trapp family, falling first for the children and then the widower Captain von Trapp himself, all against the stirring backdrop of pre-WWII Austria. “An irresistible score that’s always in tune!” —Entertainment Weekly Thursday… more
Noises Off, hailed as the funniest farce ever written, treats audiences to a hilarious peek at a second-tier acting troupe performing a show. With egos, insecurities, and tempers flaring backstage—and forgotten lines, missed cues, and misplaced sardines onstage—this cast threatens to strike the old adage “the show must go on.” Michael Frayn’s dizzying play-within-a-play classic is sure to leave you doubled over with laughter. “Pretty damn funny” —Toronto Star Thursday, January 23rd 2020 - Sunday, February 23rd 2020… more
Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, carried away on the crest of a wave weaves together nine evocative stories about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the deadliest in recorded history. The finely drawn characters illustrate the interconnectedness of our experiences, revealing the resonance of this natural disaster around the world and showing a pathway to hope. “Awe-inspiring” —The Globe and Mail Thursday, March 19th - Sunday, April 19th 2020 Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Vancouver BC For more… more
Based on a true story, this rousing Tony Award–winning show—with a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper—follows Charlie, who is struggling to save the men’s shoe factory inherited from his father. When all seems lost, a chance encounter with the fabulous drag queen Lola spurs an idea for creating “women’s boots for women who are men.” The unexpected underdog duo soon outfit themselves for success in this joyously infectious musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance. “Dazzling, fabulously sassy, and uplifting”… more