During July and August every year, Theatre Under the Starts (TUTS) presents famous musicals in beautiful Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Each year 2 musicals are performed on alternating nights. All seating is outdoors so be prepared for the weather. It can get cool at night so bring a sweater. Also, it is Vancouver so it may rain!
Shows start at 8pm, except on the 3 "Celebration of Light" fireworks nights when they will start at 7pm. The musicals usually go for about 2.5 hours with a 15-20 break after about 1.5 hours.
There are a few thousand individual seats in a bunch of price categories. They sell tickets to individual shows or 2 show subscription packs. Tickets are available at tuts.ca or by calling 1-877-840-0457.
There is seating "on the hill" on the right-hand side of the venue. Entry is charged at the lowest fees (e.g. $30 for an adult in 2017). People bring their own portable seats and/or blankets to sit on. Usually, there are many families with little kids that sit here. The only drawback, other than not having a chair provided, is that the view may be limited on the right hand and back side of the stage, i.e. you may not have a completely unobstructed view of the entire stage.
Additionally, there are cushion rentals, photo booth, TUTS museum, and concessions. You can buy coffee, beer, and wine from booths. Also, they have a concession stand with a larger selection of food and drink items.
In 2017, the musicals Mary Poppins and the Drowsy Chaperone will be performed.
In 2016, the musicals Westside Story and Beauty and the Beast were performed.
In 2015, the musicals Oliver and Hairspray were performed.
There are two musicals that will be performed for 2014: Legally Blonde and Shrek:The Musical. Legally Blonde was so successful in 2013, they decided to bring it back. This is the first time in history that they have brought back a musical for a second season. Shrek:The Musical is sure to be a family hit, especially with the children!
Show are from July 11, 2014 to August 22, 2014 with . with Legally Blonde on even numbered nights and Shrek:The Musical on odd numbered nights. Shows start at 8pm, except for fireworks nights(July 26, July30, and August 2) when the shows will start at 7pm.
There are two musicals that will be performed for 2013: Legally Blonde and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Shows start at 8pm, except on fireworks nights(July 27, 31, and Aug 3, 2013). Legally Blonde will be performed on even days in July and odd days in August. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be performed on odd days in July and even days in August. Shows run from July 8, 2013 daily through August 17, 2013.
There were 2 musicals performed for 2012: Titanic: A New Musical, and The Music Man.
Theatre Under the Stars takes place at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. Nearby is the Stanley Park Pavilion, Rock Garden, Rotary International Tree and plaque and Stanley's Bar and Grill.
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