This summer, audiences can escape to the warmth of a Greek island and witness a fight for what’s right on the gritty streets of NYC, as Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) presents Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies, from July 5–August 17, 2019, at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.
“Last year, more than 40,000 musical theatre fans came through our gates and we hope to welcome even more in 2019 with two fabulous productions that will leave audiences buoyant with cheer,” says TUTS Board President Naveen Kapahi. “This summer is all about inspiration, with two musicals that will lift hearts in entirely unique ways. Mamma Mia! may very well be the most joyful musical ever created, bringing love and light to everyone who experiences it. Disney’s Newsies is a fiery true tale of conviction, where a scrappy group of underdogs sets spirits aflame by standing up and fighting for what is right.”
TUTS has been entertaining Vancouver audiences since 1940, the 2019 season is no exception as it adds two more musicals to the TUTS legacy.
Set on a Greek island paradise, the record-breaking Broadway and box-office hit Mamma Mia! is filled with laughter, dancing, and ABBA’s hit songs like; ‘Dancing Queen,’ ‘Take a Chance on Me,’ ‘Super Trouper,’ ‘SOS,’ and more. Guiding audiences to the sunny paradise in his return to the director’s chair is TUTS Board Vice President and Production Committee Chair Shel Piercy.
Based on the 1992 film, Disney’s Newsies is a soaring spectacle of powerful song and high-kicking dance, packed with non-stop action and a timeless message for the whole family. Set at the turn of the 20th century, based on the New York City Newsboys strike of 1899. Filled with inspiring songs such as ‘King of New York,’ ‘Santa Fe,’ and ‘Carrying the Banner,’ this Disney film turned Tony Award-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to seize the day! Julie Tomaino will make her TUTS directorial debut with this entertaining show.
TUTS two-show subscription packs — allowing audiences to secure their seats to both productions for one great price are on sale until tomorrow May 4. Single show tickets go on sale May 15th. Visit tuts.ca or call 604-631-2877 for subscriptions now.