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Theatre Under the Stars Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story #TUTS2016

Theatre Under the Stars is a summer tradition here in Vancouver. Since the 1940s, Theatre Under the Stars, fondly known as TUTS, has brought soaring works of musical theatre to Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.

Last summer, my BFF and I attended both Oliver, the Musical and Hairspray. We had two wonderful girls’ nights hanging out in beautiful Stanley Park, dining on some grilled salmon from the Garden Cafe, and watching talented local actors work their magic on stage.

Enjoying the show at Theatre Under the Stars

Tip: Don’t forget to dress in layers or bring a blanket – it gets chilly as the sun goes down – or you can buy a lap blanket at the venue.

I’m even more excited about this year’s line up though. Theatre Under the Stars  is bringing two of Broadway’s most universally acclaimed, smash-hit musical love stories to Stanley Park this summer: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and West Side Story.

Beauty and the Beast

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is an enchanting musical for the entire family, and the first Disney film ever to make the leap to stage. The ‘tale as old as time’ follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince transformed by a wicked spell. If the Beast can learn to be loved, the curse will end and he will be restored. But time is running out…”

Beauty and the Beast

I’m looking forward to taking the kiddos to this one. They’ve seen the movie, attended Disney on Ice, and now they’ll get to watch the live stage production. The nice thing about taking young children to TUTS is if the kids get antsy, there’s a grassy area at the back of the bowl where they can work off that energy without disturbing anyone.

Beauty & the Beast will be in previews on July 6 and 10, and will open on July 12, running on even days in July and odd days in August until August 19.

West Side Story

“West Side Story is a dynamic reimagining of Romeo and Juliet in the turbulent streets of 1950’s New York. As turf war rages between two rival gangs, a pair of star-crossed lovers find themselves caught in the middle – and tragically wrenched between two worlds.”

West Side Story

West Side Story has been one of my favourite musicals since I saw the film adaptation for the first time when I was four. I didn’t understand a lot of the story back then, but I do remember how much I loved the music. I still get misty every time I watch Maria and Tony’s wedding in the bridal shop, and “Gee, Officer Krupke” is hands down one of the most fun numbers there is. This will be a special date night for hubby and me!

West Side Story will be in previews on July 7 and 11, and will open on July 13, running on odd days in July and even days in August until August 20.

About the TUTS 2016 Season

Dates: Nightly from July 6 to August 20, 2016. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story performances alternate evenings. See the show calendar here.
Time: All shows start at 8pm, except on Fireworks Nights, when shows begin at 7pm.
Address: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, 610 Pipeline Rd., Vancouver, BC.
Ticket prices: $20-$40
Box Office: Buy your tickets online or call 1-877-840-0457

Visit the TUTS website to learn more, and connect with Theatre Under the Stars on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

TUTS Malkin Bowl

Win a Family Pack of 4 Tickets to Theatre Under the Stars!

I’m so pleased to offer one of my local readers the chance to win 4 tickets to TUTS this summer. Bring the whole family to see one show, or schedule a couple of date nights with your sweetie! The winner will need to pick up their tickets from the PR office in Vancouver.

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Enter to win in the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to anyone who can pick up the tickets and attend the show at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. All entries will be verified.

Disclosure: I received media tickets to this event in exchange for sharing this information.

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21 Comments

  • I absolutely love Theatre Under the Stars! I haven’t been in a couple of years but would love to win some tickets to go this year. I’m a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast so would really love to see that one. 🙂

  • We would love to win tickets to Beauty & the Beast! We are coming to Vancouver the first week of August and the girls would be so excited to see this! Maybe even as excited as I would be! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • I would definitely see West Side Story as it’s my favorite musical ever. I would take my 2 kids and a friend.

  • I personally would rather see West Side Story because I have never seen it and have always wanted to. However, I would choose Beauty & The Beast for this prize because I would love to take my daughter, with her grandparents, and I know she would enjoy it the most. Then I could buy tickets to West Side Story for just my husband and I, and we all would be happy! TUTS is awesome, thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Oooooh, tough choice! I’ve never seen Beauty & the Beast live. My hubby and I saw Guys & Dolls when we were first dating and it was awesome so it’d be fun to see it again. Hmmm…. 🙂 both? 🙂

    • I didn’t use full sentences, so here is take two!

      I would love to see West Side Story, as it contains so many fabulous songs! I would bring a friend. 🙂

  • West Side story was the first musical theatre I ever saw and I loved it so I would choose that one for sure. It’s a timeless story.

  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is the TUTS show I’d take my family to. My favorite Disney movie and I cannot wait to see it under the stars!

  • I would love to go see Beauty & the Beast because it was my favourite Disney movie as a kid! I would take my daughter so that she could enjoy her first show! 🙂

  • I would love to see West Side Story as I have never seen a live version of it. I would take my husband plus a couple of our friends.