Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) will be offering song-and-dance filled summer nights with Oliver! The Musical and Hairspray – The Broadway Musical, running July 10 to August 22, 2015 at Stanley Park’s outdoor Malkin Bowl. This year, celebrating 75 years of song-and-dance filled productions, TUTS shines the spotlight on two of Broadway’s adored underdogs, one, a loveable orphan, the other an unexpected teenage heroine with big heart and big dreams.
Hairspray – The Broadway Musical
Transporting audiences to Baltimore circa 1962, Hairspray joins the always-optimistic Tracy Turnblad in her dreams of starring on local TV program, The Corny Collins Show. From Director Sarah Rodgers, this colourful cast features Erin E. Walker (Tracy Turnblad), Andy Toth (Edna Turnblad), Chris D. King (Corny Collins), and Dustin Freeland (Link), among many more.
Oliver! The Musical
From Director Shel Piercy, Oliver! – based on Dickens’ iconic novel – follows a young orphan on a harrowing adventure through the streets of Victorian London, starring Stephen Aberle (Fagin/Mr. Brownlow), Damon Calderwood (Bill Sykes/Mr. Bumble), Marie West (Nancy), and Carly Ronning in her TUTS debut as Oliver. As a thrilling addition prior to performances, the Malkin Bowl will be fully transformed into an 1840s Village Country Fair, treating audiences to authentic food stalls, foot races, sing-a-longs, and more.
Tickets start at $30. Performances alternate evenings, all shows begin at 8pm, except on Fireworks Nights, when shows begin at 7pm. For more information, visit: tuts.ca.