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Theatre Under the Stars 2019: Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies

A beloved Vancouver summer tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars returns for another season at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.  TUTS’ 2019 season offers two stunning musicals: Mamma Mia! and Disney’s Newsies, running alternate evenings from July 5 to August 17.  

One tells the lighthearted tale of a mother and a daughter who embark on a hilarious quest to discover the identity of her true father; the other tells the stirring account of a ragged band of newspaper boys and street urchins who strike for fair pay and humane working conditions in 1899 New York City.

“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.”

– Naveen Kapahi, Board President, TUTS

Last year, more than 40,000 musical theatre fans came through the gates of Malkin Bowl. If this is your first time attending, read my blog post on how to make the most of your Theatre Under the Stars experience.

Here are some additional special events happening with TUTS throughout the summer season:

July 29: Pride Night Monday

TUTS is thrilled to host its third annual Pride Night, the official kickoff event for this year’s Vancouver Pride Week. Audiences will enjoy all the moxie and magic of Mamma Mia! as well as some fabulous fun in the photo booth and the chance to learn about the week’s upcoming celebrations. All seat cushion and programme donations from the night will be matched by TUTS in support of the Vancouver Pride Society.

July 17: Date Night at Mamma Mia!
July 24: Date Night at Disney’s Newsies

Audiences are invited to snuggle up with their sweetie under the stars for Date Nights at TUTS. An evening of outdoor theatre always makes a delightful date, but these are particularly perfect nights to come in pairs with buy one, get one deals and some extra romantic perks and photo-ops! Patrons will also be able to enjoy an exclusive date night discount of 10% off at Prospect Point Bar & Grill to make this night extra special.

Mamma Mia! Super Fan Sunday Sunday, July 21

This smash hit musical sparkles in Stanley Park all summer, but TUTS has an extra special evening of sequins, spandex, and sing-alongs in store for the ABBA-solutely obsessed! Mega fans are invited to dress in their best Mamma Mia! inspired attire — be it full 70s spandex, Greece-ready beachwear, or just a touch of sparkle — and belt out a selection of their favourite tunes along with the cast! The evening will also feature a costume contest, cast photo-ops, and more fabulous fun.

Super Monday Monday, August 5

A long-standing tradition at TUTS, Super Monday offers audiences the chance to wrap up their long weekend under the stars with a soaring song-and-dance spectacular and stellar savings! All tickets for the Disney’s Newsies performance on August 5 are $10 off and TUTS patrons will also receive 10% off at Stanley’s Bar & Grill, just across from Malkin Bowl.


Tickets begin at $30. Save $5 on earlybird tickets if you purchase before June 15. To buy tickets online, visit:


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