Members of the cast in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Disney's Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.
Members of the cast in the Theatre Under the Stars production of Disney's Newsies. Photo by Lindsay Elliott.

Vancouver’s summer theatre season is about to get into full swing as Theatre Under the Stars gets ready to open the gates at Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl.

This year, the community theatre company will present productions of the ABBA-fueled Mamma Mia! and the high-stepping Disney’s Newsies on alternating nights from July 5 through August 17.

Set on a Greek island, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her birth father on the eve of her wedding. Bringing three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago, this jukebox musical features over twenty songs from the discography of Swedish pop group ABBA.

Meanwhile at the turn-of-the century in New York City, Disney’s Newsies is inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899. Led by the charismatic Jack Kelly, when Joseph Pulitzer and the titans of publishing raise distribution prices, he rallies his fellow “newsies” from across the city to rise up and strike against the unfair conditions.

Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was live at Malkin Bowl as the company of Disney’s Newsies was readying for opening night. In this live broadcast we not only get a sneak peek at the show with the energetic “King of New York”, we chat with director/choreographer Julie Tomaino, and cast members Adam Charles & Daniel Curalli.

Disney’s Newsies plays on alternating nights with Mamma Mia! under the stars at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park from July 5 through August 17. Visit tuts.ca for tickets and information.

The Kings of Malkin Bowl: live with the company of Disney's Newsies

We were LIVE with the company of the Theatre Under the Stars Vancouver production of Disney's Newsies.In this Facebook Live event, we not only get a sneak peek at this Disney film turned Tony Award-winning Broadway show, we have an opportunity to chat with director/choreographer Julie Tomaino and cast members Adam Charles & Daniel Curalli.Disney's Newsies plays on alternating nights with Mamma Mia! under the stars at Malkin Bowl from July 5 through August 17. Visit https://tuts.ca for tickets and information.

Posted by Vancouver Presents on Tuesday, July 2, 2019