Put this tour on your calendar!
Are you ready to laugh, witness an incredible performance, and watch someone’s life’s work play out in front of your eyes?
On our Theatre at the Coast tour we have included four diverse performances. Our first theatre production will be Don’t Dress for Dinner. This is a hilarious play of mistaken identities, confused alibis, and double adultery and is sure to provide a good laugh.
One of the highlights of this tour will be the Royal Winnipeg Ballet who will be performing Going Home Star – Truth & Reconciliation. This is a contemporary production that tells the story of two young aboriginals who come to terms with the past. This inspiring story is brought to life through beautiful choreography that allows the dancers to express a full array of emotions that include anger, passion and tenderness.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is renowned as one of the world’s premier dance companies. Did you know that it is Canada’s oldest ballet company and that it is the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America? Founded in 1939 as the Winnipeg Ballet Club, they began touring Canada in 1945 and received its royal title in 1953 from Queen Elizabeth II.
More laughter is in store for you in the theatre with the performance of Good People. Nominated for two Tony awards, this comedy explores why some people manage to escape from the situations into which they are born and some don’t.
Berlioz Overture “Le Corsaire”, Op. 21 and Schubert Symphony No. 9 performed by the UBC Symphony Orchestra will be the last performance on our show tour. This 110 – member orchestra performs several concerts during the year and this performance will showcase the winner of the UBC Concerto Competition.
We have also included time to take in some local attractions such as the Vancouver Aquarium, a Stanley Park tour, and the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. If you prefer, you may use this time for shopping on Robson Street or meeting up family and friends.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call Wells Gray Tours and enjoy these live performances.
Written by: Joan Niemeier