PERFORMANCE SERIES = ARTS WHISTLER LIVE! Experience live music, theater, and comedy like never before. With an impressive lineup of local and touring live performers, there are opportunities to take in live shows all winter long at Maury Young Arts Centre. Come and see the next big thing.
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The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – SOLD OUT!
November 9 | 7pm | 19+ Armed with a sack of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion and a road-worn telecaster, Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers kick out raw and primal blues; continuing in the tradition of a ‘decades-deep blues style’, while electrifying the genre a with a lightning bolt of new life. Find out more.
Dufflebag Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol
December 10 | 5pm | all ages What better way to teach the spirit of giving and joys of the season than to laugh along with DuffleBag Theatre’s unique adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol As always, the main parts will be played by audience members resulting in a spontaneous one-of-kind performance for family audiences. Find out more.
International Guitar Night – SOLD OUT!
January 26 | 8pm | all ages The International Guitar Night (IGN) is the world’s premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas and riffs. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar pros to join him for a special evening of solos, duets, and quartets that highlight the world of acoustic guitar. Find out more.
Vancouver Theatre Sports League Presents: Pants on Fire –
February 16 | 7pm | 19+ Founded in 1980 Vancouver TheatreSports League is Vancouver’s #1 improv comedy company, recognized for producing some of the most daring and innovative improv comedy anywhere. With a theatrical fusion of the dramatic elements of comedy and tragedy coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport, Vancouver TheatreSports performance of Pants on Fire will have you rolling in the aisles. Find out more.
March 3 | 7pm | 19+ Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indo-Tanzanian Canadian multi-disciplinary artist who just released her third album, “HUMAN”. With two JUNO nominations under her belt, her first single off the new album is #3 on CBC Radio. Alysha’s new music draws blends Indian & East African sounds with a contemporary aesthetic. Find out more.
Lion Bear Fox
March 15 | 7pm | 19+ Lion Bear Fox is three huge voices joined in mighty harmony, telling the truth through compelling story, honest narrative, and unbridled passion. Three men going to war onstage every night to share a message of hope, vulnerability, and redemption. Stompy blues and rock grooves can suddenly give way to hushed folk passages woven together by three whispers speaking as one. Find out more.
Monster Theatre Presents: Midsummer Nights Dream
April 1 | 3pm | all ages Shakespeare must have a new play written for the Duke’s wedding TOMORROW MORNING! He doesn’t have any ideas. He’s stumped. He needs your help! With the arrival of some kooky actors, puppets, and a lot of magic, his play comes together right before your eyes. Love, fairies, friendship and confusion abound in this silly, dreamy musical comedy that’s fun for the whole family! Find out more.
Peter N’ Chris and the Mystery of the Hungry Heart Hotel
April 22 | 8pm | all ages Peter n’ Chris are a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe from Vancouver BC. They have performed in acclaimed festivals such as Just For Laughs, JFL42, The San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival and the Chicago Sketch Fest. They are contributing writers to CBC Radio 1’s sketch comedy show The Irrelevant Show, CBC Punchline, and have contributed video content to CollegeHumor. Find out more.
The Boom Booms
April 29 | 8pm | 19+ The Boom Booms are an Indie Soul band from Vancouver, BC. They’ve toured across North America, Latin America, and Europe. The Boom Booms live show is highly energetic, honest and original, with some of the tightest, smoothest, sexiest soul and funk produced in Vancouver. They’ve headlined the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and have had slots at the province’s top music festivals like Squamish Valley Music Festival and Pemberton Music Festival. Find out more.
May 6 | 8pm | 19+ Kasandra “La China” is one of Canada’s leading flamenco artists well-known for her unrelenting drive to push the artistic envelope. A tirelessly ambitious artistic director and soloist, Kasandra is always hungry for new sources of inspiration and knowledge, constantly pushing her musical and choreographic mastery to its limits. She has recently toured with the Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble, is the artistic director of Kasandra Flamenco and is the co-artistic director of Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre. Don’t miss this sexy flamenco performance with a flamenco-dancing icon. Find out more.
To all the sponsors, funding partners, patrons, and volunteers who have made the 2016/17 series
possible: thank you for your generosity and support. We couldn’t do it without you!
What is Arts Whistler Live!?
Arts Whistler Live! is a live performance series jam-packed with sizzling music, engaging theatre, and hilarious comedy. With performances from November to May, Arts Whistler brings back some fan-favourites, not-to-be-missed new performances, and a guaranteed good time.