Summer 2022 is right around the corner, and we’ve got some pretty exciting news to share. Stanley Park’s beloved outdoor theatre series, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is returning this July!

This year, Vancouverites will get to see the satirical rivalry between Shakespeare and Queen play out in Something Rotten! and We Will Rock you.

“We are thrilled to welcome audiences back to Stanley Park’s majestic Malkin Bowl this summer for a season of unforgettable musical theatre that will breathe new life into the TUTS stage,” says TUTS Board President Patrick Roberge.

TUTS Stanley Park July 2022

Photo via TUTS

Something Rotten! – Opening night on July 7th

Something Rotten! is a whimsical blockbuster hit set in Elizabethian England, following the ‘rockstar-esque’ life of William Shakespeare in his prime. The musical is full of satire and absurdity and loves to poke fun at all things Broadway. This one’s definitely for folks who enjoy art (and comedy) that’s self-aware.

Returning to the stage for his fifth TUTS season is Daniel Curalli as William Shakespeare, starring alongside Kamyar Pazandeh (Nick Bottom) and Vicente Sandoval (Nigel Bottom). Plus, award-winning director Rachel Peake will make her TUTS directorial debut!

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We Will Rock You – Opening night on July 8th

We Will Rock You takes a more heartfelt approach, telling the story of two misfits in a post-apocalyptic world—Galileo and Scaramouche—who must rise up against the Killer Queen. ICMI, these are all Queen references – so get ready to enjoy over 20 hits from the legendary rock band.

Playing the lead quirky pair are Danny Malena and Jessica Spenst, who will both make their TUTS debuts. Steffanie Davis will return for her fourth TUTS season as the villainous Killer Queen.

Photo via TUTS

TUTS’ early bird tickets are on sale now through June 16th, at $55 for adult tickets in Zone A, $45 for Zone B, $30 for Zone C, and $20 for Zone D. Regular season tickets go on sale on June 17th, at $10 more per zone.

Show previews will commence on Saturday, July 2nd – with the official opening dates on July 7th and 8th respectively.

Stay tuned via their website and socials for more deets as they come!

We’ll see you under the stars, Vancouver.

TUTS – Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park

When: Saturday, July 2nd to Saturday, August 27th
Where: 610 Pipeline Road
Cost: Varies by zone and purchase date