Highlands United Productions is a North Vancouver theatre group that puts on a show every couple of years. In 2023 it’s Lights Up! which is a musical revue.
Lights Up! takes place on March 1st to 4th in 2023. We saw the show on opening night and it was awesome!
For tickets to Lights Up!, visit the Brownpapertickets.com website.
Lights Up! at Highlands United in 2023
In 2023, Lights Up! features an evening of music from a variety of Broadway and other famous musical shows. It isn’t a theatrical play or musical this year, like the performances have typically been in the past. It’s more of a concert showcasing the music of Broadway and the talents of this local group of singers and other artists. The show’s cast includes over 40 performers.
Although the production isn’t a musical with a single story, it does have lots of dancing. The choreography is first rate! The show features about two dozen numbers where the performers dance and sing in costume just like they would in a real Broadway play.
Although Highlands United Productions is a North Shore-based theatre group, its actors and singers are from across the Lower Mainland. Also, despite being produced by a “church-affiliated” organization, the quality of the performances is as high as those of any of Vancouver’s professional theatre companies. We’ve attended a number of their shows and have always been both thoroughly entertained and impressed! This year is no exception.
Where, When and How Much in 2023
Lights Up! the musical revue takes place in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. The performance runs from Wednesday, March 1st, to Sunday, March 4th. Taking place at Highlands United Church, the venue’s address is 3255 Edgemont Boulevard (which is just a short drive from both Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver).
All shows start at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $30.00, or $33.79 including online fees.
To purchase tickets to see Lights Up!, visit the Brownpapertickets.com website.
What to Expect at the Concert
Shows with Highlands United Productions take place at Highlands United Church. The theatre is the sanctuary (which has wonderfully comfortable, modern, cushioned chairs). It’s an attractive facility and great for both church services and live performances. The church is the venue for Lights Up!. The show isn’t a “church” event and it doesn’t have religious components (other than what one might expect in the lyrics of a few Broadway musicals).
Lights Up! is a compilation of songs from many Broadway musicals showcasing songs that everyone will be familiar with, and a few new ones that will delight! Featuring a cast of forty entertainers, Highlands United Productions is thrilled to have many cast members from its past productions featured in this show.
The 2-hour production has two acts with a 15-minute intermission in the middle.
Music at the 2023 Concert
Some of the songs at the show include the following numbers from popular Broadway shows and other famous musicals.
- Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Oklahoma)
- You’re the Top (Anything Goes)
- Ya Got Trouble (The Music Man)
- For Good (Wicked)
- We Beseech Thee (Godspell)
- Seize the Day (Newsies)
- Book Report (You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown)
- A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
- Do You Hear the People sing (Les Misérables)
- You Can’t Stop the Beat (Hairspray)
Tips and Tricks
Below are some tips and suggestions to help you get the most out of your experience at the Highlands United show.
TIP #1: There is parking on the streets nearby and underground at the Grosvenor Building across the street from Highlands Church and accessed off Ayr Street.
TIP #2: When booking the show on Brown Paper Tickets be sure to select the correct dates and number of attendees. This is important as tickets are not refundable.
TIP #3: Plan to arrive early to give yourself time to find parking and enjoy a glass of wine before the show (and then another one during the intermission).
TIP #4: If you like flea markets, then make sure to mark your calendar for the Highlands United Church Flea Market. It takes place at the same church in autumn and it’s one of the biggest and best markets of its kind in the Lower Mainland.
TIP #5: If you like musicals, then also be sure to see a show with Theatre Under the Stars at Stanley Park in the Summer.
LIGHTS UP IN NORTH VANCOUVER
Lights Up Musical Theatre is a performing arts school with a location on Vancouver’s North Shore. It and Highlands United Productions are unrelated. The name of one organization and the title of the other’s show just happen to be the same, and everything just happens to be in the same neighbourhood.
Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools is a performing arts company that offers singing, dancing and theatre classes for children. They meet at a few Lower Mainland locations including at St. Catherine’s Church which is an Anglican Church located in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. St. Catherine’s is just a 3-minute walk from Highland’s United Church where Highland’s United Productions perform Lights Up!, the musical revue, in 2023.
For tickets to Lights Up! in 2023, visit the Brownpapertickets.com website.
The last show by Highlands United Productions was The Music Man. It took place in 2018. The company usually puts on a show once every two years. The next show, consequently, after Lights Up!, likely won’t be until 2025 (although exact details are to be confirmed).
For more events and entertainment like this check out any of the links below.
- The Improv Centre
- Vancouver’s Shows and Entertainment Calendar
- Festivals and Events in Vancouver
- Vancouver St. Patrick’s Day Events