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Anything Goes at North Vancouver’s Highlands United Productions Theatre

Highlands United's Anything Goes

Highlands United Productions is a North Vancouver theatre group that puts on a play once every two years. In March 2020 it’s the musical Anything Goes.

If you want to see this show, get your tickets as soon as you can. It’s highly recommended, they sell fast and the best seats go first!


WIN A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS

Between February 24th and March 2nd at noon, if you (1) follow both @vansbestplaces and @highlandsunited on Instagram, (2) like our contest-related Highlands United Anything Goes post on Instagram and (3) tag a friend you’d like to attend the show with, you’ll be entered to win two tickets!

See Anything Goes Giveway for full details and contest rules.


Anything Goes at Highlands United in 2020

Highlands United Productions is an exceptional community theatre group and Anything Goes is a wonderful Broadway musical. Those two factors combined make Highlands United Church the place to be the week of March 18th to 22nd, 2020, when the play is on. Make sure you get your tickets quickly as they almost always sell out!

Anything Goes Giveaway Instagram Contest PostThis musical is directed by Doug and Gillian Irwin who also directed the organization’s past musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Music Man and Godspell.

Although Highlands United Productions is a North Shore-based theatre group, its actors are from across the Lower Mainland including sometimes from as far away as Langley, Maple Ridge and Richmond. 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 couple of their shows and have been both thoroughly entertained and impressed!


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Music Man Male Chorus
Performers in The Music Man in 2018 (photo by Katie Powell)

When and Where

The production of Anything Goes runs from Wednesday, March 18th, to Sunday, March 22nd, 2020. The musical takes place at Highlands United Church at 3255 Edgemont Boulevard (which is just a short drive from both the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver).

All shows start at 7:30 pm and are about 2 hours long. Tickets are $28 and go on sale on February 9th. They can be bought at brownpapertickets.com.

Doug and Gillian Irwin at Highlands United
Directors Doug and Gillian Irwin at Rehearsal

About the Musical Anything Goes

Anything Goes was written in 1934 and is based on the book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Woodhouse with the lyrics and music written by Cole Porter. The play has won five Tony awards including best choreography, best actress and best revival of a musical.

The story takes place on an ocean-liner traveling to London from New York. A stowaway named Billy Crocker is in love with an heiress aboard the ship and enlists the help of some unlikely friends to try to win her over.

Anything Goes is an entertaining, romantic and adventurous show that is sure to get your feet tapping along with the actors during their outstanding tap dance numbers. The play is appropriate for all ages but it is suggested that children be at least 6 years old.

Famous songs from the musical include “I get a Kick Out of you,” “It’s De lovely” and the title song “Anything Goes.”


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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: 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 #3: Nearby restaurants include Bufala, Nicli Antica Pizzaria and the Capilano Chinese Restaurant.

TIP #4: When booking the show on Brown Paper Tickets be sure to select the correct dates and number of attendees as tickets are not refundable.

TIP #5: A limited number of handicapped seats are available at each performance. You can reserve these by phoning 604-980-6071.

TIP #6: Anything Goes is a great show for families, and it’s during the school Spring Break!

Spring Break

Other Information

For more information about the production and the organization behind it, check out Highlands United Productions‘ Facebook Page.

For tickets to the show click Anything Goes 2020.

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