Getting front-row seats to a live show often requires fans to overpay scalpers or name their firstborn child 93.1 FM. See a show on your terms with this GrouponLive deal to see a dance performance or concert at Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose from the following show:
- For $28, you get two tickets for reserved seating to see Big River: A Tribute to the Man in Black on Saturday, September 29, at 8 p.m. (up to a $56 value).
- For $28, you get two tickets for reserved seating to see B-Boyizm on Friday, October 5, at 8 p.m. (up to a $56 value).
- For $28, you get two tickets for reserved seating to see Menaka Thakkar Dance Company on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $56 value).
- For $45, you get two tickets for reserved seating to see Circo Aereo’s Motet on Sunday, November 4, at 8 p.m. (up to a $90 value).
- For $28, you get two tickets for reserved seating to see Louise Pitre on Sunday, February 10, at 8 p.m. (up to a $56 value).
As a struggling cover artist playing bars around Western Canada, David James serendipitously hit upon his true calling after performing “Ring of Fire” after-hours for a few close friends, who immediately recommended he quit trying to create a vocal rendition of “Chopsticks” and devote his livelihood to the Man in Black. Joined by a three-piece backup band, Big River, James tours Canada singing such classic hits as “I Walk the Line and” “Folsom Prison Blues,” as well as some of the late legend's later contributions.
“Dance to express, not to impress” is the creed of Canadian Arts Council–sanctioned breaker Crazy Smooth at his dance school B-Boyizm. With this empowering philosophy at the core of the intricately choreographed Izm, 10 of B-Boyizm's top performers blend breaking and rocking into a dazzlingly athletic showcase of toprock, downrock, and freezes. In Izm, Smooth means to bring this central aspect of hip-hop culture to those who may not be familiar with it and spotlight street art's universal nature in the modern world.
One of Canada's oldest Southeast Asian dance troupes, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company carries on a tradition millennia older than themselves, simultaneously imbuing it with distinctly modern sensibilities in a 102-minute show, entitled An Evening of Classical and Contemporary Indian Dance. Hewing largely to the Bharatanatyam style, a sinuous, narrative method depicted on ancient monuments of the subcontinent, eight dancers tell the eternal story of the cosmic cycle, showcase traditional forms, and conclude with group choreography orchestrated by former member and soloist Natasha Bakht.
In collaboration with Great Britain's Gandini Juggling, Finnish troupe Circo Aereo presents a mesmerizing, border-pushing stage show in Motet. Five jugglers entrance the eyes with an aerial ballet of pins, hoops, balls, and birds wearing tights on an otherworldly set that comes apart to provide more throwing-fodder. Eerie lighting effects and an essentially playful brand of physical humour make Motet a crowd-pleaser for young and old.
Touring musical superstar Louise Pitre takes the mic in February, flaunting the pipes that embodied Fantine in Les Miserables, Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! on Broadway (for which she earned a Tony nomination), and the titular role in Edith Piaf. In her symphony-pops concerts, the bilingual bella voce belts out her take on some of the stage's biggest showstoppers, such as “Somewhere That's Green” from Little Shop of Horrors and “Send in the Clowns” from A Star Is Born.
Kay Meek Centre
Mrs. Kay Meek could be considered a visionary of the theatre arts. She wanted to create a place that inspired the community and brought it together before the stage. To that end, she financed the Kay Meek Centre, a cultural hub that blends classic touches into a uniquely modern venue. With blond wood, soft pink brick, and purple fabrics, the main theatre is timeless, with acoustics that enhance every musical performance and stagehand’s whispered wish to be famous. The studio theatre, on the other hand, provides a more intimate experience, with adjustable seating able to adapt to any show.