This spring, give in to your guilty pleasure as the iconic love story of Vivan and Edward comes to life at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. Pretty Woman – The Musical will take over the theater from March 29 to April 2, 2023! These much-awaited performances are led by award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell and will feature a stellar cast. Moreover, guests can enjoy the musical’s remarkable score by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams and his longtime writing partner and Juni Awardee Jim Vallance! This stage adaptation of the Hollywood classic is guaranteed to make you fall in love again! So, hurry and grab your tickets now before they are gone!
Pretty Woman – the musical is the stage adaptation of the 1990 film of the same name. The story is based on the book by Gary Marshall, with a screenplay by J.F. Lawton. Pretty Woman – The Musical is a love story about Vivian, a sex worker, and Edward, a wealthy New York executive. Edward acquires Vivian’s service while he’s staying in Los Angeles. They get along pretty well despite their contrasting personalities. Apart from accompanying him privately, Edward also wants to bring Vivian to dinner with a lawyer and some associates. Thus, he teaches Vivian some dining etiquette and gives her some money to shop for clothes. However, her shopping trip didn’t go quite as planned after Vivian encountered a rude saleslady. Eventually, Vivian finds the perfect dress and goes to dinner with Edward.
What seems to be a fairytale dream come true for Vivian takes a turn when Edward’s lawyer discovers her true identity and makes an indecent proposal. What will happen when Edward and Vivian’s arrangement is over? Has Edward fallen in love? Pretty Woman’s theater adaptation pays homage to the favorite ‘90s film by inserting several iconic scenes, including Vivian’s shopping dilemma at a high-end store.
“If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” – Buzzfeed News.
“A run-of-the-mill romcom transformed into a show about hoping and dreaming and changing your life.” – The Telegraph.
“A charming piece of romantic theater with a serviceable pop score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.” – Troyrecord.com.
Pretty Woman opened on Broadway after a brief trial run in Chicago. The original Broadway production, featuring Samantha Barks as Vivian and Steve Kazee as Edward, received several nominations at the Broadway.com Audience Awards. Despite the musical’s mixed reviews, it still enjoyed substantial commercial success.
The musical uniquely features a contemporary score by award-winning songwriters Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. After watching the musical, The Guardian’s Alex Soloski liked the score, describing it as “perfectly pleasant.” Meanwhile, Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones finds the musical’s nostalgic vibe appealing. He mentioned, “Pretty Woman’ has found a smart, sweet spot somewhere between nostalgic retro romanticism and the current necessity for heroines to take charge.” Many critics praised the original Broadway production thanks to Samantha Barks’ exemplary performance. “Ms. Barks is clearly a talented singer and actress…she has been given no chance to banish stardust memories of the woman who created her part,” said Ben Brantley from the New York Times.
From March 29 to April 2, 2023, Pretty Woman will entertain Broadway show enthusiasts in Vancouver. The production will hold eight performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and tickets are expected to move fast! Since 1959, Queen Elizabeth Theatre has been Vancouver’s prime destination for music and arts. Located downtown, the theater has hosted some of the biggest Broadway productions in Canada. The 2,700-capacity venue welcomes guests with top-tier facilities, comfortable seating, and state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems.
If you love romantic comedies, Pretty Woman – The Musical is the perfect heartwarming and feel-good show to see this spring. This is your chance to witness the 1990 film come to life with excellent production, a talented cast, and a captivating storyline. Quickly grab your tickets now because Pretty Woman will surely be a hit!