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Red Rock Diner
October 27 - November 1, 2015 at 8:00pm + 4:00pm Fri, Sat & 3:00pm Sun
Arts Club on Tour
By Dean Regan
Running time: Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes, including intermission
Tickets: Adult $45 | Senior $35 | Student $20 | Upper Balcony $20
What it’s about
Vancouver, 1957. Five teens come of age while DJ Red Robinson plays the biggest hits of the time—from the raucous “Great Balls of Fire” and “Jailhouse Rock” to ballads like “Diana” and “Crying.”
First opened in 1997 at the Arts Club, Red Rock Diner was such an enormous success that it played a second Vancouver run a few years later, as well as receiving major productions in Toronto, Kansas City (at the Hallmark Theatre), and at a number of theatres across Canada.
This infectious musical captures the excitement and innocence of the city’s burgeoning rock ‘n’ roll scene.
Why you’ll want to see it
Inspired by Red Robinson’s early days in radio, playwright Dean Regan created Red Rock Diner to showcase Robinson’s legendary broadcasting career and his influential voice that shaped Vancouver in the 1950s.
What you’ll take away
Filled with energy, phenomenal talent, and great music, Red Rock Diner will leave you singing and dancing along to all of the songs you’ve come to love and grow up with!
What the critics are saying…
“The singing and dancing are terrific. The band is hot. And individual performances are great.“—Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier
“Toe-tapping beats, a nostalgic song list, and the incredibly talented cast made this an enjoyable summer performance.“—Monica Miller, The Vancouver Observer
“The ensemble carries the audience through the songs effortlessly, and their energy is so contagious…well-choreographed fun.“—Samantha Thompson, The Runner
“Inspiring entertainment…a palpable energy that had the crowd moving.” – KatherineRene.com
“Although I’m not a native of Vancouver, I’ve learned enough about Red Robinson and those years to understand the nuances and local references. I enjoyed the show immensely and found myself frequently singing along quietly with the players. I knew the words!! An altogether delightful production”
“I gave these tickets to a friend for her birthday and she called me to say that the show was absolutely great. Very lively and uplifting”
“A show filled with energy, exceptional talent, and of course, great music. I was lucky to have seen the original show 17 summers ago and have often hoped that you would bring it back. I attended with my youngest daughter originally, and my 20-year-old granddaughter on Saturday. She thought it was wonderful”
—Judith, West Vancouver
TALKS AND EVENTS
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:15pm
Join us in the lower lobby before the show for an insider’s look into the show with a key member of the production team.
Talk Back Performance
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Join us after the performance for a talk back in the theatre with the cast and members of the production team.