arts whistler live! – an impressive season of rockin` live music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 20, 2017
WHISTLER, BC – The stage deck at the Maury Young Arts Centre is about to heat up as Arts Whistler
launches Arts Whistler Live!, a live performance series jam-packed with sizzling music, captivating
theatre, and hilarious comedy. With performances from November to March, Arts Whistler brings back
some fan-favourites, not-to-be-missed new performances, and a guaranteed good time.
”There truly is something for everyone with Arts Whistler Live!, an eclectic mix of music, theatre and
comedy with one vital thing in common – the performances are always excellent,” says Arts Whistler
Executive Director, Mo Douglas. “While we all enjoy a good Netflix session, shake up those long winter
nights with acclaimed live entertainment at the Arts Centre.”
Arts Whistler Live! Highlights:
Arts Whistler Live! kicks off on November 2 with Vancouver-based groove masters, Five Alarm Funk.
With monster horns, crushing percussion, and shredding psych-rock guitars, these guys stir up a hot
dance floor that gets feet stomping and everybody moving. Get the party started early with a drink in
the Gallery bar and explore the new Yard Sale art exhibit and artist studio sale.
Vancouver TheatreSports League once again brings their award-winning improv comedy team to Arts
Whistler Live! on January 25, 2018. Get ready to enjoy a night of gut busting laughter with improv
comedy skits fuelled by local special guests that deliver edge-of-your-seat excitement. If you’ve never
seen this world-renowned improv troupe perform before, you’re in for a fast-paced night of comedy
you‘ll be talking about for weeks to come.
This one’s for the kids…AND for the big kids! Iconic Canadian children’s music performer Fred Penner
will grace the Whistler stage with two performances. Fred’s children’s show will captivate the kids with
his entertaining and empowering songs. The second, nighttime show is for his “young at heart” fans.
Grab a beverage or two in The Gallery and get set for fun with Fred as he presents his grown-up take on
your sing-along childhood favourites like “The Cat Came Back”, “Sandwiches”, “You Can Do It If You Try”,
and “The Witch Doctor”. And you can tell your friends you had a beer with Fred Penner.
For 25 years, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their freewheeling
blend of influences from Celtic to bluegrass, brass bands to Canadian roots – and this December they’re
bringing it all to the Whistler stage. Their energetic shows and impressive musicianship have earned
them rave reviews around the globe. Their sound has been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to
worldbeat, but they’re always a show you don’t want to miss.
Check out the full listing to catch your favourites and discover some new talent:
Five Alarm Funk
November 2
The Canada Show: A Monster Theatre
Production (Family)
November 18
The Paperboys
December 15
Belle Game
January 12, 2018
Game-Show Night with Vancouver
TheatreSports League
January 25, 2018
Fred Penner (Family)
February 3, 2018
Fred Penner After Dark
February 3, 2018
Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes ROOTS & GROOVES
February 14, 2018
Th’owxiya The Hungry Feast Dish: An Axis
Theatre Production (Family)
February 18, 2018
Brain & Other Stories written and performed by
Brendan McLeod
March 10, 2018
Tickets are on sale now. Arts Whistler Members get 10% off the ticket price. For more information on
the performances and to purchase tickets visit
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Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts, and about making arts and culture an integral
part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village,
Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for Arts
Whistler Live!, and hosts year-round free-admission exhibits in The Gallery supporting local artists and
their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts
Whistler’s Holiday Market, We Heart Local Art, and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring,
and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming,
accessible, and collaborative.
Arts Whistler is pleased to provide high resolution photos for editorial use. Please credit Five Alarm Funk
with the attached image.
Jillian van der Geest
Communications Specialist
Arts Whistler