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Elbow Room Café: The Musical At The York Theatre March 1-12, 2017

17 Feb

elbowroomcafeemilycooperYou are invited to take a peak inside one of Vancouver’s iconic eateries, the Elbow Room Café. The café is located in downtown Vancouver and is owned and operated by partners in life and in business,  Patrice and Bryan, who have been running the café since 1983. The restaurant is known for its eclectic breakfast and brunch menu that serves up sarcasm along with your food.  If you are lucky and you time it just right, you may also find a celebrity sighting or two.  The Elbow Room Café – The Musical features local actors Dave Deveau and Anton Lipovetsky who we hear sink their teeth into the roles of owners, Patrice and Bryan. Together they explore the reality of aging in a Technicolour world which is complete with campy misfits, drag queens and the perpetually hung over.  Elbow Room Café – The Musical runs March 1 to 12 at the York Theatre with artist talkback shows on March 3rd, 5th and 7th.  Tickets are available online from The Cultch and start from $20. Expect a loud, colourful and  unpredictable evening that’s full of heart.

Photo Credit: Emily Cooper

Are We Cool Now? At The Cultch September 29 – October 10

18 Sep

The Cultch_Are We Cool Now__publicity image2_credit Murray MitchellSomething special is coming to The Cultch on September 29th, that being Are We Cool Now? This is an indie rock road trip inspired by and featuring the songs of Vancouver’s own indie rock darling, Dan Mangan. Are We Cool Now? is a unique and intimate musical exploration of contemporary relationships and will bring some humour, heartache and insight.

This innovative rock music/theatre fusion is written by Amiel Gladstone (A Craigslist Cantata and Cinderella: An East Van Panto!) “It’s an indie rock musical about life and love in your 20’s and Dan Mangan’s music provides the backdrop,” says Gladstone. “I’ve always been curious about how to get the music we listen to every day on to the stage. Dan and I knew each other and I really liked his music. We looked for a narrative in Dan’s music and found themes of love, longing, nostalgia and road trips and Are We Cool Now? was born.” This production by Western Canada Theatre combines the talents of actor-musicians Penelope Corrin (Royal Canadian Air Farce, My Narrator) and Ben Elliott (The Comedy of Errors, Broken Sex Doll) and features Anton Lipovetsky (Broken Sex Doll, Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical) on guitar and bass, Said The Whale’s Spencer Schoening on percussion, and music and lyrics – including one new song – by JUNO Award-winning Dan Mangan.

Are We Cool Now? kicks off with a preview on September 29th . Opening night is September 30th and the show continues until October 10th with matinee performances on October 3rd, 4th and 10th. Tickets start at $20 and are available online at The Cultch. This show is packed with local talent. We encourage you to check it out.

Photo Credit: Murray Mitchell

Urinetown: The Musical Comes To Firehall Arts Centre until November 29th

4 Nov

Urinetown The Musical credit David Cooper 3The Firehall Arts Centre takes on environmental disaster, water shortages and big corporations with the absurd and outrageous Broadway hit Urinetown: The Musical. Opening night kicks off Wednesday, November 5th with a new production of this Tony award winning musical. It is the biggest show the theatre has staged. It will feature 16 of Vancouver’s most talented performers, 5 musicians and we hear laugh out loud humour. The show first appeared as a New York Fringe production in 2001 before moving to Off-Broadway and went on to become a Broadway hit.

Urinetown: The Musical is set in a future in which drastic water shortages and a large corporation with a monopoly on all toilets force citizens have to pay for the privilege to pee.  The show will feature an amazing cast including Proud star, Andrew Wheeler, David Adams who is a Jessie Award veteran, playwright and performer Meghan Gardiner of Dissolve, Tracey Power, creator of Chelsea Hotel and Anton Lipovetsky a Bard on the Beach actor and Broken Sex Doll composer to name but a few of the performers. Tickets for Urinetown: The Musical are available from $21 to $42 and can be purchased online at Firehall Arts Centre. For those on a budget there will be a Pay What You Can Show on Wednesday, November 5th at 1:00 p.m.

What people are are saying about Urinetown:

Everybody’s going to want to see this show. Go with the flow.” – Georgia Straight

‘a tiny, perfect taste of Broadway” – Vancouver Sun

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