Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; Arts Club (Upcoming show)

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline follows the life of the legendary singer, and features such songs as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Crazy.”

Sara-Jeanne Hosie in the Arts Club’s production of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Photo by David Cooper.

Written by Dean Regan. Directed by Shane Snow, with musical direction by Nico Rhodes, set and lighting design by Ted Roberts, and costume design by Norma Bowen. Starring Sara-Jeanne Hosie (White Christmas, Arts Club) and Kevin James.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, presented by the Arts Club On Tour in association with Chemainus Theatre Festival, runs from October 8 – November 15, 2010, at various theatres in North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Surrey, West Vancouver, Coquitlam, Kelowna, Nelson, Cranbrook, Mission, Burnaby, Vernon, and Chilliwack.  Tickets are available from the local theatres, click here for a more detailed schedule.

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Sweeney Todd; Fighting Chance (Upcoming show)

Just in time for Hallowe’en comes Sweeney Todd, presented by Fighting Chance Productions. Director Ryan Mooney promises a fresh and sexy take on the Sondheim masterpiece and has set it in the round to bring the audience closer to the action.

 

Alex McMorran and Cathy Wilmot in Fighting Chance's Sweeney Todd.

 

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods) and book by Hugh Wheeler (A Little Night Music). Directed by Ryan Mooney (Hair, Fighting Chance), with musical direction by Vashti Fairbairn (Hair, Fighting Chance).

Starring Alex McMorran (The Wedding Singer, Fighting Chance), Cathy Wilmot (Forbidden Broadway, Fighting Chance), Arne Larsen (Rent, Fighting Chance), Sabrina Prada, Chris Harvey (Les Misérables, Arts Club), Krista Gibbard, David Nicks, Jeremy Hanlon-Fournier, Eric Alexander Steel (Hair, Fighting Chance), Laura Luongo, Lauren Gula, (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gateway), Kate Leinweber, Reginald Pillay, Matt Hume (A New Brain, Pipedream), Nick Fontaine (Rent, Fighting Chance), Patrick Maloughney and Danielle Lemon.

Fighting Chance Productions presents Sweeney Todd from October 13 – 30, 2010 at the Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery, Vancouver. Tickets are available online or by calling 604-224-8007 ext. 3.

The Park; Studio 58 (Upcoming show)

Studio 58 presents original musical The Park, an updated and full-length version of the same-named one-act that debuted last spring.  The Park pits evil developers against idealistic environmentalists in a battle for Vancouver’s own Stanley Park.

 

Joel Ballard and Amy Hall-Cummings share a kiss in Studio 58's The Park.

 

Written by Benjamin Elliott, Anton Lipovetsky and Hannah Johnson.  Directed by David Hudgins, musical direction by Benjamin Elliott and Anton Lipovetsky, choreography by Kayla Dunbar and featuring drummer Spencer Schoening.  Set design by Bryan Pollock and costume design by Marina Szijarto. Starring Joel Ballard (Triple Sensation), Matt Beairsto, Paula Burrows, Mélanie Desbiens, Stephanie Elgersma, James Elston, Dustin Freeland, Amy Hall-Cummings, Caitlin McCarthy, Graeme McComb, Carlos Rodriguez, Gili Roskies and Kendall Wright.

Studio 58 and Langara College present The Park from September 30 – October 17, 2010 at Studio 58, Langara College, 100 West 49th Avenue. Tickets are available online or by calling 604-684-2787.