I am completely floored at the response to this show, as well as for the tickets selling out so quickly! As a performer, there’s nothing better than performing to a sold out audience, and even more so when they’re all taking in and appreciating what we’re giving out. I’d like to thank every single one of you for coming out to see the show, and telling your friends to see the show, and then coming out again yourselves. Without your support and appreciation, shows and companies like ours will go unnoticed, and won’t have the ability to keep producing quality performance for all to see.
If you want, there may still be a chance to get in to see the show through the wait list. Sometimes, people who book tickets can’t come at the last minute, or they forget that they have tickets, and if you show up around 7:30pm, and ask to be added to the wait list, you might be able to pick up those tickets that never get picked up, so who knows?
But to those who already have tickets, we look forward to performing for you. To those who already saw the show and told friends, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To those who weren’t able to make it out for the first season, look for us next year at Studio 1398 again (and now you know to buy your tickets in advance! lol).
However, just because you didn’t get a chance to see our show this week, doesn’t mean that there isn’t quality theatre happening in Vancouver!!! Let me share with you the shows that are currently running in town!!!
At the PAL Theatre on Georgia & Cardero in the heart of the West End, Hey, Look! It’s A Co-op! presents The Marvelous Wonderettes. The Marvelous Wonderettes offers a trip down memory lane where the audience is transported back to Springfield High School’s 1958 Super Senior Prom. It is here we meet the Wonderettes; four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Sporting memorable hairdos and personalities to match, the Wonderettes harmonize on 50’s and 60’s standards such as; “Mr. Sandman,” “Lollipop,” “It’s My Party” and over 20 other classic hits. So get hip to a whole new sound, put on your best threads and lose the squares. The Marvelous Wonderettes is sure to be a big bash!
It features four wonderful friends of Intimate Theatre Productions: Meghan Anderssen, Diana Kaarina, Lalainia Lindbjerg & Jennie Neuman – All four of which I’ve performed alongside of! (lucky me!) They run until this sunday night, and their tickets are available at Tickets Tonight.
At the Anza Club (3 W. 8th Avenue), Concrete Vertigo Productions presents The Lost Girls Of Neverland, a burlesque revue. After the success of 2010′s Ruby Red Burlesque, Cameron Fatkin has done it again, this time using Neverland as the backdrop. Set during Mardi Gras, this contemporary musical comedy is guided by modern pop music, dynamic dance numbers and fabulous costumes. The story follows the trials and tribulations of The Lost Girls, a dance troupe working at New Orleans’ hottest Gentlemen’s club, Neverland. The beautiful and innocent Wendy Darling is thrust into the spotlight encountering sex, love and the jealous and vain Tinkerbell. Meanwhile, across town at the Mermaid Lagoon, Madame Hook plots her revenge against her arch enemy Mistress Pan whom she has held a grudge against for years.
The show features more friends of ITP including: Sable Strub as
Wendy, Rosie Simon as Pan, Cesar Erba as Mistress Hook, Jacqueline Breakwell as Tink, as well as Allison Fligg, Mike Kovac, Ranae Miller, Erin Walker, Javia Selina & Nilsen Tiefenbach. Running until March 3rd, their tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
And then finally at Metro Theatre in South Vancouver, Fighting Chance Productions presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood. FCP describes it as a mixture of Charles Dickens and Choose Your Own Adventure. This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit? The giddy playfullness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of DROOD’S most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale!
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is also packed with ITP friends, including Director Ryan Mooney, Musical Director Vashti Fairbairn, Choreographer Dawn Ewen, and cast members Alex McMorran, Jennifer Doan, Emma Rendell, Mike Wild, Linda Sum, James Walker & Gordon Bruce. Also running until March 3rd, their tickets are available at Tickets Tonight
And THAT’S what’s going on this week in the land of Vancouver Musical Theatre.