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THEATRE PREVIEW

FEBRUARY 2018 | Volume 164

 

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  The original cast of Onegin. Set design by Drew Facey, costume design by Jacqueline Firkins, and lighting design by John Webber. Photo by David Cooper .

ONEGIN
Book, music, and lyrics by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille
Based on the poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky
Arts Club on Tour
Feb. 16-Mar. 15
www.artsclub.com or 604-689-1644
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The award-winning Arts Club production of Onegin embarks on a Western Canada tour this month, featuring stops at the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, Pivot Festival in Whitehorse, and Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. The tour will also include stops throughout B.C. and the Lower Mainland.

Produced through the Arts Club’s Silver Commissions Project (developing new plays since 2006), Onegin premiered in Vancouver in the spring of 2016 and was met with critical acclaim. The show collected ten wins at the 2016 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, making history as the first production to win all but one of the awards in the large theatre category. The wins included Outstanding Actor and Actress (Alessandro Juliani and Meg Roe), Supporting Actor (Josh Epstein), Lighting Design (John Webber), Set Design (Drew Facey), Costume Design (Jacqueline Firkins), Composition (Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone), and Direction (Amiel Gladstone).

When Evgeni Onegin visits the Larin family estate, his romantic charms stir passions long forgotten by its residents. Poet Vladimir Lensky’s romantic ideals are challenged after Onegin flirts with his fiancée, Olga Larin, and even the sensible Tatyana Larin falls for the handsome rogue. The hit musical moves, shakes, and wakes audiences with its sweeping score, leaving the powerful question swirling in their minds: Look around, look around, look around, do you see someone worth dying for?

On the musical’s remarkable success, Gladstone and Hille say, “After Craigslist Cantata—a play about disconnection—we wanted to immerse ourselves in something about connection, a story that could challenge our sometimes corseted Canadian sensibilities. We’ve been working on Onegin, making it better and wilder and more full of spirit(s). Here’s to love!”

“You’re lucky to be alive right now…because you get to see Onegin” —The Georgia Straight

Starring

Feb 6–Apr 4: Lauren Jackson (Tatyana Larin), Jonathan Winsby (Evgeni Onegin), Josh Epstein (Vladimir Lensky, select performances), Erik Fraser Gow (Vladimir Lensky, select performances), Meaghan Chenosky (Olga Larin and others), Caitriona Murphy (Madame Larin and others), Andrew Wheeler (Prince Gremin and others), and Nadeem Phillip (Many Others)

Orchestra Chris Tsujiuchi (piano and keyboards, Jan 5–Feb 3), Marguerite Witvoet (piano and keyboards, Feb 6–Mar 15), Jennifer Moersch (cello), and Barry Mirochnick (percussion and guitar)

Writer/Director Amiel Gladstone Writer/Musical Director Veda Hille Choreographer Tracey Power Assistant Choreographer Amanda Testini Dramaturg Rachel Ditor Set Designer Drew Facey Costume Designer Jacqueline Firkins Associate Costume Designer Alaia Hamer Lighting Designer John Webber Tour Lighting Director Ted Roberts Sound Designer Bradley Danyluk Stage Manager Allison Spearin Assistant Stage Manager Sandra Drag

 

Venue and Contact Info

Date

WEST VANCOUVER
Kay Meek Centre
604.981.6335

Feb 16 & 17

NEW WESTMINSTER
Anvil Centre
604.521.5050

Feb 18

NORTH VANCOUVER
The BlueShore at Cap
604.990.7810

Feb 20

SURREY
Surrey Arts Centre
604.501.5566

Feb 21–Mar 3

CHILLIWACK
Chilliwack Cultural Centre
604.391.SHOW (7469)

Mar 4

COQUITLAM
Evergreen Cultural Centre
604.927.6555

Mar 6–10

MISSION
Clarke Theatre
1.877.299.1644

Mar 11

BURNABY
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
604.205.3000

Mar 13 & 14

MAPLE RIDGE
The ACT Arts Centre
604.476.2787

Mar 15

Dates and artistic team are subject to change.

ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB
The Arts Club Theatre Company, founded in 1964, is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd, Incoming Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran, and Executive Director Peter Cathie White, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre—as well as on tour throughout the province.

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