Firehall Arts Centre: Chelsea Hotel — the songs of Leonard Cohen

Steve Charles and Lauren Bowler in "Chelsea Hotel"  at the Firehall Arts Centre Dec.13 to Jan. 3.

Steve Charles and Lauren Bowler in “Chelsea Hotel”
at the Firehall Arts Centre Dec.13 to Jan. 3.

After playing to sold-out audiences across Canada in 2014, this unforgettable cabaret of loves won and lost inspired by Leonard Cohen’s music returns to Vancouver for a special holiday run, which including a New Year’s Eve Party. Celebrate with the powerful  music of Leonard Cohen and this beloved original musical created by Vancouver’s Tracey Power and Steve Charles. With extraordinary arrangements, six performers play seventeen instruments in this rollicking tribute to the remarkable writer. Cohen’s transcendent songs and the honesty of his lyrics will transport you to New York’s infamous hotel—a place full of music and enchantment, desire and passion. Cohen fans old and new can join the revelry for a special Chelsea Hotel New Years Eve Party, which includes the show, live entertainment, hors d’ouevre, champagne and more. Early bird tickets ($65 til Dec 1) are on sale now.
8:00 p.m. December 13 to January 3   Firehall Arts Centre, Cordova at Gore, Vancouver. 1:00 p.m. December 17
Tickets: firehallartscentre.ca   604.689.0926
Chelsea Hotel New Years Eve Party tickets are $75 ($65 early bird til Dec 1). 

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Playwrights Theatre Centre: Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

In South Boston, this month’s paycheque covers last month’s bills, Bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another crappy job. Scrambling to make ends meet for herself and her special-needs daughter, she looks up an old flame, hoping he’ll help her make a fresh start in this humour-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire about how our choices coupled with twists of fate determine our path. A We’re All Good People Collective Production, with Nancy Sivak, Kurt Max Runte, Rukiya Bernard, Rondel Reynoldson, Adam Lolacher and Linda Darlow. Director: Jennifer Copping.

8:00 p.m. November 19 – 29 (Tues. – Sat.)  2:00 p.m. Nov. 22
Studio 1398 Granville Island, 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island 

Good People at Studio 1398, Granville Island

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The Cultch/York Theatre: Broken Sex Doll

The smash hit of 2013 returns. Now bigger and better, this hilarious sci-fi musical will fill the York Theatre with singing, sex and robots!  It’s the year 2136 and the rapid pace of technological advancement has only been matched by a dramatic decline in morality. Broken Sex Doll takes you on a wild and debauched exploration of ultra-modern technology, moral degradation — and love! For ages 19+.
8:00 p.m. November 12-22  
Talk-Back Shows: Nov. 13, 16 and 18
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive at Georgia Street
Tickets: 604.251.1363   wwww.thecultch.com 

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