Our 2009/2010 Season

14 09 2009

I am really very excited about our 2009/2010 season. To the best of my knowledge it is the first time that these four shows will be presented in BC by a semi-professional company such as Fighting Chance Productions. For those of you who don’t know, what we ended up doing this year was allowed our season to be chosen by our audience – this is, to my knowledge, incredibly rare. As a company we chose four plays and four musicals – and we announced them to the general public. Then we threw a big party and performed songs & scenes from the shows. From there we had a vote and here’s the first two of our season:

51HRMCRTNML._SS500_One Good Marriage

by Sean Reycraft

directed by Ryan Mooney

October 20th – 25th, 2009

Chevalier Room at the Rosedale on Robson Hotel

One Good Marriage finds Steph and Stewart celebrating their first anniversary. Shes an English teacher; hes a high school librarian. As they revisit their first year of marriage, they cannot escape the terrible sorrow that looms over them. They returned from their delightful honeymoon to find the unthinkable had happened. It’s darkly comic, and yet incredibly touching.

From Ryan: We’ll be setting the show at Steph & Stewart’s one year anniversary party – where the audience will be the guests. It’s a very cool idea and will give us the opportunity to work with the Rosedale on Robson who has been an incredible support for us over the past year. However, this means that seating for the performances will be very limited – you’ll want to book your tickets soon!

Forbidden Broadway

by Gerard Alessandrini

directed by Ryan Mooney

musical direction by Sarah Jaysmith

January 6th – 16th, 2010

PAL Theatre

Forbidden Broadway brings musical theatre to its knees. All the big shows are spoofed in this hysterical valentine to the Great White Way. Everything from the Phantom of the Opera to Les Miserables to Hairspray to Wicked are lampooned in Forbidden Broadway. Musical theatre starlets Julie Andrews, Patti Lupone, Carol Channing and Liza Minelli are sent up as well. If you enjoyed The Musical of Musicals: The Musical you will love Forbidden Broadway, one of the longest running off-Broadway shows of all time.

From Ryan: I saw this show in New York and had tears in my eyes. It’s hysterical, and I have no doubt that we’ll be able to pull it off splendidly with some of Vancouver’s brightest (and funniest) musical theatre performers.




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