Two Fighting Chance Productions @ PAL

It’s a busy season for the folks at Fighting Chance Productions as they present two shows, back-to-back, at Coal Harbour’s PAL Studio Theatre. (Click images to enlarge)

Buyer & Cellar

Ryan Mooney stars in "Buyer & Cellar" at PAL Studio Theatre.

February 6 - 10
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Fighting Chance Productions' artistic director Ryan Mooney stars in this slightly absurdist one-man-show, directed by Christopher D. King.

“Buyer & Cellar”, by Jonathan Tolins, premiered at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York City in 2013. 

Cast members of "Pacific Overtures" 

February 16 - March 3

In their award-winning musical “Pacific Overtures” Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman mix elements of Kabuki theatre with the convention of the Broadway musical. 

This inventive, powerful, educational and humourous theatrical experience, explores Commodore Matthew Perry's 1853 mission to open trade relations with isolationist Japan through gunboat diplomacy, and an unlikely friendship forged between the samurai Kayama and the Americanized fisherman Manjiro. 

Kayama and Mangiro – and all of Japanese society – must face the wave of Westernization that follows. 

For tickets to both of these Fighting Chance Productions shows click here.

The Hot Mammas @ Jazz Vespers

The Hot Mammas appear at St. Andrew's Wesley's Jazz Vespers February 18.

St. Andrew’s Wesley Church (1022 Nelson) is one of only two places in the world that offer a weekly Jazz Vespers. The other venue is St. Peter’s in NYC. Every single Sunday for the past 25 years, the folks at the historic church at Burrard and Nelson have presented the finest jazz musicians in the Lower Mainland in an afternoon performance where jazz meets, and dances, with the spirit.

February performances include: Steve Smith on Feb. 4; TBA on Feb. 11; The Hot Mammas on Feb. 18; and Anita Eccleston on Feb. 25. 4 to 5 p.m. By donation.




More Jazz @ Roedde House

Angela Verbrugge is at Roedde House February 8.

Roedde House Museum hosts an evening of jazz the second Thursday of each month. This month features Angela Verbrugge, a vocalist becoming more and more active on the west coast of Canada's vibrant music scene. She performs jazz standards, tunes from old musicals, and traditional pop music.

7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and are available here.

For further information call 604.684.7040.