Welcome to the Firehall’s 32nd season! We have an eclectic line up of distinctly Canadian stories that span cultures and internationally recognised dance stars. The smash hit Urinetown: The Musical returns with an all-new production, while last season’s Jessie-nominated hit PROUD is back for an election-year encore. You’ll also see popular Firehall performers in brand new productions – Kayvon Kelly is back in his original new play My Rabbi (plus a short Christmas run of Chelsea Hotel) and look out for TJ Dawe’s collective collaboration, PostSecret: the Show.
Without further ado, we give you our 2014-2015 Season. With so much fantastic theatre and dance to choose from, the best way to experience our season and save is with a discount season pass. Single tickets are also now on sale for Fall shows.
MY RABBI – October 7-18
The Vancouver premiere of a new play by Kayvon Kelly (Chelsea Hotel) and Joel Bernbaum (Home is a beautiful Word) about friendship, faith and family.
WAG – October 21-25
A comedy of tragic proportions by Denise Clarke. ‘Wag is many things — a meditation on life, a storytelling dance piece, and a waltz party — but ultimately, it’s good fun.’ (Calgary Herald)
URINETOWN: the Musical – November 1-29
The Jessie Award winning smash hit musical comedy returns. One of the Firehall’s most popular productions ever!
THINGS NEAR AND FAR – December 3-6
An evening of bold, new dance that spans three generations of creative experimentation. Featuring Choreography by Josh Martin and Tedd Robinson and performances by Ziyian Kwan, Ron Stewart & Anne Cooper.
CHELSEA HOTEL – December 2014
The sold-out Firehall production inspired by Leonard Cohen returns for a limited Christmas run. Featuring six artists playing seventeen different Instruments in an eclectic cabaret of loves won and lost.
KAYAK – January 8-17
Alley Theatre’s production of brilliant emerging Vancouver playwright Jorden Hall’s smart and funny play about the ways love and absurdity get tangled up in ecological ethics.
POSTSECRET The Show – January 2015
A Firehall Arts Centre production of the play inspired by Frank Warren’s internet phenomenon postsecret.com. A visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions, and confessions. This production is a collective collaboration by Justin Sudds, Kahlil Ashanti, TJ Dawe & Frank Warren.
NTU, SKWATTA – February 11-14
Experience the riveting mastery of the incomparable Vincent Mantsoe and his Afro-fusion dance, which mixes traditional African dance and contemporary Western street styles. These two solo pieces draw you into the poverty stricken world of South Africa’s squatter camps.
MADE IN CHINA – Feb 18-21
Wen Wei Dance weaves together dance, music and storytelling to explore the shared identity of three Canadian artists of Chinese heritage and their evolution as contemporary international artists.
RIBCAGE: THIS WIDE PASSAGE/THORAX – Dates TBC
The startling true story of Esther Brandeau, a woman from Jewish French Basque country, who arrives in 18th Century Quebec City as a male labourer. A bold, little-know Canadian tale by urbanink productions about displacement, prejudice & identity.
THE VILLAGE – Dates TBC
A one-woman show by Canadian artist Tina Milo, whose Serbian heritage infuses this unique and darkly humorous fusion of music, physical theatre & film. Part-autobiography, part universal tale, this is a story all women and mothers will relate to.
PROUD – April 4-25, 2015
The popular comedy about Canada’s Prime Minister returns. Michael Healey’s sexy, cheeky and surprising play will have you rolling in the aisles – regardless of your politics.
GOD AND THE INDIAN – May 2015
A First Nations woman confronts a priest for answers about her dark residential-school past. A Firehall production in association with Native Earth Performing Arts of Drew Hayden Taylor’s unflinching and heartbreaking play.
BC BUDS, Firehall Spring Arts Festival – May 2015
The 11th edition returns to fill the Firehall with music, dance, theatre and the unexpected.