Bring On Tomorrow Co brings us 13: The Musical

L to R: Julian Lokash (Archie), Julia Mclean (Patrice), Graham Verchere (Evan), Jason Sakaki (Brett), Kyra Leroux (Kendra), Michelle Creber (Lucy)
Photo Credit: Anita Alberto

Bring On Tomorrow Co. is thrilled to present Jason Robert Brown’s 13: The Musical, the hilarious and charming Broadway hit about growing up.  It’s a musical everyone can relate to, we’ve all been teenagers.

Uniquely, 13: The Musical features a cast comprised completely of teenagers, the original Broadway run featured a number of now familiar names making their professional debuts like Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Eric Nelson and others who have gone on to establish careers in TV, Broadway and Music.  This local production features a fresh cast of teen actors who are already making names for themselves on stage and screen.

“When 13: The Musical made its 2008 debut – as the first-ever Broadway show to feature an all-teenage cast – audiences were taken with its young stars”, says director Chris Adams. “Having teens play teen characters was a winning decision for its creators: no one can better convey an authentic youth’s perspective than those on the front lines of adolescence. In the same spirit, our production showcases some of Vancouver’s most accomplished performers age 18 and under. We can’t wait to unveil their collective magic as they light up the stage.”

With a book written by acclaimed young adult novelist Dan Elish with TV producer & writer Robert Horn, 13: The Musical is set in the uncertain days of middle school, the clever coming of age story follows 12-year-old Evan Goldman who is abruptly yanked from his New York City life in the aftermath of his parents’ divorce. Transplanted to small town Indiana, Goldman finds himself navigating the popularity pecking order, while planning what he hopes will be an epic Bar Mitzvah attended by all the ‘cool kids.’ Amidst love-triangle debacles and matchmaker fiascos, Evan eventually gives up the angst-filled chase for ‘it’ crowd status and marks his first step into adulthood among his real friends.
Take a look at the trailer for Bring On Tomorrow Co’s 13: The Musical

13: The Musical runs September 28 – October 1 and October 4 – 8 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
Tickets are onsale now from Bring On Tomorrow Co.

What’s Your Favourite Christmas Song

Andrew Allen’s newest recording “Favourite Christmas Song” made me think of other memorable Christmas songs.

Every year music artists put out new Christmas tracks hoping to find that magical combination to produce a hit that strikes a cord for years to come.  For every “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, there’s a “Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk On Christmas)”

Which modern tune is your favourite Christmas song?

Here’s a few Christmas songs written and recorded since the 80s to give you a starting place.

Mariah Carey : All I Want For Christmas Is You

Wham! : Last Christmas

Band Aid : Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Kelly Clarkson : Underneath The Tree

Ariana Grande : Santa Tell Me

*NSync : Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

The Pogues : Fairytale of New York

Coldplay : Christmas Lights

NewSong : The Christmas Shoes

Bryan Adams : Christmas Time

Picks of the Week – April 15, 2015

It’s already mid-April, when will the April showers start to wane to make way for the May flowers?

Here’s the picks of the week to brighten your day.

Games: The big focus for the week will be on Vancouver Canucks as they host Calgary Flames for Game 1 & 2 of the NHL Playoffs on Wednesday and Friday.

Folk: the great singer/songwriter Neko Case is playing The Vogue Theatre tonight

Rock: Faith No More rocks a sold out show at the PNE Forum on Wednesday

Shop: Thursday evening, Gastown comes alive for another edition of Shop Hop – browse, buy, dine and drink your way through the neighbourhood filled with savings and special treats.

Diva: Ariana Grande lets her big voice ‘break free’ on Thursday night at Rogers Arena with support from Rixton

House: Get your books and uniform ready for School, Celebrities’ new Thursday night.

Blossoms: Don’t forget to check out the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival before the blooms are off the trees, and the fest wraps April 29th.

Legends: British hard rockers Def Leppard revive their 80’s heydays at Rogers Arena on Saturday

Fashion: Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week kicks off Sunday with an opening gala at Fairmont Waterfront then continues until April 24th

Run: The largest 10k fun run in the country, the Sun Run, gets ready, set and goes on Sunday all around downtown.

Light: On Sunday The Ladies #LightTheirWay at The Junction, join Carlotta Gurl, Sibel Thrasher, Willie Taylor and host Justine Tyme for a benefit for IOM’s Global Solar Lanterns initiative.