In Tune 2015

In Tune Conference 2015 - The Art of Canadian Musicals

June 12-21, 2015

Assorted Venues on Granville Island and The Post at 750

Tickets for The Way Back To Thursday at Vancouvertix.com 
or by phone at  604.629.8849

All other events By Donation, with the exception of Masterclasses

The Art of Canadian Musicals

In Tune is a Vancouver-based biennial event that develops and showcases new Canadian musicals, and supports the artists engaged in creating and performing new musicals. Co-curated and co-produced by Touchstone Theatre and the Arts Club Theatre Company, it takes place in a variety of venues on Granville Island in June.

See all the programming in the In Tune 2015 Guide! 

Download it here.  Download just the schedule and venues here.
 

KEYNOTE/CABARET
FRIDAY JUNE 12TH AT 8PM AT THE WATERFRONT THEATRE - By Donation
On Friday June 12th at 8pm at the Waterfront Theatre, we launch into In Tune 2015 with a 30 minute keynote address from incredibly inspiring Canadian musical theatre icon Marek Norman. A multi-award-winning composer, actor and producer, Marek has created over 40 original scores and continues to work with many of Canada’s young writers of musical theatre. See his full bio here. After the speech, there will be songs! We’ve asked eight Canadian musical theatre personalities to select one song from the Canadian musical theatre canon and publically defend their selection. Under Peter Jorgenson’s direction, these lovingly curated songs will be performed, cabaret style, with a group of fantastic local performers. Featuring Performances by Graham Coffeng, Michelle Bardach, Kayla Dunbar & Jennie Neumann. Kerry O’Donovan accompanies on piano.
 

OUR 6 MASTERCLASSES ARE STILL TAKING REGISTRATION.  All the details are on the Classes page of this website.  Navigate there by clicking here.
To register contact Annie at admin@touchstonetheatre.com or 604-709-9973
Download a printable version of all the Masterclass details here.

LEAD PRESENTATION
THURSDAY JUNE 18TH to SUNDAY JUNE 21ST - REVUE STAGE
Thursday through Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm
Tickets at vancouvertix.com

Theatre Passe Muraille’s hit production of
The Way Back To Thursday
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rob Kempson
Starring Rob Kempson and Valerie Hawkins
Piano: Chris Tsujiuchi, Cello: Samuel Bisson
Orchestrations by Scott Christian
Directed by Briana Brown
Musical Direction by Chris Tsujiuchi
Original Production Design by Beth Kates
Hollywood films and Rock Hudson inspire the musical relationship between a grandmother and her gay grandson as they struggle to connect through his coming of age. Inspired by the traditional song cycle form, The Way Back To Thursday is a musical about unconditional love that crosses generations, genders, and lifetimes. 

BLAME CANADA!
A Concert of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective
SUNDAY JUNE 14TH AT 7PM - THE WATERFRONT THEATRE - By Donation
After sold-out concerts in New York and Toronto, BLAME CANADA! makes its West Coast debut! Hosted by local theatre legend Jay Brazeau and featuring an array of Vancouver’s top musical theatre performers, including Lauren Bowler, Kayla Dunbar, Janet Gigliotti, William Hopkins, Warren Kimmel, Caitriona Murphy and Sayer Roberts, BLAME CANADA! is an evening featuring work by the members of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC). Staged in concert style, this show is an amazing and rare opportunity to hear exciting new work from Canadian musical theatre creators in other regions and those living outside the country. Founded by Vancouver’s own Landon Braverman and Joseph Trefler, the CMTWC is a national organization devoted to supporting and promoting the work of homegrown musical theatre writers. To learn more about CMTWC, please visit www.cmtwc.com.


SHOWCASES

MONDAY JUNE 15TH 8PM - REVUE STAGE - By Donation

The Best Laid Plans
Book by Vern Thiessen
Music and Lyrics by Benjamin Elliot and Anton Lipovetsky
Based on the novel by Terry Fallis
A Project of Touchstone Theatre and Patrick Street Productions
Director: Peter Jorgensen
A burned-out political strategist's plan to get out of politics by managing an unelectable candidate in a federal election is thrown into turmoil when the plan backfires.

&

Onegin
By Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille
Inspired by the Poem by Pushkin and the Opera by Tchaikovsky
A Project of The Arts Club Theatre
Director: Amiel Gladstone
The sweeping 19th century epic about passion, duels, and bad timing, reimagined for the modern stage by two of the creators of Do You Want What I Have Got?: A Craigslist Cantata.


TUESDAY JUNE 16TH 8PM - REVUE STAGE - By Donation

Route 66: The Musical
By Rick Antonson and Shawn Macdonald
Director: Robert McQueen
A 30-something couple travel down America’s legendary highway and are pulled into a world America almost forgot.

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LOVE BOMB
Book and Lyrics by Meghan Gardiner
Music and Additional Lyrics by Steve Charles
Director: Renee Iaci
A Project of shameless hussy productions
A concert of emotion rips through Justine's first performance in years. Because of one uninvited guest, her music takes on a life of its own.

 

DON'T FORGET TO PURCHASE YOUR RAFFLE TICKET!

You can win a prize package valued at $1849!

The package includes:

-2 Professional Teeth Whitening Sessions from Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry
-1 hour Demo Reel Filming Session with Matthew Kennedy, Videographer - 1 Hour
-2 Tickets to The Art's Club Theatre Production Onegin
-2 Tickets to Touchstone Theatre and Patrick Street Production's The Best Laid Plans: a Musical
-Gift Certificate from Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver
-Integrated Performance Coaching Session w/ Andy Toth
-2 Hours Acting Coaching with Katrina Dunn, Touchstone Theatre Artistic Director
-Supernova Salon Hair Cut and Colour Gift Certificate
-Tom Lee Music Vancouver Gift Certificate
-1 Gyrotonics Session CIRCUL8 Vancouver Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Studio
-1 Headshot Session with Erin Palm, Erin Palm Photography

Tickets are 1 for $10 or 2 or $15.

Draw will be held on June 21st, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
Winner will be announced on June 22nd on this webpage.

Congratulations to Raffle Winner, Josh Bates!

For Rules of Play, click here.
Tickets may be sold and purchased only in British Columbia.

Production Credits

Co-produced by Touchstone Theatre and the Arts Club Theatre Company

Co-Curators and Co-Producers: Katrina Dunn and Rachel Ditor
Producer: Laurie-Ann Goodwin
Producer and Associate Curator: Rae Steinberg
Marketing and Masterclass Administration: Annie Jang
Publicity: Jodi Smith, Graphic Design: Kristen Johnson
Production Management: Adrian Muir & Scott Zechner
Associate Producers: Lisa Goebel, Jamie King, Naomi Vogt and Veronique West

DISCUSSION EVENTS

Songwriters' Salon with Veda Hille
Sunday June 21st, 12pm Studio 1398

Jukebox Musicals Panel Discussion
Friday June 19th, 5:30pm Revue Stage

Musicals for Young Audiences Panel Discussion
Saturday June 20th, 5:30pm Revue Stage

WORKS IN DEVELOPMENT WITH NO PUBLIC SHOWING

Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical
The Chariot Cities
Carry On
Polly and the Penthouse
Chords of Fame

OTHER STUFF

YouTube Musical
See it at www.youtube.com/user/touchstonetheatrevan

Pitch Sessions
Monday June 15th, 4pm The Post at 750

Musical Directors' Roundtable
Saturday June 20th, 12pm The Post at 750

Working Group on Story and Score
Wednesday June 17th, 10am  Carousel Theatre


In Tune thanks all of our supporters:

Lead Donor - Bonnie Mah

In Tune Inner Circle Donor - Susan Dickson

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