In Tune 2017

In Tune 2017

June 8-18 2017
Various Granville Island Venues and The Post at 750

Where new musicals are born


SHOWCASES, MASTERCLASSES, DISCUSSION, AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Click on a date to see what's happening that day
Thursday, June 8
Friday, June 9
Saturday, June 10
Sunday, June 11
Monday, June 12
Tuesday, June 13
Wednesday, June 14
Thursday, June 15
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18

 

 

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Thursday, June 8

No Public Events


Friday, June 9

FUN STUFF
Showdown Throwdown 
Hosted by Christopher King
Time: 8PM
Location: Waterfront Theatre

As the opening night kick-off to In Tune, these head-to-head musical theatre battles are a raucous celebration of the ridiculous. Expect the unexpected in this irreverent event followed by an after-party at Studio 1398. More Fun Stuff.


Saturday, June 10

SHOWCASE
The Longing and the Short of It
By Daniel Maté
Time: 8pm
Location: Waterfront Theatre

Six people of various ages all search urgently for a sense of lasting connection. Whether trying to connect with someone else or with themselves, their search is sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, and always relatable. More info.


Sunday, June 11

FUN STUFF
Tony Awards Viewing Party 
Hosted by the In Tune Young Company 
Time: 8pm
Location: The Post at 750

Instead of huddling at home over your laptop, Googling “Live Stream Tony Awards” — come hang with us! Drinks, snacks, laughs, are all on tap. More Fun Stuff.


Monday, June 12

INDUSTRY EVENT
Musical Theatre Creators Salon
Time: 2pm
(7pm Salon is Cancelled)
Location: Studio 1398

Every musical starts somewhere! The Musical Theatre Creators' Salon is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the developmental process, hear what’s new, and learn more about what it takes to make a song or a show work. Local writing teams will present excerpts from new musicals in progress and receive professional feedback from award-winning Canadian composer-lyricist Daniel Maté. More info.

SHOWCASE
The Mysteries
Book by Ann Mortifee in collaboration with David Feinstein
Music by Ann Mortifee in collaboration with Edward Henderson
Lyrics by Ann Mortifee
Presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company
Time: 7pm
Location: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

Due to popular demand, the showcase is now sold out.

When Persephone is abducted and taken to the Underworld, her mother Demeter halts the seasons, threatening life on earth. This classic myth predicted the environmental cataclysm into which the world has fallen - how might the story be rewritten if we hope to survive? More info.


Tuesday, June 13

No Public Events


Wednesday, June 14

MASTERCLASS
Cheat Sheets: Theory for Dummies
Instructor: Christopher King
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Studio 1398

A crash-course in music theory from one of Vancouver’s leading Musical Directors. For stage managers and designers wanting to learn to read music, performers seeking a refresher on how to look at a score, or directors who have no idea what any of this is — this session is for you. All levels welcome. There are no stupid questions. More info.

FUN STUFF
BLAME CANADA! Cabaret
Hosted by Jay Brazeau
Time: 8pm
Location: Studio 1398

An intimate cabaret celebrating the best in new Canadian musical theatre, featuring work by members of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective, the country’s largest group of musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists. More Fun Stuff.


Thursday, June 15

MASTERCLASS
Jack Viertel Masterclass – Gypsy in depth
Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Studio 1398

A full-day, immersive examination of Gypsy (Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) and what makes it such a musical masterpiece. For writers, composers or performers – all are welcome! More info.

FUN STUFF
Bittergirl: The Musical
By Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence, and Mary Francis Moore
With Music Supervision, Arrangements, and Orchestrations by Bob Foster
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Granville Island Stage
Tickets: SAVE $20—PREMIUM SEATS ONLY $29!
Special offer for June 15 performance only
Use promo code InTune2017 by June 14 at artsclub.com

It’s the play that became the book that became the musical that swept Canada this season! Bittergirl: The Musical is a catchy example of a new Canadian musical success story. See it, sing with it, dig into the process of its evolution in a post-show Q&A with one of the co-creators. More Fun Stuff.


Friday, June 16

MASTERCLASS
Jack Viertel Masterclass — Carousel Scene Study
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Studio 1398

Referred to by Sondheim as “probably the single most important moment in the evolution of contemporary musicals”, the “Bench Scene” will be performed for the class and analyzed by Viertel — deconstructing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s perfect intersection of story, music, song, and dance. More info.

INDUSTRY EVENT
Jack Viertel Q & A
Time: 2pm
Location: Studio 1398

All-access to the man of the moment — In Tune’s guest of honour, Jack Viertel, interviewed by Peter Jorgensen. More info.

SHOWCASE
Stars Without Makeup
By David King
Time: 8pm
Location: Studio 1398

Two feuding celebrities — a pop singer and an A-list actress — call a truce in order to save their gifted massage therapist from being taken advantage of by a man whom they suspect is paparazzi. More info.


Saturday, June 17

INDUSTRY EVENT
Pitch Session
Time: 10 am
Location: Studio 1398

Artists: this is your room for pitching and presenting your work to various presenters across the country! More info.

SHOWCASE
The Preposterous Posthumous Predicament of Paulie Peel
Book by Julie Tepperman
Music and Lyrics by Kevin Wong
Time: 2PM
Location: Studio 1398

After the sudden death of his scientist father, ten year old Paulie Peel struggles to make sense of this tragedy. At the funeral, Paulie reveals a surprising scientific theory for dad's untimely "death" — a conundrum that only he, as his father's trusted apprentice, can solve (with the help of the trusty laboratory frog). More info.

SHOWCASE
The Sweet Life
By Leslie Mildiner and Bob Buckley
Time: 8pm
Location: Studio 1398

When a group of kids and teens go on strike over the sudden leap in the price of chocolate bars, the stage seems set for a sugar-sweet local shaggy-dog story — that is, until the RCMP and national newspapers start to claim the pint-size protesters are being manipulated by Communist-Agitators. More info.


Sunday, June 18

FUN STUFF
Closing Party 
Created and hosted by the In Tune Young Company 
Time: 8pm
Location: Studio 1398

A raconteur-style performance highlighting what was learned and observed during In Tune. Come raise a glass to our 10 incredible days together in this showcase wrap-party. More Fun Stuff.


Thank you to our supporters

Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of BC, City of Vancouver, Hawthorne Foundation, The Goodwin Family Foundation, Granville Island, East Van Graphics, Fastsigns, The Georgia Straight, The generous support of Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Carousel Theatre for Young People, Our Little Flower Company, Theatre Under the Stars, Gateway Theatre, Arts Club Theatre Company, Royal City Musical Theatre, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Vancouver TheatreSports League, Moody Ales, Arts Umbrella, Bard on the Beach, Moonrider Productions

Raffle Winner
Congratulations to our In Tune 2017 raffle winner, Brendan W., who won the fabulous prize package of gift certificates to Biercraft restaurant and musical theatre in the 17-18 season, valued at $1028!

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