The Lawyer Show 2008

Once in a Lifetime

Co-Produced with

Moss Hart and George S Kaufman's
Once In a Lifetime

April 18 & 19, 2008
The Stanley Theatre

A hilarious show with the size and high energy of a big musical!

Silver-screen wit collides with behind-the-scenes lunacy in Once in a Lifetime, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s classic screwball spoof of Hollywood. The first of eight collaborations between Kaufman & Hart (You Can't Take It With You, The Man Who Came to Dinner) Once in a Lifetime is a fast-paced comedy set in the 1920’s about three down-and-out vaudevillians who decide to head for Tinseltown and try their luck with the newly-invented talkies.

Directed by Katrina Dunn
Music Director: Dominique Hogan
Set Design: Michael Gall
Lighting Design: Ted Roberts
Stage Manager: Marijka Brusse

The Cast

Michael Airton, Lindsay Kenney LLP
Veronica Armstrong, Egx Group Inc
Tom Do, Tom Chau Trong Do Law Corp
Stacey Grubb, Guild, Yule and Company LLP
Betta Gustafson, Public Guardian and Trustee
Lisa Jean Helps, Helps Law Offices
Jayce Henderson, Public Prosecutions Service
Vahan A. Ishkanian, Sole Practitioner
Scott Johnston, Koffman Kalef LLP
Steven Jung, Steven Jung Law Office
Irina Kordic, Murphy Battista
Garth Loeppky, Ministry of Attorney General
G. Garry Macdonald, G. Garry MacDonald Law Corp.
Rina Maharaj, Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Daniel K. McLeod, Preston Clark McLeod
Glen Orris, Q.C., Orris and Co.
Andrew Pilliar, Dives, Grauer & Harper LLP
Dale B. Pope, Q.C., Davis LLP
Jim Poyner, James M. Poyner Law Corporation
Elizabeth A. Reid, Owen Bird Law Corporation
Angela Rinaldis, Miller Thomson LLP
Elizabeth Rowbotham, Ministry of Attorney General
Karen A. Truscott, Justice Canada
Sean Vanderfluit, WorkSafeBC
David Volk, UBC Law Student
Brian J. Wallace, Q.C., Lawson Lundell LLP
Penny Washington, Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
Roger S. Watts, Boughton Law Corporation

Special Guests

Friday April 18th, 2008
- Anna Fung, Q.C., 2007 President of the Law Society
- Fred Lee, 'Man About Town' for CBC Radio One, The National Post and the Vancouver Courier
- Professor Joseph Weiler of the Faculty of Law at UBC
- Chief Constable Lorne Zapotichny of the New Westminster Police Service

Saturday April 19th, 2008
- David Neave, Partner at Blakes
- Mr. Justice Jon Sigurdson, Supreme Court of BC
- Madam Justice Lynn Smith, Supreme Court of BC
- Annelle Wilkins, General Counsel for HSBC
- Andrew Wilkinson, Q.C., Partner at McCarthy Tétrault


*Partner Level ($3,000 plus)



*Appellate Level ($2,000 to $2,999)
MCL Motor Cars

*Supreme Level ($1,000 to $1,999)
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bull Housser & Tupper
Davis LLP
Dye & Durham
Fasken Martineau
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
McKellar Group
Slater Vecchio
Taylor Veinotte Sullivan Barristers