The Lawyer Show 2016

May 4th – 7th 2016, 8pm 
Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island



Regular Rates:
Wed, May 4 & Thurs, May 5 – $75 (includes $45 tax receipt)
Fri, May 6 & Sat, May 7 – $80 (includes $45 tax receipt)

TLA & CBA Members: $60 (includes a $30 tax receipt), Wed, May 4 only, book by phone
Current Law & Articling Students: $35, Wed, May 4 only, book by phone
(Please have valid membership or student number ready at time of booking.)

BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 604-685-6217

Wed, May 4 – Opening Night (Sponsored by Dentons Canada LLP)
Thurs, May 5 – Oyster Night (Sponsored by Collette Parsons Harris Trial Lawyers)
Fri, May 6 – Martini Night (Sponsored by Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP)
Sat, May 7 – Closing Night (Sponsored by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP)

One of Vancouver’s most important legal events and a valued tradition, The Lawyer Show is a fundraiser for two of Vancouver’s most cherished theatre institutions: Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre, both registered charities. Every year, thirty or so lawyers take to the boards to prove that acting and the practice of law have way too much in common. Lines are learned, songs are sung, audiences applaud, money is raised, and fun and friendship abound along the way.


Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Based on the 1988 film Hairspray by John Waters 

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenager Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on the “Corny Collins Show”. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate the “Corny Collins Show.” Tony Award-winning Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays.

Jen Arnold, B.C.G.E.U.
Michael Bain, HHBG Employment Lawyers
Keri Bennett, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Jonathon Braun, West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
Benjamin Buckingham, UBC Law Student
Rob Burns, North Shore Law LLP
Nicole Clarke, Fleming, Olson, Taneda & MacDougall
Katie Comley, Ministry of Justice – Legal Services Branch
Dulce Amba Cuenca, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
Bahareh Danaei, North Shore Law LLP
Cobi Dayan, Miller Thomson 
Shahdin Farsai, BC Supreme Court
Johanna Goosen, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick
Liam Kearns, Kearns & Company
Paul Kressock, Lawson Lundell LLP
Julia H. Law, Stewart and Company
Jerry Lecovin, Lecovin & Company
Danielle Lemon, Independent Legal Counsel, Vancouver Airport Authority
Rhona Lichtenwald, Hillcrest Law & Mediation
Farah Malik, Murchison Thomson & Clarke LLP
Patrick March, Goodwin & Mark LLP
Kaitlyn Meyer, McMillan LLP
Alex Mitretodis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Parnelli Parnes, Surrey RCMP
Elizabeth Reid, Boughton Law Corporation
Stephen P. Robertson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Sonali Sharma, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick
Linda Leong Sum, Consultant
Vista Trethewey, Review Division of WorkSafeBC
Sean Vanderfluit, WorkSafeBC
Roger Watts, Lindsay LLP
Lindsay Williams, Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation
Mark Wolf, BC Crown Counsel
Jack Wright, Department of Justice, retired





Angela Rinaldis Law Corporation
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
IMA Solutions
Lawson Lundell LLP
McMillan LLP
Slater Vecchio LLP
Trial Lawyers Association of BC


           Miki Sushi


A special thank you to all of the silent auction donors for their tremendous support of the 2016 Lawyer Show:

As a part of the post-show receptions we will be having an exciting Silent Auction! We have over $5,000 worth of fabulous items up for auction this year. Prizes range in value from $50 - $750 so there’s a little something for everyone!

All items will be on display at the reception and the auction will close nightly at 11:00pm.

The winner with the highest bid must be present at 11:00pm to collect their prize and pay by either cash, Visa or Mastercard.

Sweet Scarlet Acapella Group, Attic Hair Studio, Suki’s Pop Opera Salon, Glowbal Restaurant Group, Locus Restaurant on Main, Fleming Olson Taneda & MacDougall, Body Balance, Neverland Tea Salon, Crystal Higgins, Theatre Under the Stars, Bobo’s Philosophy Hair Salon, White Spot, Stanley’s Grill, Rolfe Benson Chartered Professional Accountants, The Keg, Milltown Bar and Grill, Fenn Consulting Group, Image Strategists, Jeff Ward Hair, Pacific Breeze Urban Winery, Federico’s Supper Club, Stefanos Greek Restaurant, Union Salon, Soffee Café, Neptune Restaurant Group, Liberty Distillery, Arts Club Theatre Company, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Open Door Yoga, Dance House, The Cultch, Hillcrest Law and Mediation, Toptable Group



See all the details from our previous theatrical triumphs here:

2015 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2014 Legally Blonde
2013 Monty Python's SPAMALOT
2012 Guys and Dolls
2011 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
2010 As You Like It
2009 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2008 Once in a Lifetime
2007 Arsenic and Old Lace
2006 Counsellor-at-Law
2005 Murder on the Nile
2004 Inherit the Wind
2003 The Government Inspector
2002 Witness for the Prosecution