The Lawyer Show 2017

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.

The Lawyer Show 2017: Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
May 4th – 6th, 2017
at the Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
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It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still get make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following.

Our 2017 Cast!

Jayce Allen, Public Prosecution Service
Wes Berger, Articling Student
Jonathon Braun, West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
Rob Burns, North Shore Law LLP
Katie Comley, Ministry of Justice
Emma Costante, Blake, Cassels, & Graydon LLP
Cobi Dayan, Miller Thomson
Ryan Erwin, UBC Law 2L Student
Craig Giles, Ministry of Justice – Crown Counsel
Johanna Goosen, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick
Brandon Hastings, Quay Law Centre
Kevin Hill, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Tevia Jeffries, Dentons Canada LLP
Paul Kressock, Lawson Lundell LLP
Kate Lawrence, Dunnaway, Jackson, Ouellet & Associates
Gerald Lecovin, Gerald J. Lecovin Law Corporation
Danielle Lemon, PressReader
Rhona Lichtenwald, Hillcrest Law & Mediation
Farah Malik, Murchison Thomson & Clarke LLP
Patrick March, Goodwin & Mark LLP
Kaitlyn Meyer, Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP
Alex Mitretodis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Mandana Namazi, Public Prosecution Service Canada
Glen Orris, Glen Orris Q.C. Law Corporation
Elizabeth Reid, Boughton Law Corporation
Angie Nathalia Riano, Henderson Heinrichs LLP
Stephen P. Robertson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Caroline Senini, BC Supreme Court
Vista Trethewey, WorkSafeBC
Emma Vallance, Hamilton Fabbro
Sean Vanderfluit, WorkSafeBC
Lyndsay Watson, Caroline + Gislason Lawyers
Roger Watts, Lindsay LLP
Lindsay Williams, Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation
Mark Wolf, Crown Counsel

Our Band!

Michael Bain, HHBG Employment Lawyers
Daniel Burnett, Owen Bird Law Corporation
Cappone D'Angelo, Legal Counsel at Vancity
Lindsay Goldberg, Fulton & Company Law Corporation
Mark Slay, North Shore Law LLP






Angela Rinaldis Law Corporation
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Lawson Lundell LLP
Slater Vecchio LLP
Trial Lawyers Assocation of BC


Interested in sponsoring this year's Lawyer Show? Contact Laurie-Ann Goodwin at

Interested in purchasing an ad in this year's Lawyer Show program? Contact Annie Jang at

A special thank you to all of the silent auction donors for their tremendous support of the 2017 Lawyer Show:

Rob Burns, Rain City Massage, Velvet Lounge Hair Salon, Granville Island Boat Rentals, Gerald Lecovin, PressReader, Locus Restaurant, Melodee Rain, Nancy McSweeney, Open Door Yoga, Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar, Equinox Gym, Landmark Cinemas, Hapa Izakaya, Railtown Cafe, Lululemon, Vancouver’s Children’s Festival, Sewell’s Marina, Savoury Chef, The Cultch, Firehall Arts Centre, United Players, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Ballet BC



See all the details from our previous theatrical triumphs here:

2016 Hairspray
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

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