The Lawyer Show

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, twenty 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 2015 Lawyer Show is . . . (drumroll)

A Musical by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Land
April 29 - May 2  2015 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island

Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centres on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. The other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. 

After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues, that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Cast
Keri Bennett, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Rob Burns, North Shore Law LLP
Craig Giles, BC Ministry of Justice
Johanna Goosen, Davis LLP
Tevia Jeffries, Dentons LLP
Lauren Kim, Non-Practicing
Aria Laskin, The Court of Appeal
Gerald Lecovin, Lecovin and Company
Danielle Lemon, Peer 1 Hosting
Alexandra Mitretodis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Farah Malik, Sole Practitioner
Kaitlyn Meyer, McMillan LLP
Jordan Michaux, BC Supreme Court
Glen Orris, Glen Orris Law Corporation
Holly Popenia, Department of Justice
Stephen P. Robertson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Stephanie Streat, Dentons LLP
Linda Leong Sum, Consultant
Roger Watts, Lindsay LLP
Jonathan Weisman, Holmes and King
Mark Wolf, BC Crown Counsel
Jack Wright, Department of Justice, retired
 

PAST LAWYER SHOW PRODUCTIONS

See all the details from our previous theatrical triumphs here:

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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