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, 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 2018: The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
May 3 - 5, 2018
at the Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island


Regular Tickets: $80 ($45 tax receipt)

CBA Member Rate: $60 ($25 tax receipt) - Available for Thurs, May 3rd performance only - Call box office to book

Or call Box Office at 604-685-6217

Performances will take place:
Thursday May 3 @ 8 pm (Opening Night)
Friday, May 4 @ 8 pm (Oyster Night)
Saturday, May 5 @ 2 pm (Saturday Matinee)
Saturday, May 5 @ 8 pm (Closing Night)

About the show:
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. It started as a wedding present for a couple of actors, lovingly created by their friends. It then went to the Toronto Fringe, then became a Mirvish hit in Toronto and then played Broadway and London's West End. It's a great Canadian show biz success story!

With the houselights down, a person in a chair appears on stage and puts on her favourite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the person in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, a trio of gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, an Aviatrix and a lively chorus of servants and wedding guests and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.

Our 2018 Cast!

Michael Airton, Hoogbruin & Company
Jonathon Braun, Migrant Workers Centre
Benjamin Buckingham, UBC Law Student
Rob Burns, North Shore Law LLP
Alison Colpitts, UBC Law Student
Cobi Dayan, Miller Thomson LLP
Larissa Dziubenko, Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP
Ryan Erwin, UBC Law Student
Johanna Goosen, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick
Tevia Jeffries, Dentons Canada LLP
Liam Kearns, Kearns & Company
Kate Lawrence, North Shore Law LLP
Gerald Lecovin, Gerald J. Lecovin Law Corporation
Danielle Lemon, PressReader
Rhona Lichtenwald, Hillcrest Law & Mediation
Patrick March, Goodwin & Mark LLP
Kaja Marinic, Burns Fitzpatrick LLP
Julie Menten, Roper Greyell LLP
Alexandra Mitretodis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Mandana Namazi, Public Prosecution Service Canada
Stephen P. Robertson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Caroline Senini, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Stephanie Streat, BTM Lawyers LLP
Linda Sum, LSum Consulting
Erica Tang, Dick W. Eng Law Corporation
Emma Vallance, Hamilton Fabbro 

Our 2018 Band!

Arielle Ballance, Musical Director | Keys
Cappone D'Angelo, Legal Counsel at Vancity | Saxophone
Lindsay Goldberg, Fulton & Company Law Corporation | Trumpet
Nick Fontaine | Drums


Big Night Out Opening Night Sponsor

Big Night Out Oyster Night Sponsor

Saturday Matinee Sponsor

Big Night Out Closing Night Sponsor

Standing Ovation Sponsor

Community Player Sponsors

Superstar Sponsor
Angela Rinaldis Law Corporation
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Lawson Lundell LLP
Slater Vecchio

Supporting Player Sponsors
Borden Ladner Gervais
Miller Thomson
Trial Lawyers Association of BC

Cameo Sponsor

Beer Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Thank you to our Silent Auctions Donors!

Arts Club Theatre Company, Bard on the Beach, Ballet BC, Black2Blonde, Broadway Jewellers, Carousel Theatre for Young People, Chilliwack River Valley Natural Honey, The Cultch, Dailey Method, Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres, E-exit Escape Room, Equinox, Everything Wine, John Fluevog Shoes, Granville Island Hat Shop, Granville Island Tea Shop, Harbour Dance Centre, is. Salon, Karen Cooper Photography, Lord's Shoes, Liberty Wines, Luminous Elephant, Petit Ami, PNE, Pirate Adventures on Granville Island, PressReader, Rogers’ Chocolates, Romance Jewellers, RYU, Search and Rescue Denim, Semperviva Yoga, Silk Weaving Studio, Skoah, Soul Cycle (Yaletown), Starbucks, Theatre Under the Stars, Touchstone Theatre, Truvelle Bridal, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver International Writers Festival, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver TheatreSports, WorkSafeBC



See all the details from our previous theatrical triumphs here:

2017 Grease
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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