the lawyer show

about the program

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.

Announcing our 2019 Lawyer Show!


Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
May 8-11, 2019
at the Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island

About the show:
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.


AUDITIONS FOR THE 2019 LAWYER SHOW will take place from 7pm to 10pm on Thursday, October 18 & Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Carousel Theatre Studio B, 1411 Cartwright St. on Granville Island.

Never Auditioned before? Think it sounds scary? It's not. It's easy! There is only one criteria – you must be a lawyer to audition (our definition of 'lawyer' includes law students, articling students and clerks). 

Find all the details here.