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.

Urinetown

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

BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call Box Office at 604.685.6217
Regular Tickets: $80 ($45 tax receipt)
CBA and TLABC Members Rate: $60 ($25 tax receipt) - Available for Wed, May 8th performance only - Call box office to book

Performances will take place:
Wednesday, May 8 @ 8pm (Opening Night)
Thursday, May 9 @ 8pm (Oyster Night)
Friday, May 10 @ 8pm (Martini Night)
Saturday, May 11 @ 8pm (Closing Night)

An exclusive post-show reception will follow each performance, featuring hors d'oeuvres and a fantastic silent auction.

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.

Our 2019 Cast and Band

Michael Airton, Hoogbruin & Company
Wes Berger, BTM Lawyers LLP
Rob Burns, North Shore Law LLP
Alison Colpitts, UBC Law Student
Katie Comley, Miller Thomson LLP
Shannon Currie, Department of Justice Canada
Cappone D’Angelo, Legal Counsel at Vancity
Cobi Dayan, Miller Thomson LLP
Johanna Goosen, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP
Liam Kearns, Kearns & Company
Paul Kressock, Lawson Lundell LLP
Jennifer Lang-Hodge, Norton Rose Fulbright
Justin Lapeña, Kearns & Company
Julia Law, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Kate Lawrence, North Shore Law LLP
Gerald Lecovin, Gerald J. Lecovin Law Corporation
Linda Leong Sum, LSum Consulting
Rhona Lichtenwald, Hillcrest Law & Mediation
Sinead Linden, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP
Kaja Marinic, Burns Fitzpatrick LLP
Kaitlyn Meyer, Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP
Mandana Namazi, Law Society of BC
Mark Slay, North Shore Law LLP
Erica Tang, Dick W. Eng Law Corporation
Sarah Tradewell, Clark Wilson LLP – Articled Student
Emma Vallance, Hamilton Fabbro
Emma Wilson, Acumen Law Corporation
Mark Wolf, BC Crown Counsel
Betty Wu, Silvergate Law

Our 2019 Sponsors!

Big Night Out Opening Night Sponsor

Fulton & Company


Big Night Out Oyster Night Sponsor

North Shore Law LLP


Big Night Out Martini Night Sponsor

Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP

Big Night Out Closing Night Sponsor


Standing Ovation Sponsor


Community Player Sponsors


Superstar Sponsors

Acumen Law Corporation
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Clark Wilson LLP
Lawson Lundell LLP
Slater Vecchio LLP

Supporting Player Sponsors
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Trial Lawyers Association of BC
ZSA Legal Recruitment