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.

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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

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 Chaperonebegins 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