2014/15 Season Announcement!

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We are thrilled to announce our 2014/15 Season Announcement. This season we’ll be dealing with the issue of family and what that means in the best of times and the worst of times. We’ve decided an all musical season with four exciting shows. You can grab your season tickets for just $75.00 if you book by May 31st, 2014!

Click HERE to get your tickets!

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October 8-25, 2014
Jericho Arts Centre
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King
With Permission by Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
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December 4 – 21, 2014
Studio 1398
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
With Permission by Music Theatre International

Little Women, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written.  Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing and heart. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache and hope — the sounds of a young America finding its voice. In years to come, we are sure that hundreds of productions by schools and theatres throughout the world will make this stage adaptation of the American classic novel a classic musical theatre treasure in its own right.
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April 29 – May 16, 2015
Jericho Arts Centre
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
With Permission by Music Theatre International

The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide.  James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and
rare modern classic.  The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.  Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
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August 6-23, 2015
Waterfront Theatre
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
With Permission by Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the
enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

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reasons to be pretty

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January 15 to February 1, 2014
by Neil Labute
Havana Theatre

Pay What You Can: Jan 15,16,21,28
All tix $15 on Jan 22,23,29,30
All tix $20 on Jan 17,18,24,25,31 and Feb 1st.
All shows start at 8pm.

Starring Adam Beauchesne, Kristy Fielding, James Paladino and Emma Johnson

Directed by Ryan Mooney
Stage Management by Chelsea Ramos

A love story about the impossibility of love, REASONS TO BE PRETTY introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, REASONS TO BE PRETTY is a gorgeous play.

What Ryan Says: It’s always exciting to return to Mr. Labute who started us off with his one act play Autobahn. This was the first Neil Labute show to ever make it to Broadway and was nominated for a Best Play Tony Award. Provocative in the way that only Labute can be we’re excited to present this show as part of our season.

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In the Zone

We are pleased to announce that Fighting Chance’s artistic director Ryan Mooney won the Best Director award at the recent Theatre BC’s Greater Vancouver Zone Theatre Festival. Ryan won for directing Neil Simon’s “Fools” which he directed for the White Rock Players Club. We also want to congratulate Braden Cox and Michael Gill who shared the award for Best Actor for their chilling performances as Leopold and Loeb in our own production of the musical “Thrill Me”.

The winners now progress on to the next stage of competition against winners from other zones across the province at ‘Destination Mainstage‘ to be held in July.

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2013-2014 Subscriptions On Sale

It’s that time of year again. The theatre season is winding down and plans for the next season have been laid out.  We have opted for a smaller season – 2 musicals and 1 play – with the goal of producing the best quality productions possible.  We are excited to tell you that we selected shows for our 2013-14 season…although we are not going to tell you what they are (yet).

We officially announce our season in May, to coincide with our musical revue A Night on Broadway, but subscriptions are on sale now at a pre-announcement rate of just $50.00! (That’s a a savings of about $30.00. It’s like getting one show for free.)  This price is available only until 31 May, so if you want subscribe do so soon and save yourself money, which will allow you to feel good about yourself all season.

To subscribe: E-mail subscribers@fightingchanceproductions.ca and request a subscription form, then send that form and a cheque to the address provided.

Also, please join our subscription Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/170518699773687/ to receive hints and updates about our new season.

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A Night on Broadway

Fighting Chance is excited to present our final show of the 2012-2013 season: A NIGHT  ON BROADWAY. A series of cabaret-style evenings featuring musical theatre selections performed by a group of Vancouver’s brightest musical theatre talent, mingled with entertaining banter and stories in an intimate and casual setting.  Each night will be different as we rotate through a surprising roster of performers, singing songs from the shows they love.

The show is playing at the Jericho Arts Centre, Tuesday to Saturday May 9-19 at 8:00, with previews on May 7 & 8.  All tickets $20. Tickets available online through the Jericho Arts Centre and at the door.

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The Rimers of Eldritch

Rimers PosterWe are currently in rehearsals for our next show: the play “The Rimers of Eldritch” by American playwright Lanford Wilson. (that’s right, it’s not a musical)

The Rimers of Eldritch (directed by Ryan Mooney) takes place in the mid 20th century in a small, aging bible belt town in Missouri which had previously been prosperous but has since fallen into decay.  The story deals with the murder of a local hermit; in discovering the culprit and the reasons for the murder the story delves into the darkness of the town and its inhabitants. Part murder mystery, part examination of midwestern American life.

Rimers will be showing at the Jericho Arts Centre 5-16 March 2013, tuesday to saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $20/$15 ($15 previews are on 5 & 6 March).  You can purchase tickets now through the Jericho website here.

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Sideshow

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Fighting Chance Productions’ newest show (our 28th) opening on 17 January is SIDESHOW,

a rarely performed musical about real time conjoined twins and performers Violet and Daisy Hilton. The Hilton sisters were born in 1908 and rose to fame as vaudeville and circus sideshow performers in the 1930s and made their movie debut playing themselves in the 1932 horror movie “Freaks“. Eventually, when sideshows fell out of popularity with the public, they became produce clerks at in North Carolina where they died in 1969.  Sideshow tells the story of their lives and desires for fame and love. Daisy & Violet Hilton

The musical Sideshow (book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger) ran on Broadway in 1997 and was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including for best musical.

The FCP production of Sideshow will be presented “in concert” – our first production of that kind and will be at the Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street), our first time performing in this space. The large cast includes many FCP first-timers, as well as several alumni: DEVON BUSSWOOD, CAITLIN CLUGSTON, AMBER CROUCH, JENNIFER DOAN, KATE HOLLEY, MARENA HUNTER, KENZIE PETERS, SARAH SMITH, ERIC BISKUPSI, ALEX NICOLL, ANDREW WADE, MICHELLE BAYNTON, DOMENIC CHAN, MATTEW FEDORWICZ,
KAYLA HEYBLOM, DAMON JANG, SARAH JAYSMITH, YUKARI KOMATSU, RILEY LANGFORD, GREGORY LIOW, LAURA LUONGO, MURRY PETERS, TOM PETERS, LOUISA PHUNG, NICK ROSE.

Sideshow is running for 4 performances only from 17-19 January 2013 at 8pm, with one matinee at 3pm  on the 19th. Tickets are $20 + service charges available now through Tickets Tonight.

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