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|"Billy Bishop Flies Again"
by John Gray/Eric Peterson
Finally, after five years of waiting for the right opportunity, ACE Productions has joined forces with First Impressions Theatre to present the iconic Canadian musical "Billy Bishop Goes To War". This is a special presentation celebrating the 25th Anniversary of First Impressions Theatre which has been bringing quality theatre to the North Shore for a quarter of a century. The feisty young Canadian from Owen Sound, Ontario will be played by Damon Calderwood while the narrator/piano player will be Gordon Roberts. This strong professional cast is in the capable directorial hands of well known Vancouver actor Gerry Mackay. Running November 5 through 22 Wed. to Sat. at 8 PM the show will have a special Tuesday night performance on Nov. 11th with all funds going to the "Poppy Fund" veterans charity.
The Deep Cove Shaw Theatre just ten minutes from the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge to North Vancouver will be the intimate venue for this production of this Governor General's Award for Drama and Los Angeles Drama Critics Award winner. This year not only marks the 25th Anniversary of First Impressions Theatre but also the 30th anniversary of the play itself as it was first performed by John Gray and Eric Peterson Nov. 3rd, 1978 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Interestingly, John Gray's son Zach is reprising John's role as pianist/narrator in a U.B.C. production running Oct. 29 to Nov. 8 to celebrate U.B.C.'s 100th birthday. There is much celebration in the many anniversarys surrounding this year and "Billy Bishop Goes To War" so head over to Deep Cove to catch the antics of our country's top flying Ace in this production that captures the thrills and fears of W.W.I aerial warfare flying over your neighbourhood aerodrome in Deep Cove November 5 through 22. Call 604-929-9456 for your tickets right away!
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The Words and Music of Tom Lehrer
Tom Lehrer a Harvard educated math professor delighted millions of fans
during the '50s and '60s with his dry cynical but good-humoured attacks
on the A-bomb, racism, pollution, pornography, the military, the boy
scouts and, of course, mathematics.
Nothing is sacred in this hysterical Tom Lehrer revue featuring such Lehrer favourites as "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park", "When You Are Old and Grey", "The Old Dope Peddler" and an unforgettable Gilbert and Sullivan-esque recitation of the table of elements, linked together with his own inimitable concert patter.
see the Georgia Straight review