After 58 years in Vancouver, the show must go on at Metro Theatre
When Alison Schamberger first joined Metro Theatre in the 1960s, Marpole was a busy neighbourhood with a lively entertainment district. Now, the show still goes on, but the audiences are quieter. "I used to say to people, when I was directing them in to Metro 'It's between the Fraser Arms and the Wild Coyote," she says. "But none of these business are around any more." Schamberger says that with 80 theatres in the Lower Mainland spanning an area between White Rock, Langley and West Vancouver, audiences are likely to pick a play closer to home, if they go to live shows at all.