FAST FACTS

Five Alarm Chili pot red hot pepper flame and blue ribbon
SHOW TIMES:

Evening Performances at 8 pm: Oct 29, 30,31 & Nov 4,5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21
Matinee Performances at 2 pm:  Nov 1, 7 &15

SHOW RUN:

Oct 29 – Nov 21, 2020

There is NO  Director’s Talk  for this show.

The Preview is on Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 – it is the final dress rehearsal.

  • Running Time: approx 1 hour 30 minutes . There is NO  INTERMISSION
LOCATION:

1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC.  Next to the on-ramp to the Arthur Lang Bridge by Marine Drive and Granville .

Chef chopping chili for the pot - five alarm
TICKET PRICING:

From $30 for Adults/Students/Seniors with a special every Wednesday 2 tickets for $50. Preview is $21.

*GST is included in all ticket prices

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased on line TICKETS

 

BOX OFFICE WINDOWS HOURS:

BOX OFFICE OPENS 4:30pm on Performance Days 

Voicemail or email responses at other times
Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191
LICENSED LOUNGE HOURS:

No Bar or Concession Service for this show due to COVID-19 protocols

PARKING:

There is plenty of easy parking – in the parking lot, on the street, even ‘All Evening Parking’ for $4 at the Liquor Store Lot just up the street from Metro.

BUS ROUTES:

We’re close to the Marpole bus loop and on the #10 route. Check out www.translink.ca for transit directions.

CONTACT:

Metro Theatre via the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information, publicity photos, and arrangements for interview

Press Release: Five Alarm

With COVID-19 protocols practiced for Safety First ALWAYS, Metro Theatre is thrilled to raise the curtain for our 58th continuous Season with the spicy, hot comedy FIVE ALARM on stage Oct 29 – Nov 21,2020 Written by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva and directed by Nicky Anderton the show is a BC premiere not to be missed!

EAch cast memeber contributing to the chili pot - Five AlarmAs the sauce simmers, bitter rivalry, mystery and zany comedy come to a rolling boil in this small town – traditional Chili Cook-Off

Ava Rose wants to win her hometown chili cook-off after years (16 to be exact) of failing to nab the top prize. Before the day is over, childhood secrets will be exposed, blood will be shed,a pot of chili will be tossed, and another sabotaged. If she can piece together her father’s missing Five Alarm Chili recipe and keep her assistant from maiming herself, Ava is sure to finally take home the trophy, cash prize and most importantly – prestige of the annual Memorial Chili Cook Off  named for her father Wayne Rose.

This funny, heartwarming and spicy comedy by Kristen Da Silva will fill your bellies with laughs and remind us of the triumphs, challenges and joys of being human.  Small town shenanigans, warm hearted fun with extra zing abound in this Five Alarm Chili cook-off competition. ”  Nicky Anderton, Director. 

Tickets from $30 (includes GST) can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or Purchase Tickets

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 58th continuous Season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. FIVE ALARM is our 524th show.

CAST and Production Team for FIVE ALARM

CHILI COOK OFF FIVE ALARMCharacter……………………………………………………..Performer

Ava Rose…………………………..Marcia Strang

Ellen Pellham……………………..Erica Bearss

Connie Gardiner………………….Cindy Hirschberg-Schon

Tucker Dell………………………….Mark “Sparky” MacDonald

Caleb Seaton……………………….Shane Steward

 

Production Team……………………………………………………………Name

Director…………………………………………………………………Nicky Anderton

Assistant Director……………………………………………………Simon Roberts

Production Manager………………………………………………..Heather Stewart

Stage Manager…………………………………………………………Kate Chubbs

Set Designer…………………………………………………………….Heather Stewart

Costumer Designer……………………………………………………Claire Turner

Lighting Designer………………………………………………………Les Erskine

Sound Designer…………………………………………………………..Roger Monk

Properties……………………………………………………………….Barbara Walsh

Technical Director…………………………………………………………Les Erskine

General Manager…………………………………………………………..Les Erskine

Head Carpenter………………………………………………………Robin Richardson

Set Decoration…………………………………………………Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Publicity……………………………………………………………..Debra Danny

Graphic Design…………………………………………………….Barbara LaBounta

Photography……………………………………………………Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Five Alarm ~ The Story

The fairgrounds of small town in Lumby, BC is home to the annual Wayne Rose Memorial Chili Cook-off where local residents fight tooth and nail for the title (and cash prize) of Chili Champion.

The most determined is Ava Rose, who has pursued the title (unsuccessfully) for sixteen years, to commemorate the memory of her father and former chili expert. This year with the help of her new and quirky assistant (Ellen), Ava returns for a 17th time to battle her former childhood friend and rival, Connie, who has bested her five years in a row.

If Ava can piece together her late father’s missing Five Alarm Chili recipe she might just have a chance at piecing together the mysteries of her past and finally bring home the trophy.