FRONT OF THE LINE NEWSLETTER ~ September 2019

director with head in hand, actors all over the stage volunteers painting season 57 crest

Bringing comedies, dramas, and pantomimes to the theatre stage…….

Metro Theatre produces entertaining live theatre that is affordable and accessible.

patrons milling around the lobby during intermissionYour subscription comes with:

  • Best available seats.
  • No-cost seat exchange.
  • Reduced price on bar drinks.
  • 10% off on certain Metro Rental shows
  • Exclusive VIP membership
  • EXTRA VOUCHER at NO CHARGE – so you can invite a friend along at no cost to one of the regular season plays.

 

For More Info & Subscription Options please visit

https://metrotheatre.com/Season-57/

Plan theatre into your life and look forward to a season of memorable experiences at great value.  AND/OR Consider giving someone special, the magic of live theatre all season long by gifting them season tickets.

ticket stubs to a Metro show We hope you’ll join us to celebrate a true Vancouver success story as we embark on our 57th continuous season of great entertainment!

SAVE THE DATE:

letter M with happy and sad theatre masks

Metro Theatre Annual General Meeting

October 20, 2019  at 2 pm up in the Lounge

Our Season 57 Opener is A Risqué New Farce:

  A Comedy of Tenors

The theatre world has waited 30 years for comic genus Ken Ludwig to deliver this companion to the hilarious, Tony Award winning Lend Me a Tenor.  This time around we’re in 1930’s Paris, just hours before a sold-out concert.

In a posh hotel suite, perpetually frazzled producer Saunders learns that one of his headliners has cancelled, spiking his already stratospheric anxiety level and beginning a mad dash to find a replacement.  Saunders puts his son-in-law and now rising tenor and expectant father, Max on the case.

three tenors dressed in tuxesThe star of the concert, Tito, pompous and insecure at the same time, arrives with his flamboyant and feisty wife Maria.   Meanwhile, unbeknown to him, Tito’s daughter Mimi, a would-be actress, is in love with young tenor Carlo, whose youth and talent Tito finds particularly threatening.

Countless complications and emotional eruptions later, the concert hangs by a thread.  Then a potential savior appears in the person of Beppo, an operatic bellhop who is a dead ringer for Tito.  To complete the volatile mix, Tatiana, a sexually voracious Russian and former lover of Tito’s shows up in the mood for romance.

All the while, Max must balance his attempts to resolve all this chaos with the news that his wife Maggie has started having contractions with him still away in Paris.

some of the cast making funny faces on the pretend stageAs they say in life, timing is everything.  Precisely timed entrances and exits through multiple doors essential to any good farce add to the fun and frenzy of this show. Not to mention the underwear and a very evocative piece of tongue.

Comedy of Tenors is an engaging comedy that reinforces pandemonium at its finest.

Tickets can be reserved purchased on line TICKETS

 Or by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191

Metro Theatre depends on the hard work and dedication of our volunteer team!

Hundreds of volunteers contribute their time, energy, skills, and ideas to make each season a great success!

There are many ways in which you can become involved!

crew working on setting up the stageWe are always looking for energetic, committed individuals to help in the front of house: taking tickets, greeting, ushering, and staffing concessions.

We also recruit for our backstage crew, who work in costuming, lighting, sound, set, and props for the rehearsal and run of the shows. We need and appreciate your help.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Contributing to your community in a positive way
  • Meeting new people
  • Experiencing  wonderful local theatre
  • Building up your resume and networking
  • You get to see the show for free that night (or afternoon)
  •  Letters of reference (upon request)

VOLUNTEERS LAUNCH

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019   2 pm – 5 pm up in the Lounge

Please come to the Launch and connect (or re-connect) with our awesome volunteers over some light refreshments and learn about what is planned for Season 57.  Hope to see you there.

Alice in Wonderland: A Traditional Metro Panto

The Maddest Panto in Town – Alice in Wonderland hits the Metro Theatre stage from December 13, 2019 through January 4, 2020 with both evening and matinee performances.  This odyssey of odd takes everyone’s beloved literary heroine far from home and into a land of song, suspense, and silliness.

Fresh takes on familiar faces join Alice on her journey from the orderliness of Victorian London to the weird and wild depths of Wonderland. The White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and everyone’s favourite Dame will see you there as Alice traverses the perils of a panto.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

online only:  Alice in Wonderland – The Panto