Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hard Times Hit Parade a "Hoot and a Half!"

I recently had the pleasure to work as assistant production manager of one of the most unique theatre experiences Vancouver has to offer. Hard Times Hit Parade played from March 4-19, and sold out last 7 shows, having to turn nearly one hundred people away on the last Sunday matinee! We were featured in Vancouver's major newspapers, and more importantly, created an event unlike anything you've ever seen...

Inspired by the dance marathons of the 1930s, the show incorporated big swing dance numbers, circus arts, juggling, short films, soundscape, shadow puppetry and a spectacular live band Maria in the Shower.

I operated as a set carpenter, technician, and performed pre-show comedy as a crass New York janitor.

Click here to check out some reviews!

The Vancouver Sun - "Hoot and a Half!" Peter Birnie
Vancouver Straight - "The Vibe is Intoxicating" Colin Thomas
Vancouver Courier - "Yowza Yowza" Jo Ledingham

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