Vancouver’s theatre scene is in for a major hangover as Pint-Size Tall gears up for the event of the year with its debut musical The Wild Party. The title alone has me intrigued and we thought the rest of Vancouver should go and check this out. So to help with that we are going to giveaway 4 tickets to for each production night: 2 booth tickets ($24 each) and 2 folding chair tickets ($12). That’s 20 nights, so 80 tickets altogether!
Actor Christopher Shyer (V), director/actor Stellina Rusich and producer Ashley Fester (Celluloid Horror) have launched Pint-size Tall Theatre Society to bring a raw, dark, sex-filled musical set in ’20s Manhattan to the ANZA Club.
Actor Christopher Shyer will direct some of Vancouver’s finest theatre, film and television talent in an edgy adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s NYC 2000 Broadway musical.
The Wild Party presents a vivid portrait of a debauched showbiz underworld. Dysfunctional performer couple Queenie (Cailin Stadnyk, a familiar face from the Arts Club scene) and Burrs (Mat Baker) throw a hot summer’s night party inviting their motley crew of guests, featuring local actors: Adrian Holmes (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica), Peter New (Men In Trees, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus), Irene Karas (Ovation Award nominee for Thoroughly Modern Millie), Courtney Lancaster (Smallville), Andrea Bailey (Ovation Award winner, Annie, Rent) in a rogues’ gallery of characters that includes jealous chorines, ex-lovers, shady producers and incestuous brothers.
To bring The Wild Party to the stage, debut director Chris Shyer (acting credits: CSI: Miami, Whistler, NYC Broadway production, Mamma Mia!), director/mentor Stellina Rusich (acting credits: Monk, Cold Squad) and producer Ashley Fester have budgeted a much larger sum than is usual for Vancouver’s independent theatre scene. The team has assembled top-notch choreographer Leigh Torladge of Maxine Hideaway’s Candy Girls and musical director Sean Bayntun (BatBoy) alongside an exceptional wardrobe department and production design team to create a seedy ’20s atmosphere and transform the ANZA into a speakeasy.
More than just a one-act musical, The Wild Party is also an event – each night of the run will host a party within itself. The production and technical team will have the ANZA Club, built in 1935, outfitted with a three-tiered stage, full lighting and sound system. The space will be set like NYC’s infamous Cotton Club and will include cigarette girls, classic cocktails, period music – even a dance competition.
To enter to win a pair of tickets (first 20 selected win booth seats next 20 win folding chair tickets) simply retweet the following:
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Venue: Anza Club
Address: 3 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M8
Start Date: May 4, 2010
End Date: May 28, 2010