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Arts Bites: Girly Cowboy Noir Opera

DH Vancouver Staff May 19, 2015 9:30 am

Some things you just can’t define. Hell of a Girl might be one of those things, a night of live music as part of the rEvolver Festival.

Hell of a Girl is a unique musical theatre experience. Cowboy Noir Opera, loosely based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, is set in a timeless world with cowboys, nymphs and demons and told through original songs about obsession, perdition and love.

That’s really kind of weird, but a high-caliber cast should prevent the production from hitting any sour notes. Created by local actor-and-musician Jeff Gladstone and his band The Bad Ideas, the musicians started playing together in 2013. I especially love certain responsibility of the members, such as Caitriona Murphy on “Violins & Sighs” and Bruce Horak on “Acoustic Guitars & Stomping.” This is a band that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Hell of a Girl will be a multi-disciplinary happening drawing upon a high-caliber roster of musicians, singers, theatre artists and bands to create a one-of-a-kind evening. Moments of quiet beauty were juxtaposed with raucous celebration, held together by the wit, lyricism and musicality of Jeff’s songs.

A slice of last year’s show at The Rio:

More Information

Wednesday May 20 @ 9:15pm
Thursday May 21 @ 9:15pm *talkback
Friday May 22 @ 9:00pm
Saturday May 23 @ 7:00pm
Sunday May 24 @ 8:00pm

Duration: 100 minutes

Location: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St

Venue: The Historic Theatre

Purchase tickets here.

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