Chelsea Hotel The songs of Leonard Cohen

A FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE PRODUCTION -- Directed & Conceived by Tracey Power, Musical Direction & Arrangements by Steve Charles
January 23, 2014 - February 09, 2014
Preview - January 22, 2014
A CABARET OF COHEN'S CLASSICS -- A TRIBUTE TO THE ICON FILLED WITH PASSION, LOVE, LOSS & ENCHANTMENT

EXTRA SHOW ADDED! 

Sunday, February 9 at 7 pm - great seats available.


“The harmonies are as thick as cabaret smoke and the performers exhale them with astonishing ease. Freakishly talented, they also play an insane variety of instruments – including guitars, keyboards, drums, violin, cello, bass and accordion.” – Georgia Straight

Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel, an eclectic cabaret of loves crumpled up and tossed aside like a writer’s first draft. Through Cohen’s transcendent songs and the honesty of his lyrics we become witnesses in the search for words to cure love’s pain. Some of the Juno- and Grammy-winner’s most iconic songs are featured to intensely dramatic effect, including “Suzanne”, “Bird on a Wire”, “Tower of Song”, “Chelsea Hotel”, and “Hallelujah”, performed by a multi-talented cast of six musicians who also sing and dance. Check into the illusionary world of New York’s infamous hotel - a room full of music, enchantment, desire, passion and love.

>> Video Trailer

Approximate Running Time:  2 hours, one intermission


Bob says:  “I really feel this show is a great fit for PTE and our audience.  Cohen’s music and poetry continue to be inspiring and Tracey has devised a whole new way to tell a story with his words.  And visually, it is a stunning piece, which I think will translate exceptionally well on our intimate stage.’’

>> Video:  Bob talks about the show


ATTENTION:  Show and Save coupon holders -- we have sold out of all available seats for the 2 for 1 offer for the run of Chelsea Hotel.  Those coupons can no longer be redeemed for that play only, as the offer is subject to availability.


Directed & Conceived by Tracey Power
Musical Direction & Arrangements by Steven Charles
Set Designer: Marshall McMahen
Costume Designer:  Barbara Clayden
Lighting Designer:  Ted Roberts
Sound Designer:  Xavier Berbudeau
Producer:  Donna Spencer
Dramaturg:  James MacDonald
Stage Manager:  Jaimie Tait
Assistant Stage Manager:  Jillian Perry

Featuring:

Rachel Aberle
Lauren Bowler
Steve Charles
Benjamin Elliott
Marlene Ginader
Kayvon Kelly


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