Chelsea Hotel The songs of Leonard Cohen
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.
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.’’
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