Described on Saturday February 17 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the Kay Meek MainStage, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver | 604-981-6335 | View map
The Arts Club on Tour in West Vancouver.
Tickets are $29 for VocalEye users. Please call 604-981-6335 to purchase.
Running time is approximately 2 hours, including intermission.
Described by Rick Waines
Book, Music & Lyrics by Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone
Based on the poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky
Directed by Amiel Gladstone
Musical direction by Veda Hille
Pronounced “oh-Nyay-gun” and the winner of ten Jessie Richardson theatre awards. this lush, passionate and acclaimed new musical about trying not to fall in love is based on the famous Russian poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky. When Onegin, a dashing but jaded aristocrat from St. Petersburg, inherits his uncle’s estate in the country, his arrival sets hearts afire and stirs the embers of jealousy. Even the reclusive young Tatyana falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof Onegin, and professes her love for him. Will playing with lonely Russian hearts reap heartbreak or romance?
“Ostensibly the show is set near St. Petersburg in the early 19th century, but Gladstone plays fast and loose with time, place, and everything in between. Prince and Taylor Swift feature in the preshow music, hip-hop and flamenco fire up the choreography, and bohemian costumes suggest The Cherry Orchard at Burning Man. Singing her gorgeous solo “Let Me Die”, Roe improbably accompanies herself on an electric guitar—and in her shimmering shift dress, she might be Leslie Feist… electric, witty, and simply a ton of fun.” –The Georgia Straight (2017)
“Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille’s contemporary musical, based on Alexander Pushkin’s 19th-century verse novel, does for the dusty Russian love tale what the 1990s Broadway hit Rent did for La Bohème. The Vancouver-based pair draw out the elements of the story that never get old — including the pain of young love, the allure of a bad boy and a lush esthetic. Throw in some rock ’n’ roll, a killer cast and seamless staging, and it’s clear why this production sold out in Vancouver when it premièred last year and swept up a string of Jessie awards.” –Times Colonist
“Onegin is one of those rare theatrical moments you do not want to miss. Take advantage of second chances, or go again and fall in yublyu [love] with it all over again” –Vancouver Presents
“You’re lucky to be alive right now. Do you know why? Because you get to see Onegin.” –The Georgia Straight (2016)