Set in the Vancouver airport baggage claim, Carry On: A Musical examines the convergent lives of weary wanderers and the baggage they bring with them.
Carry On: A Musical
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street
1. Tell us about your show.
Set in the YVR baggage claim, our story centres around Tracy, the baggage claim supervisor, who feels a little stuck after 10 years at her job and is hoping a promotion to management is in her future. Her boss, however, isn’t so sure. He wants to keep her where she is, as the smiling face on the front line. Tracy knows the key to her promotion is finding someone to take over for her at baggage claim and luckily new trainee Casey is eager for the job. As Tracy takes Casey under her wing to pass on her years of experience in customer service, baggage claim calamity strikes and a flight full of bags disappear. With baggage claim full of unhappy guests with personal issues of their own, Tracy has her hands full trying to keep everyone tempers under control – including her own – and prove to her boss that she deserves to move up in the world.
2. Why should someone come see your show?
Carry On is a new original Vancouver grown musical. It was first conceived of at Smackdown: The 24-hour musical competition in 2015, winning the top prize which included development support to expand it to its current 90 minute one-act production. Featuring a diverse cast of 12 local musical theatre talents, this funny energetic musical has something for every traveler.
3. If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
If our show were a cartoon character, it would be the leading lady from the movie musical Anastasia! She’s funny, spunky, and after a lifetime sheltered away she is full of potential and ready discover a world of possibility – just like many of our characters, and our little musical that could!
4. If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?
The 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 8-18 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.