The Firehall Arts Centre has announced a 2023-2024 season that centers on the climate crisis, Canadian musicals and contemporary dance.
This season, as we bring a mix of all Canadian musicals, dramas and contemporary dance to the Firehall stage, I am excited for when the lights go up, and the artists and audiences join together in sharing a one-of-a-kind experience. – Donna Spencer
“One of the greatest joys of choosing work for a season is imagining audiences sitting in the theatre waiting expectantly for the lights to go down and for the fun to begin,” says artistic producer Donna Spencer in a media release. “This season, as we bring a mix of all Canadian musicals, dramas and contemporary dance to the Firehall stage, I am excited for when the lights go up, and the artists and audiences join together in sharing a one-of-a-kind experience. There is nothing like those connections made during a live performance and the benefits felt when we leave the theatre.”
The Firehall’s 41st season kicks off in October with the world premiere of Pedro Chamale’s Peace Country. Produced by rice & beans theatre and set in the Peace River area of British Columbia, Peace Country examines the stark realities of northern living through the lens of the climate crisis and its effect on towns dependent on the carbon economy for survival.
Other highlights in the season include Ann Mortifee’s Juno Award-nominated Reflections on Crooked Walking in December, Tara Cheyenne Performance’s Pants in January and the return of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen in February.
Dance highlights include Shay Kuebler’s MOI – Momentum of Isolation in March 2024 and Fujiwara Dance’s Eunoia in May.
The East Vancouver arts presenter’s season will close in May 2024 with Paddle Song, a one-woman musical celebrating the legacy of trailblazing Mohawk poet Pauline Johnson.
Visit firehallartscentre.ca for the complete details on its 2023-2024 season.