- This event has passed.
Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen
April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2018
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 21, 2018
An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2018
The Firehall Arts Centre brings Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, back to the stage in celebration of the venue’s 35th anniversary season and to pay homage to the late Mr. Cohen. Featuring six artists playing seventeen different instruments, this award-winning production has toured across Canada to sold out audiences.
Haunted by memories of his tumultuous love life, a writer checks into New York’s infamous Chelsea Hotel desperate to find the words and inspiration for his next song. Wading through past relationships, he reluctantly comes face to face with the love of the present, a love he wishes he could not only forget, but erase from memory.
Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat for Chelsea Hotel. Through Cohen’s transcendent songs and the honesty of his lyrics, audiences will be transfixed by this eclectic cabaret of loves won and lost, and become witness in the search for the words to cure love’s pain.
Conceived and directed by Tracey Power, with musical arrangements by Steve Charles, Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen is an inventive fusion of music, dance, and theatre that invites its audience into the hotel room of a creative mind and takes them on a poetic musical journey.
“When Mr. Cohen passed in November 2016, our cast and company were deeply affected, as were his many fans,” says the Firehall Arts Centre’s artistic Producer, Donna Spencer. “It was then that I decided the Firehall should celebrate his work once more through offering our last production of Chelsea Hotel as part of the Firehall’s 35th anniversary season. The Firehall is deeply proud of developing and producing Chelsea Hotel, and we are looking forward to hearing Mr. Cohen’s music ringing through the theatre once more before Closing Time.”