Emilie Leclerc, David Underhill, Joey Lesperance, David Adams & Emma Slipp in Holiday at the Elbow Room Café. Photo by Emily Cooper.
Emilie Leclerc, David Underhill, Joey Lesperance, David Adams & Emma Slipp in Holiday at the Elbow Room Café. Photo by Emily Cooper.

While The Cultch continues to serve up the family-friendly East Van Panto for the seventh time with this year’s Pinocchio at The York, a considerably more grown-up tradition is looking to take hold at its Historic Theatre with Holiday at the Elbow Room Café.

Like its inspiration, 2017’s Elbow Room Café: The Musical, this new show is a holiday tribute to the iconic Vancouver café where sass, sarcasm, and insults were served alongside its food by proprietors Patrice Savoie and Bryan Searle. A favourite of locals and visiting celebrities for over 35 years, the Elbow Room Café closed its doors for business in the fall of 2018. This production is dedicated to Searle, who died the year before the restaurant closed.

Featuring songs from the original musical by Dave Deveau and Anton Lipovetsky and infused with seasonal favourites, Holiday at the Elbow Room Café is an adults-only tribute to Savoie and Searle who this time find themselves snowed in with a group of Christmas misfits on Christmas Eve.

Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was live at The Cultch as the company of Holiday at the Elbow Room Café prepared for opening night. In this Facebook Live event, we get a sneak peek at the show and chat with director Cameron Mackenzie and members of the cast to find out more.

Holiday at the Elbow Room Café plays the Historic Theatre at The Cultch (1895 Venables St, Vancouver) December 10-29. Visit thecultch.com for tickets and information.  

Ho Ho Ho: Live with the company of Holiday at the Elbow Room Café

We are LIVE at The Cultch in East Vancouver with the cast of Zee Zee Theatre's production of Holiday at the Elbow Room Café.In this Facebook Live event we'll ring in the season with a song from the show and no doubt a lot of sass as we find out more about this new adults-only holiday tradition inspired by Vancouver’s most iconic café.Holiday at the Elbow Room Café plays The Cultch's Historic Theatre December 10-29. Visit https://thecultch.com/events/holiday-at-the-elbow-room-cafe/ for tickets and information.

Posted by Vancouver Presents on Sunday, December 8, 2019