Song and story are the key ingredients for the world premiere of the Métis cabaret Rubaboo, set to play on the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Granville Island Stage from March 30 through April 30.
Rubaboo is a musical cabaret of stories and songs that share my love for the Métis people and culture. It’s a journey that takes you into the heart of reconciliation. – Andrea Menard
Like the Michif word the title is derived from, Rubaboo is a celebration of Métis culture, guided by Andrea Menard. With a mix of storytelling and music, the award-winning Métis performer and Vancouver-based artist will take audiences on a journey of unity and resilience as she shares stories of “reconciliation, frustration, and love.”
“Rubaboo is a musical cabaret of stories and songs that share my love for the Métis people and culture,” says creator and performer Andrea Menard. “It’s a journey that takes you into the heart of reconciliation. If you know me, I’m all about healing our collective wounds through gentleness, magic, beauty, humour, and honesty.”
The Arts Club’s artistic director Ashlie Corcoran was hooked when she first heard Menard’s music. “Her storytelling is rhythmic, moving, and celebratory,” she says. “I am certain our audiences will be captivated by Andrea’s grace, wisdom, imagination, and fierce wit.”
The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Rubaboo on the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston St, Vancouver) from March 30 through April 30. Visit artsclub.com for tickets and information.