October 17— November 12, 2017
Book, Music & Lyrics by Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone
Based on the poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky
Directed by Amiel Gladstone / Musical direction by Veda Hille
“You’re lucky to be alive right now because you get to see Onegin” The Georgia Straight
“…breathtaking…” Vancouver Sun
A lush, passionate and acclaimed new musical about trying not to fall in love. When Onegin, a dashing but jaded aristocrat from St. Petersburg, inherits his uncle’s estate in the country, his arrival sets hearts afire and stirs the embers of jealousy. Even the reclusive young Tatyana falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof Onegin, and professes her love for him. Will playing with lonely Russian hearts reap heartbreak or romance?
Why I Chose This Play
It’s a musical for the 21st Century. Amiel Gladstone, one of the original forces behind Theatre SKAM, and Veda Hille, one of the country’s most unique composers, teamed up again following the success of A Craigslist Cantata, to create a powerful and memorable score. To quote Amiel and Veda, “In the age of the cynic, where does the romantic fit?” With a cast led by real-life partners Meg Roe and Alessandro Juliani, both the acting and the singing are in excellent hands! —Michael Shamata
Onegin is generously supported by
VOCALEYE – Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm
For our patrons with low or no vision, we offer one VocalEye performance during each Mainstage production. Trained Audio Describers provide descriptions of the visual elements of the show, allowing people with low vision to enjoy the theatrical experience without missing any of the details.
HEARING ASSIST – All performances
For patrons who are hard of hearing, the theatre is equipped with an infra-red hearing assist system. We have 6 devices available through the Box Office.
FREE CHILDCARE PERFORMANCES – Call us at 250-385-6815 for dates
To help young parents experience the Belfry, we offer inexpensive tickets and free childcare for young families on select afternoons. To book your tickets and a spot for your kids (between 3–10 years old), please call our Box Office at 250-385-6815.