October 17— November 12, 2017

Onegin

Book, Music & Lyrics by Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone

Show Info

Mainstage 2 (part of your season ticket package)

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

 

Onegin – Trailer from Belfry Theatre on Vimeo.

Cast & Artists

    • Josh Epstein
    • Vladimir Lensky
    • Lauren Jackson
    • Olga Larin
    • Alessandro Juliani
    • Evgeni Onegin
    • Andrew McNee
    • Many Others
    • Caitriona Murphy
    • Madame Larin and others
    • Meg Roe
    • Tatyana Larin
    • Andrew Wheeler
    • Prince Gremin and others
    • Chris Tsujiuchi
    • Pianist
    • Barry Mirochnick
    • Drums and Guitar
    • Jennifer Moersch
    • Cello
    • Amiel Gladstone
    • Creator / Director
    • Veda Hille
    • Creator / Musical Director
    • Rachel Ditor
    • Dramaturg
    • Tracey Power
    • Choreographer
    • Drew Facey
    • Set Designer
    • Jacqueline Firkins
    • Costume Designer
    • John Webber
    • Lighting Designer
    • Bradley Danyluk
    • Sound Designer
    • Amanda Testini
    • Assistant Choreographer
    • Alaia Hamer
    • Associate Costume Designer
    • Sara Smith
    • Assistant Lighting Designer
    • Allison Spearin
    • Stage Manager
    • Sandra Drag
    • Assistant Stage Manager

Synopsis

Saturday, October 14 at 11 am
Belfry Studio A

Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring artists from the upcoming show, along with experts from the community, have been designed to provide insight into each Mainstage production. Each event is livestreamed on Facebook, and is available as a podcast on our website. Excerpts are subsequently broadcast on CBC’s On The Island.

Please arrive early - B4Play is very popular.

Accessible Performances

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.