Oh to be in Vancouver this Saturday, and to be whisked away in my mind to Paris, France in the 1930′s with a prime seat for the entertainment in the Clubs, in just the right spot in the room to eavesdrop on all the shenanigans going on around me, because you know as a writer that is what we absolutely love to do (or at least what I personally absolutely love to do, and then concoct a tale of the people’s lives that I am eavesdropping upon).
So what exactly am I rambling on about? Victor Victoria at the Metro Theatre in Vancouver. Saturday night is Opening Night of the Musical in Vancouver and I often feel like when I am in the theatre, that I am being whisked away to another part of the World, eavesdropping on conversations, only where I’m validated for my speculations and where no one gives me looks of disgust when they catch me in the act of listening in. Now for those of you that are familiar with the story of Victor Victoria, you’ll know that this will be one juicy conversation to eavesdrop on, as we’ve got a woman that pretends to be a man playing a woman to land a role … now say that 5x fast … and becomes the bed ‘fellow’ of a gangster that knows she’s a woman, but must hide this from his associates, in order not to be perceived as a homosexual in a macho, gun wielding line of work. Yes, if I were actually in a Club in Paris listening to this, I am sure I’d be caught in the act of eavesdropping, as this would have just been too juicy not to want to keep edging myself closer, until I was practically sitting in someone’s lap, and then I’d probably end up getting roughed up by the gangsters, and I haven’t taken Ian Mallory’s travel defence training yet, so it’s good thing this is in a theatre, where eavesdropping is allowed.
Sadly I won’t be there, however, as I’m in Ontario this week. The theatre has kindly extended our tickets to you our readers, so we are hosting a contest here and on Being Emme, giving a pair of tickets away on each site to one lucky reader to attend the Musical on April 4th.
To make this even juicier, I haven’t mentioned who is playing the leading fellow yet, have I? None other than Jeff Hyslop, the quintessential Phantom of the Opera from the travelling Canadian Production and Jeff the mannequin in the children’s show Today’s Special, will be playing the role of Toddy, Victor/Victoria’s middle-aged gay confidant. Oh to be able to see Jeff Hyslop on stage in a musical in the intimacy of the Metro Theatre! No wonder, I’ve been looking green when I eye myself up in the bathroom mirror. Begrudging missing this one. Jeff will be complimented on stage by Sylvia Zaradic, as Victor/Victoria.
So how do you win the tickets? As I mentioned, we have a pair of tickets to giveaway here and a pair to giveaway on Being Emme for the April 4th Show. To enter:
- Comment below with a memorable conversation you once eavesdropped on;
- The Deadline to enter is Wednesday March 21st, 2012 at midnight PST.
To be entered a second, third and fourth time:
- Tweet this post with @Roamancing and #VancouverTheatre somewhere in the tweet, so I see the tweet;
- Share this post on facebook and include @Roamancing in the text when you post it (this should link our facebook page, so I’ll see the post); and/or
- Share this post on G+ and include @Roamancing in the text when you post it (this should alert me on G+ of your post).
I shall pull the name of one lucky winner from commenters, tweeters, facebookers and G+ers, and announce the winner on Thursday March 22nd. Very much looking forward to making somebody happy!
Oh, and if sadly you don’t win, the play is running at the Metro Theatre in Vancouver from March 17th – April 7, 2012, with performances on Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm and two Sunday Matinees on March 25 & April 1 at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased here.