An original fusion of movement and theatre. Set to some of the best music ever made from Hendrix to Puccini, this imaginative work is gorgeously choreographed and achingly moving.
Vancouver Playhouse Theatre company and Theatre Calgary present the American Conservatory Theater of San Francisco production of Tosca Cafe. Created and staged by Carey Perloff and Val Caniparoli, this radically original fusion of movement and theatre conjures a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear with the clink of a glass. drawing inspiration from the infamous North Beach watering hole that bears its name, Tosca Cafe brings internationall acclaimed artists from the San Francisco ballet with a cast of renowned performers including Peter Anderson (The Overcoat, The Love List), Dean Paul Gibson (Stones in His Pockets, Humble Boy), and Rex Harrington, former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada.
* VocalEye audio described performance will be offered on Fri. Oct. 21 at 8pm
(Headsets for AD performances must be booked ahead of time. To reserve tickets and headsets call the Playhouse Box Office at 604 873 3311)
*Jeff Hyslop will be the guest speaker at the Salon Saturday on Sat. Oct. 22 beginning at 1pm.
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Cheers! to Tosca Cafe.
At some point in our lives, we've probably all had a favourite watering-hole. You know - a place where we feel comfortable, meet (or make) friends, or just sit and watch the world come and go.
A place that never really changes, even if everything around it does. A kind of second home that could be anywhere - down the street, across the city, or on the other side of the world.
Choreographer Val Caniparoli knows of just such a bar - and after 35 years with San Francisco Ballet, Caniparoli knows and loves it well enough to co-create and stage (with collaborator Carey Perloff) a songand-dance musical that celebrates it.
Welcome to the historic and very popular Tosca Cafe, founded in 1919 in San Francisco's North Beach neighbourhood, where it still thrives to this day.