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Event Archive - Gotta Getta Gimmick's Chorus|Line|Cabaret #17: Micheal John LaChiusa: Graham Coffeng, Brad L'Écuyer, Sarah Carlé, Kirsten Van Ritzen, Andrea Cross, Kelly Vanderswan , Leah Moreau, Pam Miller, Sasha Moriarty-Schieven, Mark Riishede, Avery Brennan, Sylvia Zaradic (Coach)

Mon. May 9th 2016 Belfry Theatre (All Ages)
8:00pm - 9:15pm doors at 7:30pm
Tickets at: Belfry Theatre
Presented by: Gotta Getta Gimmick (, Belfry Theatre
You may not have heard of him, but Michael John LaChiusa is one of the most exciting and innovative musical theatre creators of our time. Now 53, the prolific composer, lyricist, and book writer has worked steadily since he arrived on the scene in 1993. Though he’s never had what the commercial theatre might consider a hit, he’s had nine Off-Broadway productions and three on Broadway. He’s also premiered operas, musicals, and song cycles around the country.

Gotta Getta Gimmick is very excited to explore the musical world of Michael John LaChiusa with an ensemble of Victoria’s best and brightest musical theatre performers and to share this brilliant material with our wonderful supporters in a casual rehearsal/reading style cabaret. Michael John LaChiusa’s musicals include First Lady Suite, Hello Again, Marie Christine, The Wild Party, Little Fish, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, Queen of the Mist, Giant, First Daughter’s Suite and onstage now in it’s world premiere at The Old Globe, San Diego: Rain.

“MJL is one of my favorite musical theatre composers. His work is smart, challenging and so unique. The stories he chooses to musicalize are as dramatic and haunting as his incredible scores. I’ve wanted to do a Michael John LaChuisa cabaret for a long time and I am thrilled to share work from some of my favorite musicals including the intense Marie Christine, and my all-time favorite Giant in which MJL’s score brings to life the sounds and vast expanses of the Texas prairies.”

Brad L’Écuyer, Artistic Director


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Kirsten Van Ritzen (Theatre Artist)

Kirsten is a professional actor who has performed in theatres across Canada, as well as on TV, radio and film. She writes, directs and produces live theatre and comedy events as Artistic Director of Broad Theatrics. She is represented by Lucas Talent in Vancouver. more info
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