Are We Cool Now?
Presented with Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops)
Sept 29 – Oct 10, 2015
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“People don’t know what they want, they just know they really want it” — Dan Mangan
An Indie Rock Road Trip. Inspired by and featuring the songs of Dan Mangan. A couple sets out on a road trip, but getting away from it all causes them to reflect on their place in the world and with each other. Are We Cool Now? is a unique musical exploration of contemporary relationships, full of humour and insight.
The draw: An innovative rock music/theatre fusion written by Amiel Gladstone with music by Dan Mangan
Music and Lyrics: Dan Mangan
Book: Amiel Gladstone
Venue: Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables Street
Show dates and times:
Sept 29, 8 PM: Preview
Sept 30, 8 PM: Opening
Oct 1 – 4, 6 – 10: 8 PM
Oct 3, 4, 10: 2 PM
Post-show talkbacks: Oct 1 & 6
Running time: 105 minutes including intermission
Spencer Schoening: Percussion
Anton Lipovetsky: Guitar, Bass
Director: Amiel Gladstone
Arranger & Music Director: Ben Elliott
Set & Lighting Designer: Lauchlin Johnston
Costume Designer: Cindy Wiebe
Musical Consultant: Veda Hille
Stage Manager: Lucy Pratt-Johnson
An Indie Miracle… the most fun I have ever had watching a musical on stage or on film” – Vancouver Arts Review
Are We Cool Now? will tug the heartstrings of Vancouver songwriter’s fans and neophytes alike” – Erika Thorkelson, Vancouver Sun
Do yourself a favour and see Are We Cool Now?… It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the work of Dan Mangan; I didn’t. The music stands on its own and Gladstone’s blending of the music, lyrics and story is excellent. Without being smarmy, Are We Cool Now? will leave you smiling” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
Are We Cool Now? pulled on all the right heart-strings, gave a good laugh and left us inspired” – Popyoularity
A fresh take on the tunes of Dan Mangan” – Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight
Loved it! Interesting to see some of the songs re-imagined in ways I’ve not considered. Go See!” – @Jeannine Marie, Facebook
Saw the preview last night. Amazing show. Congrats!” – Joanna Jagger, Facebook