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2017 Elbow Room Café: The Musical

Zee Zee Theatre (Vancouver)
YORK THEATRE | 639 COMMERCIAL DR. | [map link]

MAR 1 – 12, 2017

York Theatre

This show is from our 16/17 season and has now ended.

If you are looking for Holiday at the Elbow Room Café (DEC 10–29, 2019) CLICK HERE!

A candid look inside Vancouver’s most iconic eatery: home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and hearts of gold. Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine) and Anton Lipovetsky (Broken Sex Doll) sink their teeth into the whimsy and heart of real life café owners Patrice and Bryan and explore how we age together in a Technicolour world.

THE DRAW: East Van Panto’s Allan Zinyk leads a cast of campy misfits, drag queens, and the perpetually hung over!

Contains mature content

Get 15% off your food bill at the real Elbow Room Café (560 Davie St) when you show your Elbow Room Café: The Musical ticket stub!

Underneath the belly laughs and social commentary, this love letter to Vancouver is full of heart” – Carly Whetter, Vancouver Magazine

This is vintage Vancouver victuals for folks hungry to see the lighter sides of our robust gay culture.” – Baird Blackstone, Broken Leg Reviews

It is tough not to adore this heartfelt tribute.” – Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

It’s a play that is endearing, heartwarming, uproariously funny, sweet, sassy and just plain fun!” – Entertainment Vancouver

Mar 1, 8PM: Preview
Mar 2, 8PM: Opening Night
Mar 3 – 4, 7 – 11: 8PM
Mar 4, 5, 11, 12: 2PM

Artist Talkbacks:
Mar 3 & 7: 8PM
Mar 5: 2PM

Running Time: 120 minutes, plus an intermission

Production Sponsor: TD Bank

Community Partner: 



Book & Lyrics by Dave Deveau
Music & Lyrics by Anton Lipovetsky
Directed by Cameron Mackenzie
Musical Direction by Clare Wyatt
Choreography by Jessica Hickman
Set & Costume Design by Marina Szijarto
Lighting Design by Kyla Gardiner
Technical Directed by Stephen Beaver
Stage Managed by Jillian Perry
Assistant Stage Managed by Hannah Case
Assistant Directed by Bronwyn Carradine
Costume Construction by Darryl Milot
Props Design by Jenn Stewart
Sound Design by Kyra Soko
Set & Costume Design Assistance by Alannah Korf
Lighting Design Assistance by Taylor Janzen

CAST (in order of appearance)
Steven Greenfield as Tim
Emma Slipp as Tabby
Justin Lapeña as Chiffon/ Nelson
David M. Adams as Bryan
Allan Zinyk as Patrice
Christine Quintana as Jackie
Nathan Kay as Stephen
Stephanie Wong as Beth
Synthia Yusuf as Amanda
Olivia Hutt as Jill

Sally Zori, Percussion
Clare Wyatt, Keyboard
Molly MacKinnon, Violin


What People are Saying

Congratulations Patrick and all the staff over the...

Congratulations Patrick and all the staff over the decades for entertaining and feeding people from all over the planet and through the Loving Spoonful – those in our own backyard. So proud of you and happy that I sent dozens of people your way for a good meal and a little abuse. Lovely to see you honored with this production. So disappointed to be in Europe (not really actually) – Just sad that I will miss this show but I will tell all my friends. “Break a leg” have a ball – loving you from Germany today. – Tommy Transit – bus driver – author and world traveller

-- Tommy Transit - bus driver - author - retired traveler

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