Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

April 29-May 20

Tues 7pm | Wed-Fri 8pm | Sat 4pm & 8pm | Sun 3pm

PWYC | Wed 1pm (May 3, 10, 17)
Previews | April 29 at 8pm, April 30 at 3pm, May 2 at 7pm, May 3 at 1pm

 

A Firehall Arts Centre Production
Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

The enduring music of Joni Mitchell is re-imagined in this energetic musical experience. Conceived and directed by Vancouver’s theatrical powerhouses (and spouses) Andrew Cohen & Anna Kuman. One of the most influential female recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic songs such as “Big Yellow Taxi”, “River”, “California” and “A Case of You” through the ears and eyes of a new generation, connecting them to the politics and world we know today.

Directed by | Andrew Cohen & Anna Kuman

Featuring | Kimmy Choi, David Z. Cohen, Rowen Kahn, Scott Perrie, Adriana Ravalli, & Sara Vickruck 

Musical Direction & Arrangements | Andrew Cohen

Set Design | Carolyn Rapanos

Costume Design | Jessie Van Rijn

Lighting Design | Ian Schimpf

Sound Design | Geoff Hollingshead

Reviews:

“…Circle Game is as near perfect as a show can be. I suggest you book your tickets now.” – Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

“Circle Game left me nostalgic for the 60s, for the feeling it was all ‘happening’, that we were going to save the world. But the creators of and performers in Circle Game are, in their own right, “stardust”, they are “golden” and there is tremendous delight in seeing and hearing them shake it up, grab it, sing it, dance to it and celebrate what Rolling Stone called, “one of the greatest songwriters ever”.” – Jo Ledingham, joledingham.ca

“Showcasing Mitchell’s brilliant songwriting and a group of talented performers not seen much on our stages, the freshness and sheer artistry of Circle Game completely won me over…” – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun