Elbow Room Café

Part of Studio 58’s Emerging Company Partnership initiative
Part of Zee Zee’s Development Series
Book & Lyrics by Dave Deveau
Music & Lyrics by Anton Lipovetsky
Direction by Cameron Mackenzie
Musical Direction by Anton Lipovetsky
Featuring David Adams, Allan Zinyk and the Studio 58 students
At Studio 58
March 19 – 29, 2015


Elbow Room Café: The Musical offers a candid look inside the world of Vancouver’s iconic Elbow Room Café, home of raucous service, celebrity sightings, and a heart of gold. This show explores how we age together in a technicolour world. With Elbow Room, playwright/lyricist Dave Deveau (Lowest Common Denominator, My Funny Valentine), composer/lyricist Anton Lipovetsky (Cool Beans, Broken Sex Doll, The Park) and director Cameron Mackenzie (Lowest Common Denominator, Karaoke: The Musical) sink their teeth into the whimsy and heart of café owners Patrice and Bryan as they manage the hectic world of one of Vancouver’s most recognizable eateries. Partners in business and life, they are the heart and soul of the piece and anchor an eclectic and campy cast of misfits, drag queens, and the perpetually hung over. Working in a development model with Studio 58 students will enable musical and textual experiments with new material showcased every night. Come get an inside look at how new Canadian musical theatre is made.

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.