Elbow Room Café: The Musical
Zee Zee Theatre / The Cultch (2017)
Zee Zee Theatre / Studio 58 (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, composer/lyricist Anton Lipovetsky and director Cameron Mackenzie 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.
Commissioned by Zee Zee Theatre
“an adoring tribute…flamboyantly fun” -Georgia Straight
Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical is simply the most joyful, loving, funny show to hit the York Stage. It celebrates love in all its variety. It’s honest: love is hard work, packed with the good, the bad and the ugly.
If your spirits need raising and you’re liberal-minded, grab a ticket while you can still get one. I might want to see this one every night. - Jo Ledingham
“ It is tough not to adore this heartfelt tribute.” - Vancouver Presents
“The play is everything that the Elbow Room Café is:sassy, colourful, musical.” - SAD Mag
“A superbly entertaining production. It’s the type of play which, if set in New York, will have audiences coming back to years — and probably earn a Tony or threeI’d suggest going back for a second helping is definitely in order.” - Entertainment Vancouver
The musical is a glorious mix of silliness, elation and poignancy. Elbow Room Café isa little piece of joy. - DailyHive