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Inlaws, Outlaws, and Other People (Who Should Be Shot)


November 14 to 30, Wed through Sat at 8pm:

A hilarious comedy by Steve Franco, directed by Darlene Manchester. It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing to be invaded by their relatives for a Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighbourhood liquor store, high strung irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a place to briefly hang out. They quickly find themselves taking hostage an ever-growing list of quirky dinner guests. “In-Laws, Outlaws … is a comic gem. The holidays have never been so funny!” — The Thistle.

A family friendly comedy, running Nov 14 to 30, Wed through Sat at 8pm. Buy tickets online here, or call 604-929-9456, or cash only from Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove Pharmacy and Seymour Stationery.

Here On the Flight Path

flightpath1May 9-25, 2013…

Here On The Flight Path

by Norm Foster

Directed by Darlene Manchester

Starring Cheryl Hebb and Ryan Crocker

Meet John Cummings, middle aged and divorced, living in a big city apartment as planes roar overhead. As he says about himself,  “A carefree man with no direction in life”

Over the course of a few years, Fay, Angel, and Gwen, 3 different women from radically different walks of life, inhabit the apartment next door. His friendships with them as they fly through his life lead to hilarious, and occasionally touching consequences.

Jim Byrnes and Babe Gurr concert

Jim Babe 2013 smAn intimate evening with Juno Award Winner Jim Byrnes and Special Guest Babe Gurr

Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver

A Special Fundraising Concert for First Impressions Theatre

Back by popular demand and becoming an annual tradition – get your tickets early, so that you won’t be disappointed! – Both concerts sold out quickly in 2009, 2011 & 2012.

A rare chance to see two of Canada’s finest recording artists performing their songs in such an intimate setting. Come hear these talented writers sing and tell, sharing their songs, their stories, and their journeys, for a truly inspiring and uniquely entertaining experience – this special fundraising concert is on for two nights only!

Jim Byrnes was involved with fundraising to get the theatre built and has provided his continued support by headlining concerts at the theatre over the past twenty years. Babe Gurr is also no stranger to this venue…..she has lent her talents to the fundraising concerts as well throughout the years and always enjoys performing at this intimate and welcoming venue.

Jim Byrnes (with Steve Dawson – guitars)

“…smoldering intensity…deeply soulful…”
British Blues Connection

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, “blues country”, if anyone can sing the blues, it’s Jim Byrnes. He is one of Vancouver’s most popular musicians, as well as one of Canada’s best-known actors (noted for his starring roles in the series “Highlander”, “Wise Guy” and his own variety show “The Jim Byrnes Show”). Jim is a singer solidly rooted in the traditions of blues and R&B. This was recognized in 1996 when Jim, noted for his evocative smoky vocals, won a Juno Award for his release “That River”, for the Best Blues/Gospel album of the year … and again in 2007 when his first outing with The Sojourners, “House of Refuge”, won the Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year. His latest release, “Everywhere West “, carries on in that grand tradition, recently garnering Jim his third Juno Award in the 2011 Blues Album of the Year category.
In 2012, Jim decided to record I “Hear The Wind in the Wires”, an album of songs from the golden age of country music – many of which he’s been listening to for all his life. This time around, he turns back the hands of time to take his listeners into the world of country music, but it’s not the kind of country we’ve heard on the radio any time this century. This is surely the most natural, satisfying and downright joyous album of Byrnes’ lengthy career. Steve Dawson is back in the saddle again as producer and multi-instrumentalist (electric, acoustic, slide, pedal steel and baritone guitar, banjo, ukelele). To hear these two men celebrate the music of Buck Owens, Ray Price, Hank Williams, Marty Robbins and other country music legends is a rare and exhilarating experience.


Babe Gurr (with David Sinclair – guitars/vocals, Tom Neville – violin/bass/vocals, Nick Apivor – percussion/keys)

“Gurr sings with a husky sensuality, delivering her lyrics with both urgency and warmth…”
Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun

Babe Gurr has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots/blues/world. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage.

Babe’s much anticipated album titled “SideDish” takes this artist in a new direction, exploring world music fused with her own unique roots style and writing. Italian, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, Brazilian and New Orleans influences are the backdrop of the musical landscape of her new release.

Babe’s songwriting has recently received accolades; taking the win for the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest, garnering honourable mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest, and being selected as a finalist for two tunes in the “12th Great American Song Contest.