The Lawyer Show 2016

One of Vancouver’s most important legal events and a valued tradition, The Lawyer Show is a fundraiser for two of Vancouver’s most cherished theatre institutions: Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre, both registered charities. Every year, thirty or so lawyers take to the boards to prove that acting and the practice of law have way too much in common. Lines are learned, songs are sung, audiences applaud, money is raised, and fun and friendship abound along the way.

The 2016 Lawyer Show is . . .


Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman 
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Based on the 1988 film Hairspray by John Waters

May 4th – 7th 2016 at 8:00 pm
Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenager Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on the “Corny Collins Show”. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate the “Corny Collins Show.” Tony Award-winning Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. 

Regular Rates:
Wed, May 4 & Thurs, May 5 – $75 (includes $45 tax receipt)
Fri, May 6 & Sat, May 7 – $80 (includes $45 tax receipt)

TLA & CBA Members: $60 (includes a $30 tax receipt), Wed, May 4 only, book by phone
Current Law & Articling Students: $35, Wed, May 4 only, book by phone
(Please have valid membership or student number ready at time of booking.)

BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 604-685-6217

Wed, May 4 – Opening Night (Sponsored by Dentons Canada LLP)
Thurs, May 5 – Oyster Night (Sponsored by Collette Parsons Harris Trial Lawyers)
Fri, May 6 – Martini Night (Sponsored by Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP)
Sat, May 7 – Closing Night (Sponsored by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP)


Jen Arnold, B.C.G.E.U.
Michael Bain, HHBG Employment Lawyers
Jonathon Braun, West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
Benjamin Buckingham, UBC Law Student
Rob Burns, North Shore Law LLP
Nicole Clarke, Fleming, Olson, Taneda & MacDougall
Katie Comley, Ministry of Justice – Legal Services Branch
Dulce Amba Cuenca, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
Bahareh Danaei, North Shore Law LLP
Cobi Dayan, Miller Thomson
Shahdin Farsai, BC Supreme Court
Johanna Goosen, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick
Liam Kearns, Kearns & Company
Paul Kressock, Lawson Lundell LLP
Julia H. Law, Stewart and Company
Jerry Lecovin, Lecovin & Company
Danielle Lemon, Independent Legal Counsel, Vancouver Airport Authority
Rhona Lichtenwald, Hillcrest Law & Mediation
Farah Malik, Farah Malik Law
Patrick March, Goodwin & Mark LLP
Kaitlyn Meyer, McMillan LLP
Alex Mitretodis, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Parnelli Parnes, Surrey RCMP
Elizabeth Reid, Boughton Law Corporation
Stephen P. Robertson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Sonali Sharma, Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick
Linda Leong Sum, Consultant
Vista Trethewey, Review Division of WorkSafeBC
Sean Vanderfluit, WorkSafeBC
Roger Watts, Lindsay LLP
Lindsay Williams, Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation
Mark Wolf, BC Crown Counsel
Jack Wright, Department of Justice, retired



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Angela Rinaldis Law Corporation
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
IMA Solutions
Lawson Lundell LLP
McMillan LLP
Slater Vecchio LLP
Trial Lawyers Association of BC

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See all the details from our previous theatrical triumphs here:

2015 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2014 Legally Blonde
2013 Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
2012 Guys and Dolls
2011 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
2010 As You Like It
2009 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2008 Once in a Lifetime
2007 Arsenic and Old Lace
2006 Counsellor-at-Law
2005 Murder on the Nile
2004 Inherit the Wind
2003 The Government Inspector
2002 Witness for the Prosecution

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