Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by Biz Books

Songs for a New World from Fabulist Theatre is pleased to support Songs for a New World from Fabulist Theatre, which opens this week.

Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown is a rare kind of show, a song cycle that is somewhere between a musical nor a revue. It explores themes of immigration, war, motherhood, poverty, and the singular moments that transform our lives.

Fabulist Theatre is a new company in Vancouver formed by Mary Littlejohn and Damon Jang, both graduates of Capilano University’s musical theatre program. Fabulist Theatre is committed to producing shows that promote diversity in all forms and creating opportunities for a wide variety of performers, both amateur and professional. Though traditionally performed by four people, the cast has been expanded to fifteen, ranging in age from 11 – 62. Some are new to Vancouver’s theatre scene, and some are even new to Canada.

In this re-interpretation, audience members will be taken on a journey to new worlds including Syria, Afghanistan, the North Pole, the Philippines, a Shaughnessy mansion, colonial America, the Bronx, and the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Fabulist Theatre will be donating partial profits to the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency in Canada) as well as donating tickets to new immigrants.

Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown. Produced by Fabulist Theatre. Directed by Mary Littlejohn and Damon Jang, musical staging by Jang. Music direction by Angus Kellett. Stage managed by Jasmin Sandhu. The production team includes Anne Meeson (Costumes), Meagan Kate (Set/Prop pieces) and Paula Viitanen.

Starring Frankie Cottrell, Michael CzyzAllyson Fournier, Isabella HalladayMaria Herrera, Damon Jang, Rema Kibayi, Aerhyn Lau, Shina Likasa, Kate MacColl, Cheryl Mullen, Arta Negahban, Regi Nevada, Charity Principe, Arielle Tuliao.

Performances: March 23 – April 1, 2017. March 23 (Preview) 2-for-1, March 29 Pay-What-You-Can, Evening Shows 8pm, 2pm Matinees on Sunday March 26 & April 1

Venue: PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street, Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Tickets: $28 General Admission, $24 Students/Seniors. Please visit

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