Trouble In Tahiti

A few months back, the talented photographer Vince Hemingson asked if I would be interested in doing makeup for an upcoming opera group. Wow, what a lovely experience! Natalie Burdeny, the lead, is the Founder and Artistic Director at the Vancouver Summer Opera Studio, and also the Managing Director of the Vancouver Concert Opera Cooperative. Trouble in Tahiti is the name of the opera…more details posted below! This group was a lovely bunch of characters (!) and it was a real pleasure to do makeup and styling for their promotional photos. I’m looking forward to taking my daughter Isabella to see it.

Vancouver Concert Opera Co-Operative Presents
A One-Act Opera by Leonard Bernstein

Featured Presentation at the 2011 Vancouver International Fringe Festival

A suburban opera for the 21 century. Join our hip Greek chorus as they observe a day in the life of Sam and Dinah, two Vancouverites who are desperately unhappy, lonely for love, and unable to communicate. Will they find a way to resolve their issues and live happily ever after? The jazz influenced score by Leonard Bernstein, creator of West Side Story, will leave you… Come and find out!

8 Performances from September 9 to 18, 2011
Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

Friday, September 9 @ 5:00pm *
Saturday, September 10 @ 6:45pm
Sunday, September 11 @ 9:30pm
Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:15pm
Thursday, September 15 @ 7:00pm
Friday, September 16 @ 11:00pm **
Saturday, September 17 @ 11:00pm
Sunday, September 18@ 7:15pm

* Half Price Show!
** 10% of Proceeds will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank on Sept. 9 and 16!

Kathleen Lohrenz Gable – Music Director

Natalie Burdeny (Dinah) | Ed Moran (Sam)
Katherine Landry (Trio) | Grant Wardlow (Trio) | Paul Just (Trio)

Production Team:

Philip Schulze – Lighting Design | Andrea Rabinovitch – Choreography | Anthony Wade-Cooper – Stage Manager | Wayne Gilbart – Assistant Stage Manager | Alan Maldonado – Videography | Vince Hemingson & Scarlett Ballantyne – Promo Photography & Make-Up

By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, Publisher.

Tickets available on the Fringe website:

More info at:

Musical Trailer:
Promotional Photos:
Press Kit:





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