October 28 – November 8, 2015 at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver, BC.
From October 28-November 8 2015, WRS Productions proudly presented a return engagement of Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook.
Showcasing the music of legendary Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, this strong book musical had its Canadian premiere in 2014 and proved so popular that sold-out audiences clamoured for more. Schwartz’ songs fit flawlessly into this compelling story, strengthening it and moving it forward in multi-layered and thought–provoking ways. Once again, Snapshots stars some of Vancouver’s top talent, gathered this time for a limited engagement from October 28 to November 8 at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver.
Snapshots takes place in the attic of Sue and Dan, a couple whose marriage has fallen apart after 30 years together. Sue, who is about to leave her husband, has gone to the attic to retrieve a hidden suitcase when Dan unexpectedly comes home early. During this encounter, a box of photographs falls to the floor and leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook flows from the amazing career of Stephen Schwartz, prolific composer/lyricist, who first exploded onto Broadway with Godspell, and more recently, wowed audiences with Wicked. It’s more than merely a revue of songs from Schwartz’s many stage shows (in addition to Godspell and Wicked, there is Pippin, The Baker’s Wife, Children of Eden and others), his feature films (Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and his original CDs. Schwartz found David Stern’s script for Snapshots so compelling that he sat down at the piano and reworked much of his material so it made a better fit with the story of a couple looking back on their lives together.
WRS Productions’ presentation of Snapshots featured six strong singers with the equally impressive acting talents needed to carry off a complex tale of life, love and longing.
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by David Stern
Conceived by Michael Scheman and David Stern
Cast and Production Team
Dan – Stephen Aberle
Sue – Annabel Kershaw
Daniel – Steve Maddock
Susan – Jocelyn Gauthier
Danny – Daniel Johnston
Susie – Georgia Swinton
Production and Creative Teams
Producers – WRS Productions (Ron & Wendy Stuart)
Associate Producer – Chris Adams
Director and Choreographer – Max Reimer
Music Director – Wendy Bross Stuart
Stage Manager – Linzi Voth
Set Designer – Pam Johnson
Assistant to the Set Designer – Sarah Mabberley
Props Master – Carol Macdonald
Costume Designer – Christina Sinosich
Lighting Designer – Graham Ockley
Sound Designer – Chris Adams
Publicists – Peter Birnie & Kathleen Gibbs
Website & Poster Designer – Adam Abrams
Mark Richardson (Guitar)
Monica Sumulong (Bass)
Wendy Bross Stuart (Keyboard)
WRS Productions engages under the terms of the INDIE 2.1, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver (just west of Lonsdale at 3rd Street)