; Fun! Fun! Vancouver!: I Love You Because

Saturday, 11 February 2012

I Love You Because

Intimate Theatre Productions' inaugural show is the comedy musical I Love You Because, now playing at The Studio at 1398 Cartwright (on Granville Island). This off-Broadway show centers around 20-somethings trying to figure out their love lives in New York City. How much more timely could this be, given that Valentine's is this week?

There is a lot going on up on stage. Although the material is lacking, the production values look promising for Intimate Theatre's first outing, and I look forward to seeing more of their shows in the future. With a six person cast, and a constantly changing set, the business reflects the hustle and bustle of NYC. However, it's the women who steal the show here, most notably Erin Palm. With the male lead occasionally getting drowned out by the music, it falls upon Erin Palm to carry the show with her ready-for-Broadway vocals and delivery. I just wanted to paint her green and call her Elphaba, already!

Another highlight of the program had to be the tongue-in-cheek (there's a lot of it!) song about being "friends with benefits." Definitely looking forward to having more musical theatre in Vancouver, and hopefully Erin Palm will be part of that!

I Love You Because plays until February 25!

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