The Chutzpah Festival, going strong after 14 years, brings a thrilling program of dance, comedy, music, and theatre to Vancouver from February 22 to March 9. I am particularly excited by the musical offerings, which you can see here. A really diverse array of countries and styles are represented. Although groups like Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis and Yemen Blues call on their Iraqi and Yemeni roots, respectively, their styles are strikingly contemporary and unbound by tradition.
I am particularly looking forward to Tiny Music, which I saw in a staged reading format last year. The musical side has been intensively developed since then, based on the description, and I am looking forward to this “sound design musical”.
Hirsch has been a Fringe Festival hit across the ocean, and I have high expectations for this biopic of the Hungarian-Canadian Holocaust survivor who became one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists.
Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis: