Rubaboo at Granville Island Stage

Next up in the Arts Club’s 2023/24 season is Andrea Menard’s Rubaboo, a Métis cabaret, playing March 30–April 30 at the Granville Island Stage.

Rubaboo is an intimate and moving celebration of Métis culture, guided by the award-winning, Vancouver-based Métis performer Menard. Come along as her lyrical voice and intricate storytelling mix with the sounds of drums and guitars to share stories of reconciliation, frustration and love. This grand musical feast is a powerful journey of unity and resilience, one for everyone to take part in and enjoy.

Rubaboo is a musical cabaret of stories and songs that share my love for the Métis people and culture. It’s a journey that takes you into the heart of reconciliation. If you know me, I’m all about healing our collective wounds through gentleness, magic, beauty, humour, and honesty. — Andrea Menard

Andrea Menard has performed for royalty, prime ministers, governor-generals, residential school Survivors, families of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and even sang her song “Peace” to the world’s NATO generals. Born in Manitoba, Menard is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Canada. She carries the name Skooteah Equahh, which means “Fire Woman” in Anishinaabe and the Cree name Notigwew Yutin, which means “Grandmother Wind.”

Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran added, “From the moment I heard Andrea’s music, I was immediately hooked. Her storytelling is rhythmic, moving, and celebratory. I am certain our audiences will be captivated by Andrea’s grace, wisdom, imagination, and fierce wit.”


Dates: March 30 to April 30, 2023
Times: Tue.–Thu., 7:30 PM; Fri. & Sat., 8 PM, Wed., 1:30 PM; Sat. & Sun., 2 PM
Venue: Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: From $29; available online

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