Bill Richardson and Veda Hille. Photo by Bill Pechet.

Bill Richardson and Veda Hille will be on tour from October 1 to November 3, bringing their unique 90 minute song cycle, “Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata” around the Lower Mainland and up to Whitehorse via the Arts Club Theatre.

If you missed this performance at the Arts Club’s Revue Stage in January, now’s your chance to experience everyone’s favourite personal ads, set to music. Irregular hats for cats, mounted lobsters, autographed copies of the Bible: this audience favourite from composer Veda Hille and the CBC’s Bill Richardson explores what humanity has to offer and turns it into sidesplitting musical fare. Who wouldn’t want a broken time machine for free?!

Bree Greig, Veda Hille, J. Cameron Barnett, Selina Martin, Barry Mirochnick, Dmitry Chepovetsky
[Bree Greig, Veda Hille, J. Cameron Barnett, Selina Martin, Barry Mirochnick, Dmitry Chepovetsky]

Come explore the oddities and intimacies of the internet in this insanely popular production. With 24 sold out performances earlier this year, the show was held over for a week and now returns to tour around the Lower Mainland and in the Yukon.

Veda Hille, J. Cameron Barnett, Bree Greig
[Veda Hille, J. Cameron Barnett, Bree Greig]
Craigslist: 700 local sites in 70 countries, over 20 billion page views, and 50 million new ads posted monthly. Hille describes it as “the mass of humanity pressed against the glass,” offering a forum that is simultaneously anonymous and incredibly public. 

Dmitry Chepovetsky, Bree Greig, Selina Martin
[Dmitry Chepovetsky, Bree Greig, Selina Martin]

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Richardson has contributed to CBC Radio since 1984 and currently hosts “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera” and “In Concert.” Composer Hille is one of Canada’s foremost indie singer-songwriters and has been described as “visceral, luminescent, fierce, haunting, and with talent to burn” (The Coast, Halifax).
Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata stars J. Cameron Barnett, Bree Greig, Veda Hille, Selina Martin, Barry Mirochnick and Allan Zinyk and is directed by Amiel Gladstone.

North Vancouver
October 1
North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts (at Capilano University)

West Vancouver

October 4 to 6
Kay Meek Centre
[Ticket link]


October 9 to 20
Surrey Arts Centre


October 23 to 27
Evergreen Cultural Centre
[Ticket link]

October 30

Clarke Theatre
[Ticket link]

November 1 and 2
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Maple Ridge
November 3

The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre
[Ticket link]

November 13 to 17
Yukon Arts Centre

Where possible, I’ve included a direct link to the venue’s ticketing site. Visit the Arts Club online for the full schedule. Except where mentioned, photos by David Cooper.

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