Tiffany Anderson, Duran Cruickshank

Genus Theatre celebrates their 10-year anniversary with the announcement of their latest production, a wildly inventive tribute to the beloved 1984 film, Waiting for Ghostbusters.

Set in a rehearsal hall that was once the heart of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, a small group of artists with more determination than dollars set out to stage a faithful musical recreation of the acclaimed film. Tension and conflict soon arise as the struggling company faces sabotage, a clash of wills, legal realities, and a haunting of their own. By opening night, the company will either stage a rocking, 80’s-infused extravaganza in the best of off-off-off Broadway tradition, or it may finally be curtains for everyone involved.

Corwin Ferguson, Tiffany Anderson, Duran Cruickshank
[Corwin Ferguson, Tiffany Anderson, Duran Cruickshank]

Genus Theatre has thrived during the last ten years in the Vancouver theatre scene by producing works that both engage with and entertain diverse audiences. Since its inception, Waiting for Ghostbusters has struck a chord with artists within the theatre community, leading to a tremendous interest from potential collaborators. Actors, designers, and technical wizards have repeatedly expressed interest in being a part of this production. The efforts on the part of all involved have resulted in a production that honors the treasured memories of every child of the 80’s.

An original production, Waiting for Ghostbusters is co-written by Frano Marsic and Kelly Sheridan, and is directed by Victor Ustare. Featuring seven original songs with music written by Peter Abando, the production showcases 11 talented performers as they bring ghosts and ghouls to a live stage, all without the aid of a green screen.

 Duran Cruickshank, Tiffany Anderson, Slimer
[Duran Cruickshank, Tiffany Anderson, Slimer]

Intrigued? So are we! Check out Waiting For Ghostbusters at Vancouver’s Renegade Studios from November 21 to 30.

Genus Theatre Presents Waiting for Ghostbusters

Dates: November 21 to 30, 8 pm; November 24, 2 pm matinee
Venue: Renegade Studios, 125 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults, $20; students/seniors, $15; available at the door or online via Brown Paper Tickets

All photos by Jesse Toso.

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