Following Chelsea Hotel success, Belfry Theatre turns to the music of Joni Mitchell

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Following the success of last season’s Chelsea Hotel – The Songs of Leonard Cohen, this new musical, focussing on the work of another Canadian icon, is a perfect fit. The Belfry has a long tradition of producing musicals, and the company’s venue, a converted 19th Century church, adds a soulful richness to any musical.

From November 8 to December 4, 2016 the Belfry Theatre will present a brand new musical, I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell. Conceived by Michael Shamata (Director) and Tobin Stokes (Musical Director), I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell stars Jonathan Gould, Brent Jarvis (Piano), Evangelia Kambites, Linda Kidder and Anton Lipovetsky.

Last season Jonathan Gould starred in Chelsea Hotel and Anton Lipovetsky starred in A Christmas Carol. Brent Jarvis, Evangelia Kambites and Linda Kidder are all making their Belfry debuts in I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell.

“The choice of Joni Mitchell was extremely easy… Her lyrics are exceptional: complex, full of quirks and surprises, and at the same time, completely recognizable and easy to relate to. Her music is equally outstanding: melodious, confident, multi-layered, and able to insinuate its way into your soul.” Michael Shamata

Using only Mitchell’s stunning words and music, I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell features 17 of her songs (from 1968 through 2007) woven together to create a world of love and longing, of joy and heartbreak.

Joni Mitchell’s contributions to the world of music are legendary – she’s crossed folk, pop and jazz borders, working and recording with some of the best in each genre. Her songs have been covered by thousands of other artists including Led Zeppelin (Woodstock), KD Lang (Help Me), Annie Lennox (Ladies of the Canyon), Keb’ Mo’ (Big Yellow Taxi) and sampled by the likes of Kanye West and Janet Jackson. Both Sides Now has been recorded by over 1100 artists.

Joni has been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, won 9, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. She will turn 73 the week that I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell opens.

Tickets for I Think I’m Fallin’ – The Songs of Joni Mitchell range from $20 to $53 (plus GST). Tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or online at tickets.belfry.bc.ca. Prices are subject to change.

 

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