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CHOP SUEY SPECIAL #10 - Serving Up A Decade of Performances
January 23, 2010
Please come out and support the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT). CHOP SUEY SPECIAL #10 - Serving Up A Decade of Performances highlights the shows VACT has done in the last 10 years as a fundraiser for future productions. Included will be some sketch comedy acts, a condensed version of the popular Sex in Vancouver series, and a sing along with the cast of Flower Drum Song!
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WORKING WITH DEMENTIA (WORKSAFE BC VIDEO)


Lannette filmed an instructional video for Worksafe BC, showing caregivers how to deal with patients with dementia. The video can be seen and downloaded from the Worksafe BC website.

 
VERVE COLLECTIVE AT THE FIREHALL
November 21, 2009
Lannette's a cappella quintet, VERVE Collective has been asked to take part in Delta's Concert Series. This will be an intimate evening of VERVE, taking place in the old Delta firehall, which has been converted to a great fine arts space.
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FLOWER, DRUM AND SONGS: MORE THAN A MUSICAL
November 8, 2009
This past summer, the Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre produced Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical FLOWER DRUM SONG, which recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Originally produced in 1958, it was the first Broadway musical to feature an entire cast of American Asian characters. This documentary follows the process of staging such a large all Asian production from its early casting calls to its opening night performance. As the audience watches the production take shape, interviews with main characters address many of the predominant issues faced by artists of Asian heritage stuffling to break through the stereotypes of mainstream media that have and have not changed from the 1950's.
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FLOWER DRUM SONG TRAILER! "I ENJOY BEING A GIRL"


Vocals: Lannette New
Dancers: Angus Chiu, Damon Jang, Isaac Kwok, Richard Lam, Nancie Leong, Kayla Liu & Marcia Yu
Music: Christopher King
Choreography: Raphael Wong
Camera: Kathy Leung & Kevin Li
Sound Recording: Rick Senechal

Editing: Kevin Li
Photographer: Raymond Shum
Costumes: Jeannine Sheares-Moon
Producer: Joyce Lam

Check out VACT’s FLOWER DRUM SONG commercial on Azn Lifestyles TV
From Monday to Saturday at 9:30 PM on Channel 4, Novus (Novus Cable only)

 
FLOWER DRUM SONG
May 28 - June 14, 2009
The Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
FLOWER DRUM SONG at the WATERFRONT THEATRE, GRANVILLE ISLAND
May 28 – June 14, 2009

• Nominated for 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical

The generation gap is given the Rodgers & Hammerstein treatment in this colourful approach to the age-old conflict. In San Francisco’s Chinatown of the late ‘50s, nightclub owner Sammy Fong’s traditional family has ordered him a picture-bride from China, hoping to end his pursuit of an enticing dancer. Mei Li arrives, shy and at sea in a world she doesn’t understand, and it’s clear that she’s the wrong gal for the totally assimilated Sammy. However, she may be just the ticket for Sammy’s buddy, whose traditionalist father is fighting a losing battle with his kids against rock ‘n’ roll, baseball, sports cars and the typical trappings of the modern American life-style. Full of intrigue and comedic moments, through song and dance, the story of families, friendships, and romance are conveyed in this timeless Asian American musical.

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VERVE COLLECTIVE AT ABERDEEN CENTRE
February 14, 2009
This Valentine's Day, come hear Lannette and her a cappella quintet, VERVE Collective, at Aberdeen Center, in Richmond! Celebrating the "Jazzy Sounds of Romance", VERVE will be singing in the central atrium from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
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2008 OVATION AWARDS
January 25, 2009
Lannette's a cappella quintet, VERVE Collective, has been asked to do a special guest performance at the Ovation Awards. The Ovation Awards were created to annually recognize the achievements & contributions in the Lower Mainland's musical theatre community. The awards are produced by APPLAUSE! Musicals Society, a non-profit charitable society.
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VERVE COLLECTIVE AT OUR TOWN CAFE
January 15, 2009
Lannette's a cappella quintet, VERVE Collective, is happy to be putting on a public show at the very cool Our Town Café. In conjunction with Kate Polsky's 2-night Birthday Bash (Kate is the founder of VERVE Collective), VERVE will be singing a set on the first night of festivities. Kate will be opening the evening at 7:30pm with some original music, then VERVE Collective will be on at 8:30pm.
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SHAW MULTICULTURAL CHANNEL PRESENTS...
November 2, 2008
You've been asking, and here it is! Shaw Multicultural Channel presents a special program showcasing the winners of the MIGHTY ASIAN MOVIEMAKING MARATHON 2005 - 2007! Tune in to see provocative and creative 10-minute local films produced by teams of filmmakers during each year's competition.

Lannette was a part of 2 of the 9 films that will be shown!

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VANCOUVER ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
November 1 - 4, 2007
Make sure to check out the 2007 Vancouver Asian Film Festival, as it will be another chance to see the movie musical E.V.E.S. on the bigscreen at Tinseltown. As third place winners in the MAMM '07 contest, E.V.E.S. (and Team Banoodles) earned a spot in the festival, making it 3 years in a row.
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E.V.E.S. - ON THE COVER!
September, 2007
Team Banoodles held their wrap party for E.V.E.S. and director/producer Alfred Liu handed out DVD's to all the cast and crew. Lannette is excited to have made it onto the cover, sharing the honour with fellow henchwoman, Candice!
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MAMM '07 MOVIE SCREENING GALA
September 8, 2007
Lannette joined up with Team Banoodles for a second year in a row to compete in the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM). They had 10 days to create a 10 minute film using randomly drawn creative elements... the result is their 10 minute movie musical, "EVES", which will be shown on the big screen at Tinseltown along with the other competitors. The winners will be announced after the screening!
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SALT SPRING COFFEE COMPANY
August 12, 2007
Come on down for a fun afternoon of cool & spirited jazz a cappella! VERVE Collective will be singing at a new venue... the Salt Spring Coffee Company. Have a cup of coffee, and let VERVE entertain you with some of their favourite tunes. They'll also be showcasing a bunch of new songs you haven't heard from them before. And best of all, it's free! What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
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THE PURPLE CRAB
March 24, 2007
VERVE Collective has been asked to return to The Purple Crab to sing at their open mic night. They had a great time the first time around, but the snow storm kept many people stuck at home. Now's your chance to check them out in a fun and intimate setting.
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VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
February 10, 2007
VERVE Collective will be featured at Pacific Theatre's annual fundraising gala, held at the Vancouver Art Gallery.  The formal event will feature an auction, music from VERVE Collective, a 3 and 4 piece musical ensemble, and various entertainment throughout the night. Ending the evening will be dancing.
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TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH CONCERT
December 16, 2006
VERVE Collective will be performing as special guests at Trinity Lutheran Church's year end concert.
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THE PURPLE CRAB
November 25, 2006
VERVE Collective has been asked to sing at The Purple Crab during their open mic night. This will be a great chance to hear the group in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. This is a special gig for VERVE Collective - it's their first public performance since they changed their name and solidified their members.
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AN OFF BROADWAY BLAST
June 3, 2006
Lannette will be featured as the guest artist at The Burstin' With Broadway's June concert... An Off Broadway Blast. Come join in the fun as the North Vancouver community chorus showcases music from My Fair Lady, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, CHICAGO, Phantom of the Opera, and more.
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THE 2ND ANNUAL OVATION AWARDS
January 29, 2006
The 2005 OVATION Awards, celebrating the musicals of 2005 and the people who make them happen, featuring a cast of OVER FIFTY including Scott Knight on piano, SOLI - vocal jazz ensemble, The Broadway Chorus...
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THE GVVC PREMIER PERFORMANCE
January 21, 2006
Lannette's new singing group, The Greater Vancouver Verve Collective (The GVVC) is having its premier performance, making a guest-starring appearance at the Burstin' with Broadway concert in January. The GVVC is an a cappella group, focusing on jazz songs, having its first full company rehearsal at the end of December 2005.
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SHOWTUNES! YEAR BY YEAR: 1956
November 27, 2005
APPLAUSE! Musicals Society presents a brand new series of cabaret’s focusing on the musical theatre and history of a particular year - SHOWTUNES! Year By Year. Turning the clocks back fifty years, the first cabaret will feature songs from musicals that opened in 1956, Sunday November 27th, 8pm at the Arts Club Theatre Backstage Lounge on Granville Island.
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PLAGUE CITY: SARS IN TORONTO
May 29, 2005
From a village market in China to Canada's largest metropolis, this drama takes you into the lives of the front-line workers and the victims ...
... of the disease that rocked the international medical community, forced hundreds into quarantine and turned Toronto into a Plague City. Beleaguered nurses and doctors suffer the fear of infection while trying to treat the victims – and some pay with their own lives; meanwhile the public health bureaucracy fights for solutions to the growing epidemic amidst international pressure. Outbreak meets Toronto's very own SARS epidemic in this gripping suspense drama.

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MISS SAIGON
May 19 - July 17, 2005
 
This is the second hugely popular musical by the same team that created Les Misérables. Chris, an American soldier has a brief and passionate affair with an innocent Vietnamese girl named Kim, only to be tragically separated in the turmoil of the U.S. exodus. Raw and uncompromising, Miss Saigon is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.
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VALENTINES DIVAS: DIVAS, SONGS OF LOVE & SWEETS
February 13, 2005
 
APPLAUSE! Musicals Society is happy to announce its first official fundraising cabaret of the season... Valentine Divas Cabaret. Mark your calendars for the first official Applause! fundraising cabaret of the season, Valentine Divas: Diva's, songs of love & sweets! Come on down for an evening filled with great music, a divine sweets buffet, and fun door prizes.
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MOVIETELEVISION INTERVIEW
February 12, 2005
MovieTelevision was on set in Toronto, where Lannette was filming Plague City. They shot some behind-the-scenes footage, and also interviewed three main characters: Amy, played by Kari Matchett; Rosie, played by Lannette New; and Dr. Royce, played by Ron White.
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ANYTHING GOES - CABARET
January 16, 2005
APPLAUSE! MUSICALS hosted its first cabaret at the Sugar Refinery in the spring of 2003.  It then moved to the Oasis Lounge and moved again to the Arts Club Theatre Backstage Lounge where the monthly events have been held for the past year. The monthly cabaret is a community building and fundraising event.
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MACK & MABEL
October 31 - November 3, 2004
Spanning twenty seven years of the silent film era in early "Hollywoodland", Mack and Mabel recalls the bitter-sweet love affair between Mack Sennett and the heroine of his movies, Mabel Normand through the funny and fabulous world of pies in the face, Keystone Kops and Bathing Beauties.
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THE BAKER'S WIFE
September 19 - 22, 2004
A new baker arrives in a rural French village just in time to ease the hunger of the bickering villagers who have been without bread for weeks. All is well until his beautiful young wife runs off with the local hunk, driving the baker to distraction, and leaving the villagers breadless - again.
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IN THE GOOD OLE' SUMMERTIME
August 8, 2004
Applause! Musicals In Concert presents their monthly cabaret revue. This month, the theme is In The Good Ole' Summertime. Join us as we transform the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island into SUMMER CAMP. Wear comfortable camp wear and cozy up around the campfire to hear great showtunes, skits and great camp games.
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ANYTHING GOES - CABARET
July 11, 2004
Applause! Musicals In Concert presents their monthly cabaret revue. This month, the theme is Anything Goes (not the musical!). Come on out to listen to talented local singers as they present showtunes from a wide array of musicals.
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HONK!
May 29 - June 19, 2004
It's fun, light, and perfect for a family audience... and every audience. If you missed Honk! you've another chance to visit your favourite barnyard characters at the Arts Club Granville Island Stage. Under new direction, experience a reminiscently close yet new perspective on this transformation of the classic Hans Christian Andersons' timeless tale into a loveable musical comedy staged in a duck pond.
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ISAAC JON FASHION SHOW
April 1, 2004
 
A showing of artwork from artist James Picard will be on display in the gallery. James, along with 2 local fashion designers, have collaborated to put on this showing, with funds raised by a silent auction going towards A Loving Spoonful. The designers provide the clothes, while James provides his artistic touch by painting on each piece.
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MYSTERIES OF THE ORIENT
March 11, 2004
 
Lannette will be assisting the "Ambassador of Magic", Tony Eng, in his Mysteries of the Orient show: a full evening gala presentation of Mysteries of the Orient is one you must experience.
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STAGE TO SCREEN TO STAGE
March 7, 2004
Applause! Musicals In Concert presents Stage to Screen to Stage. An evening of local talent performing music from musicals that transferred from stage to the screen - and the recent trend - musicals that originated on screen that have been adapted for the stage!
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STEPPIN' OUT... WITH IRVING BERLIN
January 30, 2004
Triptych Theatricals is proud to present a very special fundraising event, Steppin' Out... with Irving Berlin. Led by the sensational Kevin-Michael Cripps, this revue features songs from Watch Your Step, Easter Parade, Puttin' On The Ritz, and more! Showcasing local singers Laura Kobertein, Jane Leroux, Lannette New, Scott Perrie, and Sara Zacharias.
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HONK!
October 31 - November 22, 2003
 
A TITANIC OF A REVUE
September 19 - 20, 2003
 
LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING
August 24, 2003
 
THE KING AND I
July 16 - August 23, 2003
 
PLANET BROADWAY
June 25 - 28, 2003
 
GIRL SONGS - BOY SONGS
April 27, 2003
 
LUCKY STIFF
March 4 - 15, 2003
 
COMPANY K - MUSIC WORKSHOP REVUE
February 16, 2003
 
EASY STREET
December 10 - 11, 2002
 
DEAR WORLD
December 2 - 4, 2002
 
NINE
August 27 - 29, 2002
 
COMPANY K - MUSIC REVUE
July 28, 2002
 
SONGS ABOUT LAUGHTER, LONELINESS, & LOVE
June 17 - 19, 2002
 
ANNE MURRAY'S WHAT A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS
December, 2002
 
DOWN IN THE DUMPS
December 18, 2001
 
NOW & THEN: A CENTURY OF SONG
June 11 - 12, 2001
 
IN PURSUIT OF PORRIDGE
December 8 - 23, 2000
 
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
June 2000
 
BEAUTIFUL
March 22- April 2, 2000
 
 
 
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