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November 21, 2009
  Location Firehall Centre for the Arts
  Address 11489 - 84th Avenue, North Delta
  Time 7:30 pm

$8 - pay in advance by calling (604) 596.1025
$10 - at the door


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.

Audience members will get a rare performance of VERVE as they perform on mike. If you haven't had a chance to experience the sounds of VERVE, this is a fantastic opportunity. And if you have been to a VERVE show before, you've never heard them like this!

November 8, 2009
  Location Tinseltown Cinemas
  Address 88 West Pender, Vancouver
  Time 4:00 pm
  Tickets/Info Vancouver Asian Film Festival

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.

The filmmaker will be in attendance.
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. May 28 - June 14, 2009
  Location Waterfront Theatre
  Address 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
  Time Matinee & Evening Performances Tues-Sun
  Tickets or

The Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre presents
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s FLOWER DRUM SONG
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.

Advance Tickets
On-line at or
By phone (604) 684-2787 with a $2.50 service charge

$17.50 - $35.00
For more information or group rates, (778) 885-1973

February 14, 2009
  Location Aberdeen Centre - Central Atrium
  Address 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  Time 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  Tickets Free Show!

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. It's a free show, so if you're in the area, come on by!
January 25, 2009
  Location Vancouver Academy of Music
  Address 1270 Chestnut Street
  Time 6:00 pm Reception, music & awards at 7:00 pm

Please visit Applause Musicals


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.

The reception starts at 6:00pm, followed by a two hour revue starting at 7:00pm, including performances from various 2008 productions, as well as special guest performances and awards presentations.

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January 15, 2009
  Location Our Town Café
  Address 245 East Broadway (at Kingsway)
  Time 7:30 pm - Kate / 8:30 pm - VERVE Collective

Pay What You Can - at the door
(suggested $5)


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.

While VERVE has been performing in some very public venues, this is the first publicly accessible show they have planned in a long time. Lannette is excited to be able to share her group's music with you and hopes you are able to make it out. Come for a listen, a coffee, something stronger, some nibbles or a meal. It will also be a great chance to catch up with VERVE afterwards! Featuring: Lannette New, Kate Polsky, Joel Smith, Peter Brasso, and Gerry Parsons.