Following the June 10 performance, Friday night live breaks for the summer, returning for it's 6th season on September 23, 2016 as part of the North Shore Culture Days festivities.
Fiday Night Live is a weekly community gathering that explores 'the full-ness of Life' through the lens of the performing arts and improvised comedy and music. It is through that magical and mystical 'in-the-moment' connection with the audience that we have observed, as we become present in each moment, the richness of life. Life is not lived in a past remembered or a future imagined .... it is lived in the present moment.
Friday Night Live invites people of all ages to connect as community and truly celebrate the interconnectedness of us all. All performances are family friendly.
Expert improvisers take the stories offered by the community, and craft improvised musical reflections and scenes of those stories. The Ad Libretto company, a troupe of professional performers specializing in music and comedy improvisation, (under the artistic direction of Alan Marriott) offer this weekly exploration of "living in the moment" - kind of spiritual practice akin to meditation, except that participants enjoy the wonder of seeing their own stories and suggestions in the unfolding skits and "altered consciousness" is achieved through laughter, humour, and music. A special guest joins the AdLibretto cast each week - singers, musicians, story-tellers, magicians, actors, composers... offering their varied talents, along with a brief interview exploring inspiration, challenges, and other insights into artistic life.
Admission is $10 (kids under 12 are free, and group/student discounts are available by contacting email@example.com or 604 987 2114).
Doors open at 7pm, 30 minutes before the performance starts to enjoy complimentary coffee from our friends at Lynn Valley Waves, a slice of pizza from Boston Pizza on Marine Drive or enjoy a glass of wine, available for purchase two times each month.
While awaiting the completion of a new church building (Dec 2016), Friday Night Live is held in the Community Room at Lynn Valley Public Librabry* (affectionately called "the Cube") at 1277 Lynn Valley Road in North Vancouver. A plethora of shopping and dining opportunities are available before or after the show.
(*at LV RecCentre, 3590 Mtn Hwy, if the Community room is booked for another event)
As with most arts programs, the price of admission does not fully cover the cost of the production. Lynn Valley United Church, Vickery Collision and LynnValleyLife.com have been our awesome title sponsors this year, along with other community businesses, groups and individuals. If you would like to be a sponsor for the upcoming season, beginning September 23, 2016, we'd love to hear from you!