World Premiere

Rubaboo

March 7 to March 25, 2023
March 10
Spriet Stage

Written by Andrea Menard
Music by Andrea Menard and Robert Walsh

Co-Produced with Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver

Title Sponsor

Canada Life
Rubaboo

Upcoming Shows & Tickets

March 7, 2023 | 7:30pm   Get Tickets

March 8, 2023 | 7:30pm   Get Tickets

March 9, 2023 | 7:30pm   Get Tickets

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March 11, 2023 | 2:00pm   Get Tickets

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"A beautiful dream lives on. A hundred years of silence is broken today."

The Story

Derived from the Michif word for “leftovers stew” or “big pot,” Rubaboo will take audiences on an intimate, moving, and joyous musical journey – guided by powerhouse, Métis performer, Andrea Menard. An award-winning singer-songwriter and actor, Andrea’s lyrical voice and masterful story telling will envelop you into the beauty of Métis culture. Featuring the sounds of drums and guitar, this grand musical feast will include songs of reconciliation, unity, love, frustration, and resilience.

Enhance Your Experience

AfterWORDS

On Wednesday evenings, immediately after the performance, come up to the Drewlo Lounge for a brief guided discussion with Grand staff members, guest artists, and creative team members.

  • March 8, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • March 22, 2023

Creative Conversations

Enjoy stimulating discussion and hear insights into Grand productions with host James Stewart Reaney and special guests at Creative Conversations, offered pre-show in the Spriet Theatre.

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Open Caption performance:  Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 2:00pm

From the Stage Door

“Expect your hearts to fill and your spirits to soar as Andrea Menard uses her wisdom, warmth, and formidable voice to take us all on a very personal journey in the world premiere of Rubaboo. It's a real honour to have Andrea here with us.” – Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director

 

The Cast

Andrea Menard
Andrea Menard
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Andrea Menard is an accomplished Métis singer/songwriter, actor, speaker, wellness trainer, retreat host, and the founder of the Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge. As seen in USA Today, Andrea is a top influencer in Feminine leadership and was named one of Women Executive Network’s (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in 2020. An advocate for rematriation and reconciliation, Andrea trains women to “Lead Like a Goddess” and helps all-gendered people to name, reclaim and embody the qualities of the Sacred Feminine. She is also the author of the Seeds from the Sacred Feminine Wisdom Cards, to be launched with Mango Publishing in 2022.

One of the stars of the up and coming CTV series, Sullivan’s Crossing, Andrea is a five-time Gemini-nominated actress, a 15-time music award winner, and was named ACTRA National’s Woman of the Year for 2021. She has released 4 award-winning albums, a symphony show, 2 television programs, and her TEDx Talk called “Silent No More” has reached over 128,000 views. Andrea has performed for royalty, prime ministers, governor-generals, residential school Survivors, families of the missing and murdered Indigenous Women, and even sang her song “Peace” to the world’s NATO generals.

Born in Manitoba, Andrea is a proud member of the Metis Nation of Canada. Her Metis family originates from St. Laurent, Manitoba, but settled in the interlakes region of Treaty 2 territory. She carries the name Skooteah Equahh, which means Fire Woman in Anishinaabemowin and the Nêhiyawêwin name Notigwew Yutin, which means Grandmother Wind. These names deeply inform Andrea’s work.

Sponsors

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