Spriet Stage


World Premiere


Written by Andrea Menard
Music by Andrea Menard and Robert Walsh
Co-Produced with Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver

March 7 to 25, 2023
Opening Night March 10
Spriet Stage


"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.

Earth, Wind, Fire, Water ©Leah Dorion Art


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. Enhance your theatre experience with this informal chance to dive deeper into the show’s content while mingling with patrons and artists.

Rubaboo  events:
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Pull up a chair and join us – the Drewlo Lounge Bar will be open!

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

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