A Métis Cabaret with Andrea Menard
Written by Andrea Menard
Music by Andrea Menard and Robert Walsh
Co-Produced with Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver
Upcoming Shows & Tickets
March 7, 2023 | 7:30pm Get Tickets
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March 10, 2023 | 8:00pm Get Tickets
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"A beautiful dream lives on. A hundred years of silence is broken today."
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
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
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
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
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.