Steve Charles and Lauren Bowler in Chelsea Hotel David Cooper

January 7-11, 2015

Theatre Calgary and One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre present
The Firehall Arts Centre production of

Chelsea Hotel,

The Songs of Leonard Cohen
Conceived and directed by Tracey Power

“It’s written on the walls of this hotel, you go to heaven, once you’ve been to hell.”

Check into New York’s infamous hotel and be transported to a place full of music, mystery and desire. With extraordinary new arrangements, six performers play seventeen instruments in a rollicking tribute to Leonard Cohen’s most transcendent songs and lyrics. You’ll be transfixed by this eclectic cabaret of loves lost and won.

★★★★ The production serves to remind us just how good these songs are. True fans will likely understand that melodies this beautiful and songs this classic are never dependent on original arrangements. They beg for interpretation and Chelsea Hotel delivers.

Cast & Creative Team
For Chelsea Hotel,

  • Rachel Aberle
  • Lauren Bowler
  • Steve Charles
  • Ben Elliott
  • Marlene Ginader
  • Kayvon Kelly
  • Tracey Power
    Creator, Director
  • Steven Charles
    Musical Director