For the past 10 years, LANDE Cabaret has produced a series of musical revues in order to provide local audiences the opportunity to hear good music from a time when lyrics and melody were most important. The singers presented in these productions are talented professionals who have graced the stages of Vancouver's and North America's theatres in a variety of genres. However, they rarely get to perform the old standards in venues such as nightclubs where they are close to the audience. The intent of LANDE is to profile lyricists who are often overlooked in performance in favour of the composers. We feature lyricists who wrote for the movies and for the stage.
Many of their songs are familiar and some unfamiliar as many were cut from the original productions. Audiences may recognize the tunes and the lyrics but do not know who wrote some of their favourite songs. Many are familiar with the lyricist but are surprised to learn that they wrote a certain song that they know well.
LANDE Cabaret exists because of the love of the Classic Songbook and they present these concerts without any funding from government or arts groups, nor does any producer take a salary. The performances are wholly supported by audiences who also love the songs of yesteryear and faithfully attend the shows. LANDE Cabaret is committed to continuing to present these cabarets and would like to thank all of their friends for their support.