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Event Archive - PEOPLE LIKE US - a musical theatre revue for charity: Karina Billesberger, Imelda Gaborno, Jacqueline Ko , Mark Kroeker, Brittony LeFever, Zenia Marshall, Andrew Wade, Ann-Marie Zak, Angus Kellett

Sat. May 14th 2016 Marpole United Church (All Ages)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 7:00 pm
Tickets at: 1-800-838-3006,
Presented by: Opera Mariposa

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Music: Theatre:
Join the Mariposa Theatre Wing's multi-award-winning performers for a charity benefit like no other! In PEOPLE LIKE US, hit musicals like Rent, Follies and Company collide, weaving together in an original tale about life and love in the modern age. Set on a single night in a New York City bar, you won't want to miss this love letter to the musical theatre genre from the company whose performances have been hailed as "an evening of delight" (Review Vancouver), "an extraordinary feat" (North Shore News) and "a stroke of genius" (The Voice).

In honour of May 12th International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (ME/CFS & FM), a portion of every ticket sale will support the National ME/FM Action Network, a Canadian charitable organization that aids people living with life-altering chronic neuro-immune diseases. The evening will include a reception, as well as a charity raffle contest with over $2,000 in prizes.

Parental Advisory: some mature themes


Saturday, May 14 @ 7:30 pm
Marpole United Church (1296 West 67th Ave. Vancouver)

Director - Dominique Wakeland
Assistant Director - Catherine Saul

Karina Billesberger
Imelda Gaborno
Jacqueline Ko
Mark Kroeker
Brittony LeFever
Zenia Marshall
Andrew Wade
Ann-Marie Zak

with Angus Kellett on piano

$25 general
$20 student, senior and disability benefit
$15 groups of 4+ (up to 40% savings!)

Tickets available at, 1-800-838-3006 or at the door.

Can't come? You can make a donation:


Mariposa's artistic director Jacqueline Ko has lived with ME/CFS since the age of six. Despite her struggle with illness, she has managed to realize her dream of becoming an award-winning singer and founding a critically acclaimed opera and musical theatre company. She is committed to using her passion for music to help others, and since 2009 her benefit performances have raised over $33,000 in aid of those suffering from chronic neuro-immune diseases.


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Jacqueline Ko (Opera and Broadway singer)

With performances hailed as “powerful” (Hello Vancity) and “breathtaking” (Hilary Clark for Opera Canada magazine), multi-award-winner Jacqueline Ko is a versatile artist who has performed in opera, theatre, musical theatre and film. Recently deemed “flawless” (Review Vancouver) in the title role of 'Suor Angelica', some of her other ro... more info