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Venue

Playbill Dining Room at the Chemainus Theatre
9737 Chemainus Road
Chemainus BC V0R 1K0

Performance Notes

× Dec 2 - 5, 2021

TICKETS: $75
Includes a delicious 3-course Plated Meal | Live Piano Music | Live Performance*


DINING - The Playbill team has prepared an impressive menu with your choice of starters, main entree, and dessert. Complement this array of culinary delights with a beverage from our specialty menu of wines, beers, and estate ciders. Dinner Menu | Brunch Menu

ENTERTAINMENT - Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song’ is a metaphor for the inspiration that flows between songwriters, each toiling away on their own, but connected by their shared craft. Moved by this concept, celebrated BC singer-songwriters Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone collaborated to produce a project that is a dialogue through song and a tribute to the legendary songwriter. Re-imagining both rare and classic works of Cohen, the duo have crafted a sound that resonates with both longtime Cohen fans and a younger audience. They collaborate with a rotating cast of players and singers.

Tower of Song began as a one-off tribute night for a packed house at Vancouver’s Media Club in 2011, and has since grown into an actively touring folk duo. Produced by Garramone, she invited fellow Victoria musician Oliver Swain, and the show gave Swain and Garramone the chance to grow their musical chemistry. Together have arranged some of Cohen’s timeless songs beautifully, for two voices, banjo, string bass, piano and guitar. Tower of Song have played over 90 concerts to thousands of people in theatres and folks clubs across Canada, touring in support of their debut album.

“The tunes are hauntingly lovely. Wonderful takes with close harmonies and violent re-rhythmings. Musically sound. Faithful by being strongly, creatively Cohen, and yet wholly their own.” – James N. Porter, Professor Emeritus (Arts), York University.

GETAWAY PACKAGES - Make it a perfect getaway with a wonderful night's stay in a well-appointed suite-style hotel room at the award-winning Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn. Enjoy a complimentary full breakfast, high-speed internet, an indoor pool, exercise centre, and convenient parking only blocks away from the Theatre. Special rates available to Theatre patrons.
Available by calling the Box Office: 1-800-565-7738

QUESTIONS? - We've put together a list of some frequently asked questions here.

*To be enjoyed from your table in the Playbill Dining Room. Performance approximately 1 hour.
*Dinner reservations from 5:30pm - 6:30pm, followed by the performance (approx. 7:30pm)
*Sunday Brunch reservations from 11:30am - 12:30pm, followed by the performance (approx. 1:30pm)

COVID-19 Policy

× Proof of full vaccination (2 doses, at least 7 days prior) is required for entry in accordance with the Public Health Order (ages 12+). A valid BC Vaccine Card or out-of-province immunization record and photo ID will be verified at the door. More Information

Additional health & safety protocols:

  • If you are sick or at high risk for COVID-19, please stay home and contact us for ticket options
  • Masks are mandatory indoors
  • Capacity is reduced
  • Employees are screened daily and are required to stay home if sick
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building
  • Maintaining 6' social distancing is recommended

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