The Girl Next Door - Closing Night!
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 8:00pm
The Red Gate Revue Stage
Painted Fern's third production "The Girl Next Door" follows their two highly succesful Cabarets produced in 2021. This original pop/rock musical is all about Violet (played by Painted Fern alumi Katrina Teitz) and her boyfriend Greyson (Cole Smuland) as they move into their first apartment together. Though this seemed like a dream come true for the happy couple, a nightmare sets in when Violet discovers her ex-girlfriend Jade (Jenaya Barker) lives in the suite next door! Directed by writer/producer Sara Mayfield, the show will also feature Meesh QX as Vi’s non-binary best friend Ash, nearly thirty original songs by composer-lyricist/music supervisor Ava Maria Safai and a rockin’ four piece band lead by the show’s musical director, Sean Bayntun.
Inspired by the lack of pan/bisexual representation in media, "The Girl Next Door" is a musicalcreated to feature and explore queer characters often absent from mainstream media. This show amplifies queer voices and talent and remains accessible to those unfamiliar with these communities.
In accordance with the latest BC government guidelines on indoor events, masks will not be required for the run of "The Girl Next Door". Although the mask mandate has been eased, Painted Fern Productions encourages guests to continue to wear masks for the benefit of all.