peaks of performance

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The opening vignette for Peaks of Performance features six dancers in a dynamic ski dance production number choreographed to a driving techno sound track that fills the room with ENERGY. Following this segment featured signers Tom Arnten and Rebecca Shoichet perform the classic Supremes' tune "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Other vocal selections include such uplifting pop songs as "Reach" by Gloria Estefan, Sara Bareilles’ chart topping hit “Brave” and Pink’s inspirational pop tune "Try" plus a stirring gospel arrangement of "Climb Every Mountain".

Optional comic relief for the revue would be provided by a two man improv comedy team performing comedic skits based on our theme and audience suggestions. One of the highlights of the revue will be a dance production number performed to David Foster's "Winter Games" theme. Dressed in white body suits with neon colored props representing mountain climbing gear, the techno pop dancers would perform a routine based on climbing the peaks of performance.

The Finale of the show features the full cast performing the driving R&B song "Higher and Higher" with special lyrics created for your program. Peaks of Performance is the perfect opener for your Vancouver or Whistler Conference!


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cast members

tom artnzen

In addition to his formidable vocal talents, Tom Arntzen is a keyboardist, arranger, songwriter, and producer. Onstage, Tom Arntzen has a natural flair for showmanship, swinging a Frank Sinatra-style number or setting an intimate mood with a ballad. Most recently Tom was Musical Director for The Rocky Horror Show gaining rave reviews from the Georgia Strait. His incredible range and pure talent shine through. Tom has also been feature performer in South Pacific, Carousal, Brigadoon and a Closer Walk with Roy Orbison in addition to music director for the Art’s Club production of Forever Plaid.


rebecca shoichet 

Rebecca Shoichet is an amazing vocalist with a solid background in performance – from musical theatre to voice acting to playing with many of Vancouver’s most established bands (Soul Stream, Famous Players, SideOne, Mimosa) as well as extensive musical theatre experience including Joni Mitchell's "River", "La Cage aux Folles" for the Vancouver Playhouse and voice over work. She has toured with Amanda Marshall, Tom Cochrane, Johnny Ferriera and the Swing Machine. Her soulful and full voice and her beaming stage presence make her a pleasure to watch and hear.


danzmode

Under the direction of choreographer and dance teacher, Rachel Poirier, Danzmode has captivated audiences across Canada and in the USA, China, Switzerland and Sweden, winning numerous awards for their stylish innovation and consistent originality. Ms. Poirier founded Danzmode Productions in 1994 in Vancouver, B.C. Her wide range of reference and mastery of multiple styles of dance keeps her in high demand as both a choreographer and an instructor. Danzmode has an enviable list of performance credits.

 


the IMPROVisors

The IMPROVisors, featuring David C Jones, are an acclaimed improv troupe performing interactive comedy customized specifically for your group. Their shows follow the same general format as the hit TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway? " Award wining David C. Jones has been called "one of the funniest minds in Vancouver" by Barbara Crook of The Vancouver Sun. His talented troupe will create a hilarious show for your event.

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