© 2019 by BRAD CARRIGAN. 

THEATRE

Journey to Nirvana  (Dancing in the Light)  

     THEATRE PRODUCTION

Brad scripted, scored and performed  Journey to Nirvana a world-class theatre production, which was revelled during 4 dates at Vancouver’s 2800-seat Queen Elizabeth Theatre attracting extended ovations!  The Performance also featured choreography byCirque du Soleil’s Sandra Botnan, Vancouver Ballet dancers, Haida Nation Mask Dancers and an all-star 13 piece band, a true showcase of Brad’s versatility and unique creative style.

In 2015 Brad wrote, the musical theatrical production, I Wish It Was Christmas (All Year).

THE SHOW

World Premiere  FALL 2020

I Wish It’s Was Christmas (All Year) it is a timeless, feel-good Christmas tale of love, lasting friendship and sweet compassion for all. It’s a place where a frosty west-side street becomes the setting for beautiful story within a story, where the meaning of Christmas reaches far beyond December 25th. Here’s how this touching story unfolds…

 

On Christmas Eve on Old Blame Road, a swanky west-side shopping district, the snow is falling lightly as two buskers play Yuletide songs hoping the true spirit of Christmas will catch on with last-minute shoppers and spread some Christmas cheer in their direction. For all, this year is also a time of reflection, as the recent closure of the Old Blame Road Theater has unwittingly become the backdrop for a truly magical Christmas tale. A contrite homeless man finds refuge from the chilly night by snuggling under piles of blankets and hoping his “spare change can” will reap the benefits of the season. To him mostly it’s just another night fighting the elements and running from the past, until a mystical jovial homeless woman appears on the scene with her shopping cart full of life stories and a few other charmed surprises. This chance encounter sets off an enchanting chain of events where the Spirit of Christmas takes on its true meaning.

THE SONG

I WISH IT WAS CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR

To Promote Homeless and Child poverty Awareness 

The song was written and recorded by Brad Carrigan and co-produced by Juno award winner Paul Hyde in 1990. The star-studded chorus featured many of Canada’s Juno and Grammy recording artists, including Mike Paul Hyde (Payolas), Mike Reno (Lover Boy), and Paul Janz and Geff Mann (Spirit of The West) and many others, It has received strong rotations on most radio and video networks, including Much Music and CBC. 

The 2014/15 CD remix was donated by Brian Adams Vancouver Warehouse Studio (Vancouver).  The 2015 remix features Canadian pop-star winner Sahara MacDonald (Sugar Jones), the Middle-School Children’s Choir and Canadian rapper, Terrell.