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The (almost) true musical confessions of a grocery store clerk

Catch an original musical based on the real-life experiences of writer-director Lauren Trotzuk.
Grace Hight (front) joins (from left) Jaci McPhee, Pam Rochon, Raelyn Schatz and Mandy Knopp in Confessions of a Grocery Clerk, onstage at the Bernie Legge Theatre in New Westminster Dec. 1 to 18.

A family-friendly musical comedy is just the theatrical outing this season needs — and it's coming your way thanks to a New West theatre partnership.

Capricorn Theatre Productions and Vagabond Players are presenting Confessions of a Grocery Clerk, onstage at Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen's Park from Dec. 1 to 18.

New West's own Grace Hight takes the lead as Emma in a story based on the real-life experiences of playwright-director Lauren Trotzuk. The story follows Emma at her first job as a grocery clerk in The Store.

Along the way she meets Bev, the veteran with 30 years' experience behind the till; Karen, the single mom working to make ends meet; Avery, the caring university student; and Gwen, the lovesick "perky one." The women share their clerking "confessions" with Emma and draw her into their supportive work-life family.

Playing alongside Hight are Pam Rochon as Bev, Mandy Knopp as Karen, Jaci McPhee as Avery and Raelyn Schatz as Gwen.

How to get tickets

  • What: Confessions of a Grocery Clerk, a family-friendly musical comedy presented by Vagabond Players and Capricorn Theatre Productions
  • When: Dec. 1 to 18, with shows Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
  • Tickets: $17, or $15 for seniors (65+) and youth (under 18). Preview tickets (Dec. 1 and 2) $12. Purchase online. Season ticket holders from 2019/20 who have a credit can call the box office at 604-521-0412 and leave a message, or email

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