Photo Coverage: Louise Pitre 'ON THE ROCKS' - Then and Now
Louise Pitre has been dubbed the 'grand lady of Canadian musical theatre' and is certainly one of our National Treasures when it comes to stage actors. With an extensive and accomplished career behind her (including a Tony Award nomination for her role in Mamma Mia!, Fantine in Les Miserables and Edith Piaf), Pitre is ending 2013 with a trifecta of exciting theatre news. She will be portraying Miss Hannigan in YPT's production of 'ANNIE', and will be crossing off a bucket list item when she tackles the role of Mama Rose in the Gary Griffin directed 'GYPSY' early next year.
But before she can do those things, she's tackling the scariest and bravest project she has ever done. Pitre has conceived and written a one-woman show titled 'On the Rocks' in which she will expose herself like never before. The show will open Theatre Passe Muraille's 2013-2014 season, and promises to be a 'mixed cocktail of raw emotion: get a tall glass, throw in a huge heart, drown it in joy, abandon and childish optimism; pierce it with heartbreak and frustration; add a dash of vulnerability; throw in the wackiest stir stick you can find and voilà! Sit on a rock and enjoy!'
The promotional photo being used for the show is a perfect fit for the production according to Louise, because of how 'naked' this show makes her feel on stage. For a bit of fun, she provided BWW with some of the first photos taken of her at a piano, and we've got the first photo of the ON THE ROCKS gang on stage at Theatre Passe Muraille.
When and Where?
Louise Pitre's ON THE ROCKS
Theatre Passe Muraille
Wed. Sept. 25 evening
Thurs. Sept. 26 evening
Fri. Sept. 27 evening
Sat. Sept 28 matinee and evening with a possible added show on Sun. Sept. 29
Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at 416-504-7529 or online at http://www.passemuraille.on.ca/category/2013-14-season/on-the-rocks/.
Louise Pitre's ON THE ROCKS Photo
Louise at her Piano
Louise at a Piano Recital
The ON THE ROCKS Gang at Theatre Passe Muraille