French GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Premieres 10/8
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and The Centre for Education and Theater in Montreal (CETM) today announced the US Premiere Presentation of MA FEMME, MA BLONDE ET MA ROULOTTE, book by Betsy Kelso, music by David Nehls, French traslation by Stephen Pietrantoni, David Laurin and Patrick Olafson, choreographed by Lorna Wayne, musical directed by Maxime Begin, directed by Stephen Pietrantoni. MA FEMME, MA BLONDE ET MA ROULOTTE will perform two nights only at the TBG Theater (312 W 36th Street NY, NY). Performances are October 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm and October 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $25 at www.nymf.org.
Ma Femme, Ma Blonde et Ma Roulotte (literally "My Wife, My Girlfriend and My Trailer") is The Great American Trailer Park Musical (first launched at NYMF '04) with a special Canadian twist. Adapted into the French often heard on the streets of Montreal, the show retains the hilarious essence of its original American tale of a sordid affair between an exotic dancer and a married toll collector. This Quebecois take will have you laughing and shouting "Tabarnak!" before you know it!
The production, produced by CETM and Hillary Cutter (Rooms, A Rock Romance), stars Monik Vincent (Credits Include TV: Malenfant, Theater: Le Cas Roberge, Toi, Vice Cache, Elvis Gratton 3: C'est aussi ca la vie, Graveyard Alive) as Betty, Tina Mancini (Past Credits: 2010 winner of the CETM "Spotlight Award," Attendee @ the prestigious "Circle in the Square" musical theatre program) as Lin, Stéphanie Lessard (Past Credits: contestant on Ma Premiere Place des Arts) as Pickles, Jérome Roy as Duke, Pierre Lenoir (Herr Schultz in Cabaret and Juan Peron in Evita) as Norbert, Lisa Forget (Bi-lingual Les Misérables Canadian tour, Napoleon, Nunsense II, Eye of the Beholder, Scant Sanity, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo) as Ginny and Danica Couture as Fifi.
MA FEMME, MA BLONDE ET MA ROULOTTE
October 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm
October 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Tickets are $25 and are now available online at www.nymf.org/mafemme and 212-352-3101.
Running Time: 1:40, no intermission
And The World Goes 'Round: The Globalization of Musical Theatre Moderator: Peter Filichia (TheaterMania, The Newark Star-Ledger) with Hillary Cutter and Stephen Pietrantoni of Ma Femme, Ma Blonde et Ma Roulotte October 6, 4pm
Musicals have become an increasingly worldwide phenomenon, with audiences from Quebec to Korea applauding fresh translations and adaptations of well-known shows. Meanwhile, collaborators are crossing borders to craft original works designed to span international boundaries. What are the pitfalls and pleasures in creating and presenting musicals to audiences way-way out of town? An exploration of musical theatre as a global ambassador in the 21st Century...and what it takes to keep a show from being lost in translation.