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The Montreal Clown Festival to Return This Month at Gesù and MainLine Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 09, 2024


The Montreal Clown Festival will return from April 25-28, 2024 at  Gesù and MainLine Theatre, featuring world-class talent from across North America. Learn more!

Gauthier Dance Performs SWAM LAKES and MINUS 16 in May
by Stephi Wild - April 09, 2024


Danse Danse will welcome the 16 dancers of the Stuttgart company, in a program imagined by Éric Gauthier, from May 1 to 4, 2024, at Place des Arts' Théâtre Maisonneuve.

Performance-Installation By Composer Sandeep Bhagwati Comes to the MMFA
by Stephi Wild - April 05, 2024


The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) has joined forces with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) to present a performance-installation by internationally renowned composer Sandeep Bhagwati.

Craig Morrison's 24th Annual Roots of Rock & Roll Concert is Coming to Oscar Peterson Concert Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 04, 2024


Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the British Invasion at the Roots of Rock & Roll Concert. Enjoy hits from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. Learn how to purchase tickets.

FESTIVAL DE LA VOIX To Run Through April 19 In The West Island
by A.A. Cristi - March 26, 2024


Experience the 11th edition of the FESTIVAL DE LA VOIX, running until April 13 in the West Island.

FIFTEEN DOGS Comes to The Segal Centre for Performing Arts This Month
by Stephi Wild - March 21, 2024


The Segal Centre for Performing Arts will present a stage adaptation of the Giller® Prize-winning novel Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis.

Donald Rees to Star in AN ACT OF GOD at Mainline Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 14, 2024


Brave New Productions will present An Act of God at Mainline Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets.

SYMPHONIE OF HEARTS Will Be Performed By Danse Danse in April
by Stephi Wild - March 12, 2024


Rhodnie Désir, winner of the 2020 Dance Grand Prix and Associate Artist of Place des Arts, will take on the challenge of a large-scale show involving 11 performers and the 60 musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain.

Intercultural Conversations– Conversations Interculturelles Announces 2024-25 Season Grant Program
by A.A. Cristi - March 05, 2024


Celebrate 15 years of the Cole Foundation's Intercultural Conversations grant program, awarding $225,000 to 13 local theatre companies. The program, juried by bilingual theatre professionals, supports diverse creative teams and impactful themes.

Interview: Chase Wolfe of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Salle Wilfred Pelletier, Place Des Arts
by Noelle Hannibal - March 05, 2024


Chase Wolfe was born in Texas and raised in South Carolina. He performed often as a child, but heeded his parents’ wishes and double-majored in Chinese and Chemistry. After two years working in the home fragrance industry, he took a giant leap of faith to make the arts his career. He is currently playing Edward Lewis, the role made famous by Richard Gere, in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, which lands in Montreal’s Salle Wilfred Pelletier on March 5 and runs through March 10.

8th Montreal Natyanjali Indian Dance Celebration is Set For This Month
by Stephi Wild - March 05, 2024


The vibrant and diverse world of Indian classical dance is set to take center stage at the 8th Montreal Natyanjali, a celebration of rhythm, movement and tradition. This year's festival showcases the evolution of Indian dance while preserving its cultural essence.  Presented by Param des Arts, the festival will captivate audiences on Saturday, March 30 at Collège Ahuntsic.

GUILT Comes to the Centaur Theatre in March
by Stephi Wild - February 28, 2024


Centaur Theatre has announced GUILT (a love story) by Diane Flacks and directed by Alisa Palmer. This one-woman show that confronts guilt runs from March 12 to March 30, 2024, at Centaur Theatre.

Inuvialuvit and Dine Singer Nina Segalowitz Named Co-Artistic Director of Oktoecho
by Stephi Wild - February 22, 2024


As a precious collaborator for over 15 years, Nina Segalowitz, an Inuit throat singer with Oktoecho, joins the ensemble's artistic direction team as the co-artistic director for the Indigenous (First Nations and Inuit) section.

NO HAY BANDA Presents THE PIANO'S LAST ACT / PERCUSSIONISTS AT THE CIRCUS This March
by A.A. Cristi - February 13, 2024


NO HAY BANDA presents instrumental theatre, where music is the theatre. Experience a piano surgery gone wrong and animal dressage as sources of inspiration. For inquiries and interviews, contact Artistic Director Noam Bierstone.

Kate Prince Brings MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE to Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
by Stephi Wild - February 08, 2024


Danse Danse welcomes the international tour for Message In A Bottle, a production celebrating contemporary and street dance styles around the greatest hits of legendary singer Sting. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!

The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec Performs PRANA - MUSIC OF BREATHS This Month
by Stephi Wild - February 06, 2024


The Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) continues to showcase the originality of composer Sandeep Bhagwati's repertoire with its next breathtaking concert: Prana - Music of Breaths. It will take place on February 19 and 20 at the Agora Hydro-Québec (Montreal).

Imago Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of THE FLOOD At Centaur Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - January 29, 2024


Imago Theatre presents the World Premiere of The Flood, written by Leah Simone-Bowen and directed by Yvette Nolan.

Sankofa Danzafro's Dancers Bring a Monument of Afro-Colombian Literature to Life
by Stephi Wild - January 25, 2024


Sankofa Danzafro makes its electrifying Montreal debut with Detrás del sur: danzas para Manuel, an impassioned tribute to Changó el Gran Putas, the great writer Manuel Zapata Olivella's landmark novel. Presented from February 21 to 24, 2024 at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts.

Scapegoat Carnivale's RICKI Comes to Centaur Theatre's Wildside Festival
by Stephi Wild - January 24, 2024


Imaginative new play explores parent/child dynamics in Scapegoat Carnivale's production at Centaur Theatre's Wildside Festival. Darkly absurd fable by Joseph Shragge delves into parental anxiety with humor. Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

Centaur Theatre Announces Funding From Governments
by A.A. Cristi - January 18, 2024


Centaur Theatre has announced a substantial funding commitment from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec.

Wildside Festival Returns in 2024
by Stephi Wild - January 16, 2024


Centaur Theatre has announced the highly anticipated return of the WILDSIDE FESTIVAL 2024, set to run from January 18 to February 8, 2024, presented at both Centaur Theatre and La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines.

Winners Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards
by BWW Awards - January 12, 2024


Winners have been announced for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards! See who was selected audience favorite in Montreal! Winners include the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, Contact Theatre, and more.

The ESBQ Celebrates The 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Ludmilla Chiriaeff
by Stephi Wild - January 10, 2024


Today would have been the 100th birthday of the late Ludmilla Chiriaeff, the founder of the École supérieure de ballet du Québec and of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. On this special day, the École supérieure has announced a series of activities organized in tribute to a towering figure in the history of dance in Quebec.

MINUIT QUELQUE PART Comes to Danse Danse in February
by Stephi Wild - January 10, 2024


Minuit quelque part (Midnight Somewhere), the ambitious new creation by Lydia Bouchard and Merryn Kritzinger, will have its World Premiere at Danse Danse in Montreal on February 6 and 7, 2024.

tanzmainz Comes to Danse Danse This Month
by Stephi Wild - January 04, 2024


 tanzmainz, the German Staatstheater Mainz's contemporary dance company, makes its Montreal debut at Danse Danse with Soul Chain, a new work by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, also presented here for the first time. Presented January 23 to 27, 2024 at Théâtre Maisonneuve of the Place des Arts.


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