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ELAN (English-Language Arts Network) Presents Arts Alive! Quebec ELAN (English-Language Arts Network) Presents Arts Alive! Quebec
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Montreal

Arts Alive! Quebec (AAQ) started the season right with successful events held in Hudson at the end of May/early June. This year's Huntingdon events again showcase the artistic and cultural richness of this beautiful region. Enjoy an engaging all-day program of music, theatre, dance, visual arts and workshops in and around Grove Hall, a performing arts centre in an historic reclaimed church sitting beside a dappled riverside park, on Sunday, July 8. This is also the opening night for the Rural Arts Project's Anne of Green Gables: The Musical which will tour to four different bucolic locations in the region. (more...)
BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfred-Pelltier, through 6/24 BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfred-Pelltier, through 6/24
by Noelle Hannibal on June 19, 2018 in Montreal

Matt Manuel was born and raised in Detroit, MI, 'the heart of Motown.' He got his start as a competitive gymnast. When he was 13, he had to quit gymnastics, which he says broke his heart. His mother convinced him to try a piano lesson while his brother took a voice lesson. The teacher accidentally switched their lessons, which made Manuel realize he could sing. He studied theatre in high school, but once in college, focused more on vocal performance, so he would be classically trained. He was a contestant on season 13 of AMERICAN IDOL, which jump started his career. Since then, he has never stopped working. Manuel plays Marvin Gaye in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. I had the chance to speak with him while MOTOWN recently had a tour stop in Boston, MA. (more...)
NORDICITE Returns to Montreal NORDICITE Returns to Montreal
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Montreal

???????Four years ago, author and director Jose Babin set out on an unusual circumpolar adventure and crossed path with wonderful peoples and territories. North of the Norwegian polar circle, she created the theater play NORDICITE, an intimate testimony of her voyage. (more...)
BWW Review: MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL II BWW Review: MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL II
by Marilla Steuter-Martin on June 15, 2018 in Montreal

The 2018 Montreal Fringe Festival is almost over, but there's still time to take in a few shows this weekend. (more...)
Repercussion Theatre Presents Shakespeare-in-the-Park's ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS LOVE Repercussion Theatre Presents Shakespeare-in-the-Park's ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Montreal

???????For its 30th anniversary season, Repercussion Theatre presents Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love from July 5th to August 8th, 2018. The largest Shakespeare-in-the-Park (SITP) tour that Repercussion Theatre has had in a decade-with 30 shows to mark the anniversary-makes the usual rounds of local parks as well as visits to the West Island, the Eastern Townships, the Laurentians, Eastern Ontario and Quebec's Monteregie with two additional locations: the Olympic Park and Hawkesbury. The Montreal opening is July 6th at Mount Royal Cemetery; the West Island opening is July 5th at Baie d'Urfe's Fritz Farm, and the Ontario opening is in Cornwall on July 7th at the appropriately named Lamoureux Park. All shows begin at 7pm. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in Montreal

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: Laurie-Anne Jean-Baptiste of LYRIC THEATRE SINGERS - JOURNEY TO BROADWAY at D.B. Clarke Theatre BWW Interview: Laurie-Anne Jean-Baptiste of LYRIC THEATRE SINGERS - JOURNEY TO BROADWAY at D.B. Clarke Theatre
by Noelle Hannibal on June 12, 2018 in Montreal

Laurie-Anne Jean-Baptiste was born and raised in the West Island area of Montreal. She studied Cinema and Communications at Vanier College and Creative Writing at Concordia. She first delved into theatre in the 6th grade. Discovering how much she enjoyed it, she continued to be involved in theatre through CEGEP. Whenever she got the chance to take a theatre class, she did. She has always loved writing. She started writing stories at the age of 8 and would stay up all night in her teens writing about characters from Young Adult novels. She still writes short stories whenever inspiration strikes. She became very interested in photography in her teens and began to develop her skills in her early 20s with Laurel Grace Photography, her photography company. At that stage, she began taking on clients and shooting events. What she'd love to do is a marriage of writing and photography. 'Photo Fiction,' as she calls it. This month, Laurie-Anne will be performing in JOURNEY TO BROADWAY, with the Lyric Theatre Singers, a group she has been with for 11 years. I had the chance to sit down with Laurie-Anne to discuss her past, future and all things Broadway. (more...)
Montréal Premiere Of Jonathan Dawe's NERO AND THE FALL OF THE LEHMAN BROTHERS Announced Montréal Premiere Of Jonathan Dawe's NERO AND THE FALL OF THE LEHMAN BROTHERS Announced
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in Montreal

BOP | Ballet-Ope?ra-Pantomime is thrilled to present the Montreal premiere of the opera Nero and The Fall of Lehman Brothers from June 14 to 17 at E?glise Notre-Dame-du-Saint-Rosaire's Guillet Hall. Composed by American composer Jonathan Dawe and premiered in New York in December 2016, the opera is now presented in Montreal's Villeray neighbourhood, and brings together twenty-five young Canadian and American instrumental performers and singers. (more...)
BWW Review: MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL BWW Review: MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Marilla Steuter-Martin on June 10, 2018 in Montreal

It's that time of year again, and the Montreal Fringe Festival is in full swing. There's a huge variety of shows in both French and English on display, offering comedy, drama and everything in between. (more...)
WISTA to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY 6/8-16 WISTA to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY 6/8-16
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2018 in Montreal

Three-time META Award nominee WISTA will present its tenth full book musical production, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A New Musical Comedy. This production will run for 6 performances on June 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM, as well as June 9 at 1:30 PM at Riverdale High School (5060 Boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC). (more...)
Musical Comedian Anesti Danelis Offers A Remedy For A Heartless World At Montreal Fringe Musical Comedian Anesti Danelis Offers A Remedy For A Heartless World At Montreal Fringe
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2018 in Montreal

After a successful premier at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, and an officially selected run at The Second City Toronto's John Candy Box Series, very woke musical comedian Anesti Danelis, makes his Montreal Fringe debut with his delightfully dark acoustic comedy Songs for a New World Order, playing at the Black Theatre Workshop Studio from June 7 - 17. (more...)
Broadway's Louise Pitre to Bring Solo Show to Oshawa's Regent Theatre Broadway's Louise Pitre to Bring Solo Show to Oshawa's Regent Theatre
by Stephanie Wild on June 06, 2018 in Montreal

Louise Pitre, best known for receiving a Tony nomination for her role of Donna in Mamma Mia! on Broadway, will come to Oshawa, according to DurhamRegion.com. (more...)
BUYER & CELLAR Comes to Theatre Sainte Catherine, Today BUYER & CELLAR Comes to Theatre Sainte Catherine, Today
by BWW News Desk on June 06, 2018 in Montreal

???????Alex More (charmingly played by Montreal English Theatre Award nominee Donald Rees) has hit a career road block when he catches a break and is hired for a mysterious job at an undisclosed location. What location? None other than the home of one of the greatest living legends, Barbra Streisand, who happens to have a mall in her basement! Presented by Brave New Productions (celebrating 15 years) as part of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, Buyer & Cellar runs from June 6-16 (see various times below) at Theatre Sainte Catherine. A hit at last year's Canada Pride Montreal and BroadwayWorld Montreal Award nominated for Best Play and winner of Best Leading Actor, the show returns for seven final performances. Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. (more...)
BUYER & CELLAR Comes to Theatre Sainte Catherine, 6/6 BUYER & CELLAR Comes to Theatre Sainte Catherine, 6/6
by BWW News Desk on June 04, 2018 in Montreal

???????Alex More (charmingly played by Montreal English Theatre Award nominee Donald Rees) has hit a career road block when he catches a break and is hired for a mysterious job at an undisclosed location. What location? None other than the home of one of the greatest living legends, Barbra Streisand, who happens to have a mall in her basement! Presented by Brave New Productions (celebrating 15 years) as part of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, Buyer & Cellar runs from June 6-16 (see various times below) at Theatre Sainte Catherine. A hit at last year's Canada Pride Montreal and BroadwayWorld Montreal Award nominated for Best Play and winner of Best Leading Actor, the show returns for seven final performances. Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. (more...)
Emerging Talent, Montreal: Sam Boucher of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Running through 6/17 Emerging Talent, Montreal: Sam Boucher of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Running through 6/17
by Noelle Hannibal on June 01, 2018 in Montreal

Sam Boucher was born and raised in Montreal. He developed his passion for musical theatre at a young age, really beginning to focus on it in high school. He studied classical voice for two years at Vanier College, has just finished his first year at Concordia University and next year, he heads off to Sheridan College in Toronto, renowned for its Musical Theatre Program. I had the chance to chat with Sam about his life leading into starring as Joseph is JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with the Cote St-Luc Dramatic Society. (more...)
Find Out Where to Watch the Tony Awards Outside of the US Find Out Where to Watch the Tony Awards Outside of the US
by BWW News Desk on June 01, 2018 in Montreal

The Tony Awards is more than just a Broadway event! This year's ceremony will be broadcast to theatre fans around the globe, find out how you can watch! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special on June 01, 2018 in Montreal

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Gala Artisans Québec Cinéma 2018 Les Affamés And Hochelaga, Terre Des Âmes Are The Big Winners Gala Artisans Québec Cinéma 2018 Les Affamés And Hochelaga, Terre Des Âmes Are The Big Winners
by BWW News Desk on May 29, 2018 in Montreal

This evening, the GALA ARTISANS QUEBEC CINEMA kicked off the annual grand celebration of our films. A total of 14 Iris awards were presented in recognition of the immense talent of the creative people who make Quebec's movies. The Gala, hosted by the always-lively Pier-Luc Funk and Leane Labreche-Dor, was broadcast live from Studio 42 at Maison de Radio-Canada on ICI ARTV.   (more...)
Multi-Region Arts Festival Returns For 4th Summer Multi-Region Arts Festival Returns For 4th Summer
by BWW News Desk on May 29, 2018 in Montreal

For the fourth consecutive year, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) celebrates Arts Alive! Quebec, a province-wide cultural festival featuring Quebec artists in six different regions, with performances and activities for the whole family from June through September. The six regions are Hudson, Huntingdon, Knowlton, Quebec City, Wakefield and the West Island/Montreal. Letters of ongoing support were instrumental in the series' return. (more...)
WISTA to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY 6/8-16 WISTA to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY 6/8-16
by Noelle Hannibal on May 27, 2018 in Montreal

Three-time META Award nominee WISTA will present its tenth full book musical production, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A New Musical Comedy. This production will run for 6 performances on June 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 PM, as well as June 9 at 1:30 PM at Riverdale High School (5060 Boulevard des Sources, Pierrefonds, QC). (more...)
BWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Segal Centre BWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Segal Centre
by Andee Shuster on May 26, 2018 in Montreal

With the sword of Damocles over her head and the fate of the Jewish people at stake, Golda pushes forward with tongue-in-cheek chutzpah and the guilt of the working mother, with her end game being to keep peace in the Middle East. (more...)
BWW Feature: EMERGING TALENT MONTREAL, STUDENT EDITION at Dawson College BWW Feature: EMERGING TALENT MONTREAL, STUDENT EDITION at Dawson College
by Maggie Owen on May 25, 2018 in Montreal

Every year a group of performers take their final bows in their last performance as theatre students. This moment marks a turning point in any student's experience, encouraging reflection and subsequent planning for the next step in their careers. The BWW Montreal Emerging Talent, Student Edition aims to highlight students who are up-and-coming talents in the Montreal performing arts community. They are accomplished performers who have distinguished themselves with their work ethic, character, and talent and aim to pursue a career in the performing arts after graduation. This week we are highlighting Elijah Stefanesa and Jasmine Winter, two graduating Theatre students from the Professional Theatre Program at Dawson College. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on May 25, 2018 in Montreal

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! (more...)
L.A. Comedy Writers/Performers Ask Audience To Settle Marital Disputes at Montreal Fringe Festival L.A. Comedy Writers/Performers Ask Audience To Settle Marital Disputes at Montreal Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Montreal

A few years ago  BICK/ANTZIS created a YouTube video called Settle This Thing in order to have the Internet provide a solution to an ongoing argument they couldn't resolve on their own. Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis each laid out their argument and told viewers, 'Vote for who you agree with and we'll live with the results.' After a week the married couple tallied the votes and had a winner. Argument solved! 'It's crowd sourcing to solve our fights,' says Antzis, 'and it worked!' The web series Settle This Thing was born. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in Montreal

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)