Astrid Van Wieren
NAC English Theatre Presentation
- based on the play Les Belles-Soeurs by Michel Tremblay
- Book, lyrics and direction by René Richard Cyr
- Music by Daniel Bélanger
- English book adapted by Brian Hill
- English lyrics and music adaptation and additional music by Neil Bartram
Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission.
A Copa de Oro Productions Ltd. (Montréal) and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts (Montréal) production
Belles Soeurs: The Musical hits the jackpot – and Germaine Lauzon WANTS IT ALL! Raucous, reckless and hilarious, Michel Tremblay’s iconic Québecois play is now an outrageous English-language musical. Working-class housewife Germaine Lauzon wins one million trading stamps and invites family and friends over to celebrate. But pride + greed = envy! The women complain aggressively, overshare shamelessly, fantasize freely while secretly covet Germaine’s precious stamps. Crackling with electricity and performed by a powerhouse cast and musicians, Belles Sœurs arrives on the national stage following rapturous reviews and sold-out crowds at its recent world premiere in Montreal.
Did you know?
When it first premiered in 1968, Les Belles-Sœurs set off a storm of controversy when it dared to portray working-class women doing working-class things. Since then, it has been translated into more than 30 languages and is the most produced Québecois play of all time.
“Belles Soeurs: The Musical is now clearly a musical in the Broadway sense. The jokes remain hilarious. The result is a highly entertaining show. No musical lover should miss this historic production.”The Montreal Gazette
- Orchestrations and musical direction by Chris Barillaro