Les musiciens de l’orage

Theatre of the imaginary

Illustration showing a conductor with his arms raised to the sky, but his upper body hidden in a cloud. His golden baton pierces the cloud.
© Gérard DuBois
  • In-person event

  • Français
  • Ages 6-10

  • Approx. 45 minutes
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Wednesday, December 11, 2024 10:00 am French Seats available
Thursday, December 12, 2024 10:00 am French Seats available
Friday, December 13, 2024 10:00 am French Seats available

“  Bolts of brilliance ”

Now for the weather. If we take a look at the NAC for December 2024, there’s a risk of theatrical disturbances, alternating between fairytale showers and musical turbulence! This enchanting show takes a fresh look at a wonderful children’s book, as we plunge with the courageous Harold into the heart of a thunderstorm so we can get a good look at what’s really going on inside! 

What causes thunder and lighting? Maybe it’s a troupe of child musicians getting together in the sky, led by a wild-haired and hair-raising conductor, crafting quite an event of light and sound! That’s the premise of this play, which combines spectacular Baroque elements (painted decor, forced perspective, optical illusions) with the latest in set design trickery. This fresh magic sends us tumbling into the story to discover a whole range of notes and strong emotions. Get ready to hear the rumbling of the music of the sky and see the heavens in a whole new way.

This riotous chaos, more real than reality, is just a bit of theatre fun. But it’s also a way for you to take a look from the comfort of your seat at all the different colours and sounds of your own inner fits and gales. Just think! All this time, you thought that storms were just weather, when clearly, they’re also art! 

In French ● 6+ 


  • Director and Adaptor Marianne Marceau
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    Director and Adaptor Maxime Robin
  •  Original work Céline Person and Juliette Barbanègre
  • Director and Adaptor Marianne Marceau and Maxime Robin
  • Sound Designer Frédéric Brunet
  • With Frédérique Bradet, Antoni Castonguay and Caroline Tanguay
  • Lighting Keven Dubois
  • Scenic Design Erica Schmitz
  • Assistant Director and Artistic Collaborator Hélène Blanchard
  • Creative Director Maxime Robin
  • Production Le Théâtre des Confettis

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