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Belles Soeurs: The Musical

2016-04-27 19:30 2016-05-14 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Belles Soeurs: The Musical

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/11678

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...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
April 27 - May 14, 2016
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Astrid Van Wieren © Andree Lanthier
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“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

NAC English Theatre Presentation

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.

Performance is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including intermission

Astrid Van Wieren © Andree Lanthier
Ensemble © Andree Lanthier
Ensemble © Andree Lanthier
Ensemble © Andree Lanthier
  • 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
  • Orchestrations and musical direction by Chris Barillaro
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