News Releases

  1. Bachman & Turner Rock Prairie Scene

    December 1, 2010

    “Their voices have withstood the test of time, and the pounding guitar and catchy hooks are still in place. Bachman & Turner are back, and ready to rock… Bachman & Turner is an instant classic.”— MelodicRockConcerts.com OTTAWA, ON— The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to announce that Canadian rock and roll legends Randy Bachman and Fred Turner,... Read more

  2. Mayor Jim Watson to be guest conductor as the National Arts Centre Orchestra Players’ Association presents the ever-popular free Christmas FanFair concert on Sunday December 12 at noon at the NAC

    November 25, 2010

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association/News Release   The musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra present their ever-popular free annual Christmas FanFair Concert and Carol Sing-Along in support of the Snowsuit Fund and the Food Bank in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre at 12 noon on Sunday December 12. This year, the orchestra musicians are delighted to welcome... Read more

  3. Mayor Jim Watson to be guest conductor as the National Arts Centre Orchestra Players’ Association presents the ever-popular free Christmas FanFair concert on Sunday December 12 at noon at the NAC

    November 25, 2010

    National Arts Centre Orchestra Players Association/News Release   The musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra present their ever-popular free annual Christmas FanFair Concert and Carol Sing-Along in support of the Snowsuit Fund and the Food Bank in the main foyer of the National Arts Centre at 12 noon on Sunday December 12. This year, the orchestra musicians are delighted to welcome... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presentsnativityby Peter AndersonDirected by Leah CherniakStarring the NAC English Theatre Company December 8 - 23

    November 24, 2010

    The first Christmas was no holiday! From Peter Anderson, the star of The Overcoat, comes a new take on the very first Christmas.In the spirit of last season’s A Christmas Carol, nativity is a holiday musical comedy for ages 8 to 108 - where shepherds speak in rhyme, animals sing and dance, angels appear in the night sky, an expectant couple searches for a place to stay, and three hungry... Read more

  5. MOI QUI ME PARLE À MOI-MÊME DANS LE FUTURStudio, December 8–11, 2010 at 8 p.m.First North-American première. Poetic and surrealistic autobiography, written and performed by Marie Brassard with musician/performers Jonathan Parant and Alexandre St?Onge. Artistic collaborators: Jonathan Parant, Alexandre St?Onge, Mikko Hynninen, Karl Lemieux, Philippe Tremblay and Frédéric Auger. Coproduced by Infrarouge (Montreal), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal), the National Arts Centre French Theatre (Ottawa), the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), and Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster). Running time: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

    November 24, 2010

    She is a ferociously original, irresistible artist of the species Unclassifiable. Fearless explorer of our modern times, she reigns supreme and unchallenged over the grassy, arid or semi-desert Quebec plains of a personal alphabet where sound, voice and rhythm have truly royal status!Marie Brassard draws her material from her own experiences, from the events, photographs, short films and... Read more

  6. Nuit d’orageFor ages 5 to 9Studio, December 4 at 1:30 p.m. and December 5 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Philosophical illustrations by Michèle Lemieux, adapted for the stage and directed by Gervais Gaudreault, with Ludger Côté and Émilie Lévesque.Artistic collaborators: Milena Buziak, Stéphane Longpré, Linda Brunelle, Dominique Gagnon, Diane Labrosse, François Cyr and Géraldine Courchesne.Produced by Le Carrousel, in coproduction with Muni Spec Mont?Laurier and the Théâtre du Vieux?Terrebonne, company in residence at the Théâtre de la Ville de Longueuil.School matinees available.

    November 23, 2010

    Lights up on an anxious little girl and her dog on a wild and stormy night. Produced by Le Carrousel and recommended for ages 5 to 9, Nuit d’orage is a stage adaptation of the children’s book written and illustrated by Michelle Lemieux. Subtle, funny and perceptive, the play explores the age where awareness first starts to intrude on childhood innocence. “One stormy... Read more

  7. The National Arts Centre announces Prairie Scene: 500 artists, 80 events, 30 venues, 13 days

    November 18, 2010

    REGINA/WINNIPEG — Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) has announced the first programming details of Prairie Scene, an eclectic, multi-disciplinary arts festival featuring 500 of the best established and emerging artists from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Prairie Scene will present 80 different events in music, theatre, dance, visual and media arts, literature, film and culinary arts in... Read more

  8. LES ZURBAINS 2010 Studio, November 27 at 8 p.m. Tales of the city by 5 adolescent playwrights (Cleo Beland, Alex Carignan, Caleb Guthrie, David Le Quéré and Alex Viens), directed by Monique Gosselin, with Kevin Houle, Milène Leclerc, Julien Lemire, Philippe Robert and Marie-Ève Trudel. Artistic collaborators: Josée Bergeron-Proulx, Marie-Noëlle Klis, Mathieu Marcil, Anne-Marie Levasseur et Caroline Turcot.Produced by Théâtre Le Clou (Montreal). Recommended for ages 14 and older. Running time: 80 minutes. School matinees available.

    November 17, 2010

    Just this once, I’m going to write a press release as a collage of quotations. Don’t worry, I’ve chosen them carefully; and with the same attention to detail, I’ve taken the liberty of offering a few guidelines I hope you won’t find too intrusive. And so, without further delay, let’s dive into the universe of Les Zurbains 2010! And what... Read more

  9. Canadian contemporary dance icon Louise Lecavalier performs a critically acclaimed program of duets at the NAC on November 18 and 19

    November 15, 2010

    More than 10 years after leaving La La La Human Steps, Louise Lecavalier, now with her own company, Fou Glorieux, brings a moving program of duets to the NAC Theatre on November 18 and 19. Lecavalier founded her contemporary dance company, Fou Glorieux, in 2006 to have the freedom to explore and work with artists whose vision is close to her own. In this new program NAC Associate Dance Artist... Read more

  10. Le Fusil de chasseEpistolary novel written in 1949 by Yasushi Inoué, adapted for the stage by Serge Lamothe and directed by François Girard, with Marie Brassard and odrigue Proteau. Artistic collaborators: Renée April, Joël Bergeron, David Finn, Alexander MacSween and François Séguin.Co-produced by the Parco Theatre (Tokyo), Usine C (Montreal), the National Arts Centre French Theatre, and the Brighton Festival. Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission. November 23–26 at 7:30 p.m. and November 27 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Theatre.Performed in French only.

    November 15, 2010

    Could the distance from art to reality be but a single step? Could the creative musings of a poet’s imagination inadvertently spark the burning desire to reveal the innermost secrets of an intimate relationship? Almost impulsively, a man publishes a poem in a hunting magazine, The Hunter’s Companion. In it he describes the solitary soul of a middle-aged hunter spotted on a trail... Read more

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