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  1. IN ELASTIC MODE: NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE FRENCH THEATRE’S 2018–2019 SEASON FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

    April 9, 2018

    OTTAWA, April 9, 2018 – Mélanie Dumont, Associate Artistic Director of Youth Programming, has concocted a season of seven shows for all audiences, particularly young people, from toddlers 18 months old to teens age 14 and older. This versatile approach joyfully expands the range of possibilities to include such uniquely creative theatre works as Mile(s)tones,... Read more

  2. DIANA ROSS IN CONCERT WITH THE NAC ORCHESTRA: LIVING LEGEND BRINGS STAR POWER TO NAC GALA FUNDRAISER

    April 4, 2018

    OTTAWA, April 4, 2018 —The 22nd annual NAC fundraising Gala will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd  and will star international icon Diana Ross and the NAC Orchestra. Tickets go on sale to the public on April 9th. Diana Ross — the legendary entertainer whose countless awards and accolades include the Presidential Medal of Freedom— will take to the NAC’s Southam... Read more

  3. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AND ORKIDSTRA MOURN THE DEATH OF JOSÉ ABREU, FOUNDER OF EL SISTEMA

    March 27, 2018

    March 27, 2018 – OTTAWA – The National Arts Centre and Ottawa’s Sistema-inspired program, OrKidstra are mourning the death of Maestro José Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuelan El Sistema youth orchestras, and of the El Sistema philosophy of social development through music. The project has saved thousands of Venezuelan children from crime and poverty and inspired similar... Read more

  4. French theatre presents : Et si Roméo & Juliette… (For ages 8 to 14)

    March 26, 2018

    Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio “The four acrobatic performers swap roles as naturally as they move through space, spinning, leaping and somersaulting.” MON(theatre).QC.CA, May 3, 2017 (transl.) OTTAWA, Monday, March 26, 2018 – Falling in love: so love is a fall? Sometimes. And it can be fatal! Think of... Read more

  5. French theatre presents : La cerisaie (The Cherry Orchard)

    March 22, 2018

    April 11–14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the NAC Babs Asper Theatre ENGLISH SURTITLES FRIDAY APRIL 13 // Exclusive Canadian engagement “This production by Flemish collective tg STAN takes an unconventional approach by investing the play with the sense of comedy that Chekhov gave it. And it’s a powerful wind of madness and freedom that blows through this Cherry Orchard... Read more

  6. NAC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF EARWORMS BY VIVIAN FUNG ON MARCH 22 AND 23

    March 21, 2018

    Work is the first of the National Arts Centre’s “Southam Commissions” March 19, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The NAC Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will give the world premiere of Earworms by JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung on March 22 and 23, 2018 at 8 p.m. in Southam Hall. The fascinating and whimsical new work is inspired by the... Read more

  7. French theatre presents : Tapage et autres bruits sourds

    March 14, 2018

    March 27 & 28, 2018, at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio An NAC French Theatre production presented exclusively in Ottawa! “I speak with my body. With my bruises blooming from the inside. I speak and it's not pretty—no decorations, no powdered sugar. Words ripped from the root, by sheer nerve and the sweat of my brow.” From Tapage et autres bruits... Read more

  8. carried away on the crest of a wave By david yee directed by kim collier March 21 – April 1, 2018

    March 6, 2018

    NAC english theatre production   carried away on the crest of a wave By david yee directed by kim collier March 21 – April 1, 2018 March 6, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “Be prepared to be hit by and possibly carried away on the crest of a wave... a richly nuanced, far-ranging show.”  - MDTheatreguide.com Born of a single cataclysmic afternoon, David... Read more

  9. NAC FRENCH THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2018-19 SEASON!

    March 3, 2018

    March 3, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) – Transported, NAC French Theatre, directed by Brigitte Haentjens, takes a fresh, contemporary, multi-layered look at historical characters and mythical stories.  The recurring theme of the new 2018-2019 season is that “in theatre, the past and our memories of it are expressed in our present bodies.” HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NAC FRENCH THEATRE... Read more

  10. NAC Foundation Raises More Than $1 million to Support the NAC’s New Indigenous Theatre Department

    March 1, 2018

    The National Arts Centre Foundation is delighted to announce that it has raised more than $ 1 million (net) for the NAC’s new Indigenous Theatre Department. The money was raised through a tribute dinner that was held in honour of Peter Herrndorf, who is stepping down as President and CEO on June 2, 2018 after more than 18-years of extraordinary leadership. The evening, which was emceed by... Read more

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