Belles Soeurs: The Musical April 27 - May 14 NAC Theatre. NAC English Theatre Presentation

NAC English Theatre Presentation
Belles Soeurs: The Musical
Based on the Play Les Belles-Sœurs by Michel Tremblay
Book, Lyrics and Direction by René Richard Cyr
Music by Daniel Bélanger
English Book Adapted by Brian Hill
English Lyrics, Musical adaptation and Additional Music by Neil Bartram
Orchestrations and Musical Direction by Chris Barillaro

A Copa de Oro Productions Ltd and Segal Centre for the Performing Arts Production

April 27 – May 14, 2016, NAC Theatre

April 12, 2016 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “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.”– Montreal Gazette

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 Soeurs arrives on the national stage following rapturous reviews and sold-out crowds at its world premiere in Montreal in 2014.

An outrageously fun musical celebration to close out the NAC English Theatre season!

Triumphant...two thumbs up!” – La Presse

Wow!” – Radio-Canada C’est Pas Trop Tôt

Featuring Valerie Boyle, Rielle Braid, Lili Connor, Élise Cormier, Geneviève Leclerc, Stephanie McNamara, Melanie Phillipson, Mary Pitt, Geneviève St Louis, Marcia Tratt, Kristina Uranowski, Astrid Van Wieren and Paula Wolfson.

Joining the creation of this production are Choreographer Linda Garneau; Set Designer Jen Bard; Costume Designer Mérédith Caron; Lighting Designer Martin Labrecque; Stage Manager Elaine Normandeau and Assistant Stage Manager Samira Rose.

Musical Director Chris Barillaro’s fellow band mates include Bass Caleb Smith; Drums Peter Colantonio; Violin Meiling Fong; Wood Paul Carter; Cello Kate Newman.

Belles Soeurs: The Musical
April 27 – May 14
NAC Theatre
Previews:
Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28
Opens:
Friday, April 29

Belles Soeurs Points of View:
Saturday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m. in the NAC Salon
Experience this English Theatre production through an encounter with two special guests, each offering their own unique perspective on the piece.

Talkbacks:
Wednesdays, May 4 and 11 and Thursdays, May 5 and 12.
Stay in your seats for a post-show question-and-answer session with members of the
Belles Soeurs: The Musical.

Performance Schedule:

Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 pm
(no performances on Sundays or Mondays.)

Tickets:
From $25 to $75

Tickets are available:

  • Online on the NAC’s website: www.nac-cna.ca
  • In person at the NAC Box Office
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets**
  • By telephone 1-888-991-2787**
    **A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster.

Groups of 10 or more contact grp@nac-cna.ca or visit www.nac-cna.ca

Find out more about the NAC English Theatre on Facebook and YouTube. To discover some fascinating facts about Belles Soeurs: The Musical visit nac-cna.ca/englishtheatre.

Embassy Hotel & Suites is proud to be the Official Hotel Partner for the National Arts Centre English Theatre.

Ottawa Citizen is a Proud Partner for the Theatre Series.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR INTERVIEW REQUESTS, PLEASE CONTACT:

SEAN FITZPATRICK
Communications Officer, English Theatre/ Agent de communication, Théâtre anglais
National Arts Centre/ Centre national des Arts
(613) 947-7000, ext./ poste 389
sean.fitzpatrick@nac-cna.ca

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