Montreal was still reeling from Expo 67, mini-skirts were turning heads, pot was definitely not medicinal, and the world was headed to California when The Graduate hit movie screens. The zeitgeist of the time was change. When the world was moving fast and everything seemed possible, The Graduate manifested all of its conflicts, not to mention scandal, hope and pure exuberance.
Montreal’s Brave New Productions have increased their exposure with four new premieres at Mainline Theatre, including the current double bill running until August 30.
The Lion King has now surpassed The Phantom of the Opera to become the highest grossing Broadway musical in history, having been seen by some 45 million people in 12 countries.
This is the first time I have attended a production by the Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company, and it was a pleasure to see one of my favourite plays, Julius Caesar, on the boards.
Soulpepper Repertory Theatre’s brilliant rendition of Molière’s Tartuffe should not be missed by any Montreal theatre enthusiasts travelling to Toronto.
SummerWorks is the largest juried performance festival in Canada, where an important component of Montreal-related content is featured each year.
Contemporary Knights by Californian-turned-Montrealer Lauren Stone features two interconnected short plays exploring mental illness, suicide, trust, and trauma.
The Sud-Ouest’s Waterworks Company presents the North American premiere of Cat Jones’ Glory Dazed, a play that probes why army veterans are over-represented in prisons.
Harry The King: The Famous Victories of Henry V is the first of Shakespeare’s historical plays to be done in Repercussion’s 25 year history.
Montreal’s inventive new Chocolate Moose Theatre Co. has delivered a fun and creative adaptation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, who sells his soul to Lucifer for knowledge and power.
During Jane Needles’ tenure at the QDF, membership increased, the social media profile was modernized and relations with the French-language theatre scene were solidified.
Rock music, severed heads, crushed grapes and beer cans litter the stage in Wesley the Muse, Théatre Ste-Catherine’s hilarious romp on Plateau artists and bohemians.
Soul Doctor is a partially Yiddish world premiere of the story of orthodox rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, who had a fateful encounter with the great Nina Simone in the 60s and became an international rock star.
Forever Broadway is the latest annual musical compilation playing to full houses in, alas, all too short runs, joyfully performed by Montreal’s Lyric Theatre Singers.
Anyone who has had a contentious upbringing will find terrific solace and wonderment in My Playwright Sister’s dramatic and gut-wrenching exegesis on family.