The Wildside Festival opens this week, on January 5th and runs until the 15th with a great line up of seven shows from the best of the 2016 Montreal Fringe Festival to a production from British Columbia. Plus, this year, two special tributes to Madonna and Leonard Cohen will be performed on Friday nights as well as a Clown show and a Puppet Karaoke – yes, puppets! This year’s festival promises to be fresh, entertaining, and wild. For more information on shows, visit the link above and don’t hesitate to get your tickets now.
By: The Montreal Theatre Hub
The Montreal Theatre Hub counts down the best of the Montreal Theatre scene of 2016, from professional to independent productions, 2016 was a rich year in theatre and welcomes fresh, talented, and up-and-coming artists on- and 0ff-stage.
This week, The National Tour hits the stage at Place-des-Arts for their productions of Kinky Boots, the Broadway musical with music and lyrics by no other than Cindy Lauper. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of the unlikely partnership between Charlie Prince, who inherited a shoe factory from his father, and drag queen Lola who decide to produce a line of boots to save the business. Jim Burke from The Gazette meets with one member of the cast and crew from the National tour.
After running in Toronto, the Broadway musical Mathilda goes on tour across the United States of America with many of the Toronto cast. After winning multiple Tony awards, the musical will hit the road to many cities across the country counting in its cast and crew Canadian artists.
This brilliant piece is a discussion with Selina Cadell about the minutes before an actor enters the stage in front of a live audience and her answer to the infamous question “How do you do the same thing night after night?” A refreshing read about the acting process and the few seconds before entering the stage.
Dreamgirls, the famous Broadway musical turned into a movie featuring Beyoncé Knowles and Jennifer Hudson, arrives in London with Amber Riley from Glee. In this production, Riley hits the stage as Effie White and kills every one of her song with her powerful voice and her belting. A great performance from an actor who went from screen to stage that should not be missed or left unacknowledged.