The Man That Got Away
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13th at 8PM
Regent Theatre, Oshawa
Kicking off the 2018 Oshawa Summer Theatre Festival
Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was a highlight for Louise Pitre, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, in a career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe.
In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris), the title character in Edith Piaf, Mama Rose in Gypsy (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Gary Griffin director) and countless more starring roles.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh again as Canada’s first lady of Musical Theatre weaves tales around each song, drawing the audience into her magical, musical world.
“Each song she performs is a three-act play, ﬁlled to the brim with passion and emotion, but somehow, magically, never tipping over the edge into pathos or sentimentality” – Toronto Star
FROM PARIS TO BROADWAY
Louise takes audiences on a journey through song featuring classic French songs to favourite Broadway tunes. Selections include Ne Me Quitte Pas (Jacques Brel), 100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man (Bernstein/Comden/
“Louise Pitre is `astonishing!’” – Chicago Sun-Times
This astonishing performer now LIVE at Oshawa's beautiful Regent Theatre
April 15 to May 13, 2018 [EXTENDED - NOW SOLD OUT]
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Montreal QUEBEC H3W 1M7
Based on the true story of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, two indomitable women of incomparable talent. This new musical drama is an intimate and entertaining portrait of a fascinating friendship between show business legends that began under the most unlikely of circumstances and lasted their entire lives.
Featuring 20 of their unforgettable hits including “La vie en Rose”, “Milord”, and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”.
A PLAY WITH MUSIC - FEATURING 20 IMMORTAL HITS BY MARLENE DIETRICH AND EDITH PIAF
By Daniel Große Boymann & Thomas Kahry
Adapted by Erin Shields from an English translation by Sam Madwar
Based on a concept by David Winterberg
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
LOUISE PITRE Edith Piaf - CARLY STREET Marlene Dietrich
JOE MATHESON The Men - LUCINDA DAVIS The Women - KATEE JULIEN Understudy (Piaf)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 8:00pm
Rose Theatre Main Stage
1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, ON L6V 0A3
CHASING RAINBOWS: LOUISE PITRE SINGS THE SONGS OF JUDY GARLAND
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh again as Canada’s first lady of musical theatre weaves tales around each song, drawing the audience into her magical, musical world. Pitre’s newest show, CHASING RAINBOWS, delves into the music made famous by the incomparable Judy Garland. Audiences will be treated to memorable show tunes such as “Over the Rainbow,” “The Man That Got Away,” “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows,” “Embraceable You” and “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love.”
“Louise Pitre is ‘atonishing!” – Chicago Sun-Times
For info & tickets visit: Rose Theatre
October 17 - 29
The Greenwin Theatre
Toronto Centre of the Arts
5040 Yonge Street, TORONTO
The Times They Are A Changin'
Come gather 'round people as we revisit the music and artists of the 1960s. Tony Award-nominee and four-time Dora winner, Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables), and Joe Matheson, (Jersey Boys, Stratford and Shaw Festival), celebrate the Jewish voices who contributed to the music that spoke to a generation. Experience the songs of Bob Dylan, Mama Cass, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Carole King and many more.
"MATHESON SINGS THE TRUTH FROM BEGINNING TO END. HE CAPTURES THE SOUL OF THE MUSIC."– VICTORIA PLAYHOUSE
"LOUISE PITRE IS SENSATIONAL... SHE DOESN'T JUST SELL A SONG, SHE LIVES IT."- THE GLOBE AND MAIL
For show information and photo gallery visit the HAROLD GREEN JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY HERE
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 7:30pm
Northern College Auditorium, 140 Government Rd E., KIRKLAND LAKE
From Broadway With Love
The Tony Award nominated star of Broadway’s Mamma Mia!, host of BRAVO’s Star Portraits and five-time Dora Mavor Moore Award winner Louise Pitre lights up the stage as she takes you on a journey through the hit musicals that have made her a Canadian icon. Backed by accompanist Bob Ashley, Louise performs selections from Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Piaf, Gypsy, and more as well as a few original tunes and personal favourites. Show-stopping songs, lots of laughter and disarmingly personal banter culminate in an unforgettable evening with the Canadian Grande Dame of musical theatre!
For more information visit the Kirkland Lake Arts Council HERE
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Brookside Music Association - FESTIVAL OF THE BAY | Midland, ON
CHASING RAINBOWS Tickets $30.00 + HST & FEES
Pitre’s newest show, CHASING RAINBOWS delves into the songs made famous by the incomparable Judy Garland. Audiences will be treated to memorable show tunes such as Over the Rainbow, The Man That Got Away, I’m Always Chasing Rainbows, Embraceable You, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love and many more unforgettable favourites.
Buy tickets online HERE
To celebrate the 85th anniversary of our French Immersion School in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Western Continuing Studies will be holding its first Alumni French Immersion Week from August 13-19.
To commemorate the occasion, French-Canadian Broadway performer Louise Pitre will headline the event with a concert in the town of Trois-Pistoles on Friday, August 18, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
“Considering there have been more than 25,000 students attending Trois-Pistoles over 85 years, we wanted to offer a special event for our alumni. We hope this new program is only the beginning of a long story,” says André Beaudin, Director, Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School.
Alumni will spend their mornings learning the French language, but much of their week will be dedicated to experiencing true Quebecois culture. Alumni will have the opportunity to participate in activities anywhere from whale watching along the St. Lawrence River, and a trip to Parc du Bic, to a scenic tour of the Basques region and a gourmet dinner with the Director and staff.
Alumni can register for French Immersion Week up to Friday, August 4, 2017.
About Western’s French Immersion School – French immersion and the town of Trois-Pistoles are made for each other. At the French Immersion School, we emphasize an integrated approach to learning. All elements of the program – the courses, the workshops, the homestay and the social and cultural activities – reinforce one another and maximize opportunities for you to hear and speak French and to enrich your cultural experience.
For more information visit Western Continuing Studies, Western University.
May 17, 2017 | Cocktails: 6:30 P.M. | Program: 7:30 P.M.
1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8
WEIZMANN CANADA'S WOMEN & SCIENCE COMMITTEE PROUDLY PRESENTS AN EVENING IN CELEBRATION OF WONDERFUL WOMEN
Join the Weizmann Women and Science committee for an inspiring event that will benefit outstanding female scientists.
For more event information visit: wonderfulwomen.weizmann.ca/
May 7, 2017 - The Ritz-Carlton
181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON
Join Salah Bachir and a host of celebrity guests for an entertaining evening of fun and philanthropy. By attending the Salah Bachir Show, you are helping build a new, much larger emergency department at St. Joseph's Health Centre to better serve Toronto's west-end community when they need care the most.
May 6, 2017 - Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
ROM Ball is presented by CIBC - a cultural gala to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The spectacular black-tie fundraiser on Saturday, May 6, 2017, is confirmed to feature iconic national talent including Rufus Wainwright and Louise Pitre and visual artists Barry Ace, Edward Burtynsky and Charles Pachter.
The evening will commence with a star-studded red carpet and stunning cocktail reception. Tony Award nominated Canadian actress Louise Pitre will kick-off the gala and inspire national pride with her stirring rendition of the National Anthem.
For more info please visit ROM Ball
April 6, 7, 8, 2017 | 8pm
National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts
NAC Southam Hall, 53 Elgin, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
**Listen to the April 5th, 2017 CBC Radio Interview LINK
NAC Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly takes you on a musical journey with old and new from the French music halls and artists who have inspired the world for decades, to the biggest and brightest Broadway show tunes. Accompanied by the NAC Orchestra, and featuring Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, Louise Pitre, enjoy favourites from composers Cole Porter, Jerry Herman and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as beloved classics from Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier and Charles Trenet.
Also on the bill are modern-day tap stars Sean and John Scott, currently appearing in Las Vegas’s hottest show ABSINTHE, the Ewashko Singers, and more!
Enjoy in the newly renovated Southam Hall. Better Seats. Better Sound. Better Access.
For more info visit: NAC Event
Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was a highlight for Louise Pitre, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, in a career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe.In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and U.S. touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris) and the title character in Edith Piaf. She also earned raves for leading roles in Annie Get Your Gun, Song & Dance, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, The World Goes ‘Round, Blood Brothers, Tartuffe, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd, Applause, Rock ‘n’ Roll etc., The Toxic Avenger and A Year With Frog and Toad.
In September 2009, Louise made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Ulrika in the concert version of the musical Kristina by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus which she reprised at Royal Albert Hall in April 2010. Louise has guested with orchestras across Canada and appears in concert regularly throughout North America with accompaniment ranging from big band to solo piano.
Louise is the winner of a National Broadway Touring Award, a New York Theatre World Award, a San Francisco Theatre Critics’ Award, a Betsy Mitchell Award and four Dora Mavor Moore awards, all for best performance by a leading actress in a musical.
BROADWAY ON THE HIGH SEAS 8
February 17-24 2017: San Juan, Gustavia, Philipsburg, Basseterre, St. John’s, Pointe-a-Pitre, St. Thomas
This luxurious week of sun and songs is now bursting with the most talent we have ever enjoyed on any cruise with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony Yazbeck, Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn, Howard McGilin, Alice Ripley, Bryan Batt, Louise Pitre, Ernie Sabella, Karen Mason, and musical direction by Grammy winner John McDaniel.
Enjoy a respite from a frigid winter by basking in the warmth of the Caribbean sun.
more information: PLAYBILL Travel Experience
Friday, February 3, 2017 07:30 pm
RBC Theatre | Cabaret Style
Tickets: $30.00 - $50.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Visit: EVENT INFORMATION
Join Canada’s First Lady of Musical Theatre for an intimate evening of Broadway love songs such as Over the Rainbow, Embraceable You, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, I’m Always Chasing Rainbows, You Made Me Love You and many more unforgettable favourites.
Sample: It Had To Be You
Sample: La vie on rose
“Each song she performs is a three-act play, filled to the brim with passion and Emotion…” – Toronto Star
“Louise Pitre is `astonishing!’” – Chicago Sun-Times
Recent News Posts
- Tickets available for LOUISE PITRE – FROM PARIS TO BROADWAY, Oshawa, ON June 13, 2018 April 17, 2018
- L’histoire et la musique de Marlene Dietrich et Édith Piaf s’invitent au Centre Segal April 16, 2018
- When Dietrich met Piaf: The Angel and the Sparrow takes flight April 12, 2018
- Louise Pitre will be returning to Montreal, where she grew up, to take on the role of Edith Piaf. March 20, 2018
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