March 22 to April 14, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Marie, Dancing Still
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed & Choreographed by Susan Stroman
Broadway visionaries meet ballet royalty. Five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact), Tony Award-winning authors Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island), and acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck invite you backstage into 19th-century Paris, where glittering opulence hobnobbed with underworld dangers.
In this era of groundbreaking artistry, a girl named Marie (Peck) dreams of being the next star of the ballet. Despite the odds of her hard-scrabble life, she scrimps, saves and steals in pursuit of her ambitions. But when fate leads her to the studio of Impressionist Edgar Degas, she unknowingly steps into immortality—becoming the inspiration for his most famous sculpture ever: Little Dancer.
Also starring Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann (Pippin), Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!) and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Contact), Marie is the gorgeous new musical poised to conquer the stage—and your heart.
Principal Actors for Marie, Dancing Still
Corbeil: Christopher Burr Christian: Kyle Harris Charlotte Van Goethem: Noelle Hogan Mary Cassat: Dee Hoty Degas: Terrence Mann Marie Van Goethem: Tiler Peck Adult Marie: Louise Pitre Antoinette Van Goethem: Jenny Powers Martine Van Goethem: Karen Ziemba
The Creative Team
Director/Choreographer: Susan Stroman Music Director: Shawn Gough Scenic Designer: Beowulf Boritt Costume Designer: William Ivey Long Lighting Designer: Ken Billington Sound Designer: Kai Harada Projection Designer: 59 Productions Hair & Wig Designer: Paul Huntley Music Supervisor: David Loud Co-Orchestrators: Doug Besterman & Larry Hockman Dance Arranger: Ben Davis Production Stage Manager: Johnny Milani
April 30 to May 19, 2019 CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic)
651 Yonge Street, Toronto
Ontario, M4Y 1Z9 #Next2NormalTO
416.872.1212 or 1.800.461.3333
The Musical Stage Company production of NEXT TO NORMAL
Book & Lyrics by BRIAN YORKEY
Music by TOM KITT
Directed by PHILIP AKIN
2009 TONY AWARD® WINNER!
Winner of three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical Score, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal explores a suburban household affected by mental illness. With a gripping story and a surging contemporary rock score, Next to Normal is a raw depiction of a family in crisis trying to overcome the past.
Dora Award-winner Philip Akin directs an exhilarating new production of this favourite contemporary musical featuring a powerhouse ensemble of Canada’s top performers and starring internationally acclaimed actress Ma-Anne Dionisio (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables).
“An impressive achievement, a heartfelt entertainment” (Associated Press), Next to Normal has been praised for “expanding the scope of subject matter for musicals” (Pulitzer Prize Committee).
STARRING TROY ADAMS as Dan Goodman BRANDON ANTONIO as Gabe Goodman NATHAN CARROLL as Henry MA-ANNE DIONISIO as Diana Goodman LOUISE PITRE as Doctor Madden (Doctor Fine) STEPHANIE SY as Natalie Goodman
Thursday, June 13, 2019 The Grand Theatre - SPRIET STAGE 471 Richmond St., London
ON N6A 3E4
GRAND GALA 2019 - I HAVE A DREAM * CELEBRATING LOUISE PITRE
Thursday, June 13, 2019
5:30 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner on Stage
Raffle and Live auction
Join us as we pay tribute to Canada’s First Lady of Musical Theatre, Tony Award nominee Louise Pitre.This annual event is an intimate and inspiring evening of celebration with funds raised going to support the Grand’s Make a Difference Youth programs including The High School Project and the 100 Schools project.
IN SUPPORT OF: Make a Difference Youth Programs and the High School Project
June 19 to 22, 2019 *5 SHOWS
Theatre Collingwood SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON L9Y2R2
LOUISE PITRE – From Piaf to Mamma Mia! Concert/One woman show with accompaniment
Tony-nominated Louise Pitre with Diane Leah, lauded music director, arranger and pianist will be making their way to Collingwood to perform a very intimate show highlighting Louise's magnificent musical career portraying the legendary Edith Piaf to the starring role in Mamma Mia, and everything in between!
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 Joanne in Company (again with Gary Griffin). 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. In 2013 Louise premiered her self-penned one-woman show On The Rocks at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto with original songs by Louise Pitre, W. Joseph Matheson and Diane Leah. Louise has guested with orchestras across Canada and the U.S. and appears in concert regularly throughout North America with accompaniment ranging from big band to solo piano. She was chosen to be one of the three judges for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CBC series Over The Rainbow. Louise is the winner of a National Broadway Touring Award, a New York Theatre World Award, a San Francisco Theatre Critics’ Award, a Betty Mitchell Award and four Dora Mavor Moore awards, all for best performance by a leading actress in a musical.
Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show business during much of the 20th century. At a time when popular culture was still defined by a small handful of artists, these were two of the biggest. Piaf enchanted the world with her singing, her moving life story, and unostentatious appearance; while Dietrich’s beauty, elegance, and bewitching stare helped to define the meaning of a Hollywood star. They were both divas without compromise, whose lives were as theatrical as their performances. Yet, these two women, who couldn’t be more dissimilar and approached life and art in very different ways, became fast friends and eventually lovers.
Starring two of Canada’s leading musical theatre actors — Louise Pitre and Jayne Lewis — PIAF/DIETRICH is a fascinating exploration of their multifaceted relationship that also features 20 of their unforgettable hits, including "La Vie En Rose,” "Milord," "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and “Falling In Love Again."
Written by Daniel Große Boymann & Thomas Kahry, and adapted by Erin Shields from an English language translation by Sam Madwar, PIAF/DIETRICH is directed by Broadway and West End director Gordon Greenberg (Holiday Inn on Broadway, Guys & Dolls in the West End).
The story of PIAF/DIETRICH first began in 2009 as a reading of texts and letters from and about Marlene and Edith and their little-known friendship, accompanied by matching songs. The original 2014 German presentation was called Spatz and Engel, (The Angel and the Sparrow) in Vienna and played for six seasons while other productions followed throughout Europe, mainly in Germany, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. Eventually The Angel and the Sparrow made its way in a new English translation to Montreal's Segal Centre where it was well received by critics and played to sold-out houses for an extended run. This new Canadian production of the work also features a new title, PIAF/DIETRICH.
Louise Pitre (Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!) stars as Edith Piaf.
Jayne Lewis (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Young Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera) stars as Marlene Dietrich.
The cast also includes Louise Camilleri (West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Show Boat); Rejean Cournoyer, (Evangeline, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Anne of Green Gables); W. Joseph Matheson, (Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Jersey Boys, Ragtime); Tracy Michailidis (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Life After, Light in the Piazza) and Seana-Lee Wood (Steve Martin’s Bright Star, Once, The Sound of Music).
PIAF/DIETRICH features a Set Design by Michael Gianfrancesco, Costume Design by Louise Bourret, Lighting Design by Michael Walton and Sound Design by Michael Laird. Jonathan Monro is the Musical Director.
PIAF/DIETRICH, A Legendary Affair September 17 - December 8, 2019 CAA THEATRE, 651 Yonge Street Performance schedule: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, Wednesday at 1:30 PM Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 PM
Tickets $39 to $129 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 mirvish.com
Written by W. Joseph Matheson Directed by Avery Saltzman Original Musical Direction by Mark Camilleri Starring Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson Originally conceived and produced by Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company
A groovy trip down memory lane through the music of the 1960s! Tony Award nominee and four-time Dora Award winner Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson celebrate the Jewish voices who contributed to the music that spoke to a generation in this concert spectacular. Experience the songs of Bob Dylan, Mama Cass, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, and many more.
Starring Tony Award nominee Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson as seen in The Angel and the Sparrow!
A Segal Centre Production: INDIVIDUAL TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 29, 2019. FOR BEST PRICING AND SEATS, SUBSCRIBE!