Theatre Lac Brome
Theatre Lac Brome’s Summer Season of professional English-Language Theatre and Music, in Knowlton has opened!
The first play production is a modern adaptation of The Brazilian, a salon comedy by Henri Meilhac & Ludwig Halevy, the authors who made 19th century Parisian operettas timelessly funny. They created irresistible fantasies, which sometimes bordered on zaniness as in The Brazilian when two amorous actresses vie for the affections of a Parisian Theatre producer. The play, directed by Micheline Chevrier, a romp in the best tradition of French bedroom farce, is kooky, charming, and fun. Une comédie bouffe dans la veine des opérettes de Jacques Offenbach.
Opening on July 16, is a theatrical staging of the short story by Robert Lewis Stevenson, adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. It is an elegant version of Stevenson’s classic tale which poses the question, whom should we be rooting for? Une histoire de passion et d’horreur, un classique de la littérature anglaise.
The third play in the season is Let’s Be Frank by Ricky Blue, back by popular demand in a newly revised version. The incomparable songs made famous by Frank Sinatra sung by an aspiring singer in a Montreal piano bar who is surprised by fate and the mystery of music. Pat Donnelly of the Montreal Gazette said it is “the kind of show that can leave you feeling oh so very young at heart”.
Laissez-vous envoûter par la langue et la poésie de l’amour sur une musique de jazz et de cocktails!
At the end of August Daniel Taylor and the Theatre of Early Music will be in Knowlton for three special concerts; Friday August 26, ‘Handel: Love & Death in Venice, Saturday August 27, A Night at the Opera, and Sunday August 28, Memories of Past Times, English parlour songs. Daniel Taylor will be joined by the rising stars of Canadian classical music; Alexander Dobson, Jana Miller, Helene Brunet, Isabelle Huchette accompanist Patrick Hanson of McGill University, and the chamber orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music. Concerts de musique inoubliable!
This year the ever popular, and important fund raiser for the theatre, the Knowlton House and Garden tour will be held on Wednesday July 13.
The summer season concludes on Friday and Saturday September 2 & 3 with performances by Quebec’s favourite troubadours Bowser & Blue.
Theatre Lac Brome is located in Knowlton Quebec only one hour from the Champlain Bridge The theatre presents its plays in a repertory format which means everyday a different play is scheduled. It’s possible to visit for two days and see three different productions, which makes Lac Brome the perfect destination for a quick break from the everyday routine! The region has numerous sights to visit and activities to enjoy. While touring the township’s wine region, artists’ studios and historical locations, visitors can stay in charming accommodations with a variety of restaurant options before an entertaining evening of professional English language theatre. The Theatre would be pleased to provide you with references for hotels and activities.
Don’t delay, plan your summer around the theatre’s activities and make your reservations as soon as possible! Theatre Lac Brome’s intimate and air conditioned environment awaits your visit.
For further information about the season find Theatre Lac Brome on the World Wide Web at: theatrelacbrome.ca or contact the Box Office at 9 Mont Echo in Knowlton, 450 242-2270.
Théâtre Lac Brome 2011 Summer Season
by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halevy
Running in rep until Saturday August 20
Stage Director : Micheline Chevrier
Set Design: Max-Otto Fauteux Costumes : Susana Vera; Lighting : Michel Charbonneau
Starring David Ley, Danny Brochu, Danielle Desormeaux, Amada Kellock, Laura Teasdale
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
by Robert Lewis Stevenson adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher
Opening Saturday July 16 running in rep until August 19
Stage Director: Dean Fleming
Set Design: Max Otto Fauteux; Costumes : Susana Vera; Lighting: Michel Charbonneau
Starring : David Ley, Alain Goulem, Danielle Desormeaux, Brett Watson, Amanda Kellock,
Let’s Be Frank
by Ricky Blue
Opening Saturday July 30 running in rep until August 20
Stage Direction; Nicholas Pynes
Set Design Nicholas Pynes Lighting Michel Charbonneau
Starring: Shayne Devouges, Brett Watson, Laura Teasdale, & Danielle Desormeaux
Daniel Taylor and The Theatre of Early Music
Friday August 26 8pm: ‘Handel: Love & Death in Venice’
Saturday August 27 8pm: ‘A Night at the Opera’
Sunday August 28 2pm: ‘Memories of Past Times’
With Daniel Taylor, Alexander Dobson, Janna Miller Helene Brunet, Isabelle Huchette
Patrick Hanson, and the chamber orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music.
Bowser & Blue
George Bowser & Rick Blue
Friday & Saturday September 2 & 3
Theatre Lac Brome
9 Mont Echo
Knowlton, Qc J0E 1V0