The I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed on the Theatre Lac-Brome summer season, 2019.
It begins with a concert by French singer-pianist Catherine Major, June 1. Thursday, June 6, and the first Thursday of every month for as long as extroverts show up, there’s open-mic Cabaret.
The season officially kicks off June 8, with a Gala, featuring classical singer Marie-Josée Lord and friends, including theatre director, pianist Dominic Boulianne.
There’s more classics, June 16, with the chamber ensemble Symphonia de L’Ouest and pianist Ludovic Sémerjian. Entertainer Stéphane Côté celebrates Quebec legend Félix
Leclerc for our Fête nationale, June 24. And Vintage Wine return with singer Rosalie Cerro, June 28, to chart North America’s pop musical evolution through the ’60s.
Franco theatre takes the spotlight, July 11-13 with Sophie Faucher and Frida Kahlo Correspondance. Chamber music returns July 14, followed by The Vagina Monologues, the 1996 hit feminist piece with new relevance for the #metoo movement, directed by former TBL director Emma Stevens.
July 21 at 10 a.m., there’s Music and Muffins in the theatre lobby, in what is hoped will become a Sunday tradition for the whole family.
Pianist John Roney plays Keith Jarrett’s ageless The Koln Concert, 40 years on, July 25; French stand-up comedy takes centre stage, Aug. 10, with Jean-Claude Gélinas; and Mozart in Paris is the theme of the Lac-Brome chamber music festival, August 11.
Summer season favourites Natalie Choquette and Gino Quilico return, Aug.17-18, with more classical music and mirth; and the Knowlton Film Festival is back for a second edition of eclectic fare from near and far, Aug. 22-25.
Theatre assistant director Olivia Enns is excited by a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel and Cat Stevens, Aug. 31, with the seven-piece ensemble Time It Was; and the series wraps, Sept. 1, with perennial favourites, the very funny, talented Montreal musical institution, Bowser & Blue.
More on the ongoing late-summer-fall program at Theatre Lac-Brome in months to come.