Theatre Passe Muraille launches its new 2013/14 season with a piece from one of Canada's theatre darlings, Louise Pitre. During a five night only run Pitre will dive deep into exploring and revealing her colourful past and what has been the defining moments that have led her to where she is now...
Pitre hit the big time when she starred on Broadway in the smash hit Mamma Mia!, but what led to that moment? Find out in On The Rocks during a limited run at Theatre Passe Muraille (5 shows only). Conceived and written by Pitre, it’s a disarmingly personal account of her life: a little French-Canadian girl’s journey through life, love and everything in between.
On The Rocks features Pitre like you’ve never seen her before: singing her own songs and telling her own story. “TPM invited me to do something in their theatre,” says Pitre “I suggested writing something new. It scared the crap out of me. That’s why I’m doing it!”
Theatre Passe Muraille’s Artistic Director, Andy McKim, is delighted Pitre was up to the challenge,“Louise Pitre is a national treasure. She has grit and a warm humanity, evidence of the down to earth person she is. And she sings like nobody else can. In On The Rocks she will be showcasing her writing, her singing and her life. I can't wait until she blows the doors off the theatre. “
The original songs in On The Rocks will be deeply personal; written by Pitre and her husband W. Joseph Matheson. Joining them is director Jen Shuber, who worked with Pitre on Young People’s Theatre’s production of A Year With Frog and Toad, winner of the 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.
On The Rocks
Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille
Conceived and written by Louise Pitre
Original songs by Louise Pitre andW. Joseph Matheson
Directed & Dramaturgy by Jen Shuber
Musical Direction by Diane Leah
September 25 - 28 ｜5 Shows Only!
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainstage｜16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto
Wednesday - Saturday 7:30pm
Saturday Matinees 2:00pm
Senior / Artsworker $27.50
Under 30 $15.00