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Louise Pitre, Tony nominated star of Mamma Mia!, sings the songs made famous by Judy Garland. From "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" to "Get Happy" to "That's Entertainment" Louise embodies the passion and heart Judy Garland shared with the world in concert and on her famous TV show. An evening of songs and stories to pay homage to one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
The critics rave: "When Louise Pitre sings a song, dammit, it stays sung," Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star.
"Every element...bursts with intelligence, emotional heat and truth,"—Chicago Sun-Times
"Pitre's performance fueled by a formidable force of will and phenomenal technique," —Chicago Tribune
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.
“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
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
April 6, 7, 8, 2017 | 8pm
National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts
NAC Southam Hall, 53 Elgin, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
From Parisian music halls to the lights of Broadway, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre takes us on a journey of song developed and produced by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly.
Featuring artists (to be announced) selected by Jack, with favourites by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Leonard Bernstein and more.