Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear ACME... Happy birthday to you! It's already been two years since the birth of Shayne Gryn Production's ACME Burlesque and we are honoured that they will be celebrating with a jam-packed tassel-spinning, booty-shaking and temperature-rising show at MainLine Theatre. Come raise a glass to one of the classiest burlesque shows in town! Check out our listings below for information about our other events this week.
Between the jazz in the MainSpace from an adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata and the rock from Playwright Hero's Johnny Legdick in the MiniMain, I've been listening to a mishmash of both from my office and it's been pretty great! You are in for a musical treat at whichever show you choose to see at MainLine this week...
This week we host the Gala for Student Drama, co-produced by MainLine Theatre and Factory Line productions, our artists will perform in four shows in three days. I'm pretty excited about it all. Through the years, we have met many talented artists and producers who've come back to play important roles in the MainLine community, thanks to the Gala (ex: Trevor Barrette from To Be: In Concert).
We have a ton of fun events this week at MainLine, but the big news is that OFF/BYOV #FRINGEmtl Forms are now available at www.montrealfringe.ca! Last call for companies, the deadline is fast approaching.
MainLine is in fire this January! It's been really incredible to see sold out performances of L'Espace Commun/Common Space, Confabulation, Le Projet Migration, Ivory Towers & Will-O-Whisps. Let's keep the magic alive this week with To Be: In Concert by Trevor Barrette and Me, Myself & Eye by MainLine's artist-in-residence Stéphanie Morin-Robert.
We are back to business and its time for the Bouge d'ici Dance Festival! Bouge d'ici celebrates the local dance scene in all its forms, with live performances, screenings of dance films and workshops. We have a killer lineup this year for our 5th edition, including Le Projet Migration all the way from San Francisco.
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It's a straight up theatre week. The landscape of the Montreal emerging theatre community is always changing and ever growing. This week, we have two young companies at MainLine. The continuation of ROPE & The Woman in Black by Lowenport Productions as well as the opening of None of the Above by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Trevor Barrette and Michelle Lewis.
A message from Walter Lyng: "After two insane, sold-out editions, NIGHT FIGHT RETURNS to MainLine Theatre for its third episode, this time featuring a laaaaaaaaaaaadyyyyyyyyy... and not just any lady. Montreal's official Queen of Burlesque: the beautiful, the amazing, the deadly MISS SUGARPUSS!
These guys are sick. How sick? Check out the preview video. Naked Empire Bouffon has travelled from San Francisco to bring you You Killed Hamlet. Hopefully you are one of the lucky few to take their SOLD-OUT workshop this weekend as well. If Bouffon isn't your thing, we have plenty of other entertainment: