Louise Pitre in The Times They Are a Changin’ at the Segal Centre

Celebrate the Jewish singers of the 60s in The Times They Are a Changin’

The
Segal Centre is thrilled to be welcoming back Tony nominee and 4-time Dora
winner Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson (as seen in 2018’s hit
The Angel and the Sparrow) for a concert celebration of Jewish musical
artists of the 60s. Directed by Avery Saltzman, The Times They Are a
Changin’
will be rocking the Sylvan Adams Theatre from March 1 to March
22, 2020

A groovy trip down memory lane through the music of the 1960s!

The
Times They Are a Changin’
is an uplifting song cycle created in 2017
for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company by Louise Pitre, W. Joseph
Matheson, and Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company Co-Artistic Directors, Avery
Saltzman and David Eisner.  The Times They Are a Changin’ celebrates
the Jewish voices of the 1960s who contributed to the music that spoke to a
generation. Featuring music by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Arlo
Guthrie, Simon and Garfunkel, Laura Nyro, and many more.

“You
know and love them from The Angel and the Sparrow (now titled Piaf/Dietrich),
and now it is my deepest pleasure to bring you a concert celebration by the
incomparable Louise Pitre and Joe Matheson! Louise and Joe are always such a
joy to listen to and combined with so many hit songs from the 60s, this show is
the cherry on top of an already fabulous theatre season at the Segal,” said
Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin.

“Louise
Pitre is sensational…she doesn’t just sell a song, she lives it.” – The
Globe and Mail

Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was one of many incredible accomplishments 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 US touring company casts
of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances in a
number of productions including Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto,
Montreal, and Paris). Montreal audience and critics raved about her performance
as Edith Piaf in the North American premiere of The Angel
and the Sparrow
 at the Segal Centre in 2018. In 2019, the musicalwas brought to Toronto by Mirvish Productions as Piaf/Dietrich
and Louise reprised her role as Piaf to enthusiastic reviews as the show
extended its run three times. Also in 2019, Louise broke through gender
boundaries in Toronto’s Musical Stage Company’s production of Next to Normal
by playing the traditionally male role of Doctor Madden (Doctor Fine). She is
the winner of a National Broadway Touring Award, a New York Theatre World
Award, a San Francisco Theatre Critics’ Award, a Betty Mitchell Award and four
Dora Mavor Moore Awards, all for best performance by a leading actress in a
musical.

She has
starred in countless musicals and performs in concert through North America.
Her TV and film appearances include CBC’s Over The Rainbow, Merry
Matrimony
, Lifetime’s A Christmas Wedding, Recipe for a Perfect
Christmas
, MVP, Flashpoint, and the CBC biopic Celine
in which she played Celine Dion’s mother, Thérèse. She also has released 5 solo
recordings.

“Matheson
sings the truth from beginning to end. He captures the soul of the music.” – Victoria
Playhouse

Joe has performed across Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe. His many acting credits include the Grand Theatre’s smash hit production of Cabaret, the Canadian Premiere of The Jazz Singer at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, and Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story for The Globe Theatre in Regina. His one-man show Hank Williams LIVE – 1952 has toured nationally, from Whitehorse to Winnipeg and from Vancouver to Halifax. In demand for TV and Film (Murdoch Mysteries, Orphan Black, Odd Squad) as well as theatre (Shaw and Stratford Festivals; Canadian premieres of Jersey BoysThe Who’s TOMMYMiss Saigon, ASSASSINS; world premieres of The Little PrinceLuck Be A Lady, Paulo, and Daphne), he also does a little writing including the book for Could You Wait? (Grand Theatre, London); Sketching Sunshine (TOV/Leacock Museum); co-lyricist for On The Rocks (Theatre Passe Muraille); four seasons of Laughing Matters, a topical comic revue (Florida Studio Theatre). He charmed Montreal audiences alongside his wife, Louise, in The Angel and the Sparrow and in Toronto in the retitled Piaf/Dietrich.

Tickets
are on sale now at 514.739.7944 or at www.segalcentre.org

WHERE:
5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7

STARRING

Louise
Pitre

W.
Joseph Matheson

BAND

BAND
LEADER/KEYBOARD Nick Burgess

GUITAR
1 Simon Legault

GUITAR
2 Jason Field

BASS
Evan Stewart

DRUMS
Peter Colantonio

CREATIVE
TEAM

DIRECTOR
Avery Saltzman

ORCHESTRATOR
& MUSICAL SUPERVISOR Mark Camilleri

MUSICAL
DIRECTOR (MONTREAL) Nick Burgess

SET
DESIGNER Sabrina Miller

STYLIST
Louise Bourret

LIGHTING
DESIGNER Emily Soussana

PROJECTION
DESIGNER Dan Bowman

STAGE
MANAGER Danielle Skene

APPRENTICE
STAGE MANAGER Orlando López

Produced
with the generous support of The Vivian and Howard Stotland Family Foundation.

Originally
Produced by the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Toronto 2017

TICKETS:
$67

Group,
Senior, Student, Under 30 discounts available. Subject to availability.

514.739.7944

www.segalcentre.org

PERFORMANCES

March 1
– March 22, 2020

Previews:

Sunday,
March 1 – 1:30 p.m.

Monday,
March 2 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday,
March 3 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday,
March 4 – 8:00 p.m.

Regular
Run:

Mondays
– 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays
– Saturdays (closed Fridays) – 8:00 p.m.

Sundays
– 7:00 p.m.

Matinées:

Wednesdays,
March 11 & 18 – 1:00 p.m.

Sundays,
March 8, 15, & 22 – 2:00 p.m.

SUNDAY
@ THE SEGAL

An
enriching pre-show lecture on the ideas and themes of The Times They Are a
Changin’
.

Sunday,
March 1 – 11:00 a.m.

Entrance
is free.

MONDAY
NIGHT TALKBACKS

A
chance to interact with the creators and actors of the play after the curtain
goes down. 

Mondays, March 9 & 16

TUESDAY
NIGHT LIVE

The
ideal night out for theatre-lovers in their 30s, 40s, and 50s! Price includes
dinner, a drink, and a discounted ticket to see The Times They Are a
Changin’.

Tuesday,
March 3 – 6:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$80

Please visit our
website
for more information.

AUDIO-DESCRIBED
PERFORMANCE

This
special performance will allow patrons to use an app on their phones to hear
enhanced sound and a detailed audio-description of the performance narrated
live. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact a Segal Centre
Box Office Associate at boxoffice@segalcentre.org.  

Sunday,
March 15 – 7:00 p.m.

RELAXED
PERFORMANCE

A
Relaxed Performance is designed to make the theatre space more comfortable and
welcoming to audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed sensory
experience and casual environment, including (but not limited to) patrons
living with Autism, a sensory processing disorder, or a learning disability.
Please visit our website for more information.

Sunday,
March 15 – 7:00 p.m.

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