Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Do you prefer traditional or musical productions? Sad or funny? Light or overthinking? Whatever your tastes, offers abound on the way to our theaters throughout the summer. Follow the leader!

Lily Saint-Cyr – Musical



Photo by HUGO B. LEFORT

Already acclaimed across the province since its creation last year, the musical dedicated to the rise of the queen of American burlesque continues with Marie-Pierre Labrecque in the title role.

  • July 13 at the J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall in Trois-Rivières, August 16 and 17 at the Théâtre de la Ville in Longueuil and August 22 and 23 at the Andre-Mathieu Hall in Laval (among others). The tour continues until December.
first name


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo courtesy of Les Communications Narimane, Pierre Manning

With 55,000 tickets sold, the play first name returns this summer with a revamped cast. Karine Gonthier-Hyndman, Noémie O’Farrell, Mikhail Ahooja, François-Xavier Dufour and Benoit Drouin-Germain take up the torch to show that choosing a baby name is not easy in this comedy.

  • July 4 to 13 at Theater Desjardins in LaSalle, July 18 to 27 at Odyssey Hall in Gatineau, July 1There is From August 17 at the Center des Arts Juliet-Lasonde in Saint-Hyacinthe and in Quebec in September.
Call me Stephen


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo courtesy of ÉMILIE LAPOINTE

Claude Meunier and Louis Chaya’s work is reborn on Drummondville’s stages this summer with Patrice Bélanger, Véronique Decaire and Bernard Fortin among its cast. We follow five amateur actors as they enroll in drama classes where they must create a new play.

  • Through Aug. 17 at Maison des arts Desjardins in Drummondville.
Sailing in troubled waters


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

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Trapped in monogamy, a fifty-year-old couple tries to spice up their relationship with an ambitious project: a dream cruise. But their maritime escape isn’t easy thanks to the twists and turns imagined by writers and directors Michel Charette and François Chenier.

  • August 14 to 24 at the Théâtre des hirondelles in Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil.
Me and others


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo by Chantal POIRIER

Quebec television’s legendary duo, Todo and Denis, are coming back to life this summer. Now in theaters as the characters continue their adventures under the pen of Kim Levesque-Lissot.

  • Through July 28 at Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne. A tour will begin in the fall.
Bachelor


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo courtesy of LES PRODUCTIONS Martin Leclerc

Monica Pilon takes the reigns after Pauline Martin and Sylvie Lennard BachelorA classic work by Louis Saia, Louis Roy and Michael Rivard, Locker Room Has Obstacles.

  • July 5 to 13 at Theater Le Patriote in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and August 2 to 10 at Theater Alphonse-Desjardins in Repentigny.
Giantess


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo Agency QMI, PIERRE-PAUL POULIN

We know La Pune and its travel highlights. But what the Theater de l’œil Ouvert is interested in is Rose Ouellette. GiantessA musical theater portrait of the woman behind the stage character.

  • July 11 to August 10 at Desjardins Cultural Center in Joliet and August 15 to 31 at Carré 150 in Victoriaville.
Murder at the Opera


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo courtesy of LARISSA MEDIA RELATIONS

Soprano Natalie Choquette draws inspiration from the world of Agatha Christie and other thrilling thrillers Murder at the Opera, a show that combines drama and music. Will she succeed in solving this heinous crime? Answer, at Kingsey Falls.

  • Through July 14 at Théâtre des Grands Sens in Kingsey Falls.
To madness!


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo taken from Kingsay Hall website

Louis Descatlets and Guy Richer make a mother-son duo To madness!The song from here and elsewhere is a situational comedy that follows some big names, such as Jean-Pierre Ferland, Tom Jones, Serge Lama, Bloom Latravers, Michel Louvain and Joe Dassin.

  • From July 18 to July 1There is September at the Théâtre des Grands Sens in Kingsay Falls.
United States of America


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo Agent QMI, Mario BEAUREGARD

More than 40 years after its publication, the cult novel United States of America has undergone a new adaptation, this time in the form of a musical. Directed by Joel Legendre, the show stars Audrey-Louis Beausejour and Mathieu Levesque and is based on the main lines of a story by Jean Beaude.

  • August 2 to 9 at the Maurice-O’Bready Hall in Sherbrooke and August 15 to 24 at the Odyssée Hall in Gatineau. A provincial tour will follow in the fall.
There may be traces of ego


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo by PÈTE PIS REPÉTÉ

Six friends used a private retreat to organize their reunion at the benefit of six writers’ collaborations. Marc St-Martin, the only male member of the creative team, directs the show, which draws on the talents of actresses Genevieve Broulet, Valerie Blais and Catherine Proulx-Lemay.

  • Through August 10 at Theater La Marjoline in Eastman.
A pot of roses


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

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During a game organized by their late mother, played by Franz Castel, four members of the siblings discover well-kept family secrets.

  • Through Aug. 17 at the Théâtre de l’Ancien Presbyter in Granby.
Employee


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo Agency QMI, PIERRE-PAUL POULIN

Marie-Ave Janvier stars in the first Quebec — and French-speaking — version of the hit show, which has been bringing crowds to Broadway for nearly a decade.

  • Théâtre Saint-Denis in Montreal until July 28 and Salle Albert-Rousseau in Quebec from August 10 to 31.
Santa Claus is rubbish


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

PHOTO AGENCY QMI, ÉMILIE LAPOINTE

This Quebec adaptation of the French hit relies on a particularly bright cast – Jean-Michel Unctil, Josie Descens, Mario Jean, Brigitte Lafleur, Pierre-François Legendre and Claude Pregent – ​​to bring back the magic of Christmas… summer.

  • From July 6 to 28 at the Albert-Rousseau Hall in Quebec, from August 3 to 11 at the Odyssey Hall in Gatineau, and from August 23 to 31 at the Manuvi Theater in Brassard. A provincial tour will follow in the fall.
A fool’s supper


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo courtesy of ÉMILIE LAPOINTE

Normand d’Amour and Laurent Bauguin reprise their legendary roles played by Thierry Lhermidt and Jacques Villeret in this Quebec theater adaptation of the French film.

  • July 4 to 21 at the Hector-Charland Theater in L’Assomption and July 24 to 28 at the Manuvie Theater in Brossard. The tour will continue in 2025.
Nuns


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo courtesy of RUGICOMM

More than 35 years in the making, the Quebec edition Nuns It’s back on the road this summer. Dorothée Berryman, Chantal Lamarre and Lili-Ann de Francesco are some of the performers at the event, where a group of nuns organizes a particularly wild fundraiser.

  • July 25 to August 3 at the Lionel-Groulx Theater in Saint-Thérese and August 14 to 24 at the La Marjolaine Theater in Eastman.
Symphorion


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo archives, Agence QMI, Mario Beauregard

The drama has been an undeniable success since its debut in the summer of 2022 Symphorion It offers one last lap before bowing out in September. One last chance to see Madame Sylvain, Mademoiselle L’Esperance, Efrem and company on stage.

  • August 9, 2024 at the Salle J.-Antonio-Thompson in Trois-Rivieres and August 16 and 17 at the Manuvie Theater in Brossard (among others).
My direct to Studio 61


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

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Jeff Boudreault, Frédérick De Grandpré and Francis Vachon become Snoreaux for the needs.My direct to Studio 61A show that combines comedy, music and interviews in the decadent atmosphere of the 1960s.

  • At the St-John Cultural Center in Bromont until August 31.
Don Juan


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo Agent QMI, Mario BEAUREGARD

Twenty years after its creation, the concert Don Juan Getting ready to charm Quebec again. Italian Gian Marco Schiaretti and Quebecer Cindy Daniel reprise their roles as lovers of Seville after Jean-Francois Breu and Marie-Eve Janvier. Changer, Only love, Women and many others Some happiness.

  • July 31 to August 3 at Southam Hall in Ottawa, August 7 to 17 at Place des Arts in Montreal, August 27 to September 6 at Grand Théâtre de Québec and Trois-Rivières in September.
Belmont


Summer Theater: 20 Shows to See in Summer

Photo by GROUPE ENCORE

Larger than life icon, Diane Dufresne is divided into five characters for the purposes of the musical. Belmont, each representing a part of his personality and his art. A perfect evening for “Pink Witch” fans!

  • July 18 to 27 at Carré 150 in Victoriaville, August 8 and 9 at Andre-Mathieu Hall in Laval, August 17 at Théâtre Desjardins in LaSalle, and August 23 to 1There is September at Le Patriote Theater in Saint-Agathe-des-Monts.

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