You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh again as Canada’s first lady of Musical Theatre weaves tales around each song, drawing the audience into her magical, musical world. Each of the shows outlined below can be performed with simply a piano, a small ensemble or with a full symphony orchestra.
“Each song she performs is a three-act play, filled to the brim with passion and emotion, but somehow, magically, never tipping over the edge into pathos or sentimentality.” Toronto Star
FROM PARIS TO BROADWAY
Louise takes audiences on a journey through song featuring classic French songs to favourite Broadway tunes. Selections include Ne Me Quitte Pas (Jacques Brel), 100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man (Bernstein/Comden/Green), La Vie En Rose (Louiguy/Piaf), A Quiet Thing (Kander/Ebb),An Affair to Remember (Harry Warren), The Man That Got Away (Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin), Le Ciel Est Bleu (Louise Pitre), The Winner Takes It All (Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus) and many more.
LA VIE EN ROUGE
This show is performed entirely in French and primarily features music made famous by Edith Piaf including selections from Jacques Brel, Gilbert Becaud, Charles Aznavour and French Canadian folksongs.
Pitre’s newest show, CHASING RAINBOWS delves into the music made famous by the incomparable Judy Garland. Audiences will be treated to memorable show tunes such as Over the Rainbow, The Man That Got Away, I’m Always Chasing Rainbows, Embraceable You, and I Can’t Give You Anything but Love.
I’ll BE SEEING YOU – A WAR TIME ROMANCE TOLD IN SONG
Starring Louise Pitre & Joe Matheson
A sailor meets the girl of his dreams just before shipping overseas in World War II. They stay in touch by mail, but can their love affair survive?