The Segal Centre will be presenting Les Belles Sœurs: The Musical for the premiere of its 2014-15 season from Oct. 19 to Nov. 9, 2014.
The internationally acclaimed Quebec musical sensation is based on the iconic work by Quebec playwright Michel Tremblay.
Brian Hill worked on the English adaptation of the lyrics, while the musical adaptation is by Neil Bartram under the
direction by Chris Barillaro.
“Les Belles-Soeurs took Quebec by storm after its premiere at the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui in 2010, garnering unanimous critical acclaim and touring throughout the province and in Paris in 2012,” states the news release.
Director René Richard Cyr and recording artist Daniel Bélanger have joined forces with award-winning Canadian composers Hill and Bartram to adapt this enormous Quebec hit for English audiences.
“We’ve always admired Michel Tremblay’s play Les Belles-soeurs and we were stunned by how powerful René Richard’s
and Daniel’s musical adaptation was when we saw it. Our task has been to retain the essence of these iconic women and tap into their universality for an English-speaking audience. It’s been a fascinating and joyful challenge getting inside their heads and finding a counterpart for their unique voices,” said Hill and Bartram.