Theatre Lac Brome is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this summer, and it’s a credit to Nicholas Pynes (who fills the dual role of Artistic Director and Executive Director) the Board and the many volunteers and fundraisers who have supported the theatre in the village of Knowlton (part of the merged Lac Brome). The theatre itself is at the same time professional and cozy. The sense of community that the patrons and ticket purchasers possess for ‘their’ theatre extends to the actors themselves. Several cast members from the highly successful 39 Steps whodunit have returned to perform in Don Quixote de Lac Brome. After 30 years, Theatre Lac Brome continues to be an important part of the community’s fabric.

This season’s programming contains some fine favourites, mixed in with the new musical directions that have expanded the theatre’s audience base, and invigorated audiences. Shows are now schedules in a repertory format, recognizing that there aren’t enough summer people to sustain a play for several weeks. Theatre-goers from the city can come down to The Townships for a few days of sightseeing, touring the Route des Vins, the Tour des Arts and take in a couple of different plays on consecutive evenings.

Audiences all over the world have fallen in love with Shirley Valentine, and the theatre’s original Artistic Director Emma Stevens has returned to reprise her role in the ever-popular Willie Russell play.

Laura Teasdale will be performing many of Patsy Cline’s hits in the tribute to one of country music’s greatest voices, in Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley. Laura is reprising her role from the 1999 production. With 27 classic Patsy Cline songs, this musical has been performed throughout the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Don Quixote de Lac Brome adapted by Eric Overmyer was first produced in 1998, and this summer’s production will reunite three quarters of the cast from last season’s The 39 Steps. 

On the musical side – Les Chiclettes are three Franco-Ontarians from Wawa who bridge the linguistic divide with the tight harmonies reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, but a little… well a lot saucier. Mark July 25 on your calendars for their one-night only performance at Theatre Lac Brome.

After her huge success last summer, Natalie Choquette is back for a return engagement with a different bilingual show: Her Point of View – Le point de vue de Madame. Its’ a comedic look at the women behind great composers such share their lives with the audience. For the first time in history, Mrs. Bach, Mrs. Mozart, Mrs. Mahler, Mrs Puccini and many more share their marital problems with us! In a melodious lament, the life partners of famous composers spill out their hearts and reveal the not so glamorous side of their amorous relationship. This original and unique show not only reveals exquisite historical gossip but is also fine musical entertainment by a gifted and classically-trained vocalist.

Before Bowser & Blue close out the season with their traditional Labour Day show of musical mayhem, Gino Quilico is also back by popular demand on Saturday, August 10.

On July 12, 22 and 29, evening shows start early at 6pm and those dates have a special “Two for One” ticket pricing.

For a complete programming information and online ticket purchases, please go to or call: 1-450-242-2270 Enjoy!

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