The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Due to a high demand for tickets, a second show added on November 23

The internationally-acclaimed hit theatre show, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, will play Théâtre St-Denis 2 in Montreal on November 22 and a second show has been added for November 23 as part of its tour of more than 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada. The immersive concert-style theatre show chronicles the amazing journey shared by legends Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s, to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.

With the help of original film footage and huge projection photos, this 50th Anniversary celebration features a full live band performing all their hits, including Mrs. Robinson (featured in the 1967 film The Graduate), Scarborough Fair, The Sound of Silence, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound,The Boxer and many more.

Taylor Bloom plays the part of Paul Simon, and we spoke with him just after the show started in Vancouver. “I had just graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts, when I auditioned for the part of Paul Simon. I’m an actor first and a singer and guitarist second, and it was a happy surprise when I was called back. Next thing I knew, I had the part and I hadn’t even moved into my apartment in New York. I met Ryan Hunt who plays Art, for the first time during the callback.”

“Ryan and I spent a lot of time together learning the songs even before we went into rehearsals. Simon & Garfunkel wrote so many terrific songs that we’ve had a great time preparing for the tour.”

“We are joined by a band of outstanding musicians; Evan Jay Newman is the musical Director and keyboard player. Matt Baldini plays guitar, Randy McStine plays bass and Oakville native Bob Sale is the band’s drummer. The musicians are first-rate. During our first rehearsals, I realized that we had an outstanding band with us. We play 29 songs with world-class musicians.”

This is the first North American tour for this show, which has been tremendously successful in London. Taylor adds; “There are so many special moments during this show of hit song after hit song. For me, it happens when I start playing the opening chords of The Boxer and the audience recognizes it. For Ryan, it’s unquestionably when he sings Bridge Over Troubled Water – there are times when I see that he has tears in his eyes…”

With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times, made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they’ve won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their Bridge Over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon & Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw The Sound of Silence awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

The first show is on Wednesday, November 22 at 8 pm at Théâtre St-Denis 2. A November 23 show has been added. Tickets: $65.50, $55.50, $44.50 (taxes included / service charge extra) at the St-Denis box office, (1594 rue St-Denis / Metro Berri). 514-790-1111 or 1-800-848-1594 and