Celebrate the Jewish singers of the 60s in The Times They Are a Changin’


The Segal Centre is thrilled to be welcoming back Tony nominee and 4-time Dora winner Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson (as seen in 2018’s hit The Angel and the Sparrow) for a concert celebration of Jewish musical artists of the 60s. Directed by Avery Saltzman, The Times They Are a Changin’ will be rocking the Sylvan Adams Theatre from March 1 to March 22, 2020.

A groovy trip down memory lane through the music of the 1960s!

The Times They Are a Changin’ is an uplifting song cycle created in 2017 for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company by Louise Pitre, W. Joseph Matheson, and Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company Co-Artistic Directors, Avery Saltzman and David Eisner.  The Times They Are a Changin’ celebrates the Jewish voices of the 1960s who contributed to the music that spoke to a generation. Featuring music by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Arlo Guthrie, Simon and Garfunkel, Laura Nyro, and many more.

“You know and love them from The Angel and the Sparrow (now titled Piaf/Dietrich), and now it is my deepest pleasure to bring you a concert celebration by the incomparable Louise Pitre and Joe Matheson! Louise and Joe are always such a joy to listen to and combined with so many hit songs from the 60s, this show is the cherry on top of an already fabulous theatre season at the Segal,” said Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin.

“Louise Pitre is sensational…she doesn’t just sell a song, she lives it.” – The Globe and Mail

Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was one of many incredible accomplishments for Louise Pitre, Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, in a career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe.

In addition to headlining the Toronto, Broadway and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Louise is known for her signature performances in a number of productions including Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal, and Paris). Montreal audiences and critics raved about her performance as Edith Piaf in the North American premiere of The Angel and the Sparrow at the Segal Centre in 2018. In 2019, the musical was brought to Toronto by Mirvish Productions as Piaf/Dietrich and Louise reprised her role as Piaf to enthusiastic reviews as the show extended its run three times. Also in 2019, Louise broke through gender boundaries in Toronto’s Musical Stage Company’s production of Next to Normal by playing the traditionally male role of Doctor Madden (Doctor Fine). She is the winner of a National Broadway Touring Award, a New York Theatre World Award, a San Francisco Theatre Critics’ Award, a Betty Mitchell Award and four Dora Mavor Moore Awards, all for best performance by a leading actress in a musical.

March 1 – March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 1 – 1:30 pm
Monday, March 2 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 3 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 4 – 8:00 pm

Regular Run:
Mondays – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays – Saturdays (closed Fridays) – 8:00 pm
Sundays – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays, March 11 & 18 – 1:00 pm
Sundays, March 8, 15, & 22 – 2:00 pm

An enriching pre-show lecture on the ideas and themes of The Times They Are a Changin’.
Sunday, March 1 – 11:00 am
Entrance is free.

A chance to interact with the creators and actors of the play after the curtain goes down.
Mondays, March 9 & 16

The ideal night out for theatre-lovers in their 30s, 40s, and 50s! Price includes dinner, a drink, and a discounted ticket to see The Times They Are a Changin’.
Tuesday, March 3 – 6:30 pm

This special performance will allow patrons to use an app on their phones to hear enhanced sound and a detailed audio-description of the performance narrated live.
Sunday, March 15 – 7:00 pm

A Relaxed Performance is designed to make the theatre space more comfortable and welcoming to audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed sensory experience and casual environment, including (but not limited to) patrons living with Autism, a sensory processing disorder, or a learning disability.
Sunday, March 15 – 7:00 pm

For tickets and information, including questions you may have about the special performances listed above, visit: www.segalcentre.org    514-739-7944

Segal Centre
5170 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7

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