Centaur Theatre Company presents The World Premiere of
LAST NIGHT AT THE GAYETY
- Book, Music and Lyrics Rick Blue and George Bowser
- Director Roy Surette
- Musical Director Chris Barillaro
- Choreographer Jonathan Patterson
April 19 to May 15, 2016
With Daniel Brochu ▪ Tamara Brown ▪ Rosie Callaghan ▪ Jonah Carson ▪ Davide Chiazzese ▪ Holly Gauthier-Frankel ▪ Julia Juhas ▪ Frayne McCarthy ▪ Shannon T. McNally ▪ Michel Perron
Musicians: Parker Bert (Percussion) ▪ Mike De Masi (Bass) ▪ Benjamin Kwong (Piano)
Arrangements and Orchestrations Chris Barillaro ▪ Associate Musical Director/Show Conductor Benjamin Kwong ▪Set and Costume Designer Francis Farley ▪ Lighting Designer Luc Prairie ▪Burlesque Consultant Holly Gauthier-Frankel ▪Stage Manager Luciana Burcheri ▪ Assistant Stage Manager Jacynthe Lalonde
Centaur Theatre tops off a season of almost all new Canadian works with the world premiere of the musical comedy, Last Night at the Gayety, from the dynamic duo of musical parody, Rick Blue and George Bowser, playing April 19th to May 15th.
TOMMY: If you think you have corruption now, just listen to the way it was … our city comes by its dishonesty honestly.
Booze, burlesque, and bad guys abound in this sizzling, large scale spectacle as Bowser and Blue put the sin back in ‘Sin City’, bringing Montreal, circa 1951, back to vivid life. Police Chief, Pacifique ‘Pax’ Plante, leads a crusade to eradicate vice by clamping down on gambling, raiding brothels and nightclubs, the Gayety and its shining star, “the best dressed, undressed lady in the theatre”, Lili St. Cyr, in particular.
Bowser and Blue lend their signature wit and satire to reanimate the Gayety (present day site of Théâtre du Nouveau Monde) in all its glory. Will Pax topple North America’s ‘wide open’ capital of earthly delights and save the citizens from themselves or will the gin continue to flow and vaudeville reign supreme?