The creative team from CETM in Montreal has been invited to do a special encore presentation at the upcoming Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. The new musical version of “The Prince and the Pauper” by Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal and Julien Salvia will be presented at the June Havoc Theatre in Manhattan on July 27, 28 and 29 in French, with some English. www.midtownfestival.org
“The Prince and the Pauper” was extremely well received last year at Montreal’s Next Wave Festival of New Musicals. The show originated in France in 2008, where it won an award for best new family musical. In Montreal, the show added a new full orchestration with seven musicians. ”With the show going from Paris to Montreal and now to New York, the circle is complete,” said a spokesman for CETM. ”It’s great to see Montreal in the middle of things as a centre of development, nurturing our local talent.”
Almost all of the original Montreal cast will be back to reprise their roles. After their New York visit, the troupe will also give two encore performances in Montreal on August 3 and 4 at Espace Libre.