Louise Pitre, the Canadian-born 2002 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, has several concerts planned in her homeland to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year.
April 6–8: From Paris to Broadway at the National Arts Centre in the capital, Ottawa, Ontario, accompanied by the National Arts Centre Orchestra with Jack Everly at the podium. Pitre told Playbill that she will sing:
“I Don’t Want To Know” from Dear World
“The Fools Who Dream” from La La Land
“Folies Bergeres” from Nine
“La Vie En Rose”
“Non Je Ne Regrette Rien”
“I Love Paris” from Can-Can
“Mon Homme”/“My Man”
May 7 and 17: An Evening in Celebration of Wonderful Women Pitre will continue serenading her homeland in a concert planned for May 7 at the Ritz Carlton, Toronto, which she will repeat May 17 at the Casa Loma, also in Toronto.
October 17–29: The Times They Are A-Changin’ This is the working title for a show Pitre’s husband, W. Joseph Matheson, and she were asked to create for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. She told Playbill, “We are currently putting the song list together. It promises to be a very different and sobering exercise. Protest songs from the '60s seem to be having a rather apropos ring to them in these present troubling times.”
Pitre said that she has several other projects that she expects to announce on her website in the weeks to come.
Pitre was a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas 8 cruise to the Caribbean in February 2017. Playbill’s inaugural river cruise along the Rhône River in May 2017 is sold out, but cabins are available for the Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information