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Fiddler ready to take to the roof

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Photo: Normand Brassard

Featuring a dazzling set, a first-rate cast, unforgettable songs and a moving story compellingly told, the Quebec Art Company production of Fiddler on the Roof is a must for lovers of musical theatre. It opens Thursday, Nov. 21, for a limited seven-show run.

Bravo for Bravi Productions’ Gypsy!

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Let me entertain you” is one of the key songs of the famous musical based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous burlesque artist, Gypsy Rose Lee (real name Rose Louise Hovick). And Bravi Productions’ version of Gypsy certainly entertained audiences at the Théâtre Petit Champlain on Nov. 15 and 16.

Game and Toy Show attracts people of all ages

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Board games, video games, blocks, escape-room games, figurines, memorabilia and everything in between was on display at the Centre de Foires over the weekend. On Nov. 16 and 17, the Game and Toy Show was packed. Ten thousand people of all ages came last weekend to try out all sorts of games, most of which were technology-free.

Quebec City expands New Year’s bash to four days

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Photo: 3E

Drawing on the success of previous New Year’s Eve parties on Grande Allée, organizers have created a four-day year-end bash called Toboggan featuring some popular music acts.

It’s a bit like the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ) in winter, as one would expect from 3E, the same folks who organize the wildly successful summer music festival.

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà pulsate with energy

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà – her all-Canadian female string ensemble – mesmerized the audience with their passionate, pulsating music at the Palais Montcalm on Nov. 9 as they played excerpts from their most recent, and 44th, album, Pulsations.

Robert Lepage’s appearance at Literary Feast worth the wait

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Photo: Dylan Page courtesy of Morrin Centre

Quebec City’s world-renowned playwright, actor, film and stage director Robert Lepage was the much sought-after guest speaker at the Morrin Centre’s annual Literary Feast fundraising dinner on Oct. 30. Literary Feast organizers had invited him a number of times, and finally their persistence paid off.

Drop in for a Brew: Of Taverns and Men at the MCQ

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

People often look back fondly on simpler times. The latest exhibit at the Musée de la Civilisation, Brew: Of Taverns and Men, explores that very subject.

Did you say French opera? presented by Tempêtes et Passions

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

In the quiet after the storm last Saturday evening, lovers of romantic opera music gathered at the Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique Francophone to hear Tempêtes et Passions lyrical singers perform excerpts from well-known 19th-century French operas.

Club Musical takes audience away to 19th-century Paris

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Club Musical de Québec opened its season at the Palais Montcalm on Oct. 7 by taking a full house on a sublime excursion into 19th-century Parisian music and poetry.

MNBAQ hands COZIC exhibit Over to You

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Photo: Mark Lindenberg

Visitors to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ)’s newest exhibit COZIC – Over to You: From 1967 to Now may be struck by the depth and scope of the 100 works on display. The exhibit is showing from Oct. 10 to Jan. 5, 2020 in the Pavillon Pierre Lassonde.