Chez MainLine

The musicians have taken over !

Between the jazz in the MainSpace from an adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata and the rock from Playwright Hero's Johnny Legdick in the MiniMain, I've been listening to a mishmash of both from my office and it's been pretty great! You are in for a musical treat at whichever show you choose to see at MainLine this week...

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The students have taken over !

This week we host the Gala for Student Drama, co-produced by MainLine Theatre and Factory Line productions, our artists will perform in four shows in three days. I'm pretty excited about it all. Through the years, we have met many talented artists and producers who've come back to play important roles in the MainLine community, thanks to the Gala (ex: Trevor Barrette from To Be: In Concert).

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Yes we have Strip Spelling Bee, also OFF FORMS!

We have a ton of fun events this week at MainLine, but the big news is that OFF/BYOV #FRINGEmtl Forms are now available at www.montrealfringe.ca! Last call for companies, the deadline is fast approaching.

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Winter at MainLine is Hot Hot Hot !

MainLine is in fire this January! It's been really incredible to see sold out performances of L'Espace Commun/Common Space, Confabulation, Le Projet Migration, Ivory Towers & Will-O-Whisps. Let's keep the magic alive this week with To Be: In Concert by Trevor Barrette and Me, Myself & Eye by MainLine's artist-in-residence Stéphanie Morin-Robert.

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Happy New Year! Bonne année !

We are back to business and its time for the Bouge d'ici Dance Festival! Bouge d'ici celebrates the local dance scene in all its forms, with live performances, screenings of dance films and workshops. We have a killer lineup this year for our 5th edition, including Le Projet Migration all the way from San Francisco.

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Kaleidoscope Theatre presents None of the Above by Jenny Lyn Bader

It's a straight up theatre week. The landscape of the Montreal emerging theatre community is always changing and ever growing. This week, we have two young companies at MainLine. The continuation of ROPE & The Woman in Black by Lowenport Productions as well as the opening of None of the Above by Kaleidoscope Theatre, directed by Trevor Barrette and Michelle Lewis.

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Are you ready for a Night Fight with Miss Sugarpuss?

A message from Walter Lyng: "After two insane, sold-out editions, NIGHT FIGHT RETURNS to MainLine Theatre for its third episode, this time featuring a laaaaaaaaaaaadyyyyyyyyy... and not just any lady. Montreal's official Queen of Burlesque: the beautiful, the amazing, the deadly MISS SUGARPUSS!

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Bouffon from San Francisco has arrived!

These guys are sick. How sick? Check out the preview video. Naked Empire Bouffon has travelled from San Francisco to bring you You Killed Hamlet. Hopefully you are one of the lucky few to take their SOLD-OUT workshop this weekend as well. If Bouffon isn't your thing, we have plenty of other entertainment:

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You Should Have Stayed Home is a MUST SEE.

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Wheeler and Aislinn Rose at Summerworks this August. What started as a chance meeting through the wonderful world of festival tweeting, turned into an in-person meet...

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