45 Degrees today presented the official poster and the title of the second performance of Cirque du Soleil’s “Homage Series” series – STONE – this year a tribute to Luc Plamondon, a French Canadian lyricist who has written for many artists, notably the Québécois singers Bruno Pelletier, Diane Dufresne, Robert Charlebois, Céline Dion, Ginette Reno, Fabienne Thibeault, Martine St. Clair, and Garou, as well as the French singers Julien Clerc, Nicole Croisille and Johnny Hallyday. He is the co-author of a number of musicals. The two most successful are Starmania (music composed by Michel Berger) and Notre-Dame de Paris (music composed by Riccardo Cocciante).
Taking place in the heart of a baroque punk-rock opera universe, in an abandoned parc Belmont background-feel, an Amadeus lookalike and eccentric maestro is hypnotized by a voiceless automaton muse, Lolita, in whom he envisions the incarnation of the perfect voice, the one which will give a heart and soul to his music. As a post-modern queen of this strange park inhabited by timeless and playful characters, this human spirit, captive of her automaton body, will be humanized through musical tableaux fed by multiple contemporary feminine voices, culminating in the unmasking of her own voice.
• Daniel Fortin – Executive Director, Creation
• Jean-Guy Legault – Director
• Jean-Phi Goncalves – Musical director and arrangements
STONE, imagined by Cirque du Soleil will be presented at Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivieres, QC from July 19, 2017 through August 19, 2017. Tickets from $49 are now available at www.amphitheatrecogeco and at the ticket office of the J.-Antonio-Thompson Hall at 819 -380-9797 or 1-866-416-9797.