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Toronto: See Louise Pitre’s solo show “On the Rocks...Stirred Not Shaken” online May 27-31

Friday, May 21, 2021

Join Louise in her critically acclaimed show "On the Rocks" filmed live.

A journey through Louise's life and career, On the Rocks is an intimate and revealing look at one of Canada's most recognizable performers. Featuring original songs by Louise Pitre and W.J. Matheson, this critically acclaimed show is beautifully captured pre-COVID in a live theatre. The Opening Night stream features a LIVE talkback with Louise.

Written, conceived and performed by Louise Pitre

Directed by Jen Shuber

Original Songs by Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson

Musical Direction & Piano by Diane Leah

Dramaturgy: Jen Shuber

Set Design: Robin Fisher

Lighting Design: Lesley Wilkinson

Sound Design & Mixing: Emily Porter

Stage Manager: Dianne Woodrow

Technical Direction: Jacquie Lazar

**Praise for "On the Rocks"**

TORONTO STAR - Richard Ouzounian

But even I wasn’t prepared for the sheer bravery on display in ON THE ROCKS. Pitre is a prizefighter and her super-toned body bears witness to that fact. So do the bold gestures and outsized expressions that characterize her performances, but nothing is too much because it’s all backed up with real emotion, tons of it. 

But above all else you have Pitre herself: the definition of what it means to throw yourself into your material. This show should be required viewing for anyone contemplating a career in the theatre.

Pitre isn’t just an actress, she’s a force of nature. It’s a damned impressive piece of work that demands your attention, your respect and your attendance.

STAGE DOOR - Christopher Hoile

On the Rocks is about Pitre as a person, not the characters she has played. It’s a frank, unsentimental look into the life of one of the greats of Canadian music theatre.

All of these (songs) Pitre delivers with the power and truthfulness that are her trademarks.

NOW Magazine - Glenn Sumi

Pitre doesn’t pull her punches about the highs and lows of the profession. She’s one of the most fearlessly committed and talented artists around. But if you love theatre or simply want to see a more personal side of one of Canada’s best artists, you owe it to yourself to attend.

Tickets available HERE.

Photo: Louise Pitre in On the Rocks with accompanist Diane Leah in background. © 2013 Michael Cooper.