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MTM Presents: "The Birthday Party"

Music Theatre Montreal presents Harold Pinter's classic "The Birthday Party". A unique presentation of a play supported by a live music soundtrack. Directed by Lara Oundjian. 

November 28 - Dec 7, 2013
Calixa-Lavallée Theatre
3819 rue Calixa-Lavallée
Parc La Fontaine, Montreal

Enter into a world of interactions between six complex characters. A play that draws from both realism and absurdity, The Birthday Party engages in the nuances of memory and the joys and terrors of human relationships. 

Though we have approached the play as a straight theatre piece, this particular production includes live music. Montreal based composer Mirko Sablich has been commissioned to compose the soundtrack. His music is woven intermittently into the action by the Music Directors Nataly Tishina and Jonathan Harnik in collaboration with Director Lara Oundjian. The soundtrack is played live during the performance.

Meg: Leigh Ann Taylor*
Goldberg: John Topor*
Stanley: Julian T. Fiset
McCann: Kenny Wong

Lulu: Caroline Gauthier

Petey: Alex Gravenstein

: Lara Oundjian
Composer: Mirko Sablich
Music Director: Nataly Tishina
Assistant Musical Director: Jonathan Harnik

Set Designer: Jan Venus
Assistant Set Designer: Ciarán MacArtain
Costume Designer: Rachel Kerr-Lapsley
Props Master: Alex Brodovsky-Adams
Lighting Designer: Michael Tonus

Producers: Tara Bissett, Lara Oundjian
Assistant Producer & Front of House Coordinator/Manager: Karl Roseau
Production Manager: Chana Ellman
Stage Manager
: Jessie Huang
Assistant Stage Manager: Raveena Ambani
Technical Director: Peter Davoust

*Leigh Ann Taylor and John Topor appear with permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association


We are greatly appreciative of all the support you have given to Arts and Culture organizations such as Music Theatre Montreal. For every wish below, donations were raised - Thank you!

Hey Asher, Happy 60th this coming March! your wife Bronia.• Congratulations and break a leg - Dale xxoo • KAGEY - This one’s for you! Happy Half Birthdays! • Hey Eric, can you believe you will be 1/4 century next Sept? your mom (Bronia) • Robby for all that you struggle with love mom • All the best to cast and crew from Toronto. Jan • I can't believe I will be 60 this Feb! Bronia • To D, a million xoc’s. T • Adam, you are far away but this Dec you will turn 23! your mom (Bronia) • Tabi & Kittens, I loooove you!! T.T. • Happy Birthday to my best little friend Ezra • Dance on the Sidewalk! Love, TM • Dani, the big 21 this April. Finally you are legal in the US. your mom (Bronia) • Happy 95th dear Florence! Love the Bissett’s! • xoxoc

Want to have your wish included on our site?

As part of MTM's fundraising efforts (as an arts organization, we greatly appreciate your support!), and in the spirit of The Birthday Party, we have created the (Un)-Birthday Wish Campaign.  Have fun creating a 50-space special message to be  posted on our site. For a contribution of $5 (PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR $10 WISHES TO BE PRINTED IN THE PROGRAMME, HOWEVER YOU CAN STILL MAKE $5 WISHES TO BE POSTED ON OUR SITE), You can wish someone a Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or any other special message you'd like us to share. Your message will appear on a special section of the show's programme, as well as on our site from opening night until the end of the year! For more information and to order your special message, Click here! (This can be added to your cart along with Ticket purchases for one easy check-out transaction). Thank you!

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