Montréal, November 3, 2017 – The Segal Centre is thrilled to announce that due to popular demand, The Hockey Sweater: A Musical will be extending a second time until November 19, 2017. A new musical based on the short story by Roch Carrier, this original Canadian production features Book and Lyrics by Emil Sher (Hana’s Suitcase, The Boy in the Moon, and Beneath the Banyan Tree) and Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Monro (Composer of No Matter What, Variations on a Nervous Breakdown, and Music Supervisor on The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical). The Segal is honoured to continue the legacy of this treasured Québec story by reinventing the classic tale into a modern musical for the whole family.
Read our review of the production here.
Commissioned and produced by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, The Hockey Sweater: A Musical is directed and choreographed by Stratford Festival hit-maker Donna Feore, whose recent production of Guys and Dolls has been wowing audiences this festival season.
Presented as part of the of cial programming of Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, The Hockey Sweater: A Musical will now run at the Segal Centre from October 19 to November 19, 2017, with eight added performances on:
- Monday, November 13 – 1 P.M.
- Tuesday, November 14 – 11 A.M.
- Wednesday, November 15 – 1 P.M.
- Wednesday, November 15 – 8 P.M.
- Thursday, November 16 – 7:00 P.M.
- Saturday, November 18 – 7:00 P.M.
- Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 A.M.
- Sunday, November 19 – 4:00 P.M.
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts presents
The Hockey Sweater: A Musical
October 19th to November 19th, 2017 (Extended)
Book and lyrics by Emil Sher Music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro
Based on the short story The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier
Translated into English by Sheila Fischman Published by House of Anansi Press
Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore
In 1946, Roch Carrier lived for one thing only: hockey. When his favourite hockey sweater–the glorious “tricolore”–becomes tattered and too small, his mother insists he get a new one. But when a mail‑order mix-up leaves him dressed in enemy colours, Roch must learn the importance of what’s in your heart, even when it’s not on your sleeve.
The Segal is continuing on its mission to bring great Canadian stories to the stage with the development of another brand new musical. The Segal has commissioned and will produce the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Roch Carrier’s beloved story: The Hockey Sweater. The production will pay homage to this treasured Quebec story by reinventing the classic tale about one of Montreal’s greatest passion into a modern musical for the whole family.