MONTREAL, Quebec – May 13th, 2019. Due to popular demand from Montreal theatregoers, Contact Theatre will remount their inaugural production, Bonnie and Clyde: a new musical, at the MainLine Theatre for one weekend only from September 6 – 8, 2019.
Camille Cormier Morasse and Joel Bernstein will be back to portray outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. “Morasse and Bernstein’s chemistry is undeniable and we are rooting for them, though we know their ultimate fate”, reports Noelle Hannibal in BroadwayWorld Montreal’s review from the opening night performance.
The story’s other dynamic couple, Blanche and Buck, will also be portrayed by original cast members Julia Kennific and Mike Mastromonaco. “Getting to know Blanche Barrow was one of the most artistically fulfilling character studies; I’m overjoyed I don’t have to say goodbye yet to the jodhpurs, to her heart or her sass!” Kennific notes. Her performance was specifically acclaimed in several reviews including Montreal Times reporter Stuart Nulman’s who noted her “riveting performance would have made Estelle Parsons (who portrayed Blanche in the classic 1967 Bonnie & Clyde biopic and won an Oscar as a result) proud”.
“We were so thrilled to see such positive reception from the Montreal theatre community for our first show”, Producer and one of Contact’s co-founders Ally Brumer explains. “We wanted to give those who hadn’t had the opportunity to see it another chance, and maybe those who have seen it a second one!”
Contact Theatre is a new musical company that tackles provocative shows with intense subject matter. The group was founded by prominent talents in the Montreal theatre scene, Ally Brumer and Debora Friedmann. They are recognised for their teamwork on The Addams Family Musical by the West Island Theatre Association, nominated for Best Musical in the 2018 Montréal English Theatre Awards. Following their success in the West Island, the team brought their talents to the city to create their own theatre community.
Tickets will be on sale in early July for the September remount.