Entertainment picks up
as January progresses

From Bugs Bunny to Uta Lemper, with the Wildside in between

By Byron Toben

January 11, 2024

The snowy second half of January opens with a few unique entertainment events, listed here by opening date:

January 13 and 14

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
Wow! Cartoon sensation Bugs Bunny and some of his Looney Tunes pals are on the big screen while the live FILMharmonic Orchestra, conducted by George Doughtery, plays original scores to a dozen of their antics, plus five new shorts. This Warner Brothers Discovery project was shown in Toronto on January 11 and 12 and comes to Montreal at the Sir Wilfred Pelletier Hall of the Places des Arts. “What’s up doc?” Safe to reply… “A lot of fun for all ages.”

Bugs Bunny in Concert

Image: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

January 17 to 19

The National Ballet of Ukraine
prances and whirls about on its visit to Montreal’s St-Denis Theatre.

January 18 to February 8

Wildside Festival
Four cutting-edge shows at the Centaur Theatre in partnership with La Chapelle.
A fifth Wild Side selection, Montreal Music by Sarah Segal and the Lasers, will be available in early February.

Ricki Wildside

Image: courtesy of the Wildside Festival

January 18 to 20

Still Life
Talisman Theatre’s feminist work in progress

January 26 and 27

Choose Your End
audience interactive piece presented by Wind Up Radio

January 27

The Shortest Story XIV
Confabulation presents another of its unique storytelling shows.

January 30 and 31

Scapegoat Carnivale presents Joseph Shragge’s latest play.

Ute Lemper

Image: courtesy of Ute Lemper

January 28

Ute Lemper – From Berlin to Broadway
This German-born singer is phenomenal! Different than Norwegian Sissel but equally charismatic. Brecht/Weil fans should not miss this one-day act at Place des Arts.

Feature image: courtesy of The National Ballet of Ukraine

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Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been’s theatre reviewer since July 2015. Previously, he wrote for since terminated websites Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, print weekly The Downtowner, and print monthly The Senior Times. He also is an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.

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