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.”
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
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.
January 18 to 20
Talisman Theatre’s feminist work in progress
January 26 and 27
Choose Your End
audience interactive piece presented by Wind Up Radio
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 – 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
Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been WestmountMag.ca’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.