Some April show-ers
coming your way

Delightful entertainment sprinkles the first part of the month

By Byron Toben

April 3, 2023

The first half of April is replete with religious holidays – Easter, Passover and Ramadan. Interspersed are some selective shows, listed below by opening date.

Continuing into April

Until April 8

The Rishta at the Centaur Theatre (opened March 30)
Silk Road Theatre hopes to find a market for Muslim culture.


Until April 16

King Dave at the Centaur Theatre (opened March 28)
A one-man virtuoso show of a Haitian immigrant to Montreal.



Quartom – Image: courtesy of Festival de la Voix

Opening in April

April 1 to 28

Festival de la Voix
In its 10th year – eight concerts and three master classes at West Island sites.


April 5

Super Nova 4
Jazz and Blues combo at Westmount’s Victoria Hall. Pianist Felix Stussi brings Jean Derome (sax), Normand Guilbeault (bass) and Pierre Tanguay (drums) together in a free concert at 7 pm.


Mary Ann Lacey – Image: courtesy of Mary Ann Lacey

April 7

Mary Ann Lacey
Jazz singer with visiting USA jazz pianist legend Harvey Diamond and local bassist Paul Van Dyck at Bistro Sofia at 6:30 pm. This Bistro has great Bulgarian cuisine.


April 9

The birthday of Paul Robeson (1898-1978)
The great athlete/lawyer/actor/singer/activist/educator’s 125th birthday celebration is at many places in the USA. We hope to have one in Montreal. Suggestions welcomed.

April 12

Super Nova 4
Jazz and blues at Montreal’s Centre St-Jax. Free concert by the Felix Stussi quartet at the former church on Ste-Catherine W.


April 14

Cine Gael Irish Film Series – Arracht
(Irish meaning: “Monster”) is a 2019 Irish period drama film set during the Great Famine of Ireland. It was selected as the Irish entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.


April 14 to 16

End Game
Beckett‘s play streamed anywhere by New York’s Irish Repertory Theater.


April 15

Oldies But Goodies
Craig Norrison’s 23rd annual Roots of Rock and Roll concert Songs of the 1960s to 70s at Oscar Peterson Hall.


Feature image: Felix Stussi – courtesy of Felix Stussi

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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 web sites 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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