A 90-minute musical re-telling of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s life and rise to power.
A 90-minute musical re-telling of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s life and rise to power.

Tell us about your show.

TrudeauMania is an original Canadian musical theatre production, with over 20 original songs, plus adaptations of two traditional Quebec songs, and tells the story of Justin’s father Pierre Trudeau, from his dramatic narrow victory at the 1968 Liberal Leadership Convention in Ottawa, to the dark days of the October 1970 FLQ Crisis in Quebec. We meet a young, articulate Margaret Trudeau, the fiery, idealistic but ultimately doomed FLQ separatist leader Paul Rose, and John Turner, the man who would be king but never really was.

Describe your show in three words.

That Trudeau show.

Why should someone come see your show?

It has something for everyone: drama, action, terrorism, love, comedy, poetry, history, political protest, high-tension, strong male and female leads, great dancing, and original songs in a wide range of music genres including hip-hop, blues, pop, rock, folk, a cappella choral, tango, and soul. It’s a high-energy show; there is always something going on.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Batman, because the hero has a dark side.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

Box of Freedom.

The Details

TrudeauMania
Venue:
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St, Vancouver
Tickets: http://tickets.vancouverfringe.com

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For Even More Information

The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 6-16 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.