Beginning this week, the creative team, performers and chorus of Les Filles Du Roi will gather for a week of rehearsals and development to bring the next iteration of this brand new, trilingual Canadian musical to life.
The weeklong intensive culminates in a concert presentation at the Orpheum Annex in downtown Vancouver, November 4th and 5th, at 7pm. Admission is free!
About the show:
In the summer of 1665, a young Mohawk girl, Kateri, and her brother Jean-Baptiste feel their lives disrupted as young fille du roi Marie-Jeanne Lespérance arrives at the French settlement of Ville-Marie. Recruited by the French government to help increase the population of New France, Marie-Jeanne soon discovers that her dreams of adventure have implications beyond her personal journey. Thrust between the competing interests of the Mohawk, French, and the British, the characters build a complex web of relationships that set the stage for the Canada we know today.
Corey Payette - Co-writer / Director
Julie McIsaac - Co-writer
Caitlin Hayes - Musical Director
Performers: Raes Calvert, Laura Di Cicco, Jeff Gladstone, Cate Richardson, Kaitlyn Yott
Chorus: Patrice Bowler, Karliana Dewolff, Marie Jose Herrera, Sidney Klips, Geneva Perkins, Lindsay Warnock
We'll be featuring stories and interviews from the rehearsal process over the next few weeks, so check back for updates. Join our facebook event to stay informed!