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Louise Pitre is a musical theatre legend.
Louise has been nominated for a Tony Award and is the winner of four Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The Broadway star appeared in the Chicago production of Theatre 20’s “Company,” directed by Gary Griffin.
Louise is best known for her role as Donna Sheridan in the ABBA-themed musical “Mamma Mia!”, which earned her a Tony Award nomination. She received rave reviews for her performances as Fantine in “Les Misérables” (Toronto, Montreal and Paris) and as the title character in “Edith Piaf.”
Louise talks about growing up as the daughter of an accountant, the high school music teacher that changed her life, being discovered by Don Fleckser at Western Univeristy Canada and what it’s like auditioning for the world-renowned director Gary Griffin.
Louise offers some advice for young actors.
She also discusses writing, producing and starring in her new show “On The Rocks” at Theatre Passe Muraille.
In our chat, we discuss this provocative photo, by Kimberly Butler, used to promote her solo performance “On The Rocks.”
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Don Wright Faculty of Music – Western University