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This Just In: La Grande Tortue at Place Des Arts

On Sunday, Place des Arts will feature La Grande Tortue, its last Sons et Brioches show of the season. Sons et brioches is a great concept: Kids and parents enjoy a pastry, juice and coffee together in the foyer of Place des Arts, then gather in the Piano Nobile area (you sit on the floor, cushions are provided) to watch a musical-storytelling show. I Spy Montreal reviewed the first Sons et Brioches of the season, and had a great time.

The story behind La Grande Tortue, which targets ages 3 to 12, is that a turtle is given a mission to rebuild a world that has been destroyed in a storm. The turtle wants the new world to be full of music and harmony, so lots of percussion instruments come into play and North American legends are woven into the story. The video clip above gives a taste of the show.

When I called about tickets for La Grande Tortue today, I was told there are few left, so if you’re interested you can order online or call 514-842-2112. Tickets: $8 per person, $25 per family (2 adults, 2 children). Doors open at 10:20 a.m.; goodies are offered to the first 500 participants, and the show starts at 11 a.m.

Other shows coming up

  • If you miss this presentation of La Grande Tortue, the show will also be presented on April 11, at 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 5, and at 1:30 p.m. for age 6 to 12, at La Salle Jeunesses Musicales, 305 Mont Royal Ave. E. Call 514-845-4108.
  • There is another Place des Arts show for young children coming up over Easter weekend. Arthur l’aventurier: La Course au trésor, a musical show for ages 3 to 10, will be presented on Saturday, April 3 in Théâtre Maisonneuve. Cost: $17/person, $50/family. Read show description and order tickets.
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