The Casino de Montréal presents the first show of its regular schedule - Cabaret burlesque starts on September 9!

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Casino de Montréal's Cabaret presents Cabaret burlesque, the first show on its regular schedule since the end of renovations. From September 9 to October 4, spectators are invited to enter the colourful universe of burlesque thanks to this large-scale original production. Elegance and sensuality are the hallmarks of this variety show filled with song and dance, music and comedy.

Two talented revue hosts, singers Rita Tabbakh – participant in the 2014 edition of La Voix – and Tamara Dupuis, will lead the audience into the world of burlesque through a series of colourful sketches. They will be accompanied by charismatic dancers, exceptional singers, including Yanick Lanthier, and experienced musicians. There exists a long tradition of burlesque and cabaret shows in Montréal.

The show also promises an impressive multimedia experience filled with visual effects specially designed for the occasion. Throughout the show, the audience will be treated to classic cabaret, pop and rock tunes, extravagant costumes as well as modern and lively choreography.

Spectators wishing to have a complete entertainment experience may opt for the dinner-show format and enjoy the expertise of the Casino de Montréal's culinary artists. Tickets (starting at $79.50) are on sale on the Casino de Montréal's web site at

About the Casino de Montréal
Opened in 1993, the Casino de Montréal is a world-class gaming establishment and a masterpiece of Montréal architecture. The Casino's overall entertainment experience has been recently enhanced thanks to major renovations carried out from 2009 to 2013. Now one of the most modern in North America, the Casino provides visitors with a wide range of exciting entertainment options, including shows, restaurants, bars, lounge areas, even more games and, as always, exceptional customer service.

Technical specifications of the Cabaret

  • Capacity of 532 dinner-show seats + 84 theatre-style seats on the balcony level
  • 3D psychoacoustic system
  • 800,000 watt lighting system
  • 98 robotic projectors
  • 44 LED-lit domes installed on the ceiling to project videos or serve as independent lighting
  • 2 video projectors

Appendix – historical facts

The Cabaret: A Montréal tradition!

It's no fluke that the regular schedule of the Casino de Montréal's Cabaret starts off with a tribute to burlesque, since a "cabaret" culture has marked the spirit of Montrealers for years.

In the 1920s, Montréal was the entertainment destination of choice in North America, particularly in the context of prohibition in the U.S., and many clubs opened their doors during that time. Evenings were hosted by emcees who introduced a wide variety of performances, including singers, magic acts, impersonators and acrobatics. Most of the shows were conducted in English to please the many Americans who flocked to the city.

Burlesque made its entrance shortly thereafter. Shows in French, inspired by American vaudeville, presented a series of comic or satirical skits, singers and chorus line dancers. Rose Ouellet, Olivier Guimond, Jean Grimaldi and Juliette and Arthur Pétrie were the headliners of the time. More and more venues open on the "Main" and Sainte-Catherine, offering their individual brand of entertainment, particularly Copacabana, Casa Loma, Faisan doré, Folies Bergères and Gayety Theatre.

Over the years, the city's cabarets drew such local and international starts as Alys Robi, Muriel Millard, Guilda, Olivier Guimond, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lili St-Cyr, Édith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Tino Rossi, to name a few. Overflow crowds filled more than a hundred nightclubs night after night during those golden years.

The Casino de Montréal thanks the Centre d'histoire de Montréal for its valuable cooperation and invites people to visit the Scandale! Vice, crime et moralité à Montréal, 1940-1960, exhibition currently showing at the museum.


SOURCE Casino de Montréal

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