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Louise Pitre: Actress

Episode 10- Sept. 9, 2013

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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 is currently appear­ing in 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 “On The Rocks.”

Pitre On the Rocks

Links from the show

Don Wright Faculty of Music – Western University

Theatre Passe Muraille

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre