The Lost Cabaret, the first annual Scapegoat Carnivale fundraiser, is a two-night tribute to the French Grand Guignol horror theatre and the English music hall, a celebration of Montreal’s eclectic oddities in music, theatre, burlesque, spoken word and comedy, from the gory to the gleeful.
Saturday, March 7 – Grand Guignol – La Vitrola, 8:30pm
Francesca Daoust, Chad Dembski, inFurnace Productions, Cat Kidd, Jon Lachlan Stewart, Vanessa Rigaux, Brett Seivwright, Loose Tooth (Lar Vi), and featuring house band The JEM.
Sunday, March 8 – Music Hall – La Vitrola, 8:30pm
The Cult of Yes (Sue Snyder, Dominique Senécal), Jitensha, Sabrina Reeves, Jon Lachlan Stewart, Chris Sandiford, Kitana Sweett, Cassandra Togneri, Uncalled For, Keith Waterfeild, Los Zopilotes, and featuring the in-house musical stylings of Sarah Segal-Lazar & Brett Seivwright.
Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre has discovered a 100-year-old cabaret playbook which details a legendary weekend in March – a fantastical two days which left audiences swept away, not only by the dark ponderous performances and wondrous musical musings, but by a haunting and still unsolved murder that inspired a century of scandalous speculation!
The Saturday night was hosted by the famed Grand Guignol Theatre of Horror in Paris; the Sunday was a marvellous explosion of vaudevillian life at the Middlesex Music Hall Theatre in Drury Lane, London. The directors of each theatre fell into a passionate romance, and now, their descendents are recreating that weekend in order to solve the theatrical crime of the century. Come and witness as the grandchildren of Europe’s most prestigious musicians, comedians, actors and artists help to re-enact that magical weekend.
This event is our annual fundraiser for 2015. Even if you cannot attend, a donation to Scapegoat Carnivale will help to insure that we can continue to do what we do, and is much appreciated. Donate here.