• Starring Martin Fontaine - Final season at the Capitole!

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Saguenay
Théâtre du Palais Municipal

On May 26th and 27th 2017
from Friday to Saturday

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418-698-4080

Rivière-du-Loup
Centre Premier Tech

On July 7th and 8th 2017
from Friday to Saturday

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418-867-6666




Sherbrooke
Centre culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke

From July 27th to 29th 2017
from Thursday to Saturday

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819-820-1000

Montréal
Théâtre St-Denis

From August 25th to 27th 2017,
From September 1st to 3rd 2017
from Friday to Sunday

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514-790-1111




Trois-Rivières
Amphithéâtre Cogeco

On September 8th and 9th 2017
from Friday to Saturday

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819-380-9797


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History ______

Elvis Presley, the greatest legend of rockʻnʼroll, marked the 20th century, but also the history of Le Capitole theatre in Quebec City from its grand reopening 20 years ago…

It all began with the creation of Elvis Story, which became the most popular variety show in the history of Quebec City show business. It was presented from 1995 to 2007, and again in 2009 and 2010 at Le Capitole de Québec. This show told the story of the greatest star of rockʻnʼroll, from his humble beginnings to his death in 1977. It was presented over 1,500 times around the world, in Canada, France, the United States, Japan and China in front of nearly 1.7 million spectators.

Following this phenomenal success, LCQ Productions has concentrated its efforts to develop a new large-scale production entirely devoted to Elvis’ unforgettable Las Vegas years. Accompanied by 24 musicians and 8 backup singers, the incomparable Martin Fontaine takes you back to the early 1970s, portraying Elvis Presley at the peak of his career, allowing the spectator to relive the exciting experience of attending a concert given by the King at the Las Vegas Hilton.

The Elvis Experience show was sold out at Le Capitole theatre for the summers of 2013, 2014 and 2015 and will be back in residence again for 30 performances from July 20th to August 28th, 2016. Besides having been presented in other theaters, such as at the Casino du Lac-Leamy, the entire production also flew to Paris in December of 2014 to offer five representations for the Parisian audience in the mythical Palais des Sports theatre.

The show’s phenomenal success piqued the curiosity of Priscilla Presley, who traveled to Québec City in July of 2014 to attend a representation. She was very impressed:

« I thought I was sitting in Vegas watching the real show, in my usual box, like I used to. It took me a while to realize that I was not in Vegas, but in Quebec! »

« I thought it was extremely thorough as spectacle, refined. Martin has done a tremendous job. I cannot even tell you how much he has pleasantly surprised me. This is the first time I saw someone who was not trying to imitate or pay tribute to him, but played it as an actor. We see that he has studied Elvis in his gestures, in his voice. »

After weeks of negotiations, Martin Fontaine, Jean Pilote and the entire production team were successful, and an agreement was signed to bring Elvis Experience to Las Vegas. The show was in residence for a five-week run at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the very same venue where Elvis Presley himself performed more than 600 sold-out concerts! This show-stopping performance in the Entertainment Capital of the World preceded a third season at Le Capitole de Québec for the summer of 2015, where a total of 44,000 spectators attended the show’s 50 representations… and a first foray into the Montreal market in March 2016 for two weeks at the Théâtre St-Denis..


Team ______

IN THE ROLE OF ELVIS PRESLEY
MARTIN FONTAINE

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Team and Show’s Creators

Martin Fontaine | Artistic and Stage Director

LCQ Productions

Jean Pilote | Producer

Mélanie Pelletier | Executive Producer

Éric Lagotte | Technical Director


Creators

Nyco Desmeules | Design and Lighting Programming

André Dorval | Sound Design and Theater Soundman

Paolo A. Santos | Video Design

William Martin, in the role of Jerry Scheff | Music Director, Arrangements, Orchestrations and Bass

Rémy Tremblay, in the role of Donny Sumner | Vocal Arrangements, Chorus Master and Backup Singer


Technical team

Sébastien Bélanger | Lighting Manager and Video Control Operator

Catherine Carré-Fournier | Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

Chantale Demers | Dresser

Michaël Fillion | Stage Soundman

Lily Gagnon | Head Wardrobe

Éric Lagotte | Technical Coordinator and Stage Manager


Photographers

Marie-Claude Lapointe | Team Photos

Érick Labbé | Pictures of the show

Photos ______

Press ______

A RESOUNDING SUCCESS IN QUEBEC…

“Martin Fontaine incarnated Elvis with wonderful panache and his big numbers like Jailhouse Rock really rocked. With splendid backup band and singers, Elvis Experience brought Elvis’s legendary Las Vegas show to Montreal. I enjoyed myself immensely.”
Victor Swoboda, The Gazette

“A captivating show; chills guaranteed”.
Journal de Québec

“It’s magical… Disconcerting… It really feels as though you’re in Vegas in the 70’s!”
CFOM 102,9

…AND IN FRANCE

“The resemblance to the original is astonishing (…) Life, aesthetics and the artist’s work are perfectly respected …”
France Soir Plus 2003

“The images forever engraved in our unconscious are recreated with such power that the public oscillates between enthusiasm and emotion.”
Le Point 2003

A SHOW WHICH ALSO SEDUCED MRS. PRISCILLA PRESLEY…

“I thought I was sitting in Las Vegas watching the real show, in my usual box, like I used to. It took me a while to realize that I was not in Vegas, but in Quebec!”

“He literally grabs Elvis. We see that he has carefully studied him to the point of having him in his skin, to embody him on stage with a comfortable ease.”

…AND THE PUBLIC OF LAS VEGAS

“With The Elvis Experience, you deliver a Las Vegas caliber production. This has nothing to do with an Elvis low quality reproduction, performed by a solo artist”
Robin Leach, Las Vegas Sun

“On the opening night, the critics will not say that Martin Fontaine impersonates Elvis at perfection. They will claim that Elvis Presley is back, well and alive”
Robin Leach, Las Vegas Sun

“This is a fabulous and authentic reconstruction of the original Elvis show. It’s the big deal”
Mark Waltrip, Westgate Hotel co-owners

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Contact ______

LCQ PRODUCTIONS
972 Saint-Jean St.
Quebec City (Quebec)  G1R 1R5
Canada
T: 418 694.9930
administration@lecapitole.com

Producer:
Jean Pilote

Executive Producer:
Mélanie Pelletier | pelletierm@lecapitole.com

Communications and Marketing Manager:
Dominique Thomas | thomasd@lecapitole.com

International Development and Booking:
Michel Rodrigue | mrodrigue@me.com

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