LSM Newswire

Friday, August 7, 2015

New play, Don't Blame it on the Stork, inaugural theatrical partnership with Leonardo da Vinci Centre

New Canadian play partners with Leonardo da Vinci Centre Leonardo da Vinci Centre and Pellegrini Productions present A comedy by Tony Calabretta, directed by Antonio DiVerdis for first time theatrical collaboration

Don’t Blame it on the Stork

A comedy by Tony Calabretta, directed by Antonio DiVerdis

Pellegrini Productions is proud to announce their partnership with Leonardo da Vinci Centre in its initial collaboration presenting live theatre. This is the first of what is hoped to be many joint ventures for the Centre, bringing professional theatre to both its patrons and greater Montreal area audiences.

In its quest to showcase new events that celebrate the cultural diversity of Montreal, the Centre has taken a more active role in ensuring the presentation of such works. With its plush velvet seats and pin-drop acoustics, the Mirella and Lino Saputo Theatre, inspired by La Scala in Milan, guarantees no bad seats in the house.

Pat Buttino, cultural and general director of Leonardo da Vinci Centre, entered into discussions with playwright Tony Calabretta and director Antonio DiVerdis with great interest, “This is a first-of-its-kind offer at the Centre since we have never before presented a long-running production. We look forward to a successful run because as the saying goes, ‘nothing breeds success like success’; a hit show would be the first of many future partnerships.”

Calabretta (writer of Damn Those Wedding Bells!, along with respected roles in theatre, television and film) had this to say, “The Centre has never had a project of this magnitude and I can’t be more delighted for the opportunity to present my latest work there. Montreal is fortunate to have this beautiful theatre which also values cultural heritage.”

Italian Week in Little Italy- Aug. 14, 15, 16 on Blvd. St-Laurent- Meet the people behind Don’t Blame it on the Stork at the LdV Centre’s booth!

Don’t Blame it on the Stork
Mark these dates in your fall calendar
Tuesday, September 15- Sunday, October 11
Leonardo da Vinci Centre, Mirella and Lino Saputo Theatre
8370 Boul. Lacordaire, St. Leonard

Previews, Tues. Sept. 15 and Wed. Sept. 16; opening night Thurs. Sept. 17; Tuesday to Saturday at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinées at 2:00pm

Early bird tickets (purchased by Sept. 11): Tues. Sept. 15 & Wed. 16 at 8pm, Sat. Sept. 19 at 2pm $26.75 including tax and service charge

Tickets: 514 955-8370 or online at Leonardo da Vinci Centre Box Office

Don’t Blame it on the Stork is generously supported by: Production sponsors Iluce Concepts and Totem Acoustic; and Media sponsors CJAD, CTV and Virgin96

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