Get a date to enjoy ‘The Belle of the Ball’
All the focus will be on actor Gerald “Ge” Arsenault for “The Belle of the Ball”, the Englishlanguage production for this year’s “V’nez veiller” dinnertheatre playing at the Acadian Musical Village in Abram-Village every Tuesday from July 18 to Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Playwright Wayne Robichaud had conceived this comedy last year for the French version of the dinner-theatre. This year, he has translated it so that English-speaking audiences (and whoever else would like to see it) can also appreciate this crazy comedy. This time around, Julie Arsenault takes on both theatrical and musical directing duties, in addition to taking on an acting role. As it always does, the evening consists of a play with songs and music as well as a delicious four-course meal.
Gerald Arsenault plays the lead character of Martin, a man in his 40s who decides to return to college for a mid-life career change. However, the furnished apartment he rented without checking first is completely disgusting. He’s forced to move but the only boarding room he can find close to the college at the last minute is in the girls’ dorm - with his sister Colette (Julie Arsenault).
Martin therefore transforms himself into “Martina” to fit in. But a whole series of comedic situations arise when he falls in love with one of his lovely dorm-mates. The extremely talented Jonathan Arsenault, Louise Arsenault, Kaylee Arsenault and Christina Gallant MacLean offer up a batch of obstacles and solutions to his challenges.
If one judges by the results of last year’s French version of the show, audiences will certainly have countless opportunities to laugh throughout the evening.
Between the three acts, the actors will serve the delicious meal. A bar service is also available. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling 902-8543300.
For more information contact Julie Arsenault, director, at 902-388-0927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussions are starting to heat up among the characters of “The Bell of the Ball”, this year’s English show of the V’nez veiller dinner-theatre in AbramVillage. In front, Julie Arsenault questions Gerald (Ge) Arsenault about this wig she found. In the back, Jonathan Arsenault, Louise Arsenault, Kaylee Arsenault and Christine Gallant-MacLean warm up their characters.