Les Productions BronCon presented a sensational Forever Broadway cabaret-style revue at a packed Rialto Theatre on Sunday, December 4. The nine energetic performers - Chris Barillaro, Katia Di Perna, Jonathan Patterson, Alexey Aldas, Mathieu Courcy, Jonathan Roumain, Bonnie Jordan, Safiya Ricketts, Mila Thé and Lorie Sacdalan – were a pleasure to watch.
Artistic Director ConnieRotella and Artistic Director Bronwen Lloyd Hughes must be commended for their excellent work. These two dynamos are the ones behind the highly popular Musical Showoff competition. Connie has been dancing professionally for over 15 years and participated in various movies, TV shows, TV series, commercials and telethons while Bronwen is an experienced performer with thousands of hours on stage, combined with over 500 hours of both live and pre-recorded television.
Forever Broadway was yet another success story under the roof of the revitalized Rialto Theatre and its new owners, the husband and wife team of Ezio Carosiella and Luisa Sassano who have the place hopping.
The show (see the video above) included numbers from Cabaret, Chicago, Singing in the Rain, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Rent, Guys and Dolls, Wizard of Oz, Dirty Dancing, City of Angels and Mamma Mia. I would humbly suggest that if Connie and Bronwen decide to do this again they consider holding a full week of shows. There is an audience out there clamoring for musical productions of this calibre in Montreal!