Montreal’s Best Theatre, Dance, and Stand-up Comedy Shows of February 2023
There are so many great opportunities to enjoy some magic, dance, and yes, even some burlesque at Place Des Arts throughout all of February in Montreal. These shows are not only an excellent idea for a night out but also can be a great valentines day gift for your loved one.
Booking with Montrealnightlife.com can help you reserve a pair of seats in one of Montreal’s excellent restaurants before you head out to any of these shows. Montrealnightlie.com can also book your transportation and hotel needs if you are traveling from out of town. February can be pretty depressing with an unrelenting winter, but that is why some of the best moments you can have been indoor performances like these. Get your tickets now before they sell out and get ready to be entertained; let us take a look at what is in store in February at Place Des Arts.
Date and Time: February 2,3,4 at 7:30 pm, February 4,5 at 2:30 pm
Genre: Dance, Classical
A brilliant display of colors, music, and dance will transport you into the world of Shen Yun. If you have driven anywhere in Montreal, there is no doubt you have come across giant billboards promoting this internationally acclaimed show. After months of anticipation, Shen Yun is finally performing, and you will love the exploration of China’s history and the dynasties that reigned over this ancient culture. Precision and beautifully choreographed dance routines with the Great East-West Orchestra providing an elegant soundtrack will have you talking about it for months.
Compagnie Marie Chouinard- “M”
Date and Time: February 1st to February 4th 8:00pm
Venue: Theatre Maisonneuve
Marie Chouinard is a Quebecois dance choreographer, and in her latest masterpiece, “M,” she uses her thirty years of experience in dance for an epic performance. Emotions flow through the 12 dancers performing to a brilliant musical score that will captivate for the entire one-hour show. You will dive deep into how the human body can move even in the smallest of movements while exploring the beauty of the human body as well.
Dita Von Teese Glamonatrix
Date and Time: Tuesday February 7th 7:00pm
Venue : Théâtre Maisonneuve
Genre: Dance, Comedy, Burlesque
February is cold and can be quite depressing, but when the Queen of Burlesque takes over Place des Arts, you will feel your temperatures rising for all the right reasons. The sultry, beautiful, and international sensation Dita Von Teese is coming to Montreal in February to bring up the heat with her latest burlesque show Glamonatrix. You will like the comedy, but you will love the strip teases and unforgettable performances by Dita and her troupe of experienced dancers. For many, Burlesque might be a thing of the past, but those who have followed Dita know it is alive and well today.
Luc Langevin Verites
Date and Time: February 8th, 9th 8:00 Pm
Venue: Theatre Maisonneuve
The concept of truth can be paradoxical, and trying to understand what truth is or what is real can be challenging, especially when a magician like Luc Langevin takes over the stage. Langevin will challenge all your senses and force you to question the reality he will unfold in front of you using magic and illusions. Langevin grabbed the public’s attention in 2010 on television, creating custom illusions for Quebecois celebrities. Langevin, since then, has continued to grow in popularity and adding more and more illusions to his repertoire. In his “Verite” show, you will undoubtedly question everything you see on stage, and by the end, you will wonder how he performed such amazing tricks.
Spectacle du Nouvel An Chinois au Canada 2023
Date and Time: Sunday, February 12th, 7:30 Pm
Venue: Salle Wilfrid -Pelletier
Genre: Dance, Martial Arts, Poetry, Classical
The year of the Rabbit will be celebrated during this Chinese New Year performance brought to you by La Troupe Artistique Phoenix de Montreal and other exceptional guest artists from around the world. This all-encompassing show will take you on a journey through the orient and all the fantastic cultural arts you can enjoy. You will witness multiple forms of dancing which include ballet, classical, folk, and lion dancing which will be backed up by incredible music that captures the real spirit of the orient. Martial arts will also take the stage, adding even more variety to this action-packed performance. Although the Chinese New Year was officially on January 22nd, there is always time to celebrate, and watching this pleasing presentation is a terrific way to do it.
Red Sky Performance – Miigis: La Panthère d’eau
Date and Time: February 14th to 18th, 8:00 pm
Venue : Théâtre de L’Édifice Wilder
Genre: Dance, Indigenous
Die deep into the first nation’s culture and follow the inspiring tale of the Anishinaabe people and their journey from the east coast of Canada to the Great Lakes found in Ontario via waterways. Acclaimed director Sandra Laronde and Red Sky Performances present the Miigis Saga using Indigenous dance, music, and video to give this story a full-bodied experience. The journey from salt water to fresh water was difficult but is also a testament to the strength and ingenuity of the Anishinaabe people, a brilliant learning and awe-inspiring experience.
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Palermo Palermo
Date and Time: From February 23rd to 25th
Venue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Genre: Dance, Theatre
Dreams of the Berlin Wall collapsing helped inspire German Pina Bausch, who was living in Palermo, Sicily in Italy, when she created this show titled “Palermo Palermo.” Bausch takes the crumbling of the Berlin Wall and expands the concept of barriers to each individual, no matter where they are in the world. We all create invisible walls within ourselves, and Palermo Palermo explores this concept and the need to take down these walls to actualize ourselves fully. Stunning dance choreographies, catchy music, and a compelling story make this one of the best shows in February at Place Des Arts.
Date and Time: February 24th, 8:00 pm
Venue: Theatre Maisonneuve
Simon Leblanc is no stranger to the comedic stage, and at the age of 32, he is already an award-winning stand-up comedian. Leblanc started turning heads in 2014, winning the “Decouverte” award (Discovery award) at the Gala Les Oliviers and also won author of the year alongside Olivier Thivierge for the show they created titled “Tout Court.” Leblanc is obsessed with the stage, and on his third major tour titled “Deja,” you will get more than just a few giggles.