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The Verdure Theater in La Fontaine Park will reopen after a lengthy renovation

After being closed for eight years for refurbishment, the outdoor theater at Park La Fontaine will reopen on Thursday night.

Le Theater de Verdure will start a free show for almost two months with a presentation from Les Ballets Jazz Montreal.

Over 30 different presentations, including circus shows, movie screenings, music shows by Martha Wainwright, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

The theater first opened in 1956.

Many events have been held over the years, but there were no seats and the stage was very basic.

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The city sees this newly and improved venue, devised by the architectural firm Lemay, as a bridge between nature and culture.

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"We are this "I'm very proud of the open-air theater," said Luc Laboan, Mayor of Plateau Mont-Royal. "There was a major planning strategy in which the inhabitants of Montreal provided ideas, which made it possible to create plans that were modern and in harmony with nature and the unique character of this beloved park."

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Theatre is also an opportunity Montreal For free, you can enjoy famous plays, and for artists, it's an opportunity to connect with the audience in another way.

"We are celebrating our 50th anniversary with two new pieces that we have played many times in the past," said Tony Bugiuris of Ballet Jazz Montreal.

"We are just excited and really excited to be able to interact with Montreal."

The concept is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full programming is available

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