Inspired by funny stories and local characters, Albert Arsenault and his sister Hélène Bergeron set to work this spring to create a series of comedy sketches interwoven with music and song. The result is the lively dinner theatre, La Veillée au Village, the flagship summer production at Village musical acadien (VMA) in Abram-Village. Performances will take place Tuesday–Thursday at 6:30 pm, July 7 through August 31. Doors open at 6 pm.
In addition to being the playwrights, Arsenault and Bergeron serve as the production’s artistic directors. The cast features five well-known Island Acadian artists—Louise Arsenault, Jonathan Arsenault, Keelin Wedge, Dawson Arsenault and Shane Arsenault—all of whom have extensive experience in music and theatre.
There will be surprises, costumes, scenery and more. The dinner theatre format has changed for this show, with the three-course meal being served first, followed by two 45-minute music-and-sketch sets.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at villagemusical.ca.