Saturday, October 6, 2012

In Concert...17 days to go!

As I type this, I realize I'm filled with a sense of satisfaction at the fact that I accomplished what I set out to do earlier this year - compile and arrange a list of great songs I love to sing, engage wonderfully talented musicians and invited guests, put them together (all with the invaluable help of my accomplished musical director/arranger Chris Barillaro) to perform on the stage of Montreal's quintessential cabaret/concert/show venue - le Cabaret Lion d'Or!

At the moment, it's all I can think, talk, worry about!
October 23rd, 2012. Seventeen days to go!
(Well, that and going to see Barbra Streisand!! 11 days to go...)

Producing this type of show is something I've wanted to do for SOOOO long. I'm finally able to dedicate time and energy to making it happen and I couldn't be more thrilled....and nervous.

During this time of shameless (yet necessary) self-promotion, I've been reminded how loved and supported I am by my family Shawn, Caitlin, Emily, Megan, and Chad, as well as dear friends Millie, Elizabeth, Donna, Nae and Terry (and others, like the UIS) who would promote this concert through a megaphone at the top of Place Ville Marie - if it wasn't illegal - to ensure all of Montreal knew about this event! 
I am blessed and so grateful. Thank you.

I can't wait for this evening at the Lion d'Or, when I'll spend a couple of hours performing the songs I love and sharing the special ones that changed my life.

Lisa Forget - In Concert

Original cast member of Canadian productions of Les Miserables, Napoleon, and Jeanne La Pucelle, Montreal songstress Lisa Forget takes you on a musical journey with selections from the Broadway stage, the Hollywood screen, as well as chart-topping favourites.
Accompanied by a five-piece ensemble under the direction of Chris Barillaro (Schwartz's: The Musical, Altar Boyz, Guys and Dolls), Lisa is joined by special guests, fellow musical theatre performer, Frayne McCarthy (Les Miserables, Napoleon, Jeanne La Pucelle) and singer/recording artist, Christine Forget (Christine Forget, Love and Other Silly Things).
On the stage of the Lion d’Or –Montreal’s quintessential cabaret venue – this evening, filled with beautiful ballads, swinging jazzy standards, and Broadway showstoppers, will delight and entertain from the moment the lights go up, until the last curtain falls.

October 23rd, 2012 - 8pm
1676, rue Ontario Est (corner Papineau)
Montréal H2L 1S7
Metro: Papineau

Tickets are 25$ (plus $1.95 service charge) and available online at

or contact me by leaving a message in the comments section

Thursday, August 9, 2012

What is she doing now??

With my Cirque du Soliel project wrapped up for the summer, I now have some time to be doing things I'd put on that virtual back burner.

First off, enjoying some time with my daughters and my husband. I'm blessed. They keep me entertained, exasperated but feeling oh, so alive!

I'm having a blast posting the Bleeding Ink Author Spotlights, as one of the three Ink Babes. I encourage you to check out today's spotlight as well as the past spotlights. There's a new author spotlight every three days right through to September 5th. If you post a comment (even just a hello or word of encouragement) you have a chance to win a copy of the anthology, Bleeding Ink - A Collection of Dark Tales. 

We Ink Babes are grinning deliciously from ear to ear about the reviews coming in at Smashwords about this collection. "...creepy and wonderfully dark." "A must read!"

On August 2nd, Tammy Crosby and I (2 of the 3 Ink Babes) did a internet-radio interview with Jay Faulkner, on Following the Nerd Radio all about Bleeding Ink. Broadcast live from Co. Down, Ireland, this was a so much fun for me personally, as those of you who know me understand how much I love the Irish people (as they are such an important part of my life here in Montreal), the idea that my feet have never touched Irish soil, yet my voice resonated in the cyber air above it, sent a thrill right through me, I'm sure I babbled like a nervous fool! LOL! A podcast of the interview should be posted sometime soon. I haven't heard it yet, but look forward to it.

I'm working on the last draft of my novel, Bound, which I plan to submit to my publishers, MuseItUp, in the fall. (where you'll find my short-stories, Deathly Quiet, and Leapling)

And then there's the big project I'm working on - Lisa Forget - In Concert. It's something I've been wanting to do for so long. I've taken the first steps by securing musicians, 2 guest artists and contacting the venue.  I'm looking at late-October. Plans will be solidified by this time next week.  I'll be sure to let you all know, here, and on other social networks.

Perhaps you might like to join me for what I promise will be a night filled with beautiful music.

Before I sign off, this would probably be a good time to mention that on September 15th, I will be inducted in the Pointe St-Charles Hall of Recognition  for my involvement with the community. I'm absolutely delighted by this honour taking place at the YMCA Pointe St-Charles. Tickets are $35 with funds going to scholarships awarded at the event. Four other people/organizations - including Aces Footfall - will be inducted as well. If you're interested in attending, just let me know and I will pass your ticket purchase request to the committee.

I wish you all a wonderful day and rest of the week.

May your muses inspire....


Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Prince and the Pauper TONIGHT!

Good Morning my Blogger Buddies!

Le Prince et Le Pauvre is a show I was introduced to while working on The Great American Trailer Park Musical. 

I had the wonderful opportunity to perform one of the songs from the show at an event hosted by CETM (The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal) the organisation behind The Next Wave Festival

A presentation of this delightful musical is being presented tonight at L'espace Libre at 8:15pm, as part of the festival's August line-up. 

I'm posting this very nice review the show got in New York City, sent to me yesterday by my dear friend, CETM's very own director/producer/performer Stephen Pietrantoni.

To obtain more information on Le Prince et Le Pauvre/The Prince and the Pauper, click HERE

Be sure to check the Next Wave Festival link for their full August theatre schedule.

New York City Review by Oscar E. Moore
Based on Mark Twain’s story of switched identities and performed in French with simultaneous English translations of dialogue and songs projected on a Samsung monitor, Le Prince et Le Paurve (The Prince and the Pauper) is a charming, tuneful and most satisfying surprise at the Midtown International Fringe Festival.

A beautiful yet simple production, an Oliver! meets Les Miz - Le Prince et Le Pauvre boasts an incredibly melodic score played to the hilt by an on stage orchestra of five which includes Piano (David Terriault), Violin (Vincent Kim), Clarinet (Emilie Chamberland), Keyboard-percussion (Chris Barillaro) and by favorite French horn (Fanny Ladouceur).

The music, orchestrations and original stage direction by Julien Salvia are quite amazing for this low budget production that unfortunately played a mere three performances at the June Havoc Theatre as part of the Festival.

Le Prince et Le Pauvre has also been performed in Paris where it won the prestigious “Marius Award” for Best “family-oriented” Musical 2008 and also at the Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal.  A very well deserved award, I might add.

The English adaptation by Michael Conley is based on the book and lyrics by Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal which adheres closely to the original text by Twain hitting all the major plot points in this two hour musical that has an excellent ensemble.
London. 1549. St. George’s Day.  Henry VIII’s son Edward (Emilie Allard) accidentally meets Tom Canty (Caroline Mailhot) a poor beggar who has an abusive father (Simon Chausse) and a loving mother (Nathalie Niesing).  It’s incredible how much the two young ladies look like one another playing the two young men and both singing magnificently and believably becoming the two who want to discover how the other lives.

There is the villain of the piece, Lord Hertford (Serge Turcotte) Edward’s uncle who hopes to make a puppet of the boy once he becomes King having himself made guardian of the young boy.  His silly lackey, Gustave (Alexandre Leveille) manages to be both stupid and sincere, turning in an almost show stealing performance. 

Richard Nicolas Villeneuve as Miles Hendon is searching for his long lost love Edith (Genevieve Bastien) who wields a wicked rolling pin saving the day.  He meets and befriends Edward posing as the beggar boy delivering his songs in a robust tenor while Ms. Bastien adds some flirty humor to the proceedings.

It was a brilliant move to cast two ladies in the leads as they are terrific and believable with strong voices.  It was wonderful to be able to care what happens to them, despite the translations sometimes going haywire.  It was an easy pleasure to follow the story line enacted by an expert cast with a score that could one day become a classic.

I encourage you to support Montreal theatre.  We have an ocean of bilingual talent in this corner of the world, let's get out there and see it!

Save me a seat, will ya??


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Take a Sunday Cyber Stroll to Bleeding Ink...

Hey my Blog Peeps,

Just wanted to let you know that we Ink Babes are doing an Author Spotlight from now until the end of summer at Bleeding Ink.
We invite you to stop by and meet some of the contributing authors of our collection of dark tales.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the anthology.

It's a beautiful day, isn't it?

I spent the morning at Parc de la Cite here on the South Shore of Monteal, where I cheered on my sister Christine as she ran the 5K in the Dix30 run. At 28 mins and change, she beat her own time by3 minutes!! Proud of you sister-mine!

Hope you're all enjoying time with family and friend on this glorious Sunday. I'm just about jump into the pool. See you later!

Ever Yours,
(for The Ink Babes)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bleeding Ink....Available now!

60 Dark Tales penned by 40 authors

the following tales
written by Lisa Forget:
Blood and Ecstasy
For the Love of Grace
Friday's Child is Doomed to Misfortune
Green with Envy
Next of Kin
Old Man Winter
Your Writer's Soul Cannot Resist

Purchase your e-copy for $1.99 
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bleeding Ink - A Collection of Dark Tales PUBLISHED TODAY!!!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Ink Babes Press Announces
the release of

This compilation of paranormal, supernatural, dark and twisted works will have you looking over your shoulder and sleeping with the lights on! With over 60 stories from 40 authors and containing short stories and poetry, this book offers something for everyone.
 Edited by the Ink Babes, namely, Pat Hollett, Lisa Forget, and Tammy Crosby, Bleeding Ink - a Collection fo Dark Tales will thrill you, confound you, and have you sitting at the edge of your seat with deliciously dark stories - penned by some of today's most talented and witty writers, novice and veteran alike - leaving you breathless, in bloody stitches, or scared half to death!

Available at Smashwords
(note: As this is rated "Adult Content" you must deactivate the "Adult Filter" to view in Smashwords)