It all started in 1995 when a group of young students between the ages of 14 and 20 decided to create a summer job by putting on a show about Quebec songs. At the origin of this training, two families: the Doré and Riverin, in whom the garage becomes the place of practices and dreams. The goal: to discover Quebec by songs. Acclaimed by the public in its first year, the show quickly grew, the artists became professionals, and the production had to find a new place to accommodate the imposing scenery, the technical equipment, the 30 singers- musicians-dancers and the 400 costumes!
It's at the Théâtre Palace Arvida that the dream came true, a magnificent establishment dating back to 1927. Québec Issime allows artists to become true music professionals and makes them live moments as magical as they are unspoken: "De Celine Dion ... à La Bolduc " was presented at the Capitole and Grand Théâtre de Québec, at Théâtre St-Denis, Théâtre Maisonneuve and Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, and at the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland, on the Grand Place. Brussels in Belgium (in front of more than 10,000 spectators), in front of the National Assembly, and more!
More than half a million spectators, to this day, have applauded this mega-production!
Québec Issime has signed five major shows today, three of which are presented at the Théâtre Palace Arvida:
- "From Celine Dion to Bolduc" The show De Celine Dion à la Bolduc is a journey to the heart of Québec's musical history. It will offer you a retrospective of the essential of the Quebec songs and will lead you back in the time of the Centre Bell to the Vigil of the good old days while passing by the Spectrum and the Forum, by the great spectacles on the Mount Royal and in the boîte à chanson. On stage, see 20 artists, singers, musicians and dancers push the limits of their art in this fire of 110 songs and 400 costumes. It's THE show to see or see again! The biggest music review in Quebec history!
- "Party! " An explosive and highly interactive musical cocktail where the public is at the heart of the action! In a specially arranged room, energy, songs and paintings follow one another at a furious pace! Party! it's all the greatest party hits, from the 30s to the present, in many different musical styles: Jazz-Ballroom, Rock'n'roll, Beach party, Hippies, Disco, Rock, Pop 80, 90 and much more others! Live an evening without respite with 7 singers, 4 dancers and 4 musicians.
- "Cowboys" This is the story of country music "From Willie to Dolly" is the thread of this mega-production. This show is timely given the growing craze for this legendary music. Cowboys, the country of Quebec Issime will make you travel from Willie to Dolly, through Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Bobby Hache, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash without forgetting all the great names of this musical flavor!
The reputation of Québec Issime has been established for 18 years all across Quebec. This signature is now a symbol of quality in the field of large-scale shows. In 20 years, the Quebec Issime team has traveled kilometers, sung songs, seen tears of joy and sorrow ... and many dreams came true!