Perform Tom Waits

Short & sweet

Armed with the colourful repertoire of uncategorizable American music icon Tom Waits, Quebec City’s L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres offers an event that is more of a carnival show or musical circus than just a concert.

Using nearly 100 objects and invented instruments on stage, the six frenzied multi-instrumentalists perform together, trading instruments and vocals, putting their fingers between the strings, spokes in their wheels and ropes round their necks.

Still curious?

In 2002, when L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres was founded in Quebec City (Canada), the group’s members had no idea they were actually building a springboard for the performing arts. Unclassifiable and bordering on several artistic disciplines, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres first made its mark with the concert-events Performs Tom Waits.

Since, more than 20 original productions, for the stage or public spaces have followed with Shattered Cabaret, Tintamarre caravane, Les Palais and 150 cabanes/homes. Invited to appear on major stages both in Quebec and abroad, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres has presented productions in over 80 cities in some 20 countries in Europe, America and Oceania.

In 2013, L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres received The City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize by Robert Lepage and in 2015 they received The City of Quebec Prize.

15. - 16. jun 2023

Scene Teatret Gruppe 38

Varighed 95 min.


Thursday at 18.00

Friday at 18.00

LOKATION Teatret Gruppe 38

PRICE 140-225 kr.


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"This is among the most original things I’ve seen on a stage."

- Børsen, Copenhague, Danemark, nov 2011

"A grandiose spectacle of audacity and multidisciplinary magic"

- Voir Estrie, oct 2009

"Tom Waits himself would be jealous"

- Friesch Dagblad, Leuwardeen, Holland, nov 2011

The people behind

Creation: L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres
Text and music: Tom Waits, Chuck E.Weiss, Kathleen Waits-Brennan 

Lighting concept: Marc Tétreault
Operated by: Philippe Lessard-Drolet
Performance: Bruno Bouchard, Gabrielle Bouthillier, Jasmin Cloutier, Simon Elmaleh, Patrick Ouellet, Danya Ortmann
Sound enginer and technical director: Frédéric Auger

Photo credit: Guillaume D Cyr

Photo credit: MarcPayot