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Acadian show, ‘The Story of Nu-Z’Autres,’ a hit with crowds

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The new musical, “The Story of Nu-Z’autres,” presented by young performers as part of the Acadia of Lands and Forests festival is drawing good crowds and reviews.

“In all, 1,264 people attended our first week [of production] which ties [last year’s] record for an early season [audience], said Hugues Chiasson, president of the Acadia Promotion Committee of Lands and Forests.

Chiasson said the early buzz has organizers anticipating an outstanding season at the Theater du Casino Gray Rock of the Maliseet First Nation of Madawaska.

“The quality of the new show ‘The Story of Nu-Z’autres’ is outstanding … It is by far our best show and one that has earned the best reviews to date, both from the public and the media,” said Chiaisson, adding that the song and dance production is eliciting enormous laughter from the audiences.

Acadia of Lands and Forests this year presents new characters such as Mémère Mercury, played by the talented Frederique Cyr-Deschênes, and Justin Trudeau Zen, starring Jonathan Voisine, who are both drawing big smiles from viewers, he said.

“Many people make comments about the choreography they consider sublime,” said Chiasson, adding that the theater at Casino Gray Rock is comfortable and has exceptional acoustics.”

The show runs through Aug. 6 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Canadian time Wednesday to Sunday.

For more information or to buy tickets, call 506 739-0919.

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