This fall, megastar Céline Dion is ready to make her comeback in Las Vegas, town that hosted her residence for a decade and a half till 2019.
The singer and Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil are two Quebec manufacturers which have made their stamp on that metropolis through the years.
However not too long ago, different Quebec firms, too, have additionally been quietly making their presence felt.
A brand new theatre will quickly be opened at Resorts World Las Vegas, a brand new 3,500-room luxurious resort. The Theatre, because it’s referred to as, could have a 5,000-seat capability over three flooring. In keeping with the corporate, it is going to be the biggest and tallest efficiency stage within the metropolis.
The entire house, from high to backside, was designed by Scéno Plus, a theatre design firm based mostly in Montreal.
In keeping with the corporate’s president and CEO Olivier Berthiaume-Bergé, a lot of the design was carried out through the pandemic.
“It was actually fairly a problem however I believe it actually speaks to resilience and hope,” he mentioned throughout an interview on the firm’s workplace on de Lorimier Avenue close to Masson Road.
Scéno Plus has been designing theatres for greater than 20 years and The Theatre isn’t the primary one the corporate has designed in Vegas.
“Truly, it’s the seventh theatre that we’re designing in Vegas,” Berthiaume-Bergé advised International Information. “We did unique Colosseum for Céline Dion and we did additionally the primary two everlasting venues for Cirque du Soleil.”
This time, although, Scéno Plus will probably be sharing the stage with one other Montreal firm.
Sièges Ducharme, an organization that builds custom-designed seating for giant venues, gained the bid to design and construct all of the seats for the present house.
It’s been round since 1959.
“It’s actually a terrific achievement for us,” firm president Eric Rocheleau mentioned of the brand new contract.
He defined that the corporate has not too long ago been making inroads into the U.S. market and has tackled bigger venues, however this its first contract in Las Vegas.
Manufacturing of the seats has already begun.
“We begin delivering in early July,” govt vice-president Frédéric Dionne mentioned, “and the anticipated date for putting in every thing is mid-August.”
When it opens Nov. 5, Quebec’s presence will probably be felt much more — it’s the place Dion will launch her Las Vegas return.
Different Quebec firms have additionally carried out work within the metropolis through the years and Berthiaume-Bergé is pleased with the mark Quebec is making on town.
“While you go to theatres in Vegas, generally you hear individuals talking French,” he smiled.
He mentioned he hopes the development continues.
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