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Second Chance (musical)

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Music  Frédérick Desroches
Lyricist  Stéphane Prémont
Lyrics  Stéphane Prémont Alexandre Martel (French adaptation)
Book  Stéphane Prémont Jean-Pierre Cloutier Joëlle Bourdon
Productions  March 2009 Quebec City February 2010 Quebec City

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Second Chance is a rock opera conceived by Stéphane Prémont and Frédérick Desroches about high schoolers not-so-easy life. The central character, Johnny, sees his life turn sour because of rumors, betrayal and bad communication. The story deals with suicide, anorexia, drugs and teen pregnancy. It is based on his first play entitled Holding Out for Hero, presented in 1994. He started composing the musical version of the show in 2008, and the finished product was ready later that year, in August. The original run started on March 15, 2009. A French production opened in February 2010 at the Quebec City Salle Dina-Belanger. It was the first professional production of the show.


Stéphane Prémont recently received the "Personnel Engagé" Prize at the "Forces Avenir" gala presented June 14, 2008 at the Capitole's Cabaret in Quebec City.

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The original run of the musical played at the 400-seats Externat Saint-Jean-Eudes' Auditorium under the name Second Chance. The show was performed nine times between March 15, 2009 and March 21, 2009. Stephane Prémont and Émilie Desgagnés directed the production, François Ouellet designed the lighting and Jean-François "Frisco" Roy was the sound engineer. Roxanne Rondeau, Justine Bilodeau, Sarah Morin and Valerie Goulet-Marceau were choreographer, while Genevieve Brousseau was the vocal arranger.

A new production opened in February 2010 in Quebec City. There were several major changes in the plot, including the translation of the show in French by Alexandre Martel and the show's name changed to Au Pied du Mur. It was a two-week run at the Salle Dina-Bélanger. Jean-Pierre Cloutier, "Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec" alumni, directed the new production.


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Roles description and original cast members

  • 2010 French Cast Understudies : Yannick Vézina (Patrick u/s),
  • 2009 Original Quebec City Cast Ensemble and understudies : Genevieve Brousseau (Ana u/s), Stéphane Prémont (Mr. O'Hara u/s), Alexandre Martel(Ed u/s), Justine Bilodeau, Sarah Morin, Valérie Goulet-Marceau, Roxanne Rondeau
  • Previous roles that were cut during the productions process :
  • Official website

    Au Pied du Mur


    Second Chance (musical) Wikipedia

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