Shirley Théroux: “I will never stop …”

Going on stage, solo, in Montreal has always been Shirley Théroux’s biggest dream. And he almost slipped through his fingers because of the pandemic.

The meeting was originally scheduled for April 2020, but the first wave of Covid-19 would have loved it otherwise. After five pushes, the singer finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel: she will finally climb the stage at Gesù in Montreal on Thursday evening to present her first solo show. sing to speak.

“I am interested in this show. “I could not imagine myself one day stopping my career without singing on the stage of the city where I grew up,” she said.

At the end of the line, Shirley Théroux is feverish. You can feel it in his voice, in his speech. Because she had long feared she had to put a cross on this expensive project.

“I was even ready to cry. I would be very disappointed; I think he should have taken me with a spoon. But I would not be bitter. I no longer allow myself to be touched by the negatives, by what is ugly and unpleasant. I want to laugh, be happy and move on. “I do not have time for others”, she says with all the confidence we know about her.

A matter of attitude

It is precisely this attitude that has enabled him to spend the last two years. Because the isolation was heavy on her heart as a mother and grandmother. They even stole his creativity for a few months.

“I could sit at the piano, or even in my studio to paint, and I was not able to create. It was total emptiness. But the hardest thing was to see my son come and bring me food during the first block and I could not hug him. Same for my grandchildren. “That, being deprived of human contact and love, was horrible,” she says.

“I’m a singer”

Some will find it hard to believe that Shirley Théroux has never had the opportunity to step on metropolitan scenes as part of a solo show. It must be said that she quickly turned to television, a medium that monopolized her for most of her career.

His guide is impressive. from There is a lot of sun to the essentials tannersShirley Théroux has been part of our cultural and television landscape for nearly 60 years.

But she is, by her own admission, a singer. And so it will remain forever, always driven by its successes I do like a bird, (It’s beautiful) A man, sa i ri je and others I will always be yours.

“I have spent my life on television, but I am a singer. At the age of 11, I spent my hours singing in talent contests! ” she recalls.

Therefore she will continue to practice this profession which she loves very much. Because after the publication of her biography, which is expected in the bookstore in the fall, Shirley Théroux will start the road to the tour. Christmas is a tradition in songalong with Luce Dufault, Johanna Blouin and Joe Bocan, to name a few.

And retirement in all this?

“Never in life,” promises Shirley Théroux. I will never stop singing. never. “

Shirley Théroux will present her show sing to speak in Gesù this Thursday.

Shirley’s cultural diary

Reading, TV, radio … Shirley Théroux likes to be on the side of new offers in her three favorite areas.

Last book read:

Mary’s twelve months, by Marie-Chantal Perron

I wanted Mary’s twelve months, by Marie-Chantal Perron. She writes very well! And the illustrations by Geneviève Boivin-Roussy are magnificent. ”

Recent series watch:

Raspberry Time, at Club illico

I really like the series Raspberry Time. Sandrine Bisson … what a great actress! Otherwise, I’m very disappointed that Circle 31 to be completed. I can’t wait to see the show that will take its place. The level is high, but we do very good television here in Quebec. ”

The last show heard:

is so good and Claude Saucier. On the weekends, I pour myself a small glass of white wine and listen to it as I prepare dinner. It seems to me that I am reliving my youth, I know all the songs by heart “.

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