Through Anthony Assemat
Put … ten years! Time flies, it is said to be easy to speak. But the situation applies perfectly to the performance hall of the Bascala (capacity of 1,800 places), Bruguières (Haute-Garonne), in the north of Toulouse.
An anniversary which comes at a very special moment, after 18 months of closure. “The team is very motivated, it is eager to open the doors. They are over-vitamin! », Explains the new director Marie Leininger, arrived in the heart of summer from the event management of the town hall of Carcassonne, in Aude (after having also worked at the Toulouse Conservatory).
The return of Jean-Pascal from Star’Ac!
The 2021-2022 season will obviously focus on humor, “the strong identity of the place,” says Marie Leininger. After the start of the season with Vincent Dédienné, the Bascala will switch with a ghost: Jean-Pascal. The former participant – born in Toulouse – in the first edition of Star Academy, 20 years ago, who had revealed himself with his famous “The agitator”, will be at the center of a romantic comedy, “An almost perfect stay”, 1uh October 2021. “He can’t wait to meet the public again and we can’t wait to see her on stage! », Rejoices the director of the room in the north of Toulouse.
In 2022, we will succeedt Jean-Luc Lemoine (January 22, 2022), Anne Roumanoff (February 19, 2022), Arnaud Ducret (March 23, 2022), Guillaume Meurice (March 25, 2022), Popeck in a family dinner that goes “in a spin” with “Crocodile’s Tears” (April 3, 2022).
Gérard Holtz and Michel Drucker
Two TV legends will be at Bascala this season. “Long live sport” is the expression that stuck to the skin of Gerard Holtz during his career as a sports journalist on public television. He enjoys it in an eponymous show. To be discovered on March 26, 2022. April 9, up to Michel drucker who will come to speak behind the scenes of another world, that of show biz. In “From you to me”, he delivers himself, alone on stage, in front of the public and unfolds his career with wonderful anecdotes.
November 25, “Panic in the ministry” on stage a beautiful casting with in particular Philippe Chevallier, who abandoned Laspalès on this project, and Rebecca Hampton, known for her role of Céline Frémont in “Plus belle la vie”.
Return of Jeanne Mas “in red and black”
As for concerts, “all styles and all continents will be represented,” she says. The group Sinsemilia for example will celebrate its 30th birthday on October 9, 2021 and Isabelle Aubret will sing his repertoire and pay tribute to his favorite authors (Jacques Brel, Jean Ferrat…) on November 6, 2021. Next year, Cali will be there (January 28, 2022), as “the great guitarist” Laura cox (March 18, 2022), Roch Voisine (March 19, 2022), and Jeanne Mas (May 7, 2022). “We also program Sarach, who became known on YouTube and who had sold out for his first tour, ”explains Marie Leininger.
Young people will have to wait for April 15, 2022 to applaud the phenomenon!
The new management of Bascala also wishes to develop the link between the formidable leisure center near the venue and the shows. “For the summer of 2022, by wishing to reinvest the leisure center. This place is a godsend! Another area of development: seminars and links with companies, for team building, for example, ”continues Marie Leininger.
Finally the visual identity of the place has changed: no more smiling red mouth which referred to the etymology of the word Bascala, which comes from the Occitan verb “bascalar”, that is to say laugh out loud.
“Birthday party” and lots of birthday entertainment
The Bascala will celebrate with dignity the ten years of its creation on the occasion of a special day, Saturday October 2, 2021.
It will all begin at the end of the morning with guided tours of the room, graffiti workshops and the creation of a giant fresco, a musical springboard and a gospel concert.
And all afternoon, come and learn by playing on a giant piano!
Graffs, giant piano, exhibition photos …
In the evening, from 8 pm, a concert to the sound of the 80s to 2000s will be organized with rock, pop, variety… The group Delight will be at the helm.
Other activities are planned such as a blind test, dance competitions .. and tickets for shows to be won. “We have set up a photo exhibition at the media library on the best moments of these ten years, and some of these photos will be exhibited in giant models around the lake of the leisure center”, specifies Marie Leininger, director of the Bascala. At the media library.
Finally, a fireworks display will be fired at 9:15 p.m. to end a convivial day which should set the tone for this anniversary season.
Prices: 8 to 10 euros.
The Bascala celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Info and reservations on le-bascala.com
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