Centerpiece of the new Cobalt third-place, in Toulouse Montaudran, Studio55 will open on November 10. This 240-seat theater promises a program focused on humor and comedy.
From November 10, a new stage show will make its mark in Toulouse. Studio55, located in the Cobalt space, in the former Latécoère workshops in Montaudran, will be hosted on stage and behind the scenes by a trio of actors, all of whom have visited the 3T theater. Mélissa Billard and Fred Menuet, at the origin of the web-series with 3 million views “Toulousain! “And the” Perfect Family “, shot during the confinement, will ensure the artistic direction of the new place with Pat Borg, singer and guitarist from the cabaret. The program of the first three months will present both their creations and those of guest artists but always in the register of comedy. This double hat and the idea of bringing new audiences to the theater seduced the trio, fed by the Splendid troupe, the sketches of the Dummies and the Unknowns.
The comedy-pop niche
“Our niche is pop comedy. We want to explore all forms of humor, musical one-man-show, improv or even café-theater, with a very referenced 80s-90s side, with the idea of reaching a large audience. We’re not just looking for punchline and efficiency. We want to reach people, that they can be moved while laughing and tell stories, like a mirror of what they experience on a daily basis, ”explains Mélissa Billard. The actress trained at Sudden and Cours Florent, as comfortable in the classical repertoire as in humor, will be at work in her first single on stage “Hauts les cœurs”, from November 20. Before that, she will find her two acolytes for the last dates of “Toulousain!” “, Their show inspired by the web-series, performed more than 500 times since 2015, which teases the inhabitants of the Pink City” in their ways and customs “. For its first dates, Studio55 will lift the curtain with a creation, “A little closer to the stars”, adapted from a play by Vincent Piguet. Pat Borg and Fred Menuet, winner of a trip to space, invite Thomas Pesquet and the Gold group. To an air of already …