Munchausen, the Machinery of the Imagination

Text and stage direction
Hugo Bélanger

If it’s crazy, that means it’s the right way.

Tout à Trac invites you to dive into the unpredictable labyrinth that is the imagination of the biggest dreamer the universe has ever known: The Baron of Munchausen.

This great raconteur is the worthy descendant of both Don Quixote and Capitan of the commedia dell’arte. He borrows from his great cousin Cyrano as he incarnates the quintessence of the power to dream. The Baron’s stories are supernatural, extravagant, impossible and foolish. Yet listening to his tales, you can’t help but allow yourself to be enthralled by his somewhat insane ideas and overcome by the desire to believe even his most preposterous feats.

Through the Baron’s incredible tales, Tout à Trac pays tribute to Galimard et fils, a distinguished but somewhat unknown theatre company. For almost 200 years, the Galimard family presented the Baron of Munhchausen’s adventures on stage with the theatrical mechanics of the XVIIIth century.

You are transported to the center of the Earth; you ride with the Baron on a canon ball and are immersed 20,000 leagues under the sea. And as the Baron is not a man to brag about impossibilities, everything he says is absolutely true and accurate!

Sceptics will be mystified!


Comming soon!

Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau Carl Friedrich Hyeronimus, Baron of Munchausen
Éloi Cousineau Gustave Galimard, Cyclops, Moon Dweller, The Grand Tork
David-Alexandre Després
Carl Poliquin
Albert, Friedrich, Moon Dweller, The Judge, The Sandman, Cyclops
Philippe Robert
Bruno Piccolo
Eugène, Berthold, Moon Dweller, Vulcan
Audrey Guériguian
Audrey Talbot
Milva Ménard
Valérie Descheneaux
Marie-Ève Trudel
Annette, Mermaid, Empress of the Moon, Venus, The Old Lady, Death
Text and stage direction Hugo Bélanger
English translation Shelley Tepperman
Assistant stage director Geneviève Gagnon
Set design Francis Farley-Lemieux
Costumes design Véronic Denis
Lighting design Martin Gauthier
Sound and music design Patrice d'Aragon
Props design Catherine Tousignant
Masks design Marie-Pier Fortier
Puppets design Dominique Leroux
Makeup design Maryse Gosselin
Puppeteering consultant Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau
Production manager and technical director Michel Tremblay
Aerial pas de deux choreographer Julie Lachance
Puppets consultant Dominique Leroux
Acrobatics consultants Guy St-Amour
Daniel Cola
Stage management intern Josianne Dicaire
Costumes assistant Linda Lepage
Props assistant Marie Douville
Wigmaker Géraldine Courchesne
Set construction Stage Line
Engineering Genivar - Pierre Rodrigue
Painted drops Longue-Vue peinture scénique
Scenic painter Francis Farley-Lemieux
Stage curtains Rosebrand