VACHES, the musical

[Production in French only]

Presented at the University of Ottawa’s LabO, February 17 to 20, 2021.

VACHES, the musical, is the new production of Créations In Vivo. The world premiere of this “Franco-Ontarian Broadway” will take place on February 2021 in Ottawa!


Do you dream of seeing Casselman, the ice storm and a cow named Caramel in the same movie? So do we. But until we get the budget, here’s the musical. Very freely inspired by a true story, VACHES, the musical tells how Jean, a farmer, will try to save hundreds of cows from certain death despite the obstacles: his urban daughter, the money-hungry mayor, the soldiers who show up and the ice storm that is freezing the hearts of the inhabitants.

Both funny and touching, VACHES, the musical speaks (and sings!) with humour and sincerity about living together and the resilience of Franco-Ontarians in the face of adversity.


If you bought one or more tickets for the performances in April-May 2020: they are not lost and have been automatically transferred to the new dates. We have sent you several emails with all the necessary information. If you did not receive them, please contact us:

For the remaining tickets: given the uncertainty of the situation we are in, we prefer to wait before reopening the sale. This will give us time to adapt to the health measures that will be in force at that time. Thank you for your understanding.


  • General admission: $30
  • Over 60: $25
  • Student/Artist: $20
  • Group (10 and more): $20

(Taxes included, Eventbrite fees not included)


General audience performances:

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2020, 7.30 pm
  • Thursday, February 18 2020, 7.30 pm
  • Friday, February 19, 2020, 7.30 pm
  • Saturday, February 20, 2020, 3 pm
  • Saturday, February 20, 2020, 7.30 pm

School matinee performances:

  • TBD

Download the study guide (in French)


University of Ottawa’s LabO.

The LabO is located inside the Ottawa Art Gallery, which has two main entrances:

• Main entrance: 10, Daly Ave., Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2
• Secondary entrance: 50, Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON, K1N 0C5

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Playwrights: Stéphane Guertin & Olivier Nadon
Director: Dillon Orr
Composer: Brian St-Pierre
Choreographer: Geneviève Cholette
Dramaturg: Jean Marc Dalpé
Set designer: Andrée-Ève Archambault
Lighting designer: Chantal Labonté
Costumes designer: Isabelle Bélisle
Stage and production manager: Anne Parent
Technician: Richard Houde

Cast: Andréane Bouladier, Constant Bernard, Maxim David, Stéphane Guertin & Geneviève Roberge-Bouchard.