The “intense” year of Audrey-Louise Beauséjour
In one year, Audrey-Louise Beauséjour's life has completely changed. What word best sums up his last 12 months? The answer does not take more than a nanosecond. “Intense! launches the singer with a sneer.
The word “intense” comes up several times during the Journal interview with Audrey-Louise Beauséjour. Not for lack of vocabulary – on the contrary, we all know the eloquence of the young singer –, but because it fits perfectly well with what she went through in 2022.
D' first his meteoric rise within the student body of Star Académie, then his elimination, to say the least controversial, while many predicted victory for him. In a word ? “Intense”, obviously.
Then there was his publicized break with the father of his daughter Adèle, now 14 months old. Yes, it was all once again… “intense”. But not in a positive way.
“When you choose to do this job, by force of circumstance, it’s normal for people to want to know everything about you. They know me, they got attached to me with Star Académie. All this I understand very well. But I decided to be quite discreet about my breakup; the truth – the real one – belongs to me. I don't feel the need to justify myself. The important thing is that our daughter is well. And that's the case,” says the young singer.
In Liesl von Trapp
Now that Audrey-Louise Beauséjour is stealing from her her own wings, she is ready to embark on a brand new major project: the musical The Melody of Happiness. The public finds her there today in the skin of Liesl, the eldest of the von Trapp clan. By her own admission, the singer didn't hesitate when director Gregory Charles offered her the role.
“It’s the musical that I know the most in the world! exclaims Audrey-Louise Beauséjour, excited like a kid.
“I played that all through high school; as I got older, I played a different character every year. So yes, I already know the story and the songs by heart,” she concludes.
These tunes – popularized in the film by Julie Andrews – have since followed her. In 2010, Denise Filiatrault recruited her talents for her version of the Broadway classic. For five years, Audrey-Louise Beauséjour appeared on stage sporadically for various performances of The Melody of Happiness.
The version signed today by Gregory Charles will still be very different from the one Quebecers have seen in the past. Audrey-Louise Beauséjour is categorical about this.
“Obviously, the history and the essence of the show are preserved. But Gregory Charles has his own vision. We are completely elsewhere,” she promises.
It should be noted that Audrey-Louise Beauséjour is one of the only members of the cast to defend her role in both English and French. This will load up his schedule even more and make his holiday season, of course… intense.
The musical The melody of the happiness is presented at the Théâtre St-Denis in Montreal until December 31. It will be shown at Salle Albert-Rousseau in Quebec City on August 4, 2023.