Moulin Rouge Sing-Along at the WAG

Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 7, 2018: On August 10, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is hosting an unforgettable Burlesque sing-along screening of Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, and the onscreen cast of can-can dancers. Baz Luhrman’s cinematic masterpiece will have you singing and swooning over songs of love and creative inspiration with local actor Aiden Ritchie leading the crowd. Dress up if you like and be sure to stop by the cash bar on the rooftop before the show. The $10 tickets are selling fast, available online and at the door (while supplies last).

This special screening of Moulin Rouge, set in late 19th century Paris, is presented in celebration of the WAG’s Summer with the Impressionists, on view until Sept 9. The Impressionists and their followers sparked a revolution in European art when they broke from convention, and changed the art world forever. Around this period the Paris nightclubs and artistic cafés in Montmartre became a magnet for artists and writers. It was against this backdrop that the Impressionists turned away from the themes of classical painting and began capturing fleeting moments of the world around them, including Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec who were particularly inspired by the performers of their time. 

Event Details
     • Moulin Rouge Sing-Along Screening
     • Friday, August 10, 9-11pm
     • Doors open at 8pm, rush seating
     • Tickets are $10, online or at the door (while supplies last)
     • Cash bar on the rooftop before the screening

For more on Summer with the Impressionists, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram  #wagimpress

For more information or to prearrange interviews, please contact:
Catherine Maksymiuk
Manager, Media & Marketing
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Tammy Sawatzky
Public Relations Coordinator
Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate using art to connect, inspire, and inform. Playing a dynamic role in the community, we are a place for learning, dialogue, and enjoyment through art. The WAG holds in trust the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art on earth. To celebrate the art and to honour the Inuit, the WAG is building the Inuit Art Centre, the first of its kind in the world. Opening in 2020, the Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. To learn more visit



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