'The Triplets of Belleville'
8 p.m., March 3, 2017 | Polsky Theatre
$21 - $25
Animated film with live accompaniment by Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville, conducted by composer Benoit Charest
Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville transports audiences to the exciting streets of 1920's Paris and Le Jazz Hot.
This much beloved animated film is screened as composer Benoit Charest leads the orchestra in a live performance of his original score for the film, including his Academy Award-nominated best song.
Kidnapped by mysterious, square-shouldered henchmen, a Tour de France cyclist named Champion is spirited across the ocean to the teeming metropolis of Belleville. His near-sighted grandmother and faithful dog follow his trail and are taken in by a trio of eccentric jazz-era divas. The motley sleuths follow the clues to an underground speakeasy, where they entertain the crowd. The chase is on!