The Hockey Sweater: A Musical


Book and lyrics by Emil Sher
Music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro

Based on the short story The Hockey Sweater  by Roch Carrier

Translated into English by Sheila Fischman
Published by House of Anansi Press

Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore


Commissioned and produced by the Segal Centre for Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebration, the musical adaptation of Roch Carrier’s beloved story The Hockey Sweater was a hit both at home and Ottawa’s National Art Centre. The production pays homage to this treasured Quebec story by reinventing the classic tale about one of Montréal’s greatest passions into a modern musical for the whole family.

In 1946, Roch Carrier lived for one thing only: hockey. When his favourite hockey sweater–the glorious “tricolore”–becomes tattered and too small, his mother insists he get a new one. But when a mail-order mix-up leaves him dressed in enemy colours, Roch must learn the importance of what's in your heart, even when it's not on your sleeve.