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Dear Alanis: A Musical Comedy

Since she was 8 years old and held the Jagged Little Pill cassette in her hands for the first time, comedienne, Tranna Wintour, has felt a passionate, undying kinship with Canadian superstar, Alanis Morissette. In this hilarious (and hopefully poignant) show, Tranna dives deep into the musical universe of Alanis, connecting the songs and their themes (abandonment, perfectionism, self-esteem, neediness, spirituality, addiction) to both personal and collective, cultural moments.
What makes Alanis such a unique voice in music is not only her insane contortion of syllables, but her unmatched fearlessness in sharing her emotions. Her lyrics are unapologetic in their profound and almost painfully juvenile vulnerability. But she goes there, and she’s completely transparent, and holds nothing back. Can Tranna, a person so deeply self-protective and afraid of vulnerability, do the same? Is this perhaps the ultimate lesson Tranna needs to learn from Alanis? Can Alanis teach Tranna, and all of us, to tear down the walls of self-protection and be open to a deeper, healing kind of love, free from fear and ego? Is this the deepest comedy show ever?
On “I Was Hoping,” a track from 1999’s criminally overlooked masterpiece, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Alanis sings: “I was hoping we could heal each other.” And couldn’t we?

Featuring musical direction by Les Friesen (aka Feren Isles, check out his amazing music!). We'll be covering material from Alanis' entire career!

Advance Tickets: $20 (Special $15 price for the next two days only!)
Door: $25

Malheureusement, le Club Social Le Scaphandre est situé au 3ème étage d'un vieil immeuble montréalais et n'est accessible que par un long escalier. Si vous avez besoin d’aide ou de soutien pour vous rendre au spectacle ou si vous avez des questions, veuillez envoyer un message à l’équipe du Scaphandre à

Merci et désolé pour notre manque d'accessibilité!
-Le Scaphandre

Unfortunately, The Diving Bell Social Club is located on the 3rd floor of an old Montreal building and is only reachable via a long staircase. If you need any assistance or support getting to the show or if you have any questions at all please shoot The Diving Bell team a message at

Thanks and sorry about our lack of accessibility!
-The Diving Bell

Later Event: May 3
Karaoke Roulette