Bilac Sees Stars


The story is set in the early 20th century, during the pinnacle of the Belle Époque in Rio de Janeiro, featuring historical characters such as poet Olavo Bilac (André Dias) and journalist José do Patrocínio (Sergio Menezes), in a comic plot mixing fictional and historical elements in which two friends go up against the greedy Portuguese spy (Amanda Acosta), who joins forces with Padre Maximiliano (Caike Luna) to get her hands on the blueprints for a blimp designed by Patrocínio. The cast also features Alice Borges (guest actress), Reiner Tenente, Jefferson Almeida, Saulo Segreto, Gustavo Klein and Andrea Dantas, Claire Nativel and Augusto Volcato.


“Inspired songs with witty lyrics. An immaculate performance.” (Macksen Luiz, O Globo)

”Fifteen new songs, nothing short of excellent. (…) You’ll catch yourself humming the tunes on the way back home.” (Luiz Fernando Vianna, Folha de S. Paulo)

“A rare specimen of modern-day authentic Brazilian musical. (…) Delightful.” (Rafael Teixeira, Veja Rio)

“Spectators travel all back in time to the Rio de Janeiro of the Confeitaria Colombo and Rua do Ouvidor.” (Daniel Schenker, O Estado de S. Paulo)

“ (…) featuring a theatricality worthy of Chico Buarque’s very best musicals.” (Nelson de Sá, Folha de S. Paulo)


Production Notes

  • Theatre Company
  • Tema Eventos Culturais
  • Country
  • Brazil
  • Parental rating
  • Not recommended for children under 12
  • Original language
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Subtitles
  • English
  • Year
  • 2015
  • In theaters
  • No
  • Category / Genre
  • Musical

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