A new show hailed as the most important musical of the decade, Roch Voisine, comedian Debra DiGiovanni, a re-creation of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the seventh Wingfield play are coming to Ottawa.

Front + Centre announced its 2010-2011 lineup for the Centrepointe Theatre and the Shenkman Arts Centre yesterday.

I Musici de Montréal, a 15-piece chamber orchestra with a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary, opens the season at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Sept. 25.

Also featured at the Shenkman Arts Centre is Quebec City-based gypsy jazz band The Lost Fingers performing jazzed-up renditions of hits from the 1980s on Oct. 23 and the seventh Wingfield play, Wingfield Lost and Found, on Nov. 5-7.

The lineup at the Centrepointe Theatre includes celebrated singer-songwriter Roch Voisine performing both French and English songs on Oct. 26; Debra Di Giovanni, who was named Canada‘s Best Female Comedian at the 2009 Canadian Comedy Awards, on Nov. 25; and Spring Awakening, a coming-of-age musical, from May 13-15.

The series also includes Classic Albums Live, which has classic albums faithfully recreated live on stage by accomplished musicians, and performances by John McDermott on Dec. 19; Les Parfaits Inconnus on March 20; Jason McCoy on March 25; Johnny Clegg on April 12 and Gerry Dee and the Sultans of String on April 16.