Capture the spirit of post-WWII Parisian cabarets, as Paris! The Show comes to Royal Theatre in Victoria and Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC. Following the success of Piaf! The Show starring the internationally acclaimed Anne Carrere – which wowed both Royal Theatre and Chan Centre audiences in March 2019 – producer / creator Gil Marsalla brings a new show filled with the best repertoire of French music in the world.
Paris! The Show is a spectacular evening of music and dance, that pays tribute to the classic French songs of the post-WWII era. Beautifully capturing the essence and charm of Paris the cast, and live band, bring an original story to life, transporting audiences from Montmartre to the great Parisian cabarets of the time. Paris! The Show features some of the greatest and best-loved songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Lucienne Boyer, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand and more.
Bringing the music and era to the stage, the star-studded French cast features Anne Carrere (Piaf! The Show), Stéphanie Impoco (Roméo & Juliette), and Jules Grison (Formidable! Aznavour). The touring company also includes dancers Karine Soucheire, Jeff Dubourg and musicians Philippe Villa (musical director, piano), Guy Giuliano (accordion), Laurent Sarrien (percussion), and Daniel Fabriquant (double bass).
The story follows Françoise played by Stéphanie Impoco, a small town girl who dreams of moving to Paris to become a famous artist. On her journey to success, she becomes friends with Edith Piaf (Anne Carrere) and falls in love with a bohemian painter living in the Pigalle quarter of Paris, Charles Aznavour (Jules Grison). Romance blossoms in a city where love conquers all.
Paris! The Show plays two shows, in Victoria and Vancouver,
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St, Victoria
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8pm
Tickets & Information: https://www.rmts.bc.ca/royal-theatre
Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC, 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8pm
Tickets & Information: https://chancentre.com/