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DAC Stage presents Jacques Brel!

posted Apr 23, 2014, 1:26 PM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Apr 25, 2014, 2:16 PM ]


A show described as a cabaret style revue, will be performed for two weekends in the DAC Weatherstone Studio in May. The famous French singer-songwriter Jacques Brel would have been 85 years old this month. To celebrate his life and talent, we are performing Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
 
Each song is a story unto itself and woven together to shape the fabric of the human experience and a full range of emotions. Some songs will make you laugh; some will make you cry and all will make you think. The Belgian born, French resident, Jacques Brel, wrote the original music and lyrics and they were translated and adapted for English speaking audiences by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. It is being presented with special permission by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Peter Green will direct the show with music direction by Keith Levenson. Peter and Keith’s life-long love of Brel’s music comes through in their enthusiasm and passion for the show. The seven performers remind us that the human voice is an instrument that can convey beauty while tapping into deep emotional truth while delighting audiences. All were professionally trained as actors or singers and are excited to have the opportunity to perform in this iconic show. With a step back to another place and time, the only thing missing will be the haze of cigarette smoke that one would expect from a cabaret performance in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Unreserved seating will be at cabaret tables to lend to the Parisian Café atmosphere. Please arrive early to be sure you have the seats that you want. Doors open at 7:30 pm with refreshments available at that time.

Performances are: May 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 8pm and May 4 at 2pm.