Sept. 19, 2008
The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University Presents “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”
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Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts students Mike Curtin, Alexis Kinney and John Kinneyor
Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts students Alexis Kinney, John Kinney, Mike Curtin and Miriam Reuter
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the powerful, yet intimate “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris,” with music by Jacques Brel, based on Brel's lyrics. Commentary production conception, English lyrics and additional material are by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. The production runs from Oct. 1-5 and Oct. 8-12, in the Emerson Studio Theatre, 130 Edgar Road. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., except Sundays, which will have 2 p.m. matinees only. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for senior adults and students. For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
The pointed, passionate and profound songs of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel are brought to vivid theatrical life in this intense musical experience. “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” celebrates Brel's timeless relevance, astonishing compositions and enduring passions through a diverse blend of ballads, tangos, boleros, rock and classics. Song by song, Brel’s music tells individual stories of love and loss…being young and growing old…living with memories and looking to the future…craving adventure and longing for home. The result is a powerful, intimate, bold and emotional evening of theatre. Presented in the style of a Parisian cabaret, “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” is one of the most enduring musical revues of all time.
Visiting director David Caldwell directs “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.”