MAR 19–22 | Paris Week
Mar 19, 2020
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Original show description below.
ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.
If you have tickets to this show, or any of the canceled shows, we ask you to consider donating your tickets back to SFJAZZ to help us address the immediate needs of SFJAZZ, the artists we serve and the education programs we provide.
Director Gil Marsalla of last season’s triumph Piaf! The Show returns with this theatrical tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-WWII era, featuring the music of Maurice Chevalier, Charles Trenet, Josephine Baker, Yves Montand and more, with Anne Carrere reprising her Piaf! role as the legendary Edith Piaf.
Set among the nightclubs and street life of post-war Paris, an aspiring artist arrives in the arts district of Montmartre looking to make a name for herself, and along the way, meets Piaf and a host of the city’s most iconic stars of the French hit parade, eventually finding love in the City of Lights. Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Marsalla, whose other works celebrate the French cabaret of the early 20th century and music hall legend Charles Aznavour, Paris! Le Spectacle marks a welcome return to San Francisco for Carrere, a young French performer whose vibrant alto, vivacious humor, and magnetic presence have made her “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress.”
The show has toured extensively in Europe and South America, and makes its Bay Area debut with this Herbst performance.
Watch & Listen
La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose