Piaf! The Show
Approximate running time: 2 hours
12 King Square South
Saint John NB E2L 5B8
Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $47.50 adults / $42.50 subscribers
Description: With a million tickets sold in more than 50 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF ! THE SHOW – a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse EDITH PIAF – actually in world tour.
The highlight of the American leg of a 300 performance global tour was the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017 on the 60th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s last performance at the famous venue.
Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress” PIAF ! THE SHOW premiered in 2015 as a tribute to “The Swallow of Montmartre” on the centennial on her birthday and was inspired by the award-winning movie La Vie En Rose.
In two 45-minutes acts, the show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous Parisian locations of the Edith Piaf era.
Gil Marsalla, producer and director of PIAF ! THE SHOW, first met future star Anne Carrere in 2014, when she auditioned for another of his productions PARIS ! THE SHOW. Captivated by her skills and natural charisma, Marsalla offered her the role of Edith Piaf in his new production.