It is coming to you in May!
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, based on Jacques Brel’s lyrics and commentary, and translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, will be performed at the Darien Arts Center’s Weatherstone Studio for two weekends in May. The DAC’s black-box theatre will provide cabaret-style seating designed to replicate a Parisian café, and the show’s top-notch entertainers will deliver on the promise to perform Brel’s distinctive music brilliantly. The result is a marvelous trip in time to Paris in the 1940’s. Cast members are theatre veterans Nicholas Barasch, Peter Green, Larry Reina, Betsy Simpson, Lisa Spielman, Julie Thaxter-Gourlay and Danielle Valdes. With backgrounds in professional national tours of Broadway shows, plus performing on Broadway and in many community theatre productions, this seasoned and talented group of performers will undoubtedly create a memorable experience for theatregoers.
Jacques Brel was a singer and songwriter whose poetic lyrics expressed a deep understanding and a true appreciation for humanity. His music has developed a cult following as audience members continue to seek out his shows. Recently, at a performance at Manhattan’s upper west side theatre, The Triad, one audience member announced that she had seen Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris over 20 times. Darien Arts Center Stage will be performing it five times over two weekends beginning on May 2nd at 8 pm. The show is being directed by Peter Green with music direction by Keith Levenson and is being presented with special permission by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Performance dates are May 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 pm with a matinee performance on Sunday, May 4, at 2 pm at the Darien Arts Center located at 2 Renshaw Road, under the blue awning behind Town Hall. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 203-655-5414 and leaving a message or by going to the website and purchasing them online at darienarts.org. Seating is at unreserved cabaret tables so audience members are encouraged to arrive early to get their preferred seating.
Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund the DAC, which is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For further information, call (203) 655-8683 or visit darienarts.org.