*Due to popular demand, two final weeks of performances have been added to the run. The show will now close on January 05, 2020.
Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show business during much of the 20th century. At a time when popular culture was still defined by a small handful of artists, these were two of the biggest. Piaf enchanted the world with her singing, her moving life story, and unostentatious appearance; while Dietrich’s beauty, elegance, and bewitching stare helped to define the meaning of a Hollywood star. They were both divas without compromise, whose lives were as theatrical as their performances. Yet, these two women, who couldn’t be more dissimilar and approached life and art in very different ways, became fast friends and eventually lovers.
Starring two of Canada’s leading musical theatre actors — Louise Pitre and Jayne Lewis — PIAF/DIETRICH is a fascinating exploration of their multifaceted relationship that also features 20 of their unforgettable hits, including "La Vie En Rose,” "Milord," "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and “Falling In Love Again."
Written by Daniel Große Boymann & Thomas Kahry, and adapted by Erin Shields from an English language translation by Sam Madwar, PIAF/DIETRICH is directed by Broadway and West End director Gordon Greenberg (Holiday Inn on Broadway, Guys & Dolls in the West End).
The story of PIAF/DIETRICH first began in 2009 as a reading of texts and letters from and about Marlene and Edith and their little-known friendship, accompanied by matching songs. The original 2014 German presentation was called Spatz and Engel, (The Angel and the Sparrow) in Vienna and played for six seasons while other productions followed throughout Europe, mainly in Germany, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. Eventually The Angel and the Sparrow made its way in a new English translation to Montreal's Segal Centre where it was well received by critics and played to sold-out houses for an extended run. This new Canadian production of the work also features a new title, PIAF/DIETRICH.
Louise Pitre (Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!) stars as Edith Piaf.
Jayne Lewis (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Young Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera) stars as Marlene Dietrich.
The cast also includes Louise Camilleri (West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Show Boat); Rejean Cournoyer, (Evangeline, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Anne of Green Gables); W. Joseph Matheson, (Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Jersey Boys, Ragtime); Tracy Michailidis (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Life After, Light in the Piazza) and Seana-Lee Wood (Steve Martin’s Bright Star, Once, The Sound of Music).
PIAF/DIETRICH features a Set Design by Michael Gianfrancesco, Costume Design by Louise Bourret, Lighting Design by Michael Walton and Sound Design by Michael Laird. Jonathan Monro is the Musical Director.
PIAF/DIETRICH, A Legendary Affair September 17 - January 05, 2020 CAA THEATRE, 651 Yonge Street Performance schedule: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, Wednesday at 1:30 PM Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 PM
Tickets $39 to $129 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 mirvish.com
A groovy trip down memory lane through the music of the 1960s!
Tony Award nominee and four-time Dora Award winner Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson celebrate the Jewish voices who contributed to the music that spoke to a generation in this concert spectacular. Experience the songs of Bob Dylan, Mama Cass, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, and many more.
Starring Tony Award nominee Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson as seen in The Angel and the Sparrow!
BAND BAND LEADER/KEYBOARD Nick Burgess GUITAR 1 Simon Legault GUITAR 2 Jason Field BASS Evan Stewart DRUMS Peter Colantonio
CREATIVE TEAM DIRECTOR Avery Saltzman ORCHESTRATOR & MUSICAL SUPERVISOR Mark Camilleri MUSICAL DIRECTOR (MONTREAL) Nick Burgess SET DESIGNER Sabrina Miller STYLIST Louise Bourret LIGHTING DESIGNER Emily Soussana PROJECTION DESIGNER Dan Bowman STAGE MANAGER Danielle Skene APPRENTICE STAGE MANAGER Orlando López
Produced with the generous support of The Vivian and Howard Stotland Family Foundation.
Originally Produced by the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Toronto 2017
TICKETS: $67 Group, Senior, Student, Under 30 discounts available. Subject to availability. 514.739.7944 www.segalcentre.org
PERFORMANCES March 1 – March 22, 2020
Previews: Sunday, March 1 – 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 – 8:00 p.m.
Matinées: Wednesdays, March 11 & 18 – 1:00 p.m. Sundays, March 8, 15, & 22 – 2:00 p.m.
SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL An enriching pre-show lecture on the ideas and themes of The Times They Are a Changin’. Sunday, March 1 – 11:00 a.m.Entrance is free.
MONDAY NIGHT TALKBACKS A chance to interact with the creators and actors of the play after the curtain goes down. Mondays, March 9 & 16
TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE The ideal night out for theatre-lovers in their 30s, 40s, and 50s! Price includes dinner, a drink, and a discounted ticket to see The Times They Are a Changin’. Tuesday, March 3 – 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $80
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AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE This special performance will allow patrons to use an app on their phones to hear enhanced sound and a detailed audio-description of the performance narrated live. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact a Segal Centre Box Office Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, March 15 – 7:00 p.m.
RELAXED PERFORMANCE A Relaxed Performance is designed to make the theatre space more comfortable and welcoming to audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed sensory experience and casual environment, including (but not limited to) patrons living with Autism, a sensory processing disorder, or a learning disability. Please visit our website for more information. Sunday, March 15 – 7:00 p.m.