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Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well & Living in Paris

production conception, English lyrics, additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, based on Jacques Brel's lyrics and commentary, music by Jacques Brel
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Musical, Comedy/Drama
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-1905-7
FEE: Quoted upon application. Cast Recording: $20.00. Instrumentation: Conductor, Piano (doubles celeste), Vocal, Electric Guitar (doubles mandolin, acoustic guitar), Bass (doubles electric bass), Percussion.

THE STORY: The poignant, passionate and profound songs of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel are brought to vivid theatrical life in this intense musical experience. Brel's legendary romance, humor and moral conviction are evoked simply and directly, with four actors, four musicians and four stools. The result is a powerful, intimate, bold and emotional evening of theatre. Brimming with flair, attitude and European sophistication, these rich compositions bring to mind the groundbreaking work of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, creating a universe all their own that consistently startles with its daring, candor and insight. The sheer musical poetry of each song supports many layers of interpretation, giving the show a new and unexpected meaning with every new cast and production team that takes it on.
"Brel's music…remains glorious!" —NY Post.

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