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Odyssey Theatre presents...
JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
PREVIEW - GENERAL ADMISSION
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00PM
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Just north of Olympic on the west side of the street
0.5 mi. north of the Expo/Sepulveda exit of Metro Rail.
Run time: 1hr. 30min.
NO LATE SEATING.
ONE 15 min. INTERMISSION.
Production Conception, English Lyrics,
and Additional Material by ERIC BLAU and MORT SHUMAN
Based on JACQUES BREL’S Lyrics and Commentary
Music by JACQUES BREL
Produced by Ron Sossi in association with Gloria Levy.
Naughty, funny, dark and romantic: Marc Francoeur, Susan Kohler, Miyuki Miyagi and Michael Yapujian star in this powerful and bold theatrical experience that was a sensation when it opened off-Broadway in 1968. A prolific singer-songwriter, actor and director, Brel composed and performed literate, thoughtful and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following – initially in Belgium and France, and later throughout the world. This revue, conceived by Blau and Shuman and featuring English lyrics and additional material by the pair, pays tribute to his unique genius. Brel’s songs brim with flair, attitude and European sophistication, retaining their edgy vibe over half a century after they were written. While Brel is no longer either alive or living in Paris, his legendary vision of romance, humor and moral conviction endures.
ALL SONGS ARE PERFORMED IN ENGLISH.