Opening Tomorrow: 'Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' at CCftA
Centerville native Kiley Donovan will be directing her first production at Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Cotuit Center for the Arts will present “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” opening February 2, 2012 through February 19, 2012.
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 six actors and four musicians. 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.
The Cotuit Center for the Arts production of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” is directed by Kiley Donovan with musical direction by Geraldine Boles and choreography by Pam Wills. The cast includes Austin DiBari, Michael Ernst, Kami Lyle, Martha Paquin, Ruth Condon Price and Anthony Teixeira.
Performances of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 4:00pm, February 2 through February 19. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 members; $15 students. To purchase, please visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.