Artown presents a truly unique performance at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 15. “Piaf! The Show” is an intriguing presentation that narrates the rags-to-riches story of Parisian singer Edith Piaf’s career through her unforgettable songs, complemented by a visual tapestry of previously unreleased photographs and images of famous locations of the Edith Piaf era.
Edith Piaf rose to fame in the late 40s and 50s with her music specialty being chanson (classic, lyric-driven French songs) and torch ballads particularly of love, loss, and sorrow. Among her well-known songs are “La Vie en rose,” ”Non je ne regretted rien,” “Hymne a l’amour,” “Milord,” “La Foule,” and “L’Accordeoniste.” In 2007, the movie “La Vie en Rose,” premiered.
This French musical film portrayed the life of Edith Piaf starring Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard. Piaf has acquired a legacy as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century and her voice and music continue to be celebrated globally.
Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla and starring Anne Carrere, a young French performer hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress,” “PIAF!, THE SHOW” premiered in 2015 as a tribute to “The Swallow of Montmartre” on the centennial of her birthday and was inspired by the award-winning movie “La Vie En Rose.”
Tickets available online at pioneercenter.com or by calling 866-553-6605. Prices are $25, $35, $45, and $55, plus fees.
Artown has partnered with NV Energy to create a public/private partnership for this performance. These artistic offerings provide locals and visitors a means to have access to national and international performances that are unsurpassed in terms of enriching our lives.
Artown is a non-profit organization carrying on the diversity of event offerings. The month-long summer arts festival features approximately 500 events produced by more than 100 cultural organizations and businesses in locations citywide.