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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris celebrates Brel's timeless relevance and enduring passions. Translated from French by American poet Eric Blau and lyricist Mort Shuman ("Save the Last Dance For Me"), the show is a diverse blend of ballads, tangos, boleros and classics. With raw human emotion, each piece tells a story, examining themes of love, war, adventure and broken dreams…never forgetting that life, with all its tragedies and complexities, shows much humor. This musical revue, of more than 20 songs, is performed by four vocalists, two male and two female who are accompanied by four musicians. It transforms Brel's astonishing musical compositions into a theatrical experience that has enthralled audiences for nearly four decades. The original production opened in 1968 at The Village Gate in Greenwich Village and ran for more than four years.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 15min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco