What: Tonight Piaf!
Where: Our Lady of the Mountains community centre
When: Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
Amidst of a flood of positive reviews from across Canada, Tonight Piaf! is about to hit Whistler.
Deep and captivating, this highly acclaimed theatrical production takes an in-depth look at the soul of one of the last centurys most passionate female singers, Edith Piaf.
Set in the ballroom of New Yorks Waldorf Astoria in the early 60s, the audience is drawn through a variety of emotions that leads to the understanding that the last performance of Piafs life was not only her most painful, but also her most moving and honest.
Written by Joelle Rabu and Ted Galay, Tonight Piaf! Sets out to answer some questions about Edith Piafs mysterious life. From a difficult background, struggling on the streets of France, to her overnight success and catapult to fame, its an excellent portrayal of hwy this woman sang the way she did.
Rabu co-wrote the script but the internationally accredited singer-actress, who recently performed for Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, also plays Piaf. Her performances have received overwhelming positive reviews.
"If you close your eyes, youd almost swear it was Piaf," one reviewer wrote.
Both of Rabus parents were French and they raised their daughter "a la francaise," so she had the songs of Piaf engraved in her heart from an early age.
Tonight Piaf! is presented by the Whistler Community Arts Council as part of its spring series of performances. The arts council has been trying to bring this performance to Whistler for more than 10 years. With cabaret-style seating at Our Lady of the Mountains community centre, the audience can enjoy a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread and of course, Piaf.