Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents the internationally acclaimed Piaf! The Show on March 27. The show returns to the Valley after a first visit as part of the center’s 2016–17 Discovery Series exploring the arts and culture of France.
Starring vocalist Anne Carrere, Piaf! The Show celebrates the life and music of legendary French actress and singer Edith Piaf (1915–1963), one of the 20th century’s greatest performers.
In two 45-minute acts, the multi-media show narrates the rags-to-riches story of the Parisian singer’s career through her classic songs and never-before-seen photographs. Carrere and a quartet of musicians on piano, percussion, accordion and double bass take the audience on a journey through the streets of Paris during the time of “La Vie en rose.”
Conceived and directed by the Nice-based theatrical maverick Gil Marsalla, Piaf! The Show premiered in 2015 as a tribute to “The Little Sparrow of Montmartre” on the centennial of Piaf’s birthday. It has become a worldwide success, packing theaters and earning rave reviews, with Carrere hailed as “Edith Piaf’s legitimate musical heiress.”
Piaf! The Show
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale
For more information and tickets, visit scottsdaleperformingarts.org.