Written by Daniel Groe Boymann & Thomas Kahry, and adapted by Erin Shields. Mirvish presents a musical drama that explores the fascinating friendship between show business legends. Opens Sep 17 and runs to Jan 5 (extended from Dec 22 see website for dates and times), Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $25-$99.
The main reason to see this musical is that its a spectacular showcase for two of Canadas best-known stars of music theatre: Louise Pitre and Jayne Lewis. The show brings to light the little-known lifelong friendship between Edith Piaf (Pitre) and Marlene Dietrich (Lewis). Designer Michael Gianfrancesco has transformed the CAA Theatre into an elegant, chandelier-lit nightclub, while director Gordon Greenberg has scenes played everywhere. And theres glorious singing from both actors.
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Location - CAA Theatre