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Production conception, English lyrics, additional material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman
Based on Jacques Brel’s lyrics and commentary
Music by Jacques Brel
Archwood’s Chris Byrom is part of a diverse community cast of 34 in Near West Theatre’s production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, running through May 19. It’s a high-energy, dramatic presentation of songs of love, passion, struggle and social critique penned by the late Belgian-French singer for whom the show is named. Archwood member Statia Rankin is on the costume crew, and the production involves several friends of Archwood, including four who offered music at Jenei Grigg’s ordination in February: Bob Navis Jr., director and cast member, Kelcie Dugger, assistant director and understudy, Coco Smith, cast member, and Anthony Williams, video operator.
Spring Older Teen & Young Adult Production, ages 16 and up
JACQUES BREL is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service (DPS). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by DPS. 440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
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