Chansons. Show - Piaf, Brel & Me - Musical Cabaret to France
By Stefanie Rummel
This musical cabaret stands for 'touching' stories about life and passionate songs from 'Ne me quitte pas' (Brel) to 'Milord' (Piaf). Sung and performed in the form of “brilliant show interludes” by Stefanie Rummel (singing/acting) and her pianists. You hear autobiographical stories about France such as: how we, eat, meet friends, approach life in another country. It is about the art of living. The ' savoir vivre' and the ' joie de vivre'. The journey goes from love to war and freedom and from childhood memories to adulthood. Various styles of French songs that became famous across the world can be heard: from jazz to pop from musical theatre to chansons, from singer songwriters and own songs to traditional songs.
"Rummel’s voice is outstanding: it moves from delicate, lingering notes (in a superb cover of Autumn Leaves) to real moments of joie de vivre in Rummel’s take on the Piaf classic, L’Accordeoniste." ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
"A fascinating show, comfortably paced and with the right amount of history, songs and personal anecdotes, it held my attention despite me being far from fully conversant in French." ★★★★ LondonTheatre1
Audience reactions:“From the minute the lights went down, Stefanie Rummel created an atmosphere so moving, so nostalgic and electric, we were all spellbound. Not many performers make me cry, or smile through those tears, ( I hate feeling like I am being manipulated, and no, I did NOT cry at Love Story) but this show was exquisitely masterful and genuine . Go see it. Take some tissues. You didn't know you wanted to see a cabaret show - but you did.'The best way to visit France is through its songs!”