“Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” at Odyssey Theatre

It is beyond question that Jacques Brel was one of the greatest singer/song-writers of the Twentieth Century. Put him right next to Edith Piaf for passionate, dramatic performances in the French chanson tradition, with songs that echo in the mind and memory. He rose steadily from obscurity in the early 1950s to world-wide fame in … Continue reading “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” at Odyssey Theatre

“Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Slim and elegant, Julia Migenes wafts onto the Odyssey stage, which is bare save for a baby grand, a chair, two or three crates and a ladder. She chats up the audience with easy self-effacing humor, then launches into the whys and wherefores of an evening of Kurt Weill songs. Establishing a warm rapport with … Continue reading “Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble