“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

“Debussy: His Letters and His Music” at Odyssey Theatre

Julia Migenes has returned to Los Angeles with a new musical offering. Debussy: His Letters and His Music creates the world of the beloved composer, Claude Debussy, through selected dramatic readings of his voluminous letters, which spanned nearly his entire life from teenage to death. As a composer, Debussy broke with tradition and created a … Continue reading “Debussy: His Letters and His Music” at Odyssey Theatre

Tennessee William’s “Kingdom of Earth” at Odyssey Theatre

There is no question that Tennessee Williams ranks among the greatest and most prolific of 20th Century American playwrights. Theatre companies around the world continually revive hits like The Glass Menagerie, A Street Car Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and many others. His lesser-known works and his critical failures, often derided when … Continue reading Tennessee William’s “Kingdom of Earth” at Odyssey Theatre