Graduation Musical – Jacques Brel – 9-17 November

Press Release – Unitec

A musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century, performed by Unitec’s graduating Year 3 actors for 2012, directed by Benjamin Henson and produced by the Unitec’s Production, Design & Management staff …Unitec Department of Performing & Screen Arts presents its 2012 Graduation Musical …

Jacques Brel is Alive And Well And Living in Paris

A musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 20th century, performed by Unitec’s graduating Year 3 actors for 2012, directed by Benjamin Henson and produced by the Unitec’s Production, Design & Management staff and students and industry guests.

Date/Time: 9-17 November, 7pm / 10 & 11 November matinees 2pm (no evening shows on Sunday 11 Nov and Monday 12 Nov)
Venue: Unitec Theatre, Building 6, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Unitec Mt Albert Campus, Auckland.
Tickets: Book at iTICKET.co.nz or call (09) 361 1000. booking fees may apply.
BOOK NOW: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2012/nov/jacques-brel-is-alive-and-well-and-living-in-paris
Cost: $15 Adult, $10 Concession (unwaged, seniors, Unitec staff), $5 Students/Unitec grads, 25% discount for pre-bookings of four or more in same order.

Synopsis: Crimes of passion, webs of deceit, disintegration. The dark side of Jacques Brel’s haunting lyrics is brought to the fore in a nightmare scape of lost souls; taking the satirised human narrative of his most popular chansons to find a unique and unnerving evening of cabaret. The sinister world of Brel’s harrowed characters – at times disillusioned and bitter, at times full of worldly clarity – is re-imagined in a visionary take on this cult musical.

Jacques Brel wrote over 300 prolific songs, much respected and adopted by huge names from the music world, including Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey and Cyndi Lauper. His lyrics, bridging the gap between narrative poem and song, are distinctly heartfelt and brimming with humane truths, both ugly and beautiful.

Originally written for just four performers, ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’ is given new life with this 16 strong ensemble.

Directed by Benjamin Henson.
Musical Direction by Grant Winterburn.
Production Conception, English Lyrics and Additional Material by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman.
Based on Jacques Brel’s Lyrics and Commentary.
Music by Jacques Brel.
by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Visit our Jacques Brel FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/439297559460294/?fref=ts

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Find out more about what’s happening during Grad Fest 2012 season in November: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/gradfest

We look forward to seeing you at the show.
ENDS

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