(Olivia Salazar-Winspear’s, Marion Chaval’s, Sonia Paricelli’s and Gerome Vassilacos’s article appeared on France 24, 1/3.)
We take a tour of the spectacular shows illuminating the dark days of winter in the French capital, starting with the cult classic “Cabaret”. Robert Carsen is the latest director to adapt the musical, bringing its biting social commentary to a newly revamped venue: the Lido 2 Paris on the Champs-Élysées.
The legendary spot is moving away from its burlesque revue show reputation and embracing the appeal of musical theatre. Meanwhile, the Théâtre du Châtelet hosts another Broadway staple, as “42nd Street” zooms in on the hopes and dreams of the chorus line in 1930s New York. And contemporary dance creation “Stories” blends tap dancing with modern jazz to take the audience on a narrative journey at the 13ème Art theatre in Paris.