Fiddler on the roof
If I were a rich man!
Libretto: Joseph Stein
Music: Jerry Bock
French version: Stéphane Laporte
Direction and choreography: Jeanne Deschaux
French version of the American musical by Joseph Stein and Jerry Bock, which became a Broadway classical of the sixties.
Based on Sholem Aleykhem's novel "Tevie the Milkman", this comedy puts on stage the various characters of a village somewhere in Russia, at the beginning of the twentieth century. A match-maker, a rabbi, a butcher, a Bolshevik, as well as all the other inhabitants of the village intervene in the life of Tevie, whose three main concerns in life are: how to make a living, how to marry his daughters, and how to make sure God will not take offense for all the liberties he takes with the tradition and the religion.
Until July 31, 2010
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm
At the "Palace"
8 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre 75009 Paris
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: 23 € instead of 45 € in "golden circle", 20 € instead of 39 € in 1st category, 16 € instead of 32 € in 2nd category (within the limits of available space).
- Saturdays: 30 € instead of de 45 € in "golden circle", 25 € instead of 39 € in 1st category, 20 € instead of 32 € in 2nd category (within the limits of available space).
Mandatory reservations at +33(0)1 40 22 60 00 (Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 8pm) presenting the membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre.
The 7:40 train
and other railway tales
A family show (from the age of 7 to 107)
Immersed in Yiddish culture and Klezmer music, this musical tale is the last creation of the French-Israeli artist Alain Karpati.
During about a quarter of a century Benjamin Wolff worked as a musician on bard of the Orient-Express train. This musical tale follows the different railway adventures along the route between London, Paris and Istanbul. During that time Benjamin Wolff recorded on a tape-recorder his most interesting adventures as well as surprising music. Using this "black box," which crossed the twentieth century, Alain Karpati tells the stories and plays the music, using his clarinet, his voice, and a number of other devices.
Alain Karpati, musician and story-teller
Thanks to his training as an actor-story teller and as a musician playing multiple instruments, Alain Karpati specialized in shows that combine tales and music. His great interest is to tell the stories with... or without words. As a soloist or in company of other musicians, he plays with space and time to crate powerful memories. Mostly known through the two great Klezmer groups of the French stage: Le Grand Klezmer and Les Klez Têtes, he is a story teller, a clarinetist and the founder of the two groups.
For more information: http://myspace.com/alainkarpati
Starting on March 3, 2010
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:45pm
Sundays at 3:30pm
At the Théâtre de l'Aire Falguière
55 rue de la Convention 75015 Paris
Metro: Volontaires / Plaisance
Prices: 10 € instead of 15 € (within the limits of available space).
Mandatory reservations at +33(0)1 56 58 02 32 presenting the membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre.
The future of Klezmer music
Sophie Solomon (London)
A high-fly classical violinist, Sophie Solomon was also a DJ drum n' bass before founding the London group Oi Va Voi and responding to SoCalled, to finally go her own way. A magical bow for a spicy pop... and frenetically waltzing (text by Rkk Radio Nova)
Anakronic Electro Orkestra (Toulouse)
A gang of young people from Toulouse invent for themselves klezmer roots and tamper with their imaginary past. Sound witchcraft of reggae with the tempo of quasi ska and a clarinet which dances a cassoulet klezmer. (text by Rkk Radio Nova)
Saturday March 13, 2010
Opens at 8pm
At Nouveau Casino
109 rue Oberkampf 75011 Paris
Price: 17 € (price for early booking, fees not included, at www.fnac.com or www.digitick.com) instead of 20 € (Tickets at the theatre teller).
Do you know the blues of tailors, shoemakers, leather craftsmen?... The Yiddish Blues?
This music, which comes from the heart of the people, from the streets, from theatres, which wandered through the countries of the Yiddishland, taking in influences, crossing borders, mixing its own tradition with that of the host countries...
Under the direction of Teddy Lasry, Talila sings in Yiddish a universal tale, understandable to all, and reasserts the radiant modernity of this tasty language, tender, ironic and full of poetry.
Wednesday April 7 at 8pm
at Café de la Danse
5 passage Louis Philippe
Prices: 12 € instead of 16,80 €. (within the limits of available space).
Mandatory reservations with Madame Lune at +33(0)1 43 66 28 89 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org presenting the membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre.
Théâtre de la vieille grille
1, rue Puits de l'Ermite 75005 PARIS
This cabaret proposes regularly shows on Jewish themes.
See the program
Tickets: 11 € instead of 16 €. (Attention: no preferential pricing for shows with tickets at 11€, nor for children's shows, priced at 10€ and 5€)
Mandatory reservations presenting Membership card of the Paris Yiddish Centre.