Born in Paris in 1913 - legend has it she came into the world on top of a gendarme's cape under a gas street-lamp - Edith Piaf at the peak of her career was France's own superstar. Her tragic life, a life full of death, abandonment, destructive relationships, and substance abuse has been the subject of books, documentary films, dramatic films, and made for television biographies. She herself wrote her own biography, arguably a work of fiction. Despite the wealth of material chronicling her journey on this earth, it is through her music that the true spirit of the "Little Sparrow of Paris" can be felt. With this show Theatre Sheridan pays homage to her struggles by imagining the women of Paris whose own lives, loves and losses are so achingly evoked in the songs and stories that made a career.
Director: Katherine Kaszas
Choreographer: Sarah Slywchuk
Musical Director: Christopher Mounteer
Studio Theatre, Sheridan
Sarah Blair Irwin
Piaf – a life in song, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre
Theatre and Performance Studies
Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Theatre Sheridan, "Piaf – A Life In Song, November 19 – 29, 2003" (2003). Theatre Sheridan Productions. 54.
Kaszas, K. (Director). (2003, November 19 – 29). Piaf – a life in song. [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.