Fantastique and féline, Parisian cabaret star Isabelle Georges returns with her trademark soaring vocals, theatrical delivery and a stunning five-piece band. 'She's every inch a star' (Scotsman). She'll lead you on a passionate journey through the French repertoire and beyond, featuring the music of Brel, Bécaud, Piaf, Aznavour and more. Along with musical director and vocalist Frederik Steenbrink she bursts through stories of love, survival and dreams in an unbeatable mixture of jazz, cabaret and pop. 'Sparkles like a cheeky champagne' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'An enthralling presence' (Stage).
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Oh Là Là! starring Parisian cabaret artist Isabelle Georges will be making its worldwide premiere at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Assembly Checkpoint. Isabelle returns with her trademark soaring vocals and theatrical delivery alongside a stunning five-piece band that marks her 4th Edinburgh Festival appearance. She will lead you on a passionate journey through the French repertoire and beyond, featuring the music of Brel, Bécaud, Piaf, Aznavour and more. Along with musical director and vocalist Frederik Steenbrink she bursts through stories of love, survival and dreams in an unbeatable mixture of jazz, cabaret and pop. Her previous Fringe Festivals shows were the critically acclaimed Judy & Me (2005), La French Touch (2007) and Broadway Enchanté (2013).
Isabelle grew up in Paris listening to her mother's vocal exercises, her grandmother's scales and the marvelous stories that her father told her. She took to the stage for the first time with the Victor Cuno company in From Harlem to Broadway, and then performed in Marilyn de Montreuil, Chère Daisy, Happy Feet, Phi Phi and La Crise est Finie, thus becoming a "triple threat:" a singer, dancer and actress. "When I was a kid, my grand mother, piano player and composer, used to tell me all about l'Écluse, this Parisian cabaret where she had often performed and in which, on a stage as big as a confetti everything was possible..."
She has played a string of lead roles that include Barnum (Jean Paul Lucet/Les Célestins Lyon), Le Passe Muraille (Michel Legrand/Les Bouffes Parisiens Paris), Nymph Errant (Rodger Redfarn/Chichester Festival- UK), Singin' In the Rain (Jean-Louis Grinda/ORW Belgium & Théâtre de la Porte Saint Martin Paris), La Périchole (Jérôme Savary/Théâtre National de Chaillot Paris), L'Air de Paris opposite Patrick Dupond (Thierry Harcourt/Théâtre Le Comédia Paris), Et Si On Chantait (David Bréval/Espace Pierre Cardin Paris) and Titanic the Musical (Jean-Louis Grinda/ORW Belgium), where she met Maury Yeston and Frederik Steenbrink.
Inspired by Daniel Klajner and Norbert Glanzberg's biography she wrote Padam Padam with Jean-Luc Tardieu's help, which became one of the biggest successes in Paris in 2011. The same year Isabelle was the special guest of Victoires de la Musique Classique and of the 40th anniversary celebration of Chorégies d'Orange, before 9,000 people and 2 million TV viewers. Isabelle also won the Charles Oulmont Foundation prize that year. In 2012 she was the special guest of the Radio Classique Festival in Olympia in Paris. Now in 2015 prior to the Edinburgh Fringe she will play Mrs C in the Musical adaptation of Stefan Zweig's novel, 24 Hours in a Woman's Life in theatre La Bruyère in Paris.
Come See Entertainment: was founded in 1996 by Frederik Steenbrink named after his first composition: "J'ai Fait Comme Si." It has produced and co-produced several musical shows such as J'ai Fait Comme Si (Sentier des Halles, Paris), Les Filles De La Rue de Rennes (Espace la Comédia, Paris), Maury Yeston's December Songs with Isabelle Georges (Théâtre du Renard, Paris), Herman van Veen's Mata Hari and Chapeau (Théâtre du Renard and Salle Gaveau), Une Étoile et Moi and La French Touch with Isabelle Georges (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). They produced Padam Padam (2010) which ran for 225 performances in three main Parisian venues (Théâtre La Bruyère, Théâtre des Mathurins, Théâtre de la Gaîté Montparnasse) and Broadway Enchanté (2012) which ran for 118 performances (Théâtre La Bruyère, Théâtre Déjazet) and Chante (2014) which ran for 44 performances (Théâtre Déjazet). All shows have toured internationally in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, the UK and Australia.
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