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Charles: A Bio-Musical on the Life & Songs of Charles Aznavour at El Portal Theatre

Dates

11/9/2019

Theatre

El Portal Theatre


5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood,CA 91601
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Tickets Info

$35-50
Phone: 818-508-4200


Charles: A Bio-Musical on the Life & Songs of Charles Aznavour in Los Angeles


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Following its buzzworthy debut at The Hotel Caf in Hollywood,Charleswill be performed at the El Portal Theatre mainstage in the heart of the NoHo Arts District on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7 pm. The production, written by Taleen Babayan, digs deep into primary sources while incorporating 15 of Aznavour's cherished songs. Tracing key points in the musician's life,Charlescharts the personal and professional struggles the singer faced on his climb to becoming an iconic award-winning entertainer throughout the course of his eight decade career in his beloved France and across the globe. From his humble beginnings, to his perseverance as a working musician in occupied France during World War II, to overcoming crippling criticism, to his creative spark with Edith Piaf, the 90-minute show serves as an homage to his legacy as an integral member of France's Golden Age of Music, while capturing the charismatic and shining spirit he embodied as a singer, lyricist, actor, diplomat and humanitarian.Produced by Boundaryless Productions under the direction of Taleen Babayan and musical supervision of Harout Soghomonian,Charlesfeatures Maurice Soudjian and Bernard C. Bayer, who both portray Aznavour, alongside Mariette Soudjian, who makes a guest appearance as Edith Piaf."Aznavour not only achieved success in his own right, but he surpassed musical genres while never forgetting his roots, thus leaving a lasting imprint on the world music scene," said Babayan. "Despite his passing, he is still very much revered and his lifelong artistic quest marks every touchpoint that wholly fulfills a stage story."Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAMq9iRtKNI

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