Mamma Mia!’s Pitre to Demonstrate Her Versatility at March 7 Town Hall Extravaganza

News   Mamma Mia!’s Pitre to Demonstrate Her Versatility at March 7 Town Hall Extravaganza The March 7 two-act concert at Town Hall dubbed French Cabaret: Viva La Chanson will feature a second act starring Louise Pitre.
Louise Pitre in Mamma Mia!
Louise Pitre in Mamma Mia! (Photo by Joan Marcus)

The Mamma Mia! star will take centerstage during the second-half of the evening devoted to the French chanson and will demonstrate her versatility beyond the songs of pop group ABBA. Scott Siegel, who is producing the evening, recently told Playbill On-Line, “Louise will do the entire second act. It will give theatregoers the opportunity to see all that she can do outside of Mamma Mia! People probably don’t realize how versatile and dynamic a performer she is, and this show will give her that opportunity . . . [Pitre] had a celebrated hit with a show about the life of Edith Piaf, and at Town Hall, she will sing a wide variety of songs, all of French origin.”

The first half of the evening will feature special guest star, singer songwriter Amanda McBroom, who is best known for writing the hit tune “The Rose.” McBroom also starred in a successful production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and she will belt out several tunes from that revue March 7. Others participating in the first act include French tenor Michel Bérubé, who will be making his New York debut; Parisian chanteuse Greta; and New York cabaret singer A.J. Irvin.

Tickets are priced at $30 and $35 and are available by calling (212) 307 4100 or by visiting the Town Hall box office. Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 W. 43rd St.

For her performance as Donna in the Canadian, Broadway and touring companies of Mamma Mia!, Louise Pitre received the Dora Mavor Moore Award, the San Francisco Critics Circle Award, the U.S. National Broadway Award as well as a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Her numerous theatrical credits include Piaf; Les Misérables; The World Goes 'Round; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Her solo recordings are titled "Songs My Mother Taught Me" and "All of My Life Has Led to This."