By Stéphane Ly-Cuong
28 May 2013
All three musicals will be performed in English with French subtitles.
The Robert Carsen-directed production of My Fair Lady will return to the Théâtre du Châtelet after a critically and commercially acclaimed run in 2010. Alex Jennings and Nicholas Le Prevost will reprise their roles as, respectively, Prof. Higgins and Col. Pickering, while Katherine Manley and Christine Arand will alternate in the role of Eliza Doolitle. The Orchestre Pasdeloup will be conducted by Jayce Ogren. My Fair Lady will play 24 performances, Dec. 5, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014.
Into the Woods will have its French premiere at the Châtelet in 2014. Over the last four years, Stephen Sondheim musicals have been prominently featured at the Châtelet with A Little Night Music (2010), Sweeney Todd (2012) and Sunday in the Park With George (2013). Lee Blakeley, who helmed those productions, will direct here as well. Announced performers are Kimy McLaren (Cinderella), Nicholas Garrett (Baker), Christine Buffle (Baker's Wife), Beverley Klein (Witch), Pascal Charbonneau (Jack), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Jack's Mother), Francesca Jackson (Little Red Riding Hood), Rebecca Bottone (Rapunzel), David Curry (Rapunzel's Prince), Leslie Clack (Narrator) and Damian Thantrey (Stewerd). Most of the performers have been seen in the Châtelet's previous productions of Sondheim musicals. David Charles Abell will conduct the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Into the Woods will play eight performances, April 1-12.
For more information, visit chatelet-theatre.com.
Stéphane Ly-Cuong is a Paris-based freelance writer and director (firstname.lastname@example.org).