C H A N S O N -- Linn Lorkin sings Piaf, Brel, Lorkin and Rugis in an original musical comedy/revue. With Anna Rugis (ex back-up singer for Van Morrison, Cat Stevens and The Kinks) and Hershal Herscher.
CHANSON is an original musical play based on the true story of Linn's
transformation from student to star performer of those gorgeous French
chansons so loved by the Francophile in us all.With a script by Anna Rugis,
Chanson features original songs by both Lorkin and Rugis, as well as many
French language favourites. . . and some gorgeous gowns (plus Hershal in a
top-hat !) Linn even does a turn as Piaf.
The Paris romance is alive and well in New Zealand. What is it about the
French language and the sound of an accordion that makes us melt into a
smile? Parisian melodies, a comedic script and acres of gorgeous three-part
harmony make Chanson a delightful theatrical experience.
NZ's favourite chanteuse, Linn Lorkin, began her romance with Paris as a
French language student at Auckland University. Then with a scholarship from
the French government she left for Paris to pursue her studies at the
Sorbonne. But Linn's other love, music, captured her attention, and soon
success as a piano player and singer stole her away from academia.
CHANSON has been featured at the Fuel Festival for New Theatre, Hamilton, Lopdell Theatre, Titirangi and Artworks, Waiheke and now sits happily once a month in the uniquely intimate "Nightingales" in Devonport.
"Chanson evokes the beauty, chic and a yearning for Paris in the francophile in all of us. A must see show for anyone with a romantic bone in their body, fascinating to watch and with music to move your heart." - Brian Keegan