Isabelle Georges

Broadway Enchanté

Broadway Enchanté, the show that wowed Paris from July 2012 to January 2013 comes to the Edinburgh Fringe. Renowned French singer, Isabelle Georges, and her multi-talented 4 piece band (Frederik Steenbrink, Jérôme Sarfati, Edouard Pennes and David Grébil), returns to Edinburgh with her latest show directed by Jean-Luc Tardieu.

From Mary Poppins to West Side Story and Singin’ In The Rain to My Fair Lady, Georges takes her audience on a fantastic journey through the very heart of Broadway. Fans of classic musicals from composers such as Cole Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein and Berlin are in for an enchanting treat with an added little French je ne sais quoi.

With dizzying rhythm and gaiety, Isabelle Georges proves with virtuosity and originality that musical theatre is far more than a simple boy-meets-girl storyline: so much more than a simple pretext to sing and dance “cheek-to-cheek”.

Between a record-breaking version of Singing In The Rain, retracing the transition from silent movies to ‘talkies’ (in which the audience get a little more than they bargain for) and an irresistible Mary Poppins-like flight, discover the birth of a genre, originating from a melting pot of the music (Yiddish, Operetta, Blues, Jazz, Folk… ) of millions of immigrants singing their hopes of a better life.

About Isabelle GEORGES

Well known to French audiences for her leading roles in Barnum, Le Passe Muraille, Singin’ In The Rain and Titanic The Musical, Isabelle Georges previously performed at the 2005 Edinburg Fringe Festival with her show Judy And Me which led to a further 26 performances at the Harrogate Theatre.

In 2007, Isabelle performed Une étoile et moi and I Wish You Love at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival before returning to the Edinburg Fringe Festival with La French Touch. Her lastest show, Padam Padam ran for over 250 performances at three major Parisian theatres: La Bruyère, Les Mathurins and La Gaîté Montparnasse. She has toured internationally and recorded Maury Yeston’s December Songs for PS Classics at the Nola Studios in New York.

In 2011, Isabelle gave an additional 24 performances of Une étoile et moi at Paris’ Théâtre Antoine and performed at major venues around the world including the Concert Gebouw in Amsterdam, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and at the International Schleswig Holstein Festival. In 2012, she created Broadway Enchanté which ran for over 120 performances at Théâtre La Bruyère and Théâtre Déjazet, Paris.

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Leading Lady Isabelle Georges

Piano & voice Frederik Steenbrink

Double bass & piano Jérôme Sarfati

Guitar & voice Edouard Pennes

Drums David Grebil

Musical Arrangements Cyrille Lehn & Yann Olivo

Director Jean-Luc Tardieu

Costume designer Axel Boursier

Producer Josette Milgram-Todorovitch

Light Design Douglas Kuhrt

Set Designer Nils Zachariasen