The Show

FORMIDABLE

 

Formidable! The musical created in honour of Charles Aznavour, takes us back to the time of “La Bohême”. Through his most powerful, memorable and iconic songs, we are told the incredible story of his life.

During his 70 year long career, Charles Aznavour has written more than 800 songs. He has recorded more than 1200 songs and sung them in a variety of different languages. In total, this artist counts more 180 million records sold around the world, and is considered as one of the most famous musical legends of our time – alongside the likes of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.

 

With the help of images and videos projected on the stage back drop, and original staging and decorations, this musical has become the most wonderful tribute ever dedicated to the career of the artist Charles Aznavour.

 

Meeting with Charles Aznavour

 

    ”After having produced more than 400 shows in 50 countries with the musical Piaf! The Show, there was always a nagging question that surfaced again and again when we were speaking to audiences. “Why don't you create a musical based on the life of Charles Aznavour?” So, bearing in mind the fact the Charles Aznavour is as famous around the world as, for example, Edith Piaf, the idea started to form in my mind around the concept of a show in his honour.However, this would be impossible without his blessing. For this reason, Jules Grison and myself left for New York on the 15th of October 2016, heading for Charles Aznavour’s Madison Square Gardens show, to meet him during his final tour and discuss the possibility of realising this project. Graciously acknowledging our reputation internationally, and fired by his passion to reach younger generations of music fans, he gave us his permission to go ahead with the project. From that day on, we have worked tirelessly to produce a show worthy of the man himself and the icon he represents to this day”.

 

 – Gil Marsalla