Café Chanson


by Ken Page

January 11-27, 2013

Gia Valenti and Justin Ivan Brown in Café Chanson -- Photo by Peter Wochniak

“Page uses a Paris cabaret to stage a life fulfilled” - Kenya Vaughn, St. Louis American

“…equal parts cabaret performance, musical theater, and what can only be deemed magic.” - Paul Friswold, Riverfront Times

“…an evening full of wistful entertainment…a 5 on a scale of 1-5” - Mark Bretz, Ladue News

“…transcendently compelling, and deliciously hair-raising.” - Richard Green

Café Chanson is an evening described by creator/director Ken Page as a "ballet in music." Step inside and meet an American veteran of World War II who will transport you to the Paris he knew as a young man, the days and nights spent among the denizens of his beloved "Café Chanson."

Directed by Ken Page. Musical direction by Henry Palkes. Set and lighting by Patrick Huber. Costumes by Teresa Doggett. Props by Claudia Mink Horn. 

Cast: Elizabeth Birkenmeier, John Flack, Justin Ivan Brown, J. Samuel Davis, Antonio Rodriguez, Gia Valenti, and Willena Vaughn. With live music by Tova Braitberg, Mike Buerke, Bill Lenihan and Henry Palkes.


Antonio Rodriguez in Café Chanson -- Photo by Peter Wochniak


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