Funny Girl

Funny Girl poster
Théâtre Marigny

Jusqu'au 9 décembre 2021

Anglais

Lieu

Théâtre Marigny
Carré Marigny, 75008 Paris
Capacité 1024 sièges

Durée

2 hours 30 minutes

1 intermission


Détails

Musical

Recommended for all ages

English with French subtitles


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If you have not heard of Funny Girl, you'll definitely recognize her original lead actress: it was in this musical that Barbra Streisand made her debut. The Broadway Hit Musical featuring Fanny Brice will be played by the distinguished Christina Bianco in Théâtre Marigny, favoribly located in Champs-Élysées. Headlining classic songs like 'People', 'Don't Rain on My Parade', and 'I'm the Greatest Star', this charming musical is bound to get the whole family singing and it's coming to Paris for the first time in history! 

Résumé

Curtains up: New York, in the 1910s Fanny Brice is the star of the Ziegfeld Follies revue show. Having met the love of her, Nick Arnstein, Fanny’s gambler boyfriend ends up in prison leaving her heart aching, especially considering they were going to get married. Though he is gone she does not give up on their love and waits for his return. As her life passes her by, she starts to reminisce and feel nostalgic. Desperately desiring to surpass her unremarkable features, the young Fanny dreams of mounting the stage of Broadway to sing her little heart out. Fanny went from just your average teenager to a glittering star of renown talents. As older and wiser Fanny looks back at her younger, plainer, teenage self, we ride with her on a rollercoaster of ambition and heartbreak, success and disaster.

 

Loosely based on the true story of the original Fanny Brice, a movie star and comedian. Funny Girl is a tale depicting the ups and downs of a young girl including a healthy dose of true love. When curtains rose on Barbra Streisand back in 1964, the musical was an instant success. It was nominated for 8 whopping Tony Awards. Over fifty years later, Funny Girl has not lost an inch of its charm.

Théâtre Marigny

Carré Marigny, 75008 Paris

Au milieu des années 1800, le square Marigny qui bordait les Champs-Élysées était une simple salle relativement modeste, proposant toutes sortes d’attractions et de curiosités circassiennes. Après avoir changé de mains et de noms un certain nombre de fois, de « Bouffes d’été » au « Théâtre Deburau » et au « Marigny Bergères », la scène au charme désuet fut détruite en 1880 pour laisser la place à un théâtre grandiose, conçu par le non moins célèbre Charles Garnier, également à l’origine de l’Opéra Garnier. Depuis les années 1950, sous la direction de Simone Volterra, le Théâtre Marigny est devenu l’un des lieux les plus courus de la capitale, au moment précis de l’explosion culturelle post-Seconde Guerre mondiale. De ses débuts modestes, le théâtre s’est transformé en profondeur pour devenir l’un des théâtres les plus prestigieux de tout Paris, une salle luxueuse à voir et où il est bon d’être vu. En 1954, un second théâtre, plus petit, fut ajouté au lieu, pour compléter le programme avec des créations plus intimistes.

 

Composé de deux théâtres, un petit et un grand, le Théâtre Marigny est l’une des rares salles parisiennes à avoir accueilli une comédie musicale historique de Broadway, tandis que la petite salle accueille de petites créations. De 2013 à 2018, le Théâtre Marigny est resté fermé pour rénovation et n’a réouvert ses portes que récemment, plus beau que jamais. Ce théâtre fabuleux est l’une des adresses préférées des amateurs de théâtre parisiens. Le lieu parfait pour voir une splendide comédie musicale dans un magnifique décor et entouré de la crème parisienne.

 

En quelques mots

Capacité : grand théâtre 1 024, petit théâtre 300

Accès handicapé : oui, merci de nous contacter pour vous garantir un placement dans les zones accessibles.

Climatisé : oui

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FAQ

Where will I be seated?

There are three seating categories available. The theater is an English style auditorium, which means that all the seats are in the form of a horseshoe shape. Seats will be allocated by the theater in the corresponding section to your desired category.

How do I get to the theatre?

The theater is accessible by metro stations Franklin Roosevent (Line 9) and Champs-Elysees Clemenceau (Lines 1 & 13). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theater on weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the theatre?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theater's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I purchase a show programme?

Tickets for Funny Girl do not include a program. A program is available for purchase at the theater.

How long does the show last?

The show lasts two hours and thirty minutes with one intermission.

Is the show for travelers or French people?

Both! This production of Funny Girl has many new aspects, yet keeps all the charm of the famous American musical. Performed entirely in English, French subtitles are provided to ensure local audience members can understand as well.

Is tipping customary?

Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theaters. However, you will usually expect a small tip of between € 2 and € 5, which you can give them when they've shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for "tip" is "tip," which literally translates to "to have a drink."