'Summer '44': the liberation of France in a musical. This original musical brings us back to the summer of 1944, from the Battle of Normandy to the Liberation of Paris. History unfolds before our eyes through the anonymous destinies performed by six young singers. Did you know the Rochambelles, this nursing brigade founded by the New Yorker Florence Conrad, participated in the landing alongside allied forces? Have you heard that pianos, Steinway Victory V manufactured in the United States, were parachuted by aircraft during D-Day, and nearly 2500 jazz musicians were among the soldiers landing?
This renowned venue played an important role in shaping the cultural prowess of 'Les Années Folles' and has hosted various stars, including the real Mistinguett, and Maurice Chevalier. In 1932 it was converted into a large cinema, returning to its role as a theatre in 1971. Only in 2000 did it become known as Le Comedia.
Theatre in Paris makes the very best shows in the city accessible to you: your English-speaking host or hostess will greet you at the theatre and give you an entertaining speech about its history as well as insiders' information about the play. You will then be accompanied towards the ushers. We are with you every step of the way so that all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!