November 10, 2018


In partnership with La Maison Francaise
and the French-American Chamber of Commerce
Gil Marsalla & Directo Productions present



(FACC members and friends can use discount code: FORMIDABLEFACC18)

Starring the internationally acclaimed JULES GRISON

At La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France
French Embassy Washington DC

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.

Formidable ! Aznavour , 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.

With the help of images and videos projected on the stage back drop, beautifully arranged, original production make this musical the most wonderful tribute ever dedicated to the career of the artist Charles Aznavour. '

"After having produced more than 400 shows in 33 countries with the musical Piaf! The Show, there was always a nagging question that surfaced time and time again when we spoke to audiences.

“Why not do 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 About Jules Grison - Singer He is one of the most talented stage performers and artists of his generation.He can be most notably remembered for this role in the world famous musical “Romeo & Juliette”.

He collaborated on a variety of projects such as “Mon Homme” – the musical based on the most memorable songs from the 20’s to the 40’s at Le Théâtre des Variétés in Paris, 2005.He worked on the show “Les Années Tubes” by Roger Louret from 2009 to 2011.

Impassioned by his love for “Music Hall” and mainstream French recordings. Here, he gave us one of the greatest tributes to this genre ever made.About Gil Marsalla - Director and Producer Gil Marsalla was born in Nice, France in 1969. From the age of 14 he performed on stage in a variety of musical representations.

After gaining professional experience as a musician, musical director, conductor and artistic director, his understanding of live performance inspired him to form his own company in 2001. In 2007 he decided to export the shows he wrote to a more international audience, and saw worldwide success with “Piaf!” Le Spectacle” and “Paris! Le Spectacle, "Piaf Symphonic".

The audiences of New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Tokyo, Osaka, Moscow, Prague, Rio De Janeiro, and Athens rewarded him with standing ovations for his shows.

He had earned the reputation of a globally renowned producer and was inspired to continue each time he saw that familiar sparkle of joy in his audiences’ eyes.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $65 + Taxes - Seating is on a first come first served basis

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IMPORTANT Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot New Security

Rules: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION OR PROPER ID 


(FACC members and friends can use discount code: FORMIDABLEFACC18)

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 8pm sharp.

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