CHANSONS - Piaf, Brel & Me - Musical Cabaret

The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall 
Adelaide Fringe 2024: 
Chansons: Piaf, Brel & Me  - A Musical Cabaret about France
Dates: 16.-22 & 24.-25.Feb.2024, 6pm
When: 6 pm

Lambert Estate - Barossa Valley: 
Date: 23rd of February: 
Where: Lambert Estate (55 Long Gully Rd, Angaston)
When: 5-9 pm


Chansons, with their exciting narratives and warm-hearted melodies, offer a timeless journey through the human experience. As you embark on this musical adventure, you'll discover the magic of storytelling through song and the enduring legacy of artists like Piaf and Brel. So, let the melodies enchant you and the stories unfold as you traverse the captivating landscapes of Chansons. 
A Bientôt. 

Direct from seasons in New York, Berlin, Edinburgh and France 
Rummel’s song & story cycle is back at the Adelaide Fringe in the elegant air-conditioned venue.
Stefanie Rummel’s acclaimed vocal performance brings to life songs & stories full of love, discovery, ‘Joie‘ and ‘Savoir Vivre’.

She is a foremost interpreter of the work of Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf. Audiences will leave humming the show’s melodies out into the night.
★★★★ "Rummel’s voice is outstanding"
"Charming and seductive" Broadway World
"Her alto voice has a beautiful warmth" Glam Adelaide
★★★★ "A revelation"

"Chansons delivers a simple but moving message: it is through songs that we are finally able to understand each other." Broadway World

"Stefanie Rummel's choice of songs will evoke memories, collective and personal, even if they are not sung in our home language. Stefanie’s ability to connect to her audience through songs is both charming and seductive." 
 BroadwayWorld (Helen Tope)

Stefanie Rummel at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 with Chansons
After shows in Adelaide, New York, Berlin, Reykjavik and France, the song cycle - Chansons: Songs and Stories from Piaf, Brel & Me – can be seen digitally at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Bienvenue to Chansons, the musical intercultural show.  Soul-touching stories about life and passion, from ‘Ne me quitte pas’ (Brel) to ‘Milord’ (Piaf). Live life the French way for one night, without travelling or jetlag. It doesn’t matter if you speak French or not – all is explained in English. This piece inspires our own lives by looking at other cultures. Sung and performed in brilliant showmanship by Stefanie Rummel and her pianists. It was seen in theatres and cabarets in France,  Germany, Iceland, Finland, UK and US. ‘Great chansons… passionate feelings’ (Rheingauer Echo). 

Chansons 45 Sec - Trailer

Press reactions:

"Great chansons"  
"Passionate feelings" 
"Intimate cabaret evening"  
"As a chanteuse as multifaceted as love."  
"Outstanding vocal performance"

"Rummel’s voice is outstanding: it moves from delicate, lingering notes (in a superb cover of Autumn Leaves) to real moments of joie de vivre in Rummel’s take on the Piaf classic, L’Accordeoniste."  
The Reviews Hub - Helen Tope  4 Star Review ****  

"A fascinating show, comfortably paced and with the right amount of history, songs and personal anecdotes, it held my attention despite me being far from fully conversant in French."  Review LondonTheatre1 by Chris Omaweng 4 Star Review ****  

"The international songstress offers stunning interpretations of Jacques Brel classics including 'Ne me quitte pas' and mesmerizing takes on Edith Piaf's 'Padam, Padam' and 'Milord.' by Chloe Rabinowitz  

Full article about Chansons in French and English:

5 Minute Trailer

Audience Voices   

  • "Merci beaucoup. J'ai cru d'être en France pendant une heure. Magnifique!"   
  • "Thank you very much. I thought I was in France for an hour. Magnificent!"  
  • A wonderful evening. Formidable.Thank you. I will tell my friends.  Karen   
  • Merci pour la musique en particulier pour les Feuilles Mortes! Cathy   
  • A wonderful experience in French in Australia for an Austrian.  / Eine wunderbare Erfahrung in French in Australien für einen Österreicher.  Johannes   
  • Bravo! Encore! Jean-Marc   
  • It was a wonderful show especially the song Amsterdam which I enjoyed very much. Loucas 

Chansons at Sydney Fringe 2022