Sunday November 3, 2013 / 7:00pmEdith
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How was your experience?
The show was fine, but Lisner Auditorium needs to tighten up its performance. As requested, we showed up between 6 - 6:30 PM to get our Goldstar tickets at Will Call, noting that they expected large crowds. Well, we were the only ones in line at 6:10. That left 50 minutes to kill, so we wandered the neighborhood, getting back to Lisner Auditorium at 6:25, 5 minutes before the doors oepned. Since I was carrying my dinner leftovers, I was told to leave it with the concession stand, since no food was allowed in the auditorium. Fair enough. During teh show, there were some (several) lighting glitches, which was distracting (i.e., bringing up the house lights during the performance, then dimming them, bringing them on again, etc.; no spotlight on Ms. Aigron when she was speaking directly to the audience; a few more I can't recall now). Also a suggestion to the show directors: during the encore, the audience was invited to sing along with Ms. Aigron on La Vie en Rose, but virtually no one knew the lyrics in French, except for the tag line, La Vie en Rose. Perhaps they could have had surtitles on the screen. I did enjoy the black and white photos shown on the rear wall; that did add a lot to the show. Ms. Aigron was a great tribute artist to the songs and life of Edith Piaf.