Gaby, mon amour ! La naissance du Music-Hall


At 8:30 pm

Running time: 1h10
at 8:30 pm: from July 5 to 28 - No performance: July 8, 15, 22


+33 (0)4 90 85 37 48 +33 (0)9 81 00 37 48

 Musical show

From 8 years old

French language
  • Cardholder14 €
  • Full price20 €
  • Child (under 12s)8 €
  • Reduced (chômeurs) 10 €
  • Young cardholder - july, 22 to 28 11 €

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56, rue du rempart Saint Lazare
84000 - Avignon - Venue map

Seating Capacity: 90

  • Access to disabled
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bleachers
  • Armchairs

Premiere in Avignon

Show resume

Gaby Deslys? The biggest star of French musical theatre at the beginning of the 20th Century!

A singer, dancer, and actress whose singular talent catapulted her to the heights of stardom from the moment she first donned her legendary hats, gowns and jewels and stepped onstage — dazzling everyone who saw her from Paris to London to Broadway. This is a woman whose completely original stagecraft, as well as her forward thinking attitudes about being a woman, influenced all who followed her from Mae West to Florenz Ziegfeld to The Folies Bergère. And yet, today, she is all but forgotten.
Happily, she’s being brought back to life in this critically acclaimed musical Revue. Just like flipping through the pages of a glossy magazine from the 1910’s, you’ll be given glimpses into every facet of this Queen of Music Hall. Immerse yourself in the world of the great cabarets of yesteryear; a world of rhinestones, feathers and silk. A world of dangerous women and stagedoor Johnnys. A world where a king would give up his throne for the love of a beautiful woman! This is an extravaganza with costumes as spectacular as those worn by Gaby Deslys herself;

The revue is the brain-child of the brilliant young tenor, Jean-Christophe Born. The verve with which he has painstakingly researched the life of this trail-blazing, yet forgotten icon is matched only by the energy and with he brings to his performance as the various men in Gaby’s life.

Mr. Born is joined on stage by New York City’s reigning King of Cabaret, the multi-award singer, pianist and tap dancer, Mark Nadler (named Performer of the Year by

Mr Nadler has also created the musical arrangements. Operetta, cakewalk and ragtime sung in French and English, have been given fresh, vibrant reimaginings that comprise the musical landscape of this enchanting revue.

And rounding out the cast is soprano Clémentine Decouture as Gaby Deslys! Her shimmering, rich soprano, her bubbly personality and her impeccable comic timing illuminate the stage just as the great Gaby Deslys did over a hundred years ago.

"An intoxicating cocktail of talents, “Gaby Mon Amour” is a magnificent success!” ZIBELINE
“Mark Nadler could carry a show all by himself!” MUSICAL AVENUE
"Run to see this marvel of good humor and gaeity!" LE MONDE

Artists / Staff

  • Metteur en scène : Jean-C. Born
  • Chorégraphe : Sébastien Oliveros
  • Interprète(s) : Clém. Decouture, Jean-C. Born, Mark Nadler
  • Costumière : Mi. Doering-Born

Compagnie Gaby Deslys
Coproduction: Les agents réunis

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