Frank Zappa's 200 Motels – The Suites

An impressive musical-theatrical saga, performed for the first time in France

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Antoine Gindt — Stage director
Elodie Brémaud — Collaboration on stage
Elise Capdenat — Scenography
Marine Villain — Accessories
Daniel Levy — Lighting
Dominique Bataille — Sound
Fanny Brouste — Costumes
Sophie Burdiat — Make-up artist
Julien Ravoux — Assistant movie director
Lionel Peintre — Narrator, Cowboy Burt
Marina Ruiz — Janet, The Journalist
Aliénor Feix — Lucy, Donavan
Dominic Gould — Frank, Larry the Dwarf, Jeff
Zachary Wilder — Mark
Nicholas Scott — Howard
Mélanie Boisvert — The Soprano solo

Program notes

Hit the road again with 200 Motels – The Suites, American composer and musician Frank Zappa’s stage version of his 1971 musical surrealist documentary film. Exploring experiences touring with his rock band The Mothers of Invention, Zappa and his original collaborator created a psychedelic flight of fancy of a film that scandalized and electrified audiences, and pushed the boundaries of symphonic music. Led by music director Léo Warynski and stage director Antoine Gindt, this new French staged version brings together actors, singers, a rock band (The Headshakers), the Percussions de Strasbourg, the choir Les Métaboles, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. A remarkable, aptly nonconformist tribute to one of the greatest musical freethinkers of the 20th century!

Photo: Frank Zappa © Norman Seeff

With the support of the Zappa Family Trust and T&M

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Directed by:
Corentin Leconte,
Philippe Béziat
Venue: Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France)
Production date: 2018
Duration: 1 h 52 min
Production: © Camera Lucida
Resolution: Full HD

Available until

Friday, March 15, 2024