Cabaret is an exquisite art form for sophisticated adults, and it takes a special type of performer to pull it off. The material must be carefully selected, arranged and delivered or the whole experience can fall flat.
Fortunately for Palm Beach County audiences, actor Tangi Colombel adores cabaret and has the personality and je n’ais se quoi to pull it off. His original one-man show, Pardon My French!, is in English, of course, allowing amusing and sometimes suggestive content to catch audiences off guard. It’s all about the set-up and the timing.
Says Colombel with a wink, “because I am French, people will forgive me all the time. It’s like, ‘Oh, he said the “f” word, but he’s French, so it’s OK.’ So my brand of comedy is, shall we say, a little naughty. And I know that people like it. . . I don’t want people to come expecting a very quiet evening with French songs and a little chat. I want them to be shocked, disturbed–but not in a bad way.” He follows this with a musical laugh, then explains: “Pardon My French!” [is] “an unorthodox French Cabaret Show with classic Parisian songs, Gallic humor and just the right amount of jokes that will make you blush.”
(Some material is inappropriate for younger audiences.)
$25, 8 p.m. November 9 and 10; 2 p.m. November 11. (561) 586-6410 or Box Office