Bearded Ladies and Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus Team Up for Edith Piaf Cabaret [UPDATED]


If at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 13th, you suddenly find yourself surrounded by a singing ensemble of Edith Piafs as you head for the train home, don’t be alarmed. You’re simply being led to a very special performance by queer-centric performance cabaret troupe The Bearded Ladies and Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) on The Porch at 30th Street Station. Pull up a seat and let that train go by. Trust us, you’ll want to stick around for this.

Thanks to the University City District, The Bearded Ladies are returning to The Porch to put on their first and most popular cabaret No Regrets: A Piaf Affair. John Jarboe, Bearded Ladies’ Artistic Director, will star as Edith Piaf, accompanied by fellow Bearded Ladies on piano, accordion, harp and cello. PGMC will emerge from 30th Street Station en masse to join the fun, all wearing Piaf’s classic black dress, of course.

Bringing No Regrets’ signature can-can dancers, confetti cannons, and Parisian cardboard set-pieces to University City, this choral spectacular will include favorites like “La Vie En Rose” and Non “Je Ne Regrette Rien.” Arrive early, at 5 p.m., for a reception of wine and light fare and to get a good view of the show.

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UPDATE [10/9/2014, 11:02 a.m.]: This post has been updated to reflect the postponement of the performance from its original date, Friday, October 10th, due to inclement weather.