A One Woman Show
Chandeleriva is a grand old diva who faces her demons of her past with great humour, passion and magic. She is returning to the spot light for a comeback concert.
Born in Vroshlovilik a very far, far, far way land, she reminisces about her adoring, but flatulent, grandfather; her talented alcoholic mother and somewhat air-headed love of her life, Pedro (portrayed quite realistically by a blow up doll).
The legendary star wears her heart on her sleeve. She has moments of poignant and undeniable truth contrast to her hysterical ridiculusness. She always leaves the audience touched, moved and inspired.
“Music, clowning, improv, props, laughs, character, gibberish and so, many flowers. It all comes together in one lady’s very capable hands.”
What people are saying
“Come see Suzette Araujo resume the title role in the one-woman production of Chandeleirva. Araujo, a Cirque de Soleil alum, stars as the “free-spirited diva who faces her tumultuous past with humor and passion.” This is a role she has performed at Fringe Festivals since 2004 and along the way has perfected the balance between silly/absurd and refreshingly touching. It’s a delicate line and Araujo walks it well.”
by Joella Panisch
SOHO Journall – New York August 20th, 2008
TimeOut New York – Chandeleirva – 4-star ****
Chandeleirva’s playfullness, thoughtfullness and naughtiness gave the show a lot of depth. Though it was mostly silly, it still felt like you could learn some life lessons form this remarkable character.
If I could, I would see this show again and again. Highly Recommended!”
Dear Annette, – Montreal 2006
Best Opening: Chandeleirva
Best Closing: (tie) Chandeleirva and…….
Best One Person Show: Chandeleriva
Best Show: Chandeleirva
idea, but sharp direction–drawing on equal parts Vaudeville and Vegas–along with Araujo’s vocal talents pull it together into a delightful and moving grotesquery.
The character of Chandeleirva, with her booze and boas, manages to fart her way into
our hearts while telling a story of parental abandonment and failed romance. If there’s
and award for the most moving duet with an inflatable doll since Airplane! This clown wins hands down. BJD
Eye Magazine, Toronto 07.08.04 – 5 stars *****
Now Magazine, Toronto 2004 – NNN