ABOUT US


Since 2001, Directo Productions has produced and broadcast more than 500 shows a year in France and internationally.

Their international shows of French musical heritage tour the world and have an audience of millions.

Also specializing in comedy, Directo Productions advises and manages the careers of talented comedians and presents the largest programme of comedy shows in the south-east of France.

Their team responsible for the creation of original shows also presents a wide variety of shows for younger audiences, thus offering, every year, events suitable for family entertainment.

Directo Productions mounts numerous festivals and big events in the South-East of France.

Thanks to its experience, Directo Productions is today considered as the trusted partner for hundreds of clients around the world.

 

A worldwide French music post war success production shows

There has been a distinctive French “cabaret” style since end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, exemplified by such famous places as the Moulin Rouge, the Lido, etc. It’s an aspect of French culture which is world famous, but until recently, if you wanted to experience it fully, you had to come to Paris!

In 2009, while travelling a lot, Gil Marsalla, our CEO,  sensed a real hunger from audiences all over the world to hear the classic French songs of the 20th Century, songs made famous by great artists like Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, Gilbert Becaud, Yves Montand… So, he decided to produce French cabaret shows and tour them internationally.

After several years of touring and producing more than 1 000 concerts worldwide, Gil is considered as the leading producer of this kind of work, that he has opened up a huge market for this beloved material.

It is an ever-expanding vogue, one which grew each year as he created first “Paris! The Show” (2014) then “Piaf! The Show” (2015), “Formidable Aznavour“(2017), “Piaf Symphonic” (2018), “Douce France” (2019), Brel ! The Show ( 2020 ), Roxane, The Musical ( 2021 ) , What Now My Love ( 2022 )  all these shows will tour worldwide actually

Our Company  is very proud to continue and preserve his native country’s musical heritage, and to have spearheaded the renewal of French cabaret by bringing it to audiences all over the globe.

GIL MARSALLA

Producer and Director

Gil Marsalla has been studying music since the age of 14 and had a rewarding career as a musician, music director, conductor and artistic director. He has been successfully producing musical and theatrical shows and large-scale events for the past 20 years, most recently with his own production company Directo Productions, which he founded in 2001 with the goal of supporting and presenting emerging French artists. Since 2007, he has been touring his productions worldwide and successfully presented his shows to sold-out houses in North & South America, Europe, Japan, China, and many other international locations on four continents.