Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 50s
March 8 - April 7
Perhaps no decade in American history had more personalities to its music than the 1950s, and this dynamite and dynamic cabaret revue will pay tribute to this variety of sound!
Our first act opens with songs from classic Broadway musicals including GYPSY, THE MUSIC MAN, and WEST SIDE STORY. American musical theatre’s influence stretched beyond the stage, however, as it provided source material for jazz and pop vocalists. This trend that started in the 40s continued in earnest in the 50s, and our talented cast will showcase this rising artform through uptempo, jazz versions of songs like “If I Were A Bell” (GUYS AND DOLLS), “On The Street Where You Live” (MY FAIR LADY), and “My Favorite Things” (THE SOUND OF MUSIC).
The revue’s second act represents the “All That Jazz” portion of the production, but jazz, like Broadway, could not be confined to just one style. This act will feature vocal jazz ballads (“When I Fall In Love,” “Guess Who I Saw Today”); vocalese (“Everybody’s Boppin’,” “Four Brothers”); easy, cool jazz (“Fly Me To The Moon,” “Teach Me Tonight,” “Satin Doll”); and a seldom-heard four-part vocal arrangement of the Dave Brubeck classic “Take Five.”
With this many styles and this much rhythm, this joint will be jumpin’!