Date posted: October 11, 2012
Gotta Getta Gimmick’s Chorus|Line|Cabaret 5
A Musical Theatre Party – Featuring Maury Yeston
Monday, October 15, 2012 – Belfry Studio – 8pm
What is this?: A night celebrating Musical Theatre and the folks who love it, co- hosted by Gimmick’s Clayton Baraniuk, and of course our Resident Singing Drag Queen, Gouda Gabor. All musical theatre, only musical theatre.
From Butchart to the Belfry to the Fringe Mob, GGG is back with the fifth installment of the Chorus/Line Cabaret series – exploring the vast and varied work of musical theatre with some of Victoria’s best singers and performers. (more information – www.gggarts.org)
The Cabaret Menu
Act 1 –We sing you selected music by composer Maury Yeston, featuring a cast of more than 20 singers drawn from the region’s professional and amateur talents (and a few special surprise visitors!).
· Did you know that just a few months before James Cameron’s epic movie sailed onto screens around the world, a lavish and beautiful musical version of Titanic sailed onto the Broadway stage? There was no Rose, no Jack and no Celine — but there certainly was some soaring and beautiful music. We thought we’d celebrate Titanic’s centennial while we still have time!
· Did you know that months before Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mega-success The Phantom of the Opera opened in London, there was an American musical version being workshopped — that’s right — by Maury Yeston.
· Yeston also wrote the fabulous music for Nine — a huge hit on Broadway, and more recently on the silver screen, and re-wrote the 50’s musical Grand Hotel, considered a ground-breaking piece of musical theatre thanks largely to thrilling music by Maury Yeston.
Act 2 – You sing us what you’ve got. We’ll go “below deck” with Resident Singing Drag Queen Gouda Gabor, and let the musical theatre party really get rolling Join in, or listen and toe tap. No Holds Barred – Any Musical Theatre song is fair game. Bring your sheet music, sign up at the door, belt a favorite and win a prize. As always, we bring you the infamous “Diva Tag”, Games, and a big overhead projector for Sing-alongs. The Belfry Canteen will be open – Bring your ID!
Where: The Studio of the Belfry– 1291 Gladstone Ave at Fernwood.
When: Monday October 15 – Doors & Cash Bar at 7:00pm – Singing at 8pm.
How much: $15, tickets through the Belfry Box Office – 250-385-6815 or online at www.belfry.bc.ca /tickets
Curated and executed by Brad L’Écuyer and Gotta Getta Gimmick (gggarts.org).
Generously supported by the Belfry Theatre, with assistance from Michael Shamata.
Limited Seating. One night only. Tickets on sale now.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gottagimmick/ – Facebook Gotta Getta Gimmick
Join the GGG Chorus/Line, study larger ensemble works, acting and singing on Monday nights. Our next workout begins on November 19. This “musical theatre gym” is free to join, open to all – email firstname.lastname@example.org.