New York Classical Theatre moves indoors for a night of cabaret.
A few weeks back, we saw a great production of George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" in Central Park. And we really mean in Central Park, with actors performing scenes in the open air on verdant green knolls, dashing "onstage" from behind Sycamore trees, and, as the sun set, illuminated only by flashlights and the occasional firefly. It was another delightful production of the New York Classical Theatre, a company with which we've been associated for the past several years.
Their summer season has now come to a close, with successful productions of "Cymbeline" and "The Tragedy of Macbeth" (and the aforementioned "Misalliance") performed in Central Park and at Castle Clinton in Battery Park. All of these productions were exciting, fanciful, and free to all.
Now, New York Classical Theatre is venturing indoors with "Classics In Jazz -- A Cabaret for New York Classical Theatre." Join us in celebrating this wonderful company as they take classical theatre and poetry into exciting new territory. Imagine the words of Maya Angelou, Dylan Thomas, Aeschylus, William Shakespeare -- and more! -- set to the music of jazz composer Alexander McCabe and performed by jazz singers, cabaret performers and Broadway actors.
The play's the thing, and on Monday night, it'll swing!
CLASSICS IN JAZZ
A Cabaret for New York Classical Theatre
featuring Rosa Curry, Frank Fontana, Sally Kemp, Michael Marion, Martin Sola, Don Mayo, Andre Montgomery, Shad Ramsey, Barbara Rosenblat and more.
Al McCabe-piano/saxophone, Scott Fragala-Bass
Classics in Jazz
presented by New York Classical Theatre
Monday, September 22, 2008
at Prohibition Bar/Restaurant
503 Columbus Avenue (btw. 84th and 85th Streets)
Call 212/662-0760 to reserve tickets
($35-$50, including entertainment, food and open bar)
All major credit cards accepted for advance sales. Purchases at the door must be paid by cash or check and will be subject to a $5 surcharge.
Call 212/252-4531 or go to http://www.newyorkclassical.org for more information.