Heartfelt thanks to all who came out to the show this weekend. What amazing audiences we had!!
The show was such a blast to put together.
And check out this picture: How lucky am I to be in the middle of such a glorious ensemble?
Love and thanks to all.
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This show was delight from start to finish. Often Cabaret is an excuse for performers to spend time venting their emotional baggage and become lost in their own voice, often forgetting the audience needs attention and nurturing with varied song choices and true interaction. Not so with this night!
The cast follows a gentle through-line which mirrors Leger’s growth from an early childhood love of music to her maturation into an artist who finds inspiration in every aspect of modern life. The cast breathed life, energy and magic into this wide variety of songs. Some comedic, some touching, all coming from a place of pure love and inspiration. Many of the songs were written with their specific singers in mind, taking advantage of their many strengths. How often does a singer get to debut a song written just for them?
The group numbers where inspired and spectacular. Some of them could easily have been in an MGM musical had the Lion gone on creating musicals into the modern era. Joshua Rich’s lavish accompaniment added a spontaneity to the proceedings, which carried the audience at a brisk pace through several inspired crescendos. Truly a night full of surprises, delights and musical gems.
Leger’s website is right, this show is a coming out party for a formidable new songwriting talent.
Hope you don’t mind my boisterous review. But I found it stunning to discover the only mention of the best show in Washington last week on here was “”It was blast to put together.” !!!??? Toot your horn Micheal! That show was kick-ass! You and Ron and the entire ensemble were a revelation.
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