I just go back from seeing the latest edition of CHAWbaret. The theme of this particular outing concerns journeys, whether in a physical or an emotional sense. And I thought that the performers dis a particularly good job of either picking songs for the theme or using patter to shoehorn their selections into the theme.
Highlights include Matt Howe in a well-crafted Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking; Dean Reichard’s feisty Wherever He Ain’t; Lynne Barstow’s wry flight attendant welcoming people to the second act; Barbara Papendorp’s space-age Fly Me to the Moon; and Elise Logeman alternately sassy on No Man is Worth It and touching on Let Him Fly.
And with five editions of the show, I think it’s terrific that producer Dean Reichard has done so much to give so many people the opportunity to perform.
There are three more shows.
Here’s the song stack:
- Pure Imagination (Dean Reichard)
- Here I Am (Dean Reichard)
- Sous le Ciel de Paris (Barbara Pappendorp)
- Gay Paree (Daryl Anderson)
- From Russia With Love (Daryl Anderson)
- (I’ll See You in) C-U-B-A (Barbara Pappendorp)
- Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking (Matt Howe)
- I Happen to Like New York (Matt Howe)
- NYC (Company)
- Why Do the Wrong People Travel (Lynne Barstow)
- The Lady Down the Hall (Rick Mauery)
- Last One Picked (Rick Maurey)
- No Man Is Worth It (Elise Logemann)
- Let Him Fly (Elise Logemann)
- I Will Wait For You (Steve Spar)
- A Nightengale Sang in Berkely Square (Steve Spar)
- Wherever He Ain’t (Dein Reichard)
- Fly Me to the Moon (Barbara Pappendorp)
- Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home (Daryl Anderson)
- I’ll Be Seeing You (Company)
Music Direction by Amy Conley