A VoixDeVille Saturday Night

We had a great Saturday night at VoixDeVille at the Indigo Room at the Atlas Theatre (who I’m glad to say that they have their own Web page).

We got there late (oops, I thought it started at 8:00), so sadly we missed the usually-terrific storytelling of Vijai.  However, we got a chance to see host Scott Burgess do a set on guitar, joined for one song by wife Maia DeSanti. 

Christopher Davis appeared as his alter ego the Renaissance Man, doing a really interesting performance set that combined stand-up, storytelling and juggling.  A highlight was a dramatization of Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado assisted by a youthful volunteer from the audience.  A great example of craft combining with imagination for an entertaining audience experience. 

And Karen Beriss presented her delightfully low-key, witty takes on some classic magic tricks.

In the second half, Maris Wicker and Lonny Smith presented  their show Lenny, Kurt & Harold, featuring the music of Bernstein, Weill, and Arlen (but you guessed that, didn’t you?), with music direction by Mary Sugar.  The songstack concentrated on lesser-known works of the writers, which allowed for some interesting contrasts, such as the Weill/Hughes song Lonely House paired with the Bernstein/Comden & Greene number Lonely Town.   

Here’s their song stack:

  • Tango Ballad
  • Barbara Song
  • Dissertation on the State of Bliss
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Neverland
  • Carried Away
  • Tschaikowsky
  • The Saga of Lenny
  • Lonely House
  • Lonely Town
  • I’m a Stranger Here Myself
  • One Hundred Easy Ways
  • Buds Won’t Bud
  • When the Sun Comes Out
  • Ain’t It the Truth
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