I went to VoixDeVille at Indigo at the Atlas Theater last Saturday. I got my cheese plate and a Diet Coke!!!! So things are looking up service-wise.
It was great to see Terri Allen, Lonny Smith, and Justin Ritchie do their In Full Light piece. The three are terrific performers and I loved them singing their songs. I also love a show where Help is the second-oldest song in the line-up. And Mary Sugar provided fabulous musical support (but what else would one expect). I feel that these terrific performers have not yet achieved their full potential with this piece, especially in terms of show structure and connective tissue. So it’ll be interesting to see if there’s a next edition.
The rest of the evening was more of a mixed bag than the previous time I went. But there was a pleasantly mixed crowd, so let’s hope we see more!!! Congratulations to Scott Burgess — host and producer — to how far you’ve gotten this so far!
Here’s the line-up for Saturday:*
THE CROONER AND THE COMIC – pays tribute to America’s beloved show business duo, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Bringing this comical duet back to the stage are Eric Richardson as Dean Martin and Matt Macis as Jerry Lewis. With their impeccable timing, world class vocals and over-the-top antics, this Martin & Lewis tribute will leave audiences caught up in this wild pair’s hijinx, begging for more!
ERIC RICHARDSON (The Crooner) – is an actor, vocalist, celebrity impersonator and an overall master of “character” having played diverse roles ranging from Fagin in Oliver, to Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls, to that homespun lawyer, Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. He has appeared on stage, in film and on several TV series. His approach to any character lies in his pursuit of detail, which makes every one of his characters unique and whole.
MATT MACIS (The Clown) – began his professional career at age 16 in Ken Davenport’s Awesome 80s Prom. At age 19, he was deemed “a genuine find” by the Washington Post for his work in Bat Boy (Landless Theatre Co., DC). Now 20, his resume includes a national tour, TV, film, and work as the “Lewis” half of the Martin & Lewis Tribute. He is also the world’s youngest working professional Michael Jackson tribute artist. GOOGLE him!
John is half-black, half-Italian, mixed with a little Jewish, and probably some other stuff, but he is 100% funny. At least that’s what his mom says. John’s material inspired by the stupid things his friends say, his romantic misadventures, and food he doesn’t like – has been quoted in the Washington Post. McBride was a finalist in DC Improv’s Funniest Person in DC contest 2007. He has worked with comics Ted Alexandro, DC Benny, and Tony Rock, and is a regular at the DC Improv. He co-writes the popular blog “Not Hating Just Saying,” featured on Gawker.com
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Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE
Box Office 202-399-7993 x2
For booking information call Scott Burgess
The Atlas is accessible by MetroBus, Rail and Taxi
Contact the Box Office for Tickets and More Details
Performance: 8:00 pm
Tickets: 15.00 (buy on line at atlasarts.org)