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Cafe Society Swing

Archived Show

Overview

Produced by:
Richard Darbourne LTD and the Copasetic Foundation
Dates:
December 16 - January 04, 2015
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Theater:
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Directed by Simon Green, Evan Pappas, Cyrille Aimee, Allan Harris, and Charenee Wade 

with Allan Harris (guitar), Alex Webb (piano), Mimi Jones (bass), Shirazette Tinnin (drums), Camille Thurman (tenor sax), Bill Todd (alto sax, clarinet), Brent White (trombone), Benny Benack III (trumpet)

Café Society - the legendary New York jazz venue, the first racially integrated club in the city, and the hottest ticket in town. From its idealistic anti-racist beginnings to its demise in the 'Red Scare' of the late 1940s, Cafe Society hosted stars including Lena Horne, Count Basie, and Billie Holiday, and was famously "the wrong place for the right people." Evan Pappas fronts this swinging show, along with stellar vocalists and a top-flight band. Directed by 59E59 favorite Simon Green!

Photo Caption: Charenee Wade in CAFE SOCIETY SWING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: CAFE SOCIETY SWING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Charenee Wade in CAFE SOCIETY SWING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: CAFE SOCIETY SWING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Evan Pappas in CAFE SOCIETY SWING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Photo Caption: Charenee Wade and Allan Harris in CAFE SOCIETY SWING
Photo: Carol Rosegg
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Reviews

"a cookin' little show with a lively combo and take-your-breath-away vocals!" - WCBS Radio

"good music, soaring talent, and a great time! it truly dazzles!" - Theater Pizzazz

"the reprises are done to a crisp - the band is hot!" - Huffington Post

"Cyrille Aimee, Allan Harris, and Charenee Wade, three extraordinarily talented vocalists get to shine." - A Seat on the Aisle