Sunday, February 12, 2006

Flashback

I guess this is my week for culture at the theater. After seeing “Phantom” Tuesday today I went to see “8-Track: The Sounds of the 70s” at the Capital Repertory Theater.

Ray and Marlene were supposed to go, but unfortunately Marlene was under the weather—so I go the invite (thanks, Ray).

The show was comprised of four people (two men, two women) dressed in 70s costumes and performing songs from the decade. They packed in a ton of songs. Name a 70s song, it was probably in the show. OR as they say on the Cap Rep site:
From Barry Manilow to Barry White, Marvin Gaye to Melissa Manchester, "Desperado" to "Afternoon Delight," from "Taking It To The Streets," to "One Toke over the Line," and from "Carwash" to "Convoy."

They threw together some interesting medleys that sound odd, but when you see them sung/acted out it makes sense—like “Convoy” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Or how about the Creature Cantina music from “Star Wars” with a bit of “Bohemian Rhapsody” tossed in.

Songs like “Brick House” brought down the house and, of course, the big disco finale.

It was a fun way to spend an afternoon. Now I’m looking forward to “Walkman: the Sounds of the 80s.”

1 comments:

R.B. said...

Loads of fun.......neat twists on some classic cuts.....

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