Bohemians in Brooklyn
Bohemians In Brooklyn
Sunday, April 22nd
Doors 6pm Show 8pm
Bohemians in Brooklyn is something between cabaret, storytelling, chamber music and musical theatre. It tells the story of the remarkable collection of artists that lived together at 7 Middagh Street in Brooklyn, New York from 1939 until the building’s demolition in 1945. Among them were: the poet WH Auden; composer Benjamin Britten and his life¬ partner the tenor Peter Pears; the southern writer Carson McCullers; the burlesque star turned author Gypsy Rose Lee; composer and author Paul Bowles and his wife, the author Jane Bowles; composer, musicologist and writer Colin McPhee and the novelist and editor, the unsung hero of the enterprise, George Davis.
The show was commissioned by the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and Music Niagara, and developed with the help of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Ken McKenzie provided the set design. It was premiered in Ottawa and Niagara¬-on-¬the-¬Lake in July, 2012, and at the Global Cabaret Festival at the Young Centre in October, 2012. Bohemians lives on with regular performances, fuelled by equal parts smut, gossip, jealousy, well -intentioned humanity and heartbreaking beauty.
Patricia O’Callaghan is a recording and performing artist with 5 solo CDs and several collaborations. She tours both her own shows, and as a cast member or guest artist, around North America, Europe, and Australia. www.patricia-ocallaghan.com
Bryce Kulak is an actor, singer, pianist and composer who has been performing professionally across Canada since he was 11. His albums Welcome, Tin Can Telephone, and The Man That Got Away are available on iTunes.www.brycekulak.com
Lori Gemmell is the Principal Harpist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and plays often with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has 2 recordings of solo harp music, 2 duo recordings and also recorded with Feist. www.lorigemmell.com
Tom Allen hosts Shift on CBC Radio 2 and hosts concerts across Canada. He is the author of three non-fiction books, plays the trombone when he can and wrote this show, among many others. Mostly, he’s a storyteller. www.tomtomallen.com
Premium – $43