I saw a screening of Les Miserable at the end of November, and I was swept away by the film. It was the first time I saw a Movie-Musical and thought: this works. There’s still new ground to be broken, I’m sure, but I think Tom Hooper has truly found a right combination of musical theatre style and cinematic story-telling.
I really hope this lays the groundwork for original Movie Musicals to see the light.
And Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman deserve all the praise they’re getting.
Anyway. This clip has nothing to do with any of that, but it’s been making the rounds on Facebook this morning, and it’s hilarious to watch. And damn if some of those voices aren’t SPOT. ON.
Just in time for the Oscars, The Coterie will present the spectacular concert event Red Carpet Memories: A Celebration of Academy Award-Nominated Songs. Featuring an all-star lineup of vocal talent from Broadway, Television and the Los Angeles music scene, this highly-theatrical musical revue will pay homage to some of the most beloved songs in movie history. Relive your favorite movie memories with the songs of Fred & Ginger, Judy Garland, the kids from Fame, Kermit the Frog, and more. The movies have never sounded so good!
The performers are Recording Artist and Disneyland headliner Tomasina Abate, Los Angeles musical theatre favorite Jessica Bernard, Rogelio Douglas Jr. (star of Broadway’s In the Heights, The Little Mermaid and “The Voice”), Recording Artist Lexi Lawson (star of RENT, In the Heights, and “American Idol”), Ovation Award-nominated composer and performer Brett Ryback, and Recording Artist and Broadway leading man James Snyder (Cry-Baby).
Red Carpet Memories: A Celebration of Academy Award-Nominated Songs will run Feb. 10-19. Showtimes are Fridays & Saturdays at 8:30pm, Sundays at 8pm.
Doors will open 90 minutes prior to showtime for dinner.
Advanced tickets are $10-$25 and may be purchased in advance at www.thecoteriela.com.
Tickets may be purchased (cash or credit) at the door 1 hour prior to showtime if available. A two item food/drink minimum per person will apply.