Dear Readers ... We are excited for this Thursday, March 6th, at the Martinis Above Fourth debut of the LA-based, former "Three Tenors" performer Dennis McNeil - a gifted entertainer, with an "amazing voice".
Tenor Dennis McNeil
Dennis, just returned from several engagements in Washington, DC and Telluride, Colorado. Come out to Martinis Above Fourth, to welcome him to San Diego. He is the ultimate performer, that blends his beautiful voice and warm Irish charm - for a great performance that pleases audiences every time.
We're welcoming Dennis McNeil to the Martinis stage, as he celebrates the release of his latest CD, About Time. Well known for his versatility as a performer, Dennis is equally happy on the Broadway stage, the Opera stage, in front of a symphony as a soloist, or singing Irish Folk music. He has performed with many of the major opera companies in the U.S. including the Met, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, New Orleans Opera, and Los Angeles Opera. On the Musical Theater stage, he has sung the role of Mr. Snow in CAROUSEL more than 140 times in four productions. He had the honor of singing Nikos to Broadway legend, John Raitt’s ZORBA. He also sang in a national tour with lyricist, Sammy Cahn in the smash hit musical WORDS & MUSIC. Hope you'll enjoy us for a Great Night!
Visit his website at: www.dennismcneil.com ...
Now, before we end these Editor's Notes, we want to remind our readers of the ...
...in their exclusive Southern California engagement, on March 27-30th. Recognized by the US Congress, as a vital American "Cultural Ambassador to the World", the ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE is one of the most creative and inspiring dance company worldwide. Led by AILEY Artistic Director Robert Battle, this sixth visit to the Segerstrom Center, by the Company - will feature two programs that include - three works never before performed on the West Coast by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre "Chroma, D-Man in the Waters" (Part I), and "Lift". Returning, are the beloved "Grace" ... and Alvin Ailey's signature American masterpiece ... "Revelations".
For additional information, and to make reservations, go to www.scfta.org.
CYGNET THEATRE To Stage POWERFUL and BOLD Coming of Age Musical - SPRING AWAKENING ...
Cygnet Artistic Director Sean Murray will direct Spring Awakening, an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical with an electrifying rock score by Duncan Sheik. This intoxicating story of youth and sexuality is based on an 1895 play by Frank Wedekind and features a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. The production, featuring choreography by award-winning dance maker Michael Mizerany, runs March 6 through April 27 at the Old Town Theatre. Opening Night is March 15th.
The production contains mature themes, sexual situations and explicit language that may not be suitable for all ages. Still, Murray feels strongly that the rock musical about rebellious 19th century teenagers who take a provocative journey from adolescence to adulthood - is a perfect way to begin discussions between teens and adults.
For further information, go to www.cygnettheatre.com, call (619) 337-1525, or ... just go in person to their Old Town Theatre (4040 Twiggs Street) ... and book your seats!
That's it, for this issue ... watch for more dance events to be announced soon, and until then ... keep DANCIN' ..
Editor - Rob Appel