Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara -- A Musical Based on the Vegas Lounge Act
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Kevin Norte
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"Did I enjoy the event" is an understatement. The changes since the shows first performances at "Sacred Fools" might appear slight to the unobservant, but the nuances carry a lot of imact. The expansion of the role of a secondary character benefits the production and the changes make Louis' downfall more paranoid, manic, and in the end terribly sad (if that was even possible). I do know know how Jake Broder, who plays Louis does not die up there a long with the character. I am almost worried that he will.
He turned "Just A Gigilo" into a 21st Century variation of "Rose's Turn".
And I cannot overlook the incredible Vanessa Clare Smith as Keely Smith for that would not do her justice. (NOTE-I recently saw LeVay Smith in a polka dot dress perform many of the same style of numbers in SF. Both equally pay homage to and do justice to Keely Smith). The added lines to make the narrative stronger were apprecieted by this reviewer and I do not want to give too much away. See it again--for the first time and sit at a different angle for a different perspective.
Hopefully, this will not be the last of LOUIS & KEELY LIVE AT THE SAHARA.
Quotes & Highlights
- Read feedback about the show from Goldstar customers.
- "This is musical theater at its most rousing and entertaining. Go twice." --Los Angeles Times
- "I walked out of the theater wrenched by a depth of emotion that seemed to make no sense, coming from a musical about the quaint saga of an almost forgotten lounge act. That's when I realized I'd been punched in the gut and didn't even know it." --LA Weekly
Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara is an original musical inspired by the ill-fated love story of two musicians at the height of the Vegas lounge act in the 1950s and '60s. Based on true events, the play begins at the end of Louis’s life. After an unsuccessful brain surgery, this once-dynamic stage personality is left in a conscious coma—and his life’s hopes and regrets inevitably come calling. The play focuses on Louis’s inner turmoil as he struggles to come to terms with the most difficult decision he ever had to make: choosing music over his only chance at true love. The story jumps back to the day he met Keely, and follows the evolution of the act, the relationship between the partners-turned-lovers, their success and their eventual divorce, as well as the dissolution of what became the most popular act in a Las Vegas casino. Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara examines the hardship of every artist that sacrifices a normal existence for their life’s passion, but also celebrates the music and the fun that made Louis and Keely a hard act to follow. Popular standards in the show include “That Old Black Magic,” “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Just a Gigolo.”
By Vanessa Claire Smith and Jake Broder
Directed by Jeremy Aldridge
Musical direction by Dennis Kaye
Starring Jake Broder as Louis and Vanessa Claire Smith as Keely
With live music from Colin Kupka (tenor sax), Richard Levinson (piano), Brian Wallis (trombone), Dennis Kaye (tenor & baritone sax), Jeff Markgraf (bass), Michael J. Solomon (drums) and "Hollywood" Paul Litteral (trumpet)