Joey Arias: Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity Star Sings Billie Holiday in Strange Fruit
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The last date listed for Joey Arias and Eliot Douglass in Strange Fruit was Tuesday October 12, 2010 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm).
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Cassandra Wilson is best known as a jazz singer and instrumentalist, but she has broken out of the traditional confines of the genre to include elements of blues, country and folk into her music. She draws on influences ranging from Miles Davis and Hank Williams to Joni Mitchell and Robert Johnson. In addition to her two Grammys, Wilson has won the Django D'Or and The Edison Music Award, and been recognized with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. She also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marsalis' Blood on the Fields, the first jazz work to receive a Pulitzer Prize. Learn More
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Featured review from Julie
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Wow! Joey was on f-ing FIRE! He looked fabulous, he sounded amazing and the interaction with the crowd was hilarious!
I haven't seen him perform live before- just on shows and such- but it seems that his time with Zumanity polished this already well crafted diamond of a performer into a full blown superstar.
Bravo, Joey! BRAVO!
Quotes & Highlights
“To say [Arias] left victorious would be something of an understatement… the only thing strange about this particular fruit is just how darn brilliant he really is.” —Seattle Gay News
Arias’s show is a two-time Los Angeles Times “Critic’s Choice” and “Pick of the Week.”
A dear friend’s 80 year old mother sums it up best… “I never thought I would live to see Billie Holiday perform live!”
Legendary underground entertainer turned international cabaret sensation Joey Arias returns to Seattle’s historic Triple Door theatre for an evening of signature song and banter, accompanied by his longtime pianist and creative co-conspirator, Eliot Douglass.
Fresh from a five-year run as emcee/”Mistress of Seduction” for Zumanity: the Sultry Side of Cirque de Soleil, a role created expressly for him, Arias is the 2009 recipient of GLAAD’s “Off Off Broadway” Award for Arias With a Twist, an intimate “cabinet of curiosities” melding Arias’ legendary voice with puppeteer Basil Twist’s lavish, ecstatic visual creations.
Outrageous and avant-garde, Joey’s one-of-kind voice and thoroughly modern take on the music of Ms. Holiday continues to bend minds, winning over music and theatre lovers all across the planet. He has been featured at such diverse spaces as NYC’s hallowed Carnegie Hall and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has collaborated with countless influential artists, including David Bowie and the late Klaus Nomi.