Venue Details

4121 Star Starred
McCaw Hall
Between 3rd Ave N and 4th Ave N 321 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
206-733-9725
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 17 members
Review from Goldstar Member

A great concert that showcased the amazing range of SMC - From the fun and irreverent Act 1 to the astonishing and emotional Act 2, this was a cultural experience that both entertains and provokes. McCaw Hall was a beautiful setting for the...continued

reviewed Apr 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Lloyd Herman

Second half "For A Look Or A Touch" was excellent, and Nick Garrison very good as the "Cabaret" master of ceremonies. Chorus sounded good but comedy bits were a bit silly. Good to have the excellent dancers from Spectrum.

reviewed Apr 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathe

The Chorus is always good but this production was Excellent. It was exceptional also as it was not just first rate entertainment with meaning but also had added features such as the photo exhibit and relevant speakers. Thanks for presenting this...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Check the Seattle Men’s/Women’s Chorus website for information about preconcert discussions.

Description

This richly varied concert uses music to powerfully highlight the lives of gay men in Germany before and during the Nazi era.

Act I, Life is a Cabaret, brings to life the freewheeling high spirits of the pre-war Weimar period with outrageously entertaining music by Kurt Weill, Kander and Ebb (Cabaret), and songs made popular by German icon Marlene Dietrich.

Act II presents Jake Heggie’s For a Look or a Touch, a poignant look at two gay lovers torn apart by the Holocaust.

Starring special guest baritone Morgan Smith, staged by Intiman Theatre’s Andrew Russell, and featuring the full Men’s Chorus, this thought-provoking, ultimately uplifting musical drama is a soaring tribute to the strength of the human spirit.

Other Guest Artists

Nick Garrison, Actor

David Pichette, Actor

Spectrum Dance Theater Dance Ensemble

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