The UpStage Theatre season ends with their Summer Musical, and this one’s a doozy! Club Morocco is a high-flying, swing-music musical; a celebration of the sounds and styles of a bygone era; a live film noir with gangsters and gumshoes, ballads and blues, hot jazz, and high-kicking hoofers.
Conceived, Created and Written by Jon Huffman & Barbara F. Cullen
Musical Arrangements by Ashton Wolf
Directed by Sean K. Thompson
Music direction by Joseph Slusser
“…An oasis of smooth in a jagged town of broken dreams…where the swing is red-hot, the beauty dangerous, and the luck as fleeting as the love.”
Where Zoot-suited bandleader Chick Valentine brings the heat every night with his onstage band, The Swing Street All-Stars. A motley crew of “killers, grifters, con-men and thieves”, the All-Stars are “the hottest bunch of hep-cats around”, who work their horns “like there’s nothing left to lose.”
Featuring its regular cast of singers and dancers, including dashing tenor, Bobby LaRue; the headliner/diva, Miss Velvet St. Regis; and the tap-dancing brothers, Butch and Slick Wannabe.
Whose owner, gangster Torch Tangier, just wants to make his audience “forget about the world outside—tonight, the only world that exists is right here—at The Club Morocco.”
Where the only fly in the ointment is hard-boiled private eye, Frank McCann. Harboring a terrible secret, he’s returned, for one last night—to exact revenge, seek redemption, and maybe, if he’s lucky, rekindle a lost flame. Too bad for him, love-shy torch-singer Nugget Rialto, has ideas of her own.
Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors).
Groups of 8 or more $15 each.
There is a GROUPON available! (I'd guess it expires soon - like, a couple of days.) Tickets are only $12. http://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-upstage-theatre-1
I will also be posting this event with 2 other groups: http://www.meetup.com/EVENTFUL-ADVENTURES-UNLIMITED/?scroll=true, and http://www.meetup.com/HoustonFilmSnobs/.
Info on how to find me and where will be posted later. Because, if no one signs up, it won't matter. lol.