I apologize for being so long away everyone. Since we’ve talked I’ve finished Over the Rainbow,
done my concert at MCC, BROADWAY, MY WAY
and my cabaret, SHUT UP, IT’S CHRISTMAS! For the first act of which, I was me. These two shows are from act two where I play Mrs. Claus – old and young.
Now, we come to the next exciting project. I’m coming/going home to Winnipeg to do a concert.
ME AND MY TOWN: THOM ALLISON IN CONCERT
From Winnipeg to Broadway and Back
It’s part of the Sondheimfest that the city is participating. So all of the songs in my hour and a half concert are from the repertoire of the great theatre composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Always a joy, honour and a gift to perform his music. My pianist is a gifted young musician, musical director named Scott Christian. Remember that name. You’ll be hearing it a lot. I’m so excited.
$41 (+service charge)
January 20, 2013 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre 8:00PM
140 Rupert Ave.
It’s a fundraiser for a fantastic, innovative theatre company in Winnipeg – zone 41 – and was the brain-child of the company’s co-founder, Krista Jackson.
Some of the songs will include:
Putting It Together
Anyone Can Whistle
Ladies Who Lunch
I’m thrilled to come home to do this sort of piece – by that I mean a theatrical concert. I’ve never been able to get to Winnipeg to do something like this. Winnipeg is where I got my artistic roots. Creativity is like a vein of gold that runs through the city and I was lucky enough to have it as a playground while growing up. If you’re around Winnipeg, don’t miss it. Come and let ME show YOU some love. ———
I will also be doing a 2 day workshop while I’m there on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 21. I’ve learned so much over the years and for a while now I’ve had the opportunity to share what I know with others. How to get deeper into the work, to personalize songs in a way that makes them so totally yours, no one will remember anyone ever sang them before you. LOL There are still a couple of places left for participants and several spaces for auditors.
The masterclass is also through zone 41. Here is a full description from their website:
SONG INTERPRETATION THROUGH TEXT
Saturday, January 19, 12-6
& Monday, January 21, 11:30-5:30
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Mainstage Rehearsal Hall
THE MASTERCLASS is designed for the singing actor to deepen their skill set. It will be suitable for the musical theatre student, up to the working professional. Those under 16 are welcome to audit.
Each participant will be asked to prepare one song to work on with Thom. Class will be accompanied by Scott Christian.
Thom Allison returns to Winnipeg from Broadway’s Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, from leading The Shaw Festival’s critically acclaimed hit Ragtime and his duties as a judge and mentor on CBC’s Over The Rainbow.
10 participant maximum: $250 for both days
Auditors: $100 for both days (all fees + GST)
To register please email: [email protected]
For a full description of the two days head on over to our greenroom: http://www.zone41.ca/page.aspx?p=the_greenroom
I’m having a great time everyone and I’m so happy to share it with people. 5 days. Come on out, buy your tickets. See you there.