A few months ago Robert Patrick told me he had a new idea for a show where he got to sing his favorite original a cappella tunes to be performed without any cabaret patter in between them, just all singing, to tell two very different stories in two short acts. I was intrigued and of course as the other LA Underground Original A cappella Songwriter, how could I say no? And it's not difficult to say yes when I find his delivery absolutely charming in every way and incredibly inspiring to say the least! And his lyrics - witty as ever from a deviously clever mind like Bob's!
So I took up the helm as producer and director and did what I was told in finding him one day to present two shows. He pretty much directed himself in "What Doesn't Kill Me...Makes A Great Story Later" - I only had to give him a few notes as an outside eye for that - he's a complete theatre pro and knows what he is doing like nobody else. Once again, while I put a bit more of my hand and attention into this production, Robert makes the task so easy when he presented me with an already well thought out and designed production.
And so now, the world, or at least the handful of people in Los Angeles that will attend our workshop production this Sunday, will discover the genius of a songwriter and SINGER Robert Patrick. The past week has seen me humming his tunes in my head. They evoke all the beauty and glory of classic Hollywood and Broadway musicals. There are elements of Garland, Gershwin, Guthrie, Porter, Lerner and Lowe to name a few mixed into his style.
Robert Patrick Playwright & Jason Jenn present:
BOB CAPPELLA! Songs of Love & Laughter
Written & performed by Robert Patrick
Produced & directed by Jason Jenn
A passionate and playful hour of a cappela music composed and delivered with the distinctive charm of Robert Patrick Playwright. Act One spins a story of love, loss, and yearning, while Act Two presents a free-for all of comic numbers, ranging from suave and sophisticated to raucous and rowdy. The author of “What Doesn’t Kill Me…Makes A Great Story Later,” “T-Shirts,” and “Kennedy’s Children” presents both his romantic heart and rambunctious wit using original songs from scores for his shows “Oscar Was Wilde,” “Making Love,” “Blue is for Boys,” “New Songs for Old Movies,” and “The Bugger’s Opera,” plus some written especially for this production.
Two shows, One day only!
SUNDAY, MARCH 1st, 2015
1pm $5 & 8pm $10
Tickets available at the door or in advance at: http://
SPIRIT STUDIO SILVERLAKE
3711 EVANS STREET
SILVERLAKE, CA 90027
Just up the hill from Hyperion Blvd above Barbarella's Restaurant
Entrance through the parking lot
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