The Quentin Tarantino Soundtrack – A Must See!
How often are we blessed to discover a show which speaks to the very roots of our musical memory? One which incorporates a time long since past, and the dreams of much better days?
Truth be told, I hadn’t been to the theater in years. La Cage aux Folles, I think it was – the Cleveland Playhouse, with Peter Marshall singing lead more than several dozen years ago. Honestly, the shows just haven’t been that captivating to me. Nor, have the venues been as inviting as the plush velvet against marbled staircase – and the polished brass readying for the curtain to raise.
Though, often life may ‘nudge’ us in a brand new direction. Oh, and I am so very grateful it did.
The songs are a throwback to a time in which the music very much ‘carried us’ through. Even amidst poverty and delineation of social class threatened to further alienate – music always connected.
The Tarantino Soundtrack is certainly one of those ‘must see’ shows. Close your eyes, and you’ll be swept away by those all too familiar classics. Songs long overdue for a critical reappraisal – their soulful tones punctuated by the immeasurable talents of our areas greatest performers – including, Scott Coulter, Victoria Cook, Mike Schwitter, Vicki Golding, Gary Talbott and Christal Rheams.
At first, perhaps, a finger tap. Though soon, the music will captivate – and you’ll be on your feet shimmying down memory lane.
Adam Levowitz stands proudly – as he should, leading the charge of The Hateful Eight orchestra. Meanwhile, the performers effortlessly move through. From George Baker’s “Little Green Bag” to Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man”, and back again – through the grit of Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street” and sultry sway of Elvin Bishop’s “She Puts Me in the Mood.”
Very infrequently do we find a musical that will transfix from beginning to end. This is by far one of those ‘not to be missed’ events!
Well done and thank you, Adam Levowitz!!
Next performance? The Howard Theater, Washington, DC on January 11, 2017. Doors open at 7:30 pm. I’ll meet you there!
For tickets – click here.