Sunday, February 18th At OYR's
BIg secret theatre
Located inside Arts Commons
SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
by David Rhymer
Come together on Sunday, February 18th 7:30pm
at our NEW VENUE for this event
ONE YELLOW RABBIT'S
BIG SECRET THEATRE
Inside Calgary's Arts Commons
#21, 225 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K8
One block west of Calgary City Hall on the Stephen Avenue Pedestrian Mall
(8th Avenue SE). Across from Olympic Plaza (south side)
Suggested Donation to Artists - $20-$40 per person (pay what you can)
All funds after *basic costs go directly to fund artists for future process creations...
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Songs from Nightingale Alley is a new musical salon based on the lyrics of anonymous 19th century underground poets and minstrels - a cavalcade of saucy ballads, wicked parodies and raucous tavern songs. This is not the poetry of the refined and delicate but the salacious doggerel, and catcalls found in subversive broadsheets sold in back alleyways. The original melodies are long lost and so new melodies have been composed around them re-imagining them in a contemporary context. They are, for the most part, songs written by and about prostitutes. Which is hardly surprising!
It has been estimated that by 1820 in the city of London, (the economic capitol of the Industrial Revolution,) one in five woman was a prostitute or had dabbled in prostitution at some point in her life.
These lyrics are over 200 hundred years old, yet they speak with a curiously modern voice and from a disarmingly compassionate female perspective. They stare deep into the erotic. They evoke the pleasures and delight of human sexual appetite, but also its perils. They gaze- eyes wide open - on the clash of social values, of heartache and despair and the darker more disquieting aspects of an emerging and rather brutal sexual economy!
Songs from Nightingale Alley is a musical conceived in the 'salon style' and is performed by three extraordinarily accomplished, feisty and charismatic Calgary singer/actors: Jamie Tognazini, Jamie Konchak, and Denise Clarke with musical accompaniment by pianist David Rhymer and violinist Jonathan Lewis.
Jamie recently appeared with One Yellow Rabbit in Moon, Moon No Moon and Calgary, I Love You but You're Killing Me. She joined Denise Clarke's Beautiful Young Artists for Radioheaded 3 and In & Out of Love(Sled Island). Last year, Jamie played Alice in The Drowning Girls (Vertigo Theatre), and performed in Catalyst Theatre's Fortune Falls in Calgary and Edmonton. Other credits include: Project Whooping Crane (Green Fools), Awesome Girl and Radical Boy(Lunchbox Theatre), The Toxic Avenger Musical (Broadway West), Evil Dead: the Musical (GZT/H&M). Jamie's also a proud associate artist/instructor with Green Fools Social Circus programs.
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