Saturday, January 7, 2017

Diva Dame: Shirley Bassey "The Living Tree"

I'm currently directing a new theatrical cabaret piece titled Bassey & Me, written and starring the fab Niki Scalera (Broadway's Tarzan, Hairspray) with music direction and additional writing by Keith Thompson.

The show explores the life, career and inspiration of the one and only Dame Shirley Bassey, and her impact on Scalera.

I'm a huge fan of Bassey, and while I knew most of the songs in the show, "The Living Tree" is a theatrical powerhouse that's new to me somehow. Check out the Dame performing the song during the Glastonbury Festival in 2007, at the age of 70!

Bassey & Me will have two performances at The Smith Center here in Las Vegas on January 14 (7PM) and January 22 (2:30PM).

You can check out Niki talking about the show - and The Dame - on Vegas Video Network here.

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