no need to dig out your green polyester pant suit, your plaid
suspenders or any pink platform shoes that may be lurking in the back of
your closet to enjoy a retro-visit back to the 1970's. Those years
were noted for a culture of hippies, opposition to the Vietnam War and
nuclear weapons, advocating for world peace, a basic distrust of big
business and government and an approval of environmental issues.
70's were known for disco, funk, jazz and soul with a little rock and
country thrown in for good measure. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre of
Bridgeport is paying homage to the era with a show that fuses all the
best of it, all for your listening pleasure. "8-Track The Sounds of the
70's" will take you on a stroll down memory lane weekends until Sunday,
Baby boomers unite and get your groove on as a quartet
of energetic and bright singers - New Haven natives Teddey Brown and Nik
Rochlin are joined by Tonya Phillips Staples and Liana Young - to bring
back a decade of merry memories that will have you swinging and
swaying. The show is pure music, with no commentary or visuals, just
unadulterated great sound by a foursome that knows how to move and
groove, jump and jive, prance and dance.
Come hear the tunes that
made the decade great and the groups that created the sound, like the
Carpenters, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, K. C. and The Sunshine Band, The
Emotions and The Doobie Brothers.
Like a musical train with an
endless number of cars, the group steams ahead with tunes like "We've
Only Just Begun," "Get Ready," "I Am Woman," "Alone Again, Naturally,"
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon," "You Light Up My Life," "Fifty Ways to Leave Your
Lover," "I Write the Songs," "Y.M.C.A." and "You Make Me Feel Like
Dancing," and many, many more. The show was conceived and directed by
Rick Seeber and choreographed by Tonya Phillips Staples. The lighting
talents of Axel Hammerman and sound designs of Joe Boerst make it feel
like a light and sound show.
For tickets ($39.50 - 47), call the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport at 203-576-1636 or online at www.downtowncabaret.org.
Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30
p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Remember to bring dinner or snacks to
share at your table.
Hop aboard the musical train for a
fantastic and fun journey back in time a few decades with four fabulous
"conductors" as they recreate the sounds of the 70's in psychedelic