Monday, April 29, 2013


There's 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.

The 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, May 12.

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  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 splendor.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Excellent Post,Bringing Back The Sound Of The Seventies....