Sunday, March 2, 2014
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO BARRY MANILOW IN “BARRY’S SONGBOOK
Barry Manilow holds iconic status as a composer and contemporary singer, enjoying record sales and a long and varied career in the pop and rock and ballad genres. A consummate showman, he began his professional standing as a jingle writer for advertisers like Dr. Pepper, McDonald’s, and State Farm Insurance. His status jumped up a few rungs of the ladder when Bette Midler hired him as her arranger, musical director and pianist.
His hit tunes “Mandy,” “Copacabana,” “Could It Be Magic,” “This One’s for You,” “Can’t Smile Without You” and “When October Goes” cemented his meteoric rise in the charts. For him, “My goal was always to be involved in music that would outlive me.” You are invited to hear his timeless tunes, in a tribute concert entitled “Barry’s Songbook,” courtesy of Chris Chan, whose musical celebration of Barry Manilow’s music will be at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. For three performances only, Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Chris Chan will “channel” the star and make the experience memorable.
Imagine it’s the 1970’s, at the peak of Manilow’s career, and you are privileged to absorb his fantastic sounds. For Chris Chan, “I’ve always been a Barry Manilow fan. Here is a man whose achievements include Grammy, Emmy and Tony Awards, 45 + albums, 38 Top 40 Hits and the list goes on and on. Mr. Manilow is simply amazing.”
Chris will create the man he calls “the perfect musical human prototype,” the showman he admires and whose music he emulates. He’ll give his efforts 200% of his talent, employing all the music, vocals and arrangements at his disposal and having a lot of fun and adventure in the process.
For tickets ($47), call the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport at 203-576-1636 or online at www.downtowncabaret.org.
Come cheer on Chris Chan as he performs his magical musical tribute to Barry Manilow and join his expanding personal fan club.