All aboard for a wonderful sentimental musical journey back in time to the Hollywood of the 1930's and forward as Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin offers up a new musical revue "Babes in Hollywood The Music of Garland and Rooney" weekends until December 17. Pack an overnight bag and plan to sing along as you hop on a train car, cable car and trolley with eight talented performers who will bring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney to glorious life through dozens of songs. The show features music and arrangements by David Grapes and Andrew Philip Herron.
Come meet Jayson Beauleu, Kate Bogue, Jordan DuVall, Abby Mae Erwin, Tony Galli, Alexis Kurtz, Aidan Laliberte and Mary Tourigny as they travel back in time to when these two teenagers met and became fast friends on the set of United and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Movie Studios. The troupe promises "That's Entertainment" and they deliver the goods.
Both stars were the children of vaudevillians and started their careers practically from the cradle. Big box office stars, the show follows their friendship and careers, all the ups and downs, trials and triumphs, they shared. This is a tribute and you're invited to sing along as the hit parade of tunes comes pouring out, guided by musical director Nathaniel Baker.
Prepare to be delighted by a host of favorites like "Where or When," "We're a Couple of Swells," "Clang, Clang, Clang Goes the Trolley," "Strike Up the Band," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "On the Sunny Side of the Street" and "I'm in the Mood for Love," among many others. These iconic stars deserve this tribute, as their words and music are celebrated.
Director Kris McMurray uses a light hearted touch as he casts a spotlight on the past, with affection.
For tickets ($30), call the CT Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road, Berlin at 860-829-1248 or online at www.ctcabaret.com. Bring to bring goodies to share at your table or plan to buy desserts and drinks on site. Now is the time to subscribe for the cabaret's next exciting season.