Imagine you’re driving in a pretty pink cadillac or in a big yellow taxi on a yellow brick road under a sky of purple rain. As you are tootling along, take a sharp right hand turn and set your GPS for the Theatre at the Co-op, 177 College Street, in New Haven. Make sure to plot your destination for either Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. for the Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus’s colorful production of “The Amazing Technicolor Songbook.” Somewhere over the rainbow where blue birds fly, you are sure to be wearing rose colored glasses for hours of the greatest musical delights and pleasures.
The CGMC has a full palette of paints ready to color your musical world in any hue or tint you desire. Hopscotching from one musical genre to another, the chorus is sure to land on many of your favorites. Artistic Director Greg McMahan has been planning the selections carefully as the master painter of the show. According to McMahan, "The age range of our singers as well as our audiences is continually changing so that means their taste in musical styles continues to change as well. The unifying theme of colors and rainbows allowed us to explore diverse genres of music that we wouldn’t normally be able to feature in one of our shows. How else would we get to sing this lush arrangement of the traditional folk song Black is the Color in the same performance with the James Bond classic, Goldfinger?”
“When we first started thinking about this show,” states CtGMC President David Campanelli, “we knew there would be a lot of material from which to choose. But we had no idea the scope and variety of music. The color blue alone is featured in the title of over 400 songs!” “With that kind of choice, we can guarantee that there’s something for every musical taste in this show” says McMahan. “You won’t want to miss this one!”
Seats are $25 and $30 and you can purchase tickets online at www.ctgmc.org or by calling 800-644-2462(CGMC).
Come discover if the chorus is going underwater in a “Yellow Submarine, ” saying hello to a “Brown Eyed Girl,” stirring up some “Old Black Magic,” turning a spin in “My Blue Heaven” with a “Blue Moon” or crooning a tune or two with “Sweet Georgia Brown.” Knowing these clever and versitile guys, anything is possible. They could even be found on “Blueberry Hill” all “Pretty in Pink” wearing “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weanie Yellow Polka Dot Bikinis."