Thursday, January 31, 2013

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: A Miscast Cabaret

Working on a new one-night show with some amazing people.

The Brown Paper Box Co. presents CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: A Miscast Cabaret on Saturday, March 23 at 8pm. This one-night cabaret will feature appearances from The Brown Paper Box Co. artistic associates and former cast members performing as characters they would never play due to age, gender, voice type, race, etc.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN will be presented at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

The idea sprouted when casting their most recent production of Godspell. The character breakdowns listed in the script were so rigid and specific in terms of body type and how the original actor performed the role. The show will break the mold of how a performer 'should' look or how characters 'should' be played based on previous incarnations. CHARACTER BREAKDOWN will be an exciting night to reexamine the characters we think we know in a relaxed cabaret setting.

Expect surprise song selections from composers David Yazbek, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and more!

The cast includes: T.J. Anderson, Megan Ensley, Katherine Glavin, Michelle Kritselis*, Andrew Lund, M. William Panek*, Stephanie Rohr*, Anna Schutz*, Nick Shoda*, and Daniel Spagnuolo*. T.J. Anderson serves as pianist and musical director. M. William Panek* and Daniel Spagnuolo* serve as show coordinators.

Tickets are $15 / two-drink minimum at Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret. Ticketing information can be found at www.brownpaperbox.org/character-breakdown.html and www.Davenportspianobar.com.

* Denotes The Brown Paper Box Co. company members

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