Saturday, February 11, 2012
A Shakespeare Cabaret
The Legacy Theater
The Legacy Theatre aims to put into practice the age-old but scarce Repertory Company, creating a core of professional actors who rotate among casts and directors to produce works that host recognizable talent. The Legacy Theatre celebrates great literature, relevant stories, and important figures. This event encapsulates all three in one great subject: William Shakespeare and the contemporary songs he has inspired.
Shakespeare alludes to well over one hundred songs in his works, and most educated people of his time could read music. Not surprisingly, over the past four centuries Shakespeare has unwittingly inspired countless creations of music via his plays, sonnets, plots, and themes. Join us for an evening of songs evoked by the Bard, from Purcell’s If Music Be the Food of Love to Porter’s Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Featuring a soprano, alto, tenor, and bass from Legacy Theatre’s core resident company, this cabaret is a toe-tapping delight.
Part of Shakespeare at Yale, a semester of special events celebrating the Bard.
Free but register in advance
This event is free and open to the general public, with a “Suggested Donation” of $15.00 at the door. Reservations will be taken through the Box Office phone line: (203) 457-0138. At the door audience members will receive a ticket/receipt. Please note that day-of seating is first come, first served. More ticketing/reservation info at: www.legacytheatreandconservatory.org