Friday May 25, 2018
What is the show "Take a Walk on the Weill Side" about?
Kurt Weill's classic songs are brought to life in a cabaret style performance. The story of Jenny unfolds as to how she manipulates events around the men she loves and leaves during 1940’s Nazi Germany. It is a 'jukebox musical' of both fatalistic and triumphant stories of the many female characters created in song by Weill.
Who was Kurt Weill?
Kurt Weill was one of the greatest theatre musical composers of the 1920-40s. His best know work is "The Threepenny Opera" (1928) which contains his most famous song "Mack the Knife". By combining music and drama with sharp political and social satire, Weill sought to broaden the audience appeal of his works.
What are some well known Kurt Weill Songs featured in the show?
Alabama Song (covered by The Doors, David Bowie); Ballad of the Soldier’s Wife (covered by Marianne Faithfull, PJ Harvey); Mack the Knife (covered by Louis Armstrong, Robbie Williams, Michael Bublé); My Ship (covered by Ella Fitzgerald, Joanie Sommers) and
September Song (covered by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Bryan Ferry).
Who is Taylor Wilson?
Taylor, multi-lingual, enjoys turning the stage into worldwide territory, where every song is a one-act play and not a syllable or nuance is left untouched or unconsidered. She is a unique force that blends a luscious, classically-trained voice with an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling. Her willingness to take it to the edge is what sets Wilson apart from other operatically trained singers who venture into contemporary styles. She is unafraid to forsake her lush vibrato, straighten out her tone and unleash notes that cut across musical categories, to seize the essence of the song.
Who are the Karen MacIver Trio?
The "Karen MacIver Trio" are Karen (piano, accordion), Robin Mason (cello) and Marion Christie (percussion). They bring all the musical talents and energy to recreate the melodic dramas of Weill's music.
When and where is the "Take a Walk on the Weill Side" show?
The show takes place on June 9th at 19:45 in St Mary's Cathedral, 300 Great Western Road. Tickets are £15/12.50 plus booking fee and are available at https://www.taylorwilson.eventbrite.co.uk
Where Can I Find Out More about the show?
Here are some links to find out more about the show:
Taylor Wilson: https://taylorwilson.com/chanteuse