NYC's Ballets With a Twist Presents COCKTAIL HOUR: THE SHOW, 6/23
New York City's Ballets with a Twist celebrates summer under the stars with a performance of Cocktail Hour: The Show at the Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Road) on Friday, June 23, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 ($27 for Concert Members). To purchase, visit chautauqua.com or call 303-440-7666.
Created by artistic director and choreographer Marilyn Klaus, Cocktail Hour: The Show reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with an original mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music and exquisite costume design. This pop-infused performing arts experience combines the magnetism of Hollywood's Golden Age with a sleek twenty-first-century sensibility, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of witty, sparkling vignettes. It's high-style fun for all ages to enjoy.
Program highlights include
• "Champagne" - A glittering ballroom bubbles to life in this silver-screen dream.
• "Rum Runner" - A spicy night in Cuba, a promenade through Puerto Rico, a samba in Brazil... This lively Latin suite brings on the heat!
• "Singapore Sling" - Shimmering sirens glide through an exotic soundscape to paint this haunting fantasy.
Klaus, whose choreography has been seen internationally, formed Ballets with a Twist in association with Grammy-nominated composer Stephen Gaboury and costume designer Catherine Zehr. Her company - lauded by The Huffington Post for "blasting the boundaries between high art and entertainment" - has appeared in a wide range of venues, from Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare and New York City's Beacon Theatre to Lincoln Center and the Tribeca Film Festival.
Gaboury's compositions have been performed by celebrated musicians nationwide. He has collaborated and toured the world with pop/rock icon Cyndi Lauper for more than a decade, and has also shared the stage with legends such as Patti Labelle, Suzanne Vega and Ute Lemper. Gaboury's music has been heard in concert, on television and in films (including Boyhood and American Beauty).