BCCM to Present CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN THE 1930S, Begin. 2/3
BAYOU CITY CONCERT MUSICALS continues its popular cabaret series with Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in the 1930s, on three consecutive Monday nights in February, beginning Monday, February 3, and continuing on February 10 and February 17 at 7:30 p.m. The evening of song will again be presented at the Performance Centre of the Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main between Holman and Berry Street, in the heart of Midtown. (Entrance to The Centre is located on the corner of Fannin and Berry directly behind the theatre and has convenient free parking, courtesy of the Houston Community College.)
Irving Berlin's contemporary and fellow composer, Jerome Kern, once summed up Irving Berlin perfectly: "Irving Berlin has no place in American music-he IS American music." He published his first song in 1907 at the age of 19. By the 1930s Berlin had reached his creative maturity when he was writing for both Broadway and Hollywood. By the time of his death at 101 in 1989, Berlin had published over 1000 songs.
BCCM's cabaret evening will feature Houston's most talented musical theatre performers singing such Berlin hits as How Deep Is The Ocean, Say It Isn't So, Change Partners, Heatwave, and Let's Face the Music and Dance. One of the most popular features of the BCCM cabaret evening is BCCM Artistic Director Paul Hope's commentary about the life of the composer and the history of his music.