Opening Tonight! DON'T STOP ME NOW, a Jazz Cabaret Take on Freddie Mercury

Opening Tonight! DON'T STOP ME NOW, a Jazz Cabaret Take on Freddie Mercury

Twenty-seven years after it was released, Queen's Greatest Hits remains the best-selling album in the UK. Much of the group's success was thanks to Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant, uber-talented frontman, whose mashup of genres, including opera, transformed the rock world and gave us some of the most well-recognized melodies of all time. Especially for those of us who were children in the 1970s and '80s, Mercury's music was formative.

Starting tonight and for five shows only, you'll get the chance to revisit your favorite Queen hits, and probably discover a few you've never heard before, at DON'T STOP ME NOW: THE Freddie Mercury EXPERIENCE, a one-woman show by local actor, singer, and cabaret performer Courtney Freed. This show is "not simply a concert of Freddie Mercury's music, but rather an homage paid to Mercury through the art of cabaret storytelling and a fresh musical take on his most beloved songs."

I had the opportunity to hear some of the musical arrangements Freed and her collaborators were working on a few weeks ago. The early preview performance was already worth more than the $25 ticket price. I expect the fully staged production will knock my socks off.

DON'T STOP ME NOW runs tonight through Sunday at CoHo Theatre. More details and tickets here.

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From This Author Krista Garver

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