Monday, January 19, 2009

Tony winner Donna McKechnie in Shreveport to aid River City Repertory Theater with highlights from Broadway on Wed, Jan 28, 7:30 pm

Donna McKechnie , Tony Award winner and star of the original A Chorus Line, will perform her cabaret show, Gypsy in my Soul, as a benefit for River City Repertory Theater, Shrevport-Bossier’s professional theatre company. The performance is a one night only event, Wed, Jan 28, at The Capri Theatre in downtown Shreveport, says Patric McWilliams.

Local audiences saw Ms. McKecknie star as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie during River City Rep’s inaugural season.

McKechnie takes the audience on a “backstage” tour of life on the road, sharing anecdotes, songs and dance numbers from her celebrated theatrical career. Offering a glimpse into musical theatre history, this award winning actress recreates highlights from some of the many shows in which she starred, such as Sweet Charity, Company and Follies.

All seats, $50.00
Tickets: 318-868-5888
Post-performance reception in the theater lobby with Ms McKechnie.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Very nice. And very nice for someone of this caliber to be supporting our professional theater.

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that this theater company keeps doing things that haven't been done here. I looked at their website and the links to national websites which mention or feature them. Finally, someone is getting a name for Shreveport as a place with a valid theater community.

Anonymous said...

This is not a big surprise. Look who's involved. Those people have been the leaders of theatre here for decades. Whether others want to admit it or not, these are the people who have set the standards, delivered the best productions and performances and have been the symbols of quality. I say, even if they may be annoying at times, we're lucky to have them around.

Anonymous said...

She is an existing link to the choreography of Bob Fosse, and these original dancers are a precious resource. Bob Fosse's daughter Nicole played one of the dancers in the film version of A Chorus Line.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get a chance to go to this. I hate that I missed it. How did it go?