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A Valentine’s Tribute to Broadway
February 11 @ 2:00 pm$15.00
Lovers of musicals take note. A Valentine’s Tribute to Broadway is heading to Pat’s House of Jazz at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton on Feb. 11.
What better way to indulge in a little romance!
The show, which garnered great reviews at a sold-out show at The Roxy, was put together by Gabriola Island’s Roger Christie and Nanaimo’s versatile keyboardist Marty Steele.
Expect your favourite songs from The Wizard of Oz, Showboat, Phantom of the Opera, Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof and more — sprinkled with humourous tales of Christie’s life as a young boy soprano in Winnipeg.
Christie will regale you with anecdotes about life with his crazy fun folks and his escapes into song and real Broadway shows until his voice suddenly changed during an NBC audition.
“Think Woody Allen’s Radio Days,” says Steele, a talented musical leader/arranger and keyboardist, who will be joined by Larry Miller on woodwinds. “Together we can create a full orchestral sound.”
Vancouver vocalist Jenny Morgan rounds out the group as Christie’s duet partner.
Steele says their aim is to honour Broadway musicals that contributed so much to the jazz tradition.
“Many of the songs in the jazz musician’s Real Book started as Broadway musical numbers that were adapted by jazz musicians in their off hour,” says Steele.
Table reservations are recommended for this show.
Call (250) 324-2245. Tables held until 30 minutes before showtime.
The performance is part of the Pat’s House of Jazz series that runs most Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton, a stone’s throw from the Salt Spring Island ferry terminal.
- Preston Davies
- (250) 597-3045