Contemporary classical music meets club culture — our next show will be a modern-day vaudeville extravaganza at local gay nightclub Plan B next Saturday, April 30!
Hosted by local drag celebrity Davina DeVille, this interactive show includes live dance and chamber music performances, cabaret songs, as well as special guests The Weather Duo and DJ Illy Holiday.
A diverse mash-up of musical styles will be presented, including jazz, electronic improvisation, and contemporary classical works by William Bolcom, Travis Garrison, Scott Gendel, Matthew Orlovich and Andrew Cole. The evening will also feature the North American premiere of Guillermo Lago’s “Strong Ties” for piano and saxophone.
Guest performers include the Anhinga PianoSAX Duo, local dance ensemble Ephemeral Art, as well as Madtown Ballroom. The festivities will finish off with a dance mix session spun by DJ Illy Holiday.
This special evening is designed as a throwback to the cabaret days of old with a modern, participatory twist on the live music experience. We bring in a wide spectrum of live performance arts to create that special laissez-faire atmosphere of a vaudeville show; except, this time, the audience is invited to come down on the dance floor and become part of the performing troupe with us!
Doors will open at Plan B, 924 Williamson Street, Madison, WI, at 8:00 p.m. The cover charge is $5.