New Musical Comedy
by Louise Richardson
Spans ‘60s, ‘70s, Beyond;
Premieres Feb. 25, 26; March 4, 5
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.
at Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal Street, Salado (click for map)
Admissions are $15 with $12 discount tickets for seniors, military and students. Sunday matinee tickets are $10 and $8. Children’s tickets are $8 both shows. Group rates are available for either event. For reservations, call the box office at 254-947-3456. Due to subject matter, parental discretion is advised.
Wine, beer, cider and expanded food choices will be available at the evening shows through The Spuradical Social Club in the lobby. http://www.spuradicalsocialclub.net/
For the female leads in the new musical Chanteuse, the story begins in 1959 in college with a dream of becoming professional folksingers in New York City. For the author Louise Richardson and the producer Richard Paul Thomas (RpT), the quest to tell that story began in 2007 in an International House of Pancakes in Austin.
This musical journey through the decades begins with best friends Johanna Clark and Darcy Bailey – Rose Mitchell and Chloe Vance -- struggling in “Gotham.” They are hired by Sid Feldman (Robert L. Schneider), owner of the Greenwich Village Colloquy Coffeehouse. The former stand-up comic was “blacklisted” from show business in the ‘50s during the nation’s “commie scare.” The storyline follows the ups, downs and eventual separations of the three character’s relationships through the civil right era, the Vietnam War and beyond.