Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ongoing: Chanteuse, the musical, by Louise Richardson, City Theatre, January 14 - 28

UPDATE from the producers, January 23: "Don't miss your last chance to see "Chanteuse", a musical about friendship, fame and folk music, with more than 20 memorable songs, 7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 25th at Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, and 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 28th at The City Theatre, 3823-D Airport Boulevard."

Found on-line:

Chanteuse the Musical

a musical about friendship, fame and folk musicChanteuse poster Louise Richardson

by Louise Richardson

Saturdays and Sundays, January 14 - 28:

• January 14 - 2:00 P.M.
• January 15 - 7:30 P.M.
• January 21 - 2:00 P.M.
• January 22 - 7:30 P.M.
• January 28 - 2:00 P.M.

City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd (behind the Shell station) (click for map)


January 25 - 7:30 p.m. Dougherty Arts Center 1110 Barton Springs Road (click for map)

For tickets call (512) 907-1821, e-mail or click here.

Chanteuse, a musical written by Austin native Louise Richardson, will make its Austin debut in January of 2012 at the City Theatre, 3823 Airport Boulevard, Suite D.

In Chanteuse two young women from Texas, Johanna Clarke and Darcy Bailey, go to New York's Greenwich Village to be folk singers in 1959. They are first hired by Sidney Feldman, a former blacklisted comic, who owns The Colloquy Coffeehouse. Chanteuse follows the careers and friendships of these three through the turbulent years of the 1960s and 70s up to Darcy's return to perform at her college in 1981.

Through more than 20 memorable songs in styles ranging from traditional folk to Broadway to French cabaret, Chanteuse has the spirit of the 1960s at its core. With ASCAPlus-Award-winning music by Louise Richardson and the brilliant arrangements and playing of Richard Paul Thomas on guitar, Nelda Milligan and Tyler Mabry on piano and the singing talents of our wonderful cast, Kelly Connaughton, Danica McKinney and Timothy McKinney, Chanteuse will captivate you. Our songs will stay in your mind long after you leave the theatre.

The CD "Songs from Chanteuse" is available at Waterloo Records and Book Woman in Austin, Texas or it can be ordered from

Cast: Timothy McKinney as Sid, Danica McKinney as Darcy, Kelly Connaughton as Johanna.

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