Theater group meets Mondays to perform little-known show tunesWritten by Matt Liasse | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Broadway Confidential Project mixes cabaret and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
The group meets every Monday in November at Manhattan’s Restaurant, 1516 Adams St., for a night of Broadway music and improvisation.
“It’s unlike anything the Toledo area has seen,” acting manager Matt Zwyer said. “We get to introduce audience members, whether they are regular theater-goers or not, to essentially new, good pieces of music that people would never hear because they’re part of shows that will never be done.”
Audience participation is involved as well. A member of the audience often chooses scenes out of a hat and decides which songs will be performed.
“The show is never, ever, ever the same,” Zwyer said.
The songs performed are kept exclusively to Broadway “flops,” meaning they are from shows that were performed 100 times or less.
Some of the songs that have been performed include “Yes” from “70, Girl, 70” and “Meadowlark” from “The Baker’s Wife.”
The show was created by Jim Merillat from New York. Zwyer wants to continue the show in future months.
Tickets are $12 with a two-drink minimum. Proceeds from ticket sales are donated to local charities.
Seating is limited so reservations are strongly suggested. Reservations can be made by calling (419) 243-6675.
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