Write Act Repertory Presents “Holiday of Lights – A Cabaret Celebration of Music by Michael Antin.” Musical Arrangement and Direction by David Kaminer.
Starring David Michael Trevino and Dana Shaw.
This lovely retrospective of Michael Antin’s musical show stoppers is an annual event at the Brickhouse Theatre, which has become a home away from home for this particular writer.
It ran for just a couple of nights this year, which is a shame, but at least I got a ticket!
He’s an interesting fellow, Mr Antin. A retired tax attorney, he swung in a radically different direction when he retired and began writing musicals. I think he’s somewhere around the six or seven number by now, all whimsical, historical and overloaded with songs.
This Christmas concert is a glance back over some of his most popular works and include the songs that were the biggest crowd pleasers form his many plays, as well as his own personal favorites.
The evening was hosted by Derrel Maury and he took us lovingly on a journey through the musical career of Micheal Antin, including hilarious anecdotes and stories about the themes and origins of the songs performed during the evening.
The performers were Dana Shaw, a Micheal Antin regular and the rather gorgeous David Micheal Trevino, who I am lucky enough to have worked with myself. They performed Antin’s songs with love. They are both wonderful vocalists and actors, playful, skilled and absolutely brilliant…I’m sure Micheal Antin would have been thrilled to hear his songs sung so beautifully.
It was a lovely evening of song, including the story of Micheal Antin’s success and his long journey to musical theater, told powerfully by Derrel Maury and the musical talents of Larry Klein (Drums), David Kamenir (Music Director and Pianist). It was a truly wonderful way to round off the year…there was even a sing along!!!
The Brickhouse Theatre is home to many interesting, entertaining and boundary pushing plays and musicals. Holding this Christmas concert, full of this wonderful music so beautifully performed is simply the icing on 2019’s cake!
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Larry Klein (Drums), David Kamenir (Music Director and Pianist), Dana Shaw (Performer), Derrel Maury (Performer), and David Michael Trevino (Performer).