An evening of songs from and about movies, sampling silent films, cult classics, Japanese anime, and flicks that don’t yet exist (but should).
Oakland-based contralto Amy Kessler has performed in opera, jazz, experimental theater, radio, symphonies, churches, and many backyards. Her love of film music and her hatred of standard recital repertoire have combined to produce REELING, in collaboration with the legendary J. Raoul Brody.
The legendary Joshua Raoul Brody is probably best known these days for sitting at home and watching the leaves change. Prior to that, he was best known for his work accompanying improvisational theater (BATS Improv, Robin Williams), non-improvisational theater (literally several â€œone-man shows so big they take two guys, a gal, and a six-pack of beer to do themâ€ with Merle â€œIan Shoalesâ€ Kessler, and some of The Residentsâ€™ projects), non-theater (Orchestra Nostalgico, Amy Kessler, Tom Waits), and community service (Beatles Thingy). His band, the Potrero Hillbillies (which also includes Joe Cunningham and Christopher Gray) has played Bird & Beckett on more than one occasion. He tends to understate the number of times he has demonstrated considerable community service generosity by bringing extraordinary projects to the Bird & Beckett stage (not to mention bestowing a memorable piano upon the place at a critical juncture in its history).
Good show promised.
Doors open ten minutes before showtime.
If you have a reservation, you should claim it by 5:00pm.
Once the show starts, we allow anyone waiting for a seat to take whatâ€™s available.
Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask,
plus $15 cash for the cover charge.
And keep in mind, it’s BYOB at Bird & Beckett!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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