Thu. Feb. 21 – Festival Series The Soul of Cabaret with Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak

Thu. Feb. 21 – Festival Series  The Soul of Cabaret with Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak 7:30 pm   Auditorio de la Ribera, Ajijic

What is cabaret? A tuneful and titillating concert explores this question. Veteran cabaret artists Patricia O’Callaghan and Bryce Kulak delve into the depths of the genre, reviving authentic classics from Weill, Satie, Poulenc, Piaf, and Dietrich. Also featured are modern numbers by Nilsson, Newman, and the performers themselves.

Cabaret has always resisted definition; variety is the name of the game, and pushing social, sexual, and political boundaries is the norm. Gender-bending and general bawdiness are de rigueur, and a charismatic M.C. often presides over the intimate evening. For this concert we will have two:

Patricia O’Callaghan started out singing in heavy metal bands before graduating with an opera degree and becoming one of Canada’s foremost cabaret performers. Bryce Kulak’s whimsical, quirky tunes have a rhythmic and harmonic quality that makes them feel right at home in the cabaret. Bryce had admired Patricia’s work since seeing her in Weill in Weimar at Edmonton Opera. They both performed in The Spiegel Show at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and for the past seven years they have been co-creating and touring with Tom Allen’s series of classical-crossover chamber-musicals (Bohemians in BrooklynThe Judgment of ParisFrom Weimar to Vaudeville, and The Missing Pages). Trish and Bryce have been guests in each other’s cabarets at Soulpepper’s long-running Saturday Night Cabaret Series, and with Tom’s shows they have travelled Canada from coast to coast several times. The Soul of Cabaret is the first show they have created together.

Tickets $600 pesos centre $400 pesos sides