Imitation of Life: Musical Treasures from the Silver Screen

Friday & Saturday | August 5-6, 2022 | 8:00-9:30pm

What makes a song become a ‘Standard?’ Most originated in Broadway shows or films. Some were so immediately compelling that they effortlessly lodged themselves in the public’s imagination, perhaps never to leave. But quite a few incredibly good songs, from films or plays that you didn’t even necessarily know had songs in them, fell by the wayside for one reason or another. The moment wasn’t right. It didn’t catch. The movie flopped.

David Driver’s show IMITATION OF LIFE : MUSICAL TREASURES FROM THE SILVER SCREEN highlights a selection of these under-known gems–– as well as some more familiar songs whose origin stories are fascinating in and of themselves–– in combination with clips from the films themselves, their trailers, as well as other complementary material.* The show is designed to take advantage of a stage with a full-sized movie screen, as the footage is projected over the players during the course of the performance. Using disparate narrative and musical elements, Driver and his colleagues create a hybrid musical / visual experience that is both informative and emotionally engaging.

Masks Required Indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Live Multi-Media Music Concert