Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) takes audiences on a hilarious romp back in time to the trials and trails of summer camp adventures. CAMP presents a collection of songs certain to stir up memories of bonfires, new friendships and that first taste of freedom. Memories of mosquitos, fights, and those oh-so awkward showers may also pop into mind. Relive it all, from the safe temperature-controlled, bug-free Cornish Playhouse, February 26 through 28. Songs include Carole King's 'You've Got a Friend,' 'For Good' from Wicked, and a campfire medley that harkens back to the innocent days when camp crushes, scoring the winning point, and handling heartbreak were top priority. Seattle's own outrageous comedy duo, Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt), join the women as featured guests. Together with SWC's hilarious pop ensemble, Sensible Shoes, Dos Fallopia adds a unique dose of humor to the unavoidable summertime struggles of getting lost, growing up, and finding ourselves.
Artistic Director Dennis Coleman and Associate Artistic Director Eric Lane Barnes conduct the women through a repertoire of songs including: Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls),' 'Summerfling' by k.d. lang, and 'Everything is Awesome' from The LEGO Movie. Four local organizations will be recognized during the performance for the diverse and unique ways they support youth and the impact summer camp experiences provide. Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Treehouse, Camp Ten Trees and Camp Nor'wester will all have information available in the lobby during the performances.
Tickets to Seattle performances are $25-$60 and are available at SeattleChoruses.org or 206-388-1400. The Seattle area box office is open Monday through Friday 11am-6pm. Renton Preview tickets ($10 each) are available for the Saturday, February 20th concert at 7pm, which will be held at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center (400 S. 2nd St., Renton). Purchases can be made online, through the box office at (206) 388-1400 or at the door on the day of the Preview. Seattle performances will be held at the Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer St., at the north end of the Seattle Center campus) on Friday, February 27
The Renton Preview performance will be held on Saturday, February 20, at 7pm at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center (400 S. 2nd St., Renton). Seattle performances will be held on Friday, February 26, at 8pm, Saturday, February 27 at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, February 28, at 2pm at the Cornish Playhouse (201 Mercer St., at the north end of the Seattle Center campus). Ticket purchases can be made online, through the Flying House (SMC/SWC) box office at 206-388-1400 or at the theater box office on the day of the show.
About Dos Fallopia
Performing together since 1990, Dos Fallopia is outrageous, irreverent and eerily similar to Carol Burnett on steroids. The duo is best known for their long-running Seattle holiday sketch comedy romp, Ham for the Holidays. The two have also penned more than 30 full-length plays and have toured their sold-out stage shows, 'Déjà Poo,' 'Pretty Girls, Not Too Bright,' and 'Twin Sisters of Different Cul-de-sacs' in theaters in London, New York, San Francisco, LA, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis. They have headlined the Michigan, West Coast, and National Women's Music Festivals, and the Vancouver Comedy Festival, along with Bumbershoot and Folklife. They have released one CD and two DVDs.
The two Fallopians also have busy solo lives. Koch has 4 solo CDs, is an alumna of cult quartet Venus Envy ('I'll Be a Homo for Xmas'), and has shared the stage with Steve Martin, the Indigo Girls, Janis Ian, and Kate Clinton. She composed the Off-Broadway musical, 27 Rue de Fleurus, and had one of her songs sampled by Jay Z. Platt was voted Seattle's best comic nine times, is on the board of Seattle SketchFest, and has opened for Jay Leno and Cyndi Lauper.
About Seattle Women's Chorus | Seattle Men's Chorus
The internationally renowned Seattle Men's Chorus (founded 1979) and Seattle Women's Chorus (founded 2002) comprise the largest community choral organization in North America. Both choruses stand out as the largest LGBT-identified men's and women's choruses in the world. Flying House Productions, the home of SWC and SMC, is among the Pacific Northwest's largest, most vibrant and successful music organizations, with an annual audience of more than 30,000 patrons in Seattle's most prestigious venues.
Our Mission is to entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of gay and straight people and their relationships.
Our Vision: A world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens.
Courtesy of Seattle Women's Chorus
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