Saturday, August 22, 2009

"Flip, Flop and Fly!"

In a couple of nights, I will be at Sidetrack, singing songs that were originally made famous by women.

I know, I know... Me singing the hits of the gay diva icons while drinking way too much vodka. In my world, I simply refer to that as "Monday."

This Monday will be different, though. I will be on an actual stage. With a microphone. And people are going to pay to hear me sing songs that caused my father to lose all of his hair when he heard me sing them as a child. And all for a good cause!

"FLIP FLOP," a benefit for About Face Theatre's GLBT youth program, is this Monday, August 24th at Sidetrack. It is a one night concert where the gals sing guy songs and vice versa. It's a gay old time!

This year's theme is the 70's and the cast includes Amy Matheny, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Ora Jones, Matthew Amador, Liz Pazik, Aunt Lola Cabana, Christine Bunuan, Patrick Sarb, Paul Stovall, Loretta Rezos, George Keating, Patrick Andrews, Suzy Petri & Tom Michael.

This is the concert I posted about a month or so ago. The one that asked for suggestions of of 70's pop songs sung by women. A week or so after I asked everyone for help, I realized that I had already arranged and performed a song in one of my cabaret shows that perfectly fit this theme - - Dolly Parton's "Jolene."

In addition to my friend Trey Maclin joining me on "Jolene" (with Trey providing his usual "kick ass and take names" accompaniment on the guitar), I asked if I could sing one more song. A duet. But, as I said to the producers of the event, "Only if I sing the Streisand part!"

You know the song?

No, not THAT duet. Or that one. Or that one. Yes, that one. The uber-gay, disco one. Go figure.

So, if you're in Chicago, come to Sidetrack this Monday and see me do - - and I do mean "do!" - - both Dolly Parton AND Barbra Streisand! Back to back! Without a net!

With all those protrusions, I might lose an eye. Pray for me.

Hope to see you there!

Sidetrack Glass Bar
Monday August 24th
doors at 5pm / 6pm start til 8pm
$40 includes a drink and raffle ticket

P.S. It goes without saying that I will be staying at Sidetrack for showtunes, right?


cb said...

OMG. Stephen... Enough is ENOUGH!

Peter said...

Have a great night and break a leg!

Java said...

Oh, gawd, Stephen! I wish wish wish I could be there!! You have no idea.

Misster Kitty said...

Break a leg Stephen!

In fact Break Two!

Sure wish I could attend.

Please get some video and post for those of us that can't be there.

Mark in DE said...

I love the 'flip flop' concept. Wish I could be there for the show.