Cross that one off the bucket list!

One more weekend to go but I’ll go out on a limb and call Le Petit Moulin at the Ritz with Collide Theatrical Dance Company a success.  We are getting good houses, good notices, and raves from friends!

What I mean by “cross that one off the bucket list” is the accordion.  Learned it for the show because we needed that French cafe feel . . . and apparently accordion is cool again and all the good players are either working or charging a lot : )

Here I am struggling with it at an early rehearsal.  Let’s just say I’m glad this is just a photo and not a video with sound : )

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And here is evidence that I actually used the thing in performance.  I believe this number is my reharmonization of the famous Offenbach “Can-Can”.  For the music geeks in the room, I put the “A” section in a minor key and rewrote the melody for both the A and B sections.  It was fun.

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The show’s final number was a mashup of Panic! At the Disco, Fatboy Slim, and The Pointer Sisters.  Don’t even ask.  Or do?  I’d be the first to admit it was fun to put together, if not a little nerve-wracking.

Tickets are still available online or at the door
($34 general, $26 students/seniors, $50 VIP)

Le Petit Moulin
Collide Theatrical Dance Company

Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 7 at 2:00

Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Plenty of cool restaurants too in this great Minneapolis neighborhood. Hope to see you there if you haven’t seen it yet!

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