In January, 2002, I continued the disturbing trend of playing musical comedy characters who are well beyond my age when I appeared as Sam in my local amateur dramatic society's production of Copacabana. (My previous roles with them were The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors and Herr Schultz in Cabaret). I think I was chosen for Sam because I could realistically wear (and lose) a toupeé.
As our company performed the amateur dramatic premier of the show, we got a lot of coverage and almost all of the performances were sold out. Enjoy the review and photos below.
|Barry Manilow's Copacabana
|"MUSIC and passion are definitely in fashion ... with the
amateur premiere of Copacabana.
Based on the Manilow hit song, the musical brings to life the story of a struggling songwriter and his love for showgirl Lola.
David Allard in the lead role is superb, exuding confidence and character both in song, word, and dance.
Imaginative choreography courtesy of director Dawn Broomfield and fantastic costumes also make the showgirls sparkle.
Natalie Baker as Lola captures the transformation from innocent hick to raunchy showgirl.
Baddie Rico (David Curtis) is menacingly good while Annemarie Hawkins (Gladys) and George T (Sam) are excellent.