Seattle Theatre Group (STG) released some info on upcoming shows at their venues (The Paramount, The Moore, and The Neptune) today and there are some big names. Jane Birkin, (not the iconic hand bag) actress/singer and muse to her lover the late Serge Gainsbourg, the beloved French singer/songwriter/actor. She’ll be performing a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:00pm at the Neptune. Here’s Ms Birkin’s rather free-flowing reason for touring:
“Why do another tour, another concert? Well, when it was going to be conventional, I too wondered why I was singing Serge again, even if it was celibrating the 20 years after Serge’s death, even if it was a very personal 40 years since “Melody Nelson” but what did I have to offer … i’d done it all before, Serge in pop, arabesque, classic quator, 14 musiciens, 6 musiciens, a harp, a squeeze box, violins … this year others have started, their “Serge” was a new point of view, their interpretations… so I started contemplating, putting it all off … “
Actresses can be so…vague.
Unlike hand bags, which are so utilitarian and straight forward.
STG also announced today a slew of new bookings for the 2011/2012 season including a rare appearance by Woody Allen, with his Jazz Band, (and undoubtedly Soon Yi) and a not so rare appearance from native son, Rainn Wilson.
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces 11 extraordinary engagements added to their 2011 – 2012 performance season at the historic Paramount, Moore, and newly leased Neptune Theatres.
Added to STG’s diverse 2011 – 2012 Season are, Rainn Wilson & Friends, performing a one-night, hometown-only engagement to benefit MONA Foundation; Seattle Rock Orchestra, delighting audiences with three new shows featuring the music of Stevie Wonder, Muse and The Beatles; Irish superstar Michael Londra’s Beyond Celtic; Canadian stand-up comedian, writer and actor Norm Macdonald; holiday celebration with The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller; a special and rare appearance of Woody Allen and His New Orleans Jazz Band, the film and comedy legend performs on clarinet as featured in the documentary Wild Man Blues; international violinist sensation David Garrett; Showtunes Theatre Company, dedicated to sharing rarely seen and neglected musicals in concert format; and Whose Live Anyway, featuring Seattleite Ryan Stiles with Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B.
These new shows aren’t available for single ticket sales yet, but you can subscribe to get an early bird shot at getting good seats: “All these shows and more are available now through subscription. Forms are available online at www.STGpresents.org.”