Phillip Officer, winner of the NY Nightlife, Backstage Bistro, and MAC Awards, will be appearing in GUYS Sing DOLLS ~ A Feminine Toast with a Twist of Testosterone, at the Cabaret Jazz Club at Las Vegas’s Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The concert, which he is also producing, celebrates 100 years of the American Popular Songbook—specifically, women lyricists and composers.
The “Guys,” along with Officer, are Brent Barrett (Phantom), Benjamin D. Hale (Million Dollar Quartet), Carnell Johnson (Les Misérables), and singer/songwriter Christopher Lash. They’ll be backed by Musical Director John Boswell at the piano, John Wedemeyer on guitar, Steve Flora on bass, and Jess Gopen playing percussion.
You’ll like the dolls they’re toasting: Peggy Lee, Carole King, Dorothy Parker, Anne Caldwell, Nancy Hamilton, Carolyn Leigh, Annie Ross, Marilyn Bergman, Odetta, Civilla Martin, Betty Comden, and Dorothy Fields, as well as Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper, Brenda Russell, Carole Bayer Sager, and Adele. Among the songs the concert will feature are the Mabel Mercer standard “Once in a Blue Moon” by Anne Caldwell, Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Carole King’s “Beautiful,” Peggy Lee’s “It’s a Good Day,” Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” and Betty Comden’s “Some Other Time” (co-written with Adolph Green; music by Leonard Bernstein).
The show takes place Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets are $35 and $40. For more information, call 702-749-2000 or visit www.TheSmithCenter.com