March 18: It Helps to Sing About It

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It Helps to Sing About It
The Songs of Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael

March 18 at 4:00 pm

Metropolitan Room
34 W. 22nd St., NYC

Ben Schaecheter (L)
& Dan Kael

“In their recent showcase, It Helps to Sing About It, Schaechter and Kael reveal their mastery of catchy, but genuine, songs about the most pedestrian of topics. Brought to life by singers Celia Berk, Nora Davis, Joshua Lance Dixon, Marissa Mulder, David Perlman and Kelli Rabke, the songs veer away from both anthemic theater and contemporary unexpected-melody type and, instead, settle upon an almost 1970s innocence mixed with a current-life topic sensibility. It seems the duo can write a song for any topic or character. Sara Louise Lazarus’s direction turned Schaechter and Kael’s music and lyrics into a Closer Than Ever for the new millennium—full of musical brio and dizzying honesty.” — Cabaret Scenes