Cover Song: A show the entire family would enjoy

Cover Song
Troupe Name: Corridor Theatre
Troupe Origin: London, ON
Playwright: Kristina Esposito
Featuring: Kristina Esposito, Michael Esposito II, Alexis Gordon, Trevor Patt, Jonathan Gysbers
Venue: The Arts Project
Show Length: 50min
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 7:30pm
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 8:30pm
Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 4:30pm

This new musical revue program’s notes state, “If you enjoy music, love to hear trivia about songs and their artists, and just like to be entertained this show is for you. We look forward to welcoming children, teenagers and golden oldies!

Cover Song is a vibrant new musical revue based on the best cover songs of our time. From The Beatles to The Black Eyed Peas, these songs span generations of music. You’ll witness a journey of love unfold, as you learn fascinating trivia about the songs and their artists.

I was very excited to see how this show would be done at the Arts Project. I have worked on many shows at this venue, and seldom do shows that involve much dancing and singing get performed here (mostly due to the size of the stage and the available equipment). So when I heard that there was a technical delay the show I attended, I smiled as I have had a few of those issues happen to me whenever I have worked on a highly technical show like this one at this particular venue.

The technical issues were soon a memory, however, and the raised stage that also doubled as a radio DJ desk – pure genius. This show takes Karaoke and Glee to the next level. Such a simple premise, and so much cross promotion with BOB FM, it sure impressed this former community DJ.
BOB FM Cover Songs of the Decades is the name of the radio show, and do they know their cover songs! According to this show, a song is covered because it is a complement to the original song. A song gets covered a lot ’cause it is a damn good song.

During this play, you may even learn a thing or two about some well known music. Music with covers from the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, even Dolly Parton. I was very surprised by the variety they went through. And how the stage would immediately change and take on another life. Again, thanks to the raised stage/table/prop.

This group of six won the entire audience over with each song. There is much fun, dancing and music trivia to make you want to just randomly join in.

See this show, and bring your friends and family. Everyone wll leave with a smile on their face.

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Lisa DesGroseilliers is currently stage managing for A Different Drummer at this year's Fringe. Lisa also operates and designs sound for theatre. By day she is a project specialist and technical writer for Citi Cards Canada.

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