Storm Large Does Cabaret

Hey all you Storm Large fans, me included, it’s been over a month since we’ve read anything about our girl, the high school fantasy we couldn’t bring home to mother.

You thirst for news and The Oregonian’s A&E has it. Read what Grant Butler writes:

It’s time for Storm Large to sing her big first-act number in “Cabaret,” and she slinks up to the old-fashioned microphone and grabs the stand with the certainty of someone who’s made this move thousands of times.

“Maybe this time,” she sings in a near whisper, “I’ll be lucky. Maybe this time, he’ll stay.”

As the power ballad builds, Storm’s voice moves from timid to totally in command, her body leaning into the microphone, caressing the stand with a lover’s touch. A knee juts in and she leans back, enveloped in lyrics that are at once passionate and vulnerable. When she gets to the optimistic climax — “Something’s bound to begin!” — the air of the Armory’s third-floor rehearsal hall crackles with electricity.

I have to pause here to get my old heart back to a runner’s pace.

When you watch a seasoned rock singer like Storm perform in a nightclub, you’re helplessly pulled into the music because the connection between audience and performer is so strong. Since much of “Cabaret” also is in a club setting, the duo hope to blur the lines between musicals and nightlife.

Cabaret When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, continues various times through Nov. 4.

Where: Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave.

Tickets: $30-$61.50 adults, $23.50 students (excluding Friday-Saturday evenings), $18.50 for 18 and under with I.D. Rush tickets available at box office 15 minutes before some shows, $10 cash. 503-445-3700, www.pcs.org.

Note: Pre-performance discussions 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, Oct. 2-11. Oct. 5 evening performance will be audio described. Oct. 11 evening performance will be sign interpreted.

Storm Large Cabaret Mover Mike

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