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Weekend Picks: Musicals and Dance Nights

by Ryo Miyauchi

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This week, section editor David Dixon and staff writer Ryo Miyauchi have some entertainment picks for you.

David’s Pick: “Marry Me a Little”

“Marry Me a Little” is a tribute to one of the greatest composers in theatre, Stephen Sondheim. While all the songs are expunged from classic shows such as “A Little Night Music,” “Follies” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” the numbers are beautifully crafted and full of Sondheim’s reliable intelligence and highbrow sense of humor.

The story is a fairly simple one about two different people who live in separate quarters in the same Brooklyn apartment building. The audience learns more about their parallel lives as the individuals spend a typical Saturday evening thinking about love and what the future has in store for them.

Three different versions of “Marry Me a Little” are now playing at the Diversionary Theatre. The first stars a man (Jacob Caltrider) and woman (Sarah Errington), another features two men (Caltrider and Stewart Calhoun) and the third involves two women (Errington and San Diego State alumna Mitzi Michaels).

I’ve seen the female version and it’s a powerful and realistically presented statement about romance in the 21st century. Errington and Michaels sing wonderfully together and have irresistible chemistry. Don’t let this bighearted, under-the-radar show pass you by.

Tickets and information about “Marry Me a Little” can be found at diversionary.org.

Ryo’s Pick: T. Williams and Mosca

For those looking to dance the night away this weekend, check out T. Williams and Mosca spin on Saturday Sept. 21 at Bang Bang. The 21 and up event is hosted by LED and FINGRS CRSSD and goes on from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Similar to PMR Records labelmates Disclosure and Julio Bashmore, T. Williams produces sleek, funky house tracks with a retro taste. He’s currently promoting his August release, the “Feelings Within” EP. The record includes throwback house cut  “Three Letters and a singer-led track “On My Own,” featuring TALA.

Mosca entered the bass scene with the nu rave single “Square One VIP” under the eclectic Night Slugs label. “Bax,” a rave pop B-side from 2011, is Mosca’s best track yet. It has been reworked earlier this year into a fantastic pop single in collaboration with UK singer Katy B titled “What You Came For” earlier this year.

Both T. Williams and Mosca like to mix retro dance music in a fresh, new way. Check out T. Williams’ mix for FACT magazine and Mosca’s mix for Boiler Room to prepare for the big night.

Tickets and information are available on LED’s Facebook event page.

ALSO READ: Weekend Picks: Block Parties and Roommates

Photo courtesy of Ken Jacques

Sources: diversionary.org

www.facebook.com/LEDpresents

pmrrecords.com

 

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