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Spotlight on Festival Presents: A Benefit for The Black Box of Asbury Park - Burly Man Sings Girly Songs
Location: Asbury Park Musical Heritage, 708 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park
Description: Spotlight On Festivals presents
George Hansel in
BURLY MAN SINGS GIRLY SONGS
My Life as a Show Tune Queen and Sexual Outlaw
Have you ever wondered what a gay version of ‘The Many Loves of Dobbie Gillis’ would be like? Growing up in the 60s and coming of age in the 70s George Hansel takes us on his journey of discovery through personal stories and songs [usually sung by girls]. Beginning with George’s childhood as a precocious adolescent and on to his first encounters of love and lust on Christopher Street, the leather clubs, the piano bars, and the gayest adventure of all, summer stock!
Burly Man highlights George Hansel’s many loves and conquests throughout his life in this 90 minute cabaret romp using humor, show tunes, multimedia and a little help from his musical director Evie Ellis, musical guest Mary Lawrence and “voices” from his past.
Director Frank Calo says that “This is the role George was always meant to play a show tune queen and sexual outlaw!”
The Performance on August 31st will be a benefit for Black Box Theatre of Asbury Park. The Black Box is a multicultural arts organization that exists to support artists seeking to gain more exposure for their work, by offering them a professional infrastructure in which to produce. Our organization encourages the evolution of projects and collaborations not possible under the constraints of regular commercial theatre; nurturing an alliance with all forms of art and expression without censure.
George Hansel has acted, directed, and technical directed in Central Jersey, on tour, regionally and Off-Broadway. He is looking forward to taking Burly Man on the road in the near future and has several charity events and venues lined up. Musical guest Mary Lawrence has been performing her own one woman cabaret show across New Jersey and has starred in such plays as "Sweeney Todd," “My Fair Lady” and “Hello, Dolly!”
Director Frank Calo has directed shows at The Monster in Greenwich Village, Broadway Baby Cabaret, Don’t Tell Mama’s as well as full length productions in NY and Paris to name a few.
When: August 31, 2013 – 9pm
Where: Where Music Lives – 708 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ
Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at the door. www.blackboxnj.org
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