Quality Hill Playhouse will pay tribute to Harold Arlen, the man who brought the blues to the Great American Songbook, in THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC, an original cabaret revue opening January 19.
Featuring vocalists Lauren Braton, Christina Burton, and LeShea Wright, and conceived and directed by J. Kent Barnhart, THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC will highlight some of Arlen’s best-known works, such as “Stormy Weather,” “Get Happy,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Barnhart, who also serves as pianist and emcee, will lead a jazz combo featuring Ken Remmert on drums, Kevin Payton on bass, and Matt Baldwin on clarinet and saxophone.
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC runs through February 18 at Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Mo. For more information visit www.QualityHillPlayhouse.com.