Lullaby Baxter - Garden Cities of To-morrow
From Calgary • At The Big Secret Theatre
Heartbreak, betrayal, paranoia – and Palmolive?!
Dolores loves dirty dishes, and her husband, Morton “Showstopper” Calhoun, can’t dirty them fast enough. She solicits neighbours’ dishes, strangers’ mail-in dishes, even adopts dish-dirtying orphans to quench her domestic addiction – but is it enough? This eccentric portrait of Kansas City matrimony is built around the music of Lullaby Baxter’s two critically-acclaimed albums, Capable Egg and Garden Cities of To-morrow, with songs like Mr. Powder-Blue Breadbox and Cardboard Armoured Car.
Part Threepenny Opera, part urban fable, this world-premiere musical play tosses the term ‘kitchen-sink drama’ on its ear–and fills yours with sultry-smooth folk-jazz.
“Lullaby Baxter, the cerebrally seductive Canadian chanteuse … sings sweet ‘n’ goofy songs pitched midway between insinuating nursery rhymes and a sort of off-kilter feminine sophistication”
- The Village Voice
“Lullaby Baxter: the name itself puts you in mind of colourful gardens, sweet smells, and particularly coy girls with long lashes and summer skirts. It comes as such a sweaty relief that Garden Cities of To-morrow lives up to its mother’s name. It has everything you could want.”
- tangible sounds
- Lullaby Baxter – Dolores Calhoun
- Bertram Havisham – Morton Calhoun
- Lily String Quartet – The Orphans
- Libretto: Lutwidge Sedgewick
- Director: David van Belle
- Lighting Design: Cimmeron Meyer
- Set Design: Scott Carson
- String Quartet Arrangements: Donavan Seidle
Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30 PM - Admission: $22
Wednesday, January 16 at 9:30 PM - Admission: $22
At The Big Secret Theatre: 2nd Floor Centre Court: 225 - 8 Ave. S.E.
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