On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, we heard about the return of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, which starts October 13 and runs through November 11.
Joining the program with contributor Steve Potter were Farah Alvin and William Michals, discussing their careers and appearance at the festival in November. Alvin is a singer, songwriter and actress. Michals is a baritone singer and actor.
"This is a new incarnation of the show, where we'll be singing across the entire canon of musical theater," Alvin said. "We'll do duets and some solos."
Alvin and Michals have performed together many times over the past decade in New York.
The theme of relationships and love is a current that runs through the performance.
"If you're going to be inspired to write a song, a melody, lyrics, you have to imagine that the creators of these songs were inspired by love," Michals said. "Could be a broken heart, the moment when your heart opens up, it could be all the hesitation and risking taking love entails. That's our driving force. This is relationship not just in love, in relationships, but with our community as well."
Listen to the full conversation, and hear clips from both artists:
What: Gaslight Cabaret Festival Presents Farah Alvin and William Michael in "Broadway’s Greatest Hits of All Time!"
When: Nov. 3-4 at 8 p.m.
Where: Gaslight Theater, 58 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
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