St. Louisan Ken Page is an actor and director. He has an accomplished career including prominent roles in the original Broadway production of Cats and Ain’t Misbehavin’. You also may recognize him as the voice of Oogie Boogie in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Page, who describes his new work, Café Chanson, as “ballet in song,” talked with host Steve Potter, along with Philip Boehm, the artistic director of Upstream Theater.
Here’s more info on the play from Upstream Theater:
The Café Chanson is a bar on the Rue Lepic in WWII Paris. The denizens of Montmartre find each other there most nights. In story and song, the show follows the romances of a young American soldier with the neighborhood demimondaines, vibrant, beautiful and provocative. One sets herself apart. All these years later, she is still the one he can't forget. He gets to go back to the Café to live it again for one last night. And he takes us along with him.
Upstream Theater Presents Ken Page's "Cafe Chanson"
January 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 13 and 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand at Olive