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Alexis Cole’s Canary in Combat Boots: Memoir of a Jazz Diva in the Army
June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - June 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm$25
On June 14 & 15th 2019, The Westchester Collaborative Theater presents vocalist Alexis Cole in her new show Canary in Combat Boots: Memoir of a Jazz Diva in the Army featuring accomplished musicians Jim Ridl on piano and David Finck on bass.
Cole’s one woman show reflects her unique perspective as she went through Army Basic Training in 2009. Equal parts harrowing and humorous, she hurls herself headlong into an entirely foreign experience and culture, and reports back to her fans weekly through handwritten notes from the front lines. We glimpse into those notes and see her struggle to survive. As the niceties of life are stripped away, she sees what extremes of grace and inhumanity we are all capable of. Her letters can be read at www.alexiscole.com/blog. Well suited to Cole’s jazz style, the music selected for the show comes mostly from the wellspring of outstanding songs written during World War II by composers from Arthur Schwartz to Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin and Frank Loesser.
Friday and Saturday June 14 & 15 7:30pm The Westchester Collaborative Theater