EVANGELIA KINGSLEY returns to Danny's Skylight Room with a run of her one-woman show TWISTED
beginning Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 9:15 pm, and continuing Monday, August 9, 2004 at 9:15 pm, Thursdays,
September 9, 16 and 23, 2004 at 9:15 pm with additional performances to follow.
While working on Baz Luhrmann's production of La Boheme, Kingsley met conductor, pianist and arranger,
Chip Prince, and during collaboration on various benefits, they decided to embark on an evening of lunacy
called TWISTED. In TWISTED, Kingsley and Prince leave the constraints of classical
music behind and explore the theme of MADNESS through the eyes of composers as diverse as Weill and Waits, Bolcom
and Brel, Schubert and Spoliansky.
In her last one-woman show, TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE, Kingsley performed songs by classical composers
"under the influence of cabaret." David Finkle of Backstage said, "I'm still thinking about the hilarious yet
subtle drunk she threw during the William Bolcom-Arnold Weinstein 'At the Last Lousy Moments of Love.'" He called her,
"[d]ark, fleshy, sexy, and proudly Greek" and ended his enthusiastic review of her Danny's debut with ". . .she's good
enough for an audience to want to hear plenty more."
What reviewers and audiences alike have seen is that Kingsley doesn't just sing songs, she becomes them. Every
piece is informed by a theatrical passion that has always been her hallmark as both actress and singer. The Virginian-Pilot
called her Cleopatra in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra "a compelling creation, refreshingly regal, coy and feminine"
and the Richmond News Leader added "petulant, seductive, jealous, childlike yet mature, neurotic -- and gloriously,
theatrically so." The Cleveland Plain Dealer said of her Witch in Sondheim's Into the Woods, "Dynamic
hands . . . penetrating voice . . . formidable figure" and the Free Times agreed, "remarkable . . . wonderful serpentine
physicality that allows her to command the stage with a simple gesture."
TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE had its birth with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and the Canton Repository
said: Her "voice and emotions filled the room . . . she was a professional actress before studying voice, and it's easy
to believe . . . adept at playing character, letting the audience know what kind of person was singing and why . . . [Kingsley's]
voice seems to belong in a smoky, dimly lighted room filled with ladies and gentlemen in evening dress, sipping drinks. She
has a real empathy for the cabaret genre."
Catch TWISTED. You'll be glad you did.
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