Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dinner, a Show, and an Art Exhibit!

Chorale Bel Canto
Annual Fundraiser—March 5, 2016

Cocktails 6:00 pm
Dinner and a Show 7:15 pm
Hacienda Golf Club

Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman
Starring Linden Waddell

Linden Waddell is a fourth-generation Californian who has performed in over 50 musicals and operas throughout the Golden State, who trained at the conservatory programs at LACC and PCPA. Los Angeles audiences have seen her as Jellylorum/Griddlebone (the comedic opera cat) in CATS at the Shubert Theatre, as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance at the Ahmanson, and as several characters including the poetess in A...My Name is Alice at the Center Theatre in Long Beach, for which she received a Robby Award nomination. She received a Theatre LA Ovation Award nomination as Best-Featured Actress in a Musical for Working at the Colony Theatre, and a Drama-Logue Award for her performance of Mrs. Molloy in The Matchmaker. Linden has produced and performed her own one-woman cabaret act in numerous clubs, and produced, written, edited, and starred with partner Tim Bennett in their own comedy television show I Really Like Skunks.

Allan Sherman was the genius of the 1960s who wrote brilliant, hilarious parodies of well-known songs and produced a string of best-selling record albums. “There is nothing like a dame” becomes an ode to smoked salmon in “There is nothing like a lox.” A rousing version of “Down by the Riverside” warns us, “Don’t buy the liverwurst.” The traditional Irish song, “Dear Old Donagan” morphs into a tongue-twisting list of Jewish names in “Shake Hands with Your Uncle Max.” Sherman was perhaps most famous for turning the instrumental “Dance of the Hours” into “A Letter from Camp,” popularly known as “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.”

Critics say: "Linden Waddell does them all justice with her strong, wide-ranging voice and her well-honed acting chops. Aided by a wonderfully entertaining script, piano accompaniment by Musical Director Marjorie Poe, direction and choreography by Janet Miller, and a variety of props, Waddell wrings every bit of laughter from these amazingly funny lyrics."


Chorale Bel Canto, an 80 member volunteer choir based in Whittier that has presented classical choral music throughout the San Gabriel Valley since 1982, is proud to host an

Art Exhibit
Displaying local artists’ works in conjunction with our spring concert: “A Mystical Journey,”
Featuring Five Mystical Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Mozart’s Requiem.

Saturday, may 14 at the First United Methodist church
500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

The exhibit will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and 6:00 to 8:00 pm,
with a reception at 6:00 pm following the concert.
(The exhibit will be closed during the concert performance.)
We will give exhibiting artists two complimentary tickets to the concert.

We will give preference to art works inspired by these musical compositions,

But all hangable arts works no larger than 18”X24” are welcome for consideration.

Apply online at
For additional information call 888-460-222 (toll free) or email:
cbc.execdirector @gmail.com

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