Thursday, May 09, 2013
Little Me, Alicia Choi
This weekend in San Francisco I can recommend two performing events. First up is Little Me, a 1962 musical taken from an absurdist parody of a rags to riches memoir by Patrick Dennis, the author of Auntie Mame. The adaptation involved writer Neil Simon, composer Cy Coleman, and choreographer Bob Fosse, and word on the grapevine is that this bare-bones production by 42nd Street Moon is well-done and very funny. The company has been on a roll lately.
I will be videotaping the production on Saturday evening which unfortunately is going to conflict with a recital by San Francisco Conservatory of Music violinist Alicia Choi. The graduate student will be performing an interesting sounding concert of music by Schoenberg, Szymanowski, Bach and Strauss. I heard Choi at an "Old Masters" concert at the Conservatory last year, where she just about stole the show with her superior playing. Concert is at 8:00 PM in the main concert hall and it's free.