The Pleasing Recollection/A Cabaret Opera
Starring MICHAEL KELLY
Feinstein's 54/Below APRIL 5 - 6, 2022
Music by Martin Hennessy
Libretto by Stephen Kitskos
Directed by Murphy Davis
Music director, Benedicte Jourdois
In the mid-1970s, a young man (portrayed by As One’s Michael Kelly) lands ashore in Manhattan without a map. Negotiating his way into a life in the performing arts, The Pleasing Recollection chronicles his musical adventures as he charmingly stumbles into some of the music and theater giants of the era including Larry Kert, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ludlum, and Aaron Copland. Librettist Stephen Kitsakos’s autobiographical story rolls forward with composer Martin Hennessy’s ingenious score. At the intersection of music and opera theater they create a playful, witty, and joyful tale.
Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for a performance that sings in the sensibility of contemporary musical theatre, but reminisces about a period in the lives of LGBTQ+ people that was both exhilarating and dangerous.
Buy tickets April 5, 2022 at 7PM
Buy tickets April 6, 2022 at 9:45PM