Musicians, singers, present music of Waits

Wait Less, the songs of Tom Waits performed live, with musicians, singers and dancers, comes Nov. 15 and 16 to the Denman Island Front Hall.

THE SONGS OF Tom Waits (pictured) will be performed Nov. 15 and 16 on Denman Island.

Wait Less, the songs of Tom Waits performed live, with musicians, singers and dancers, comes Nov. 15 and 16 to the Denman Island Front Hall.

Your waiting is over.

Waits’ music is strange, risky and emotionally compelling. He is quoted as saying, “Be devoted to the unification of the diverse aspects of yourself,” which is maybe why I was so compelled to create this show.

By unifying our various unique personalities, the

poetry of the music can be more fully experienced.

A LuLu Goes West production, this is the final show in a three-part series.

A Wait on Me was produced in 1997 and toured to four Fringe festivals that year. Still Weighting, 2005, involved text, teenagers and a theatre director, and was produced for the Solocentric Festival in Calgary.

Wait Less has me falling out of the window and inviting musicians and singers to join in the Tom Waits parade.

Jennifer West, the musical director, is one star shining, leading us down the road of musical fluidity.

Other local luminaries include, (but are not limited to):

Musicians: Linda Nessel-Treen, Julian Gaul, Ray Ulovec, Oliver Heywood-Jones, Ken Hatch, Michael Rapati;

Singers: Manuela Dressler, Kieran Meagher, Lucy McFaul, Jennifer West;

Movers: George McFaul and Laurie Montemurro.

Luminaries from afar include vertical dancers Nicole Tritter and Trina Rasmuson, and hip-hop artist Lena McFaul.

Michael Rapati is offering his constructive input, with assistance from Kieran Meagher, creating walls for the dancers to fly on. The hall itself will be configured to create a smaller venue, the sort Tom Waits himself prefers to play in.

Roxanne Cowles-MacPhail and Matta Schaal are painting art generated from the music and the musicians.

These pieces will be used in the performance and hung on the wall for sale during the show.

To add to the atmosphere of a Tom Waits venue, adult beverages and snacks will be provided by Kaffee Klatsch Bistro.

Alas, the fire department is not willing to let us ignore the no-smoking policy inside the hall itself, so we will lack some of the atmospheric quality. Fortunately the performers themselves are smoking hot, providing all of the atmosphere required for the event.

Wait Less is presented Nov. 15 and 16 in the Denman Front Hall at 8 p.m. Advance tickets only are available at Abraxas Books and

the Denman General Store.

For more information, contact Anson at 250-650-0228.

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