Long live the Kings

The reviews are in for Burnin’ Love:

“Quirky and whimsical […] a definite crowd-pleaser”

“Zachary Stevenson is pitch-perfect swagger as the “real” Elvis”

-Joff Schmidt, CBC Radio

“Riotous laughs — everybody in the whole cellblock is along for the ride”

“Stevenson brings a lovely voice and guitar work and a laconic dignity to his young, silver-suited King […]  In flashbacks he also plays Wade… a sexy colt who lights up the stage with frisky energy”

-Alison Mayes, Winnipeg Free Press

“Also all right mama was Stevenson’s singing. The young guitar man has played Buddy Holly and Hank Williams in previous productions and is a pitch-perfect Presley”

-Jared Story, Uptown Magazine

Full CBC review here

Free Press Review

Uptown Magazine

Burnin’ Love Opens!

Tonight is the world premiere of Sharon Bajer’s new play: Burnin’ Love.  It’s been a great challenge taking on the role of “pseudo Elvis” but the cast (Ric Waugh, Chelsea Rankin and Miriam Smith) has made it delightful.  Looking forward to tonight!

Read more about it in the Winnipeg Free Press:

Also, an article came out in La Liberte, Winnipeg’s french newspaper.

And the Sandbox Blog

Jailhouse Rock

It’s 30 degrees below; it’s starting to snow; where else could I go but to the Prairie Theatre Exchange to set the dance floor on fire and create a little warmth with “Burnin’ Love”.

Yes, I’m here in Winnipeg, one of Canada’s most notoriously chilly cities, fittingly rehearsing for a show with a reference to fire in it.  Winnipeg playwright, Sharon Bajer, has written a heartwarming and hilarious piece about love, death and Elvis and I’m providing the Elvis.

As if Phil Ochs, Buddy Holly and Hank Williams wasn’t enough, I feel like I’ve finally arrived doing my first “Elvis” impersonation.  This is not the path I imagined for myself, but it sure is interesting.  There has been no better way for me to learn about the roots of pop music than to really explore the lives of those who have made such an impact.

The show opens in two weeks, March 3-20th.  More info here: www.pte.mb.ca

Rolling down the blogging lanes.

Rolling into my 30s

Here I am.  It’s late January.  And I’m ready to strike!  Not only with a big orange ball.  But on the blogging lanes.

I play music.  I write music.  I do plays.  If you enjoy these things, perhaps you’ll enjoy this site.

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