Lannie Garrett's Screen Gems: Songs From Your Favorite Movies
Hollywood's influence around the globe is obvious, but behind the success of any movie is its soundtrack. As Audrey Hepburn wrote to Henry Mancini after Breakfast at Tiffany's and "Moon River" took the world by storm, music is what makes film fly.
Leave it to Colorado's First Lady of Song to put together a jazz quintet and turn a review of movie theme songs into an evening of stellar stories and sounds. Kicking it off with a medley of instrumentals from West Side Story that climaxes in a typically outrageous entrance by Lannie—in one of her trademark hats (these by Ken Copenhaver of the Denver Center Theatre Company) and stylish dresses—as she flirts with the audience while singing "I Feel Pretty," the show takes us on a sweeping journey through late 20th-Century cinema.
Lannie and her talented musicians put their own spin on "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails" "Over the Rainbow," "On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe," "As Time Goes By," "Goldfinger," "What's it all about, Alfie?," "Where the Boys Are," "Jailhouse Rock," "Stormy Weather," and more.
Check out Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, a cozy scene one flight down from street level in the D&F Tower at Arapahoe on the 16th Street Mall. You're in for a treat.
There's only one show left (Sept. 1st) that hasn't sold out, so act soon! 303-293-0075 or www.lannies.com.