Cravings: Songs of Hunger and Satisfaction
September 8 - September 11, 2011
The Salem Theatre Company will present the Ko Theater Works production of Belle Linda Halpern’s CRAVINGS: Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction as part of their Music & More Series for four performances only September 8 – 11 in the STC Theater - 90 Lafayette Street in Salem. The cabaret is directed by Sabrina Hamilton and musical direction is by Ron Roy, who will accompany Ms. Halpern.
Cravings is a humorous and thought-provoking look at our constant cravings for food, acceptance and true nourishment. In it, songs ranging from Tin Pan Alley classics by Berlin and Bernstein, to pop anthems and contemporary ballads are interspersed with personal narrative reflecting Halpern's Jewish-American experience. As she prepares the Passover dish charoset, Halpern’s humorous take on our desperate desire for fulfillment evolves into a life-affirming call to taste the sweetness in the everyday. Whether familiar with Jewish culture or not, audiences of all ages will enjoy this vibrant showpiece.
The Boston Globe called Belle Linda Halpern's work “stunning, both as music and theater” as she connects the music and lyrics of American and European cabaret songs with clarity, warmth and style. With her incredible dynamic range, she sensuously croons ballads, powerfully belts out the blues, and, with lightning speed and hilarity, whips out a patter song, the Boston Herald hails her as, “Boston’s best singing actor.”