LE BISTRO CAFÉ MUSICAL
First Parish UU of Medfield, 26 North St. Medfield, MA 02052
Sunday, September 29, 2013. Doors open: 6:30. Performance begins: 7:00 p.m.
reservations: $20/general admission. Online: ticketstage.com, E-mail: email@example.com,
to overwhelmingly high ticket sales and two early sold out shows on Sept. 27
and 28, First Parish Medfield is extending its run of the original musical Le Bistro Café. The newly added
performance will be held on Sunday, September 29. There will be light
refreshments and live music at 6:30, and the show will begin at 7. There will
be dessert served during intermission as well.
Parish Medfield will present the East Coast premiere of Le Bistro Café, a jazz-influenced musical comedy by composer Eva
Kendrick. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, the action of the musical revolves
around a scheming waiter and waitress who make a bet about the outcome of a
customer’s blind date and then plot to ensure that he or she will win the bet.
Le Bistro Café stars Becca and John Kornet
as Maxine and Tom, the couple on a blind date. Both are professional singers
who perform with Boston Cecilia as well as the First Parish Medfield UU Choir.
Becca performed the title role in Kendrick’s chamber opera Emily, about the life of Emily Dickinson, which was performed at
First Parish Medfield last fall. John Kornet also appeared in Emily as the Friend.
Brian Gonzalez, who recently graduated from the Longy School of Music of Bard
College with a Masters Degree in Opera Performance, will perform the role of
Damien the waiter. Gonzalez has recently performed with Longwood Opera in
Boston and studied at the Land of Enchantment Summer Opera Institute in New
Medfield cast members include Christine Aucoin as Lisa, the mischievous
waitress; Kelly McManus as Chloe, who
has performed with the Woodland Theatre Company and in Kendrick’s opera Emily, Helen Moniz, as a busboy and
Ginny Gregg as Audrey, one of the Doowop Girls. Also appearing in the cast are
Ariel Galford who has won awards from the Boston Lyric Opera Aria Contest for
Teens and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Song Festivals;
Daniel Oullette as the overbearing restaurant manager Pierre; Shirley Riga as
Zsazsa the soap opera diva; Ryan Spilker as Zsazsa’s boyfriend who happens to
be a food critic; Nino Ruggeri as Jorge the busboy, and a chorus of busboys,
waitresses and doowop girls.
Le Bistro Café premiered in Los Angeles to
sold-out performances in 2003, funded in part by a Subito Grant from the
American Composers Forum. Last fall, Kendrick, who is the Music Director at
First Parish Medfield, and Director of the local Eva Kendrick Voice Studio,
presented her original one-act opera Emily,
about the life of Emily Dickinson. With visual and
verbal humor that has a pulse on the L.A. social scene and with a lively
jazz-influenced score, Le Bistro Café
promises to be an enjoyable evening of musical theatre.