I’ve been trying to get my friend Don Moore to do Combat for quite some time now. Don’s a brilliant musician and I thought it’d be fun to have him maybe write a song for one of the pieces. The problem here is that I was thinking too small; Don thinks big.
Don decided that one song was not enough, so Thursday night when I was meeting with the eight writers and they were picking the subjects and locations for their plays, Don came along and listened in…and then he went home and he wrote a song comprised of his own thoughts on those variables. Do yourself a favor and listen to what he came up with. These are no simple guy with an accoustic guitar kinds of things, but fully composed short pieces taking on the full genre of the different pieces.
I don’t want to brag, but Combat Theatre keep getting better and better. How do I know this Combat will be spectacular? Well first, we have an enviable group of theatre folk coming together to make 16 new pieces of theatre over the weekend. 64 of Milwaukee’s Finest coming together and working their asses off for one purpose: to make you roll out of your seats.
Secondly, we’re adding a new bit to the Combat line-up. We’ve been trying to get musician, Don Moore, involved for quite some time now. He met with us tonight while the writers were picking their Subjects and Locations and he’s doing his own Combat magic;; he’s creating a jingle for each and every piece.
And finally, there are the Subjects and Locations themselves. I’ll let you use your own imagination to try to figure out how they are paired up, but here’s the list:
Subjects- Cassanova, M. Night Shamalan, Nightmares, Rumplestiltskin, Saint Patric, A Secret Admirer, To Catch a Predator and Underdog.
Locations- A Bee Hive, A Bobsled, A Ghost Town, Harvard, Japan, A Marijuana Farm, The Orient Express and The Salem Witchcraft Trials.
The possibilities boggle the mind.
January 14th and 15th at 8:00pm, The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
325 W. Walnut Avenue
We do it because we can!