|Marjorie and Jim in their younger days|
(photo by Lauren B. Photography)
|the ensemble (photo by Lauren B. Photography)|
The story is almost constantly underscored by Jeff A. Miller on electric guitar, playing his own compositions that are at times mournful, at times upbeat, but always setting the perfect tone for the story. He also accompanies the cast on a lovely and plaintive song called "Echoes and Memories" written by The Champagne Drops (of which the aforementioned Leslie Vincent is one half, along with Emily Dussault).
Transatlantic Love affair truly holds a unique space in #TCTheater - ensemble created physical theater, telling stories beautifully without the use of props, sets, or costumes. I heard some mutterings in the audience about not understanding what was going on, but if you go into it knowing that not everything is going to be clearly spelled out for you, and just let your imagination fill in the lines of what the ensemble creates, it will be a magical experience. These Old Shoes is a lovely, melancholic, heart-breaking and heart-warming story uniquely and gorgeously told by this group of artists.
Join me and my fellow Twin Cities Theater Bloggers for a special event at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Get $20 off the ticket price for the March 4 matinee performance of the regional premiere of the super fun and heart-warming musical THE PROM, and stick around after the show for a talk-back with some of the cast. Find more info in the Facebook event here, and purchase discount tickets using code TCTB1 or by clicking on this link (discount valid for March 4 1pm performance only).