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June 7, 2007

Curtain Call

You’ve always been an enthusiast for the performing arts. At 8, you spent your days in leotards and legwarmers, fantasizing of the day you could go on pointe. At 16, you won the lead in your school’s performance of Fame and thought your future on Broadway was a certainty. At 20, bereft of your own dreams, you simultaneously dated a few members of a pseudo-famous band. So, it’s no surprise that as an adult you’ve been known to be a bit, shall we say, dramatic.

Well, it’s time you put down your tattered copy of Death of a Salesman, unplug the mic from your karaoke machine and head over to Le Rideau Theatre Café. As Hong Kong’s only performing arts bistro, this intimate restaurant, bar, lounge and arts venue is the answer to your endless soliloquy of theatrical needs.

On the playbill this month are a wide variety of performances from Aussie Jazz to African Guitar…

Bring your backstage pass on Thursday, June 7 for a night of jazz with Eugene Pao, when the guitarist extraordinaire will be joined by a world-class band, featuring some of HK’s best musicians (9:30pm – 12:30am, $100). And put on your stage make-up Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 for Late Night Shots: An Evening of Intoxicating Solo Theatre Pieces, produced by Audacity Productions (9:00pm, $100).

Don’t take an intermission next week. Go a capella to see KT Jazz on Wednesday, June 13, when London jazz sensation Katie Pickard makes her Hong Kong debut (9:30pm, Free).  Or be accompanied by Australian-based saxophonist Tim Wilson and his band on Thursday, June 14 (9:30pm, Free).

Ask for an encore from African singer-songwriter Thierry Nkeli Faha and you shall receive.  The Togolese guitarist, singer and poet will be performing his rhythmic and inspiring music for two consecutive Sundays, June 17 and 24 (8:00pm – 11:00pm, $55). Or, get out your old groupie gear on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 for Katterwall & Soho Collective’s presentation of Ticket to Ride, a tribute to the Beatles (8:00pm, $200 – includes one drink).

The venue is so intimate you’ll feel like a part of the performance — from the dress rehearsal to the standing ovation.  You may even be able to sneak on stage and steal that (well deserved) extra bow.  What are you still doing here?  Your audience awaits!

Le Rideau Theatre Café
1/F Hilltop Plaza
49 Hollywood Road
2850 8833

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