The Songs of Yandura & Melocik
Feat. Mykal Kilgore, Margo Seibert & more
February 16, 2015
Cover: $35 – $45
Cover charge at the door will be an additional $5
|Mon, Feb 16||9:30pm||Doors 8:45pm||Buy Tickets|
An immensely talented and utterly charming songwriting duo Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik are due for a moment in the spotlight. Their 54 Below debut will offer a first look at their three newest musicals: The Last Queen of Canaan, about a young girl’s search for agency amidst the landscape of racial and social inequality in the 1930s; Feral, a reaction to the numbing dissatisfaction that results from our never-ending quest to become smarter, stronger, healthier, wealthier, better in all conceivable ways; and Wringer, a story about connection, told through the lens of a 10-year-old boy who forges a powerful bond with a pigeon. Presented together, these pieces offer a perfect sampling of the Yandura & Melocik brand: universal themes explored in unexpected contexts, lush and lyrical compositions that show impressive musical range (from pop to folk to gospel), and the excavation of shadows to expose a message of hopefulness and light. After just one evening with Jacob and Rebekah, you will fall in love with them and their work (and it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world follows suit!).
The Songs of Yandura & Melocik will be performed by James Snyder (If/Then), Greg Hildreth (Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher), Jenni Barber (Wicked, The Nance), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Margo Seibert (Rocky), Betsy Morgan (Found, Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (Hairspray), Eric William Morris (The Last Goodbye), Charity Angel Dawson (Side Show), Marja Harmon (The Book of Mormon), Dan Domenech (Rock of Ages), Kristolyn Lloyd (Heathers, Witness Uganda), Aaron Ramey (The Bridges of Madison County), and Jon-Michael Reese (The Book of Mormon), with Matt Gallagher on piano, Jake Schwartz on guitar, Clint DeGanon on drums, and Aiden Moore on bass. The concert will feature music direction and arrangements by Matt Gallagher and is produced by Erica Rotstein.