Zentilli and Loach: Treat Yourself to Something Good

As the Atlantic Fringe Festival winds to a close this weekend, and I begin to set my sights once again to return to my theatrical home base, Toronto, with plenty of enthusiasm and excitement for the year ahead and fueled by the wonderful support that I have encountered in Halifax, my lovely hometown, TWISI gets set to shift cities once again. What better way to make the transition between Halifax and Toronto than letting Toronto know about one of Halifax’s most beloved performers: Patricia Zentilli who will be performing a Cabaret with Patti Loach at the Toronto Centre for the Arts this weekend, September 12th and 13th. Doors open at 7:15pm, show begins at 8:15pm.
Look out, Toronto! Patti with an ‘i’ and Patty with a ‘y’ perform together again, this time in a brand new show about love, life and retail therapy. This is an evening of songs chosen because each one tells a story, beginning with the first song that the two Pattys ever performed together, The Babysitter’s Here, by Dar Williams.
The Shopping Cart of Love is the name of a clever and quirky song by legendary New York singer-songwriter Christine Lavin. Dora-nominated musical-theatre actress Patricia Zentilli sings and acts her way through this song which tells the story of finding a goodbye letter from her fiancé and dealing with his rejection by hitting the grocery store …. finding love in the junk food aisle, ‘midst her despair.
Joining the two Pattys – who are not only musical collaborators but also good friends – will be veteran stage actor George Masswohl who will be singing great arrangements of great songs by Jason Robert Brown, John Bucchino, Frank Loesser, Paul Simon and Cat Stevens.
John Loach will be joining Patricia and George and Patti onstage, playing trumpet.
What: The Shopping Cart of Love
Who: Patricia Zentilli, George Masswohl, voice
Patti Loach, piano
John Loach, trumpet
When: Saturday September 12th, 7:15 p.m. and Sunday September 13th, 7:15 p.m.
Where: The Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto.
Tickets: available at Ticketmaster (416-872-1111 or
www.ticketmaster.com)
or at
www.studio5040cabarets.com.
Price: $25

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