JUDY JACKSINA and TOM PATTI for PARK STREET79  PRODUCTIONS, LTD.

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"1966"
THE RESURRECTION CONCERT

 

The FLAMINGO Go-Go, 547 W. 21 St. (bet. 10 & 11 Aves.), NYC

Opening Night: January 29, 2005

 

Directed by JUDY JACKSINA

Choreographer ROBIN CARRIGAN

Costumes ROBERT GUY

Musical Director DOUG KATSAROS  

DJ VEROCKINA

The Band
JAMIE GUSTIS - lead singer
TRAVIS HARRISON - drummer
DAVE SIEGEL - guitar
HAROLD STEPHAN - keyboards

Go Go Dancers

LAURA ANDERSON - QUINTELLA BARNES - MANDI BEDBURY

LINDSAY DUNN - ALEXIS THEBOLT - MELANIE WALTERS

"1966" THE RESURRECTION CONCERT attempts to recreate the aura of the 1966 club circuit by channeling the music and energy of The Doors through a live band and a sextet of shimmering and shimmying go go dancers. Whether or not the performance reasonably recreates the original is not for me to say from first hand experience.

The crowd seemed to groove to the vibe, and of course the music is already a hit. The band, also called 1966, did a decent job of invoking the spirit, but even my limited exposure to raw footage tells me there will never be, especially without that particular combination of upbringing, timing and pharmaceuticals, a front man like Jim Morrison. So, where does that leave "1966" THE RESURRECTION CONCERT? Squarely in the realm of retro; and that is not necessarily a bad thing.

- Kessa De Santis -

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