An Evening with Steve Ross
What better way to finish QPAC’s Twelve Acts of Cabaret than with the New York cabaret legend Steve Ross. Essaying the great American Songbook (Cole Porter/Irving Berlin/Jule Styne), plus a little of the English (Noel Coward/Ivor Novello) and French (Charles Trenet/Edith Piaf) as well, Ross brought a touch of sophistication to the Cremorne. He also landed a lot of laughs, but then he’s been delivering this material for the past 40 years so he knows where they are.
The joy of being in the company of a performer like Ross is that he peppers his act with some obscure or rarely sung songs. His act contained two gems, Try Love, a song with a lyric by Alan Jay Lerner written for an unproduced musical version of My Man Godfrey, proved what a master lyric craftsman Lerner really was. The other was the riotously funny Hungry Women, a song Eddie Cantor introduced in the show Whoopee. Written in 1928 it also proved that a good comedy song never dates.
Further Steve Ross tour dates.
Melbourne– Melbourne Recital Centreon July 6 - Steve Ross: Rhythm & Romance
Sydney- Slide on July 7 - Steve Ross Celebrates Cole Porter