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Living ‘La Vie en Rose’ with Rose Levine on Bastille Day
by Bruce-Michael Gelbert      |   follow us...

   
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Rose Levine & Chris Bell, "Old Fashioned Wedding" and Rose Levine, curtain call
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On July 14, le quatorze juillet, at the Cherry Grove Community House, under the auspices of the Arts Project of Cherry Grove, veteran chanteuse and thespian Rose Levine celebrated Bastille Day, as well as marking 64 years in Cherry Grove, with a generous helping of familiar favorites, classic songs by creators of the American Songbook, in a musical show billed as “La Vie en Rose.” Chris Bell was the choreographer, stage director and, sometimes, assisting artist; George McGarvey served as artistic director; and Brian Taylor, at the piano, was the musical director.
After Homecoming Queen 2018 Rose, seated on her throne, gave us a royal greeting, Taylor sounded strains of “La Marseillaise” and Rose launched into a romantic “La Vie en Rose,” en français and in English. An elegant Rose began selections by Stephen Sondheim, from “Follies,” with an enthusiastic “Ah! Paris;” segued into a zesty “Broadway Baby,” which, in a personal adaptation, included lines “singing like Ms. Merman/in songs by Jerry Herman;” and reminded “I’m Still Here,” as she considered her career.
Moving onto Jule Styne, with Sondheim, Rose belted out a triumphant “Some People,” from “Gypsy.” She then calculated that she’d given some 6,825 performances in the Grove, the Pines, and New York City since 1955! In “Drop that Name,” from “Bells Are Ringing,” she amended the Comden and Green lyrics to salute Grove luminaries, instead of 1950s celebrities.
Rose paid tribute to both Cole Porter and Ethel Merman with “I’ve Still Got My Health,” from “Panama Hattie,” and from “Red Hot and Blue,” expressed her musical preference in its title song and followed it with “Down in the Depths (on the 90th floor),” the quintessential lament.
Turning to Rodgers and Hart, Rose colorfully declared, in “That Terrific Rainbow,” from “Pal Joey,” “I’m a red hot Mama, but I’m blue for you,” with a mid-song costume change, and gave us torch song “Ten Cents a Dance,” full of some of Hart’s gayest lines, like “pansies and rough guys” and “it’s a queer romance.”

 

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