This week on the radio: a performance/interview with Gale McNeeley—Santa Barbara county’s song satirist extraordinaire. It’s a preview of Gale’s upcoming evening of song and satire at the GRANADA BOOKSTORE. On air, we’ll listen to stuff by Tom Lehrer and talk about his legacy along with a lot of other material concerning follies contemporary and eternal. Don’t miss this! And scroll down for info on the upcoming Granada show!
“SONGS AND SATIRE”
with Gale McNeeley and Betty Faas
Gale McNeeley and Betty Faas bring “Songs and Satire” to Granada Books, 1224 State Street in Santa Barbara on Saturday, August 10th at 7 PM. This musical comedy show features material by Tom Lehrer, Wayne and Shuster and Gale himself, poking fun at all the inanities of our times.
You will hear Tom Lehrer’s whacky songs like “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,” “The Vatican Rag,” and “The Masochism Tango.”
You can also look forward to “Rinse the Blood Off My Toga,” and “Shakespearean Baseball Game” by the Canadian comedy duo, Wayne and Shuster, who Ed Sullivan featured on his show 67 times.
“Songs and Satire” introduces Santa Barbara to Sister Dominiqee-niqee-nique, the singing nun, who is running for Pope. Sister D. will sing about her new job as manager of a medical marijuana club at Leisure World.
Mr. McNeeley was in the original cast of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” with Jerry Stiller and Raul Julia, and appeared on Broadway in “Cyrano” with Christopher Plummer. He originated the character of “The Ghost” in the world premier of the musical “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir.”
This performance is Co-sponsored by SB CAN, the Santa Barbara County Action Network.