The disco ball will spin in high gear when Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) pulls out all the stops for their highly anticipated Spring Concert, Dancing Queen: The Music of ABBA.
Bell bottoms, glitter, capes, and thigh-high white pleather boots abound. This show has it all, including the hilariously diminutive Emmy Award-winning actor/comedian Leslie Jordan. He will add to the music with his fun side-splitting tales and poignant musings from his latest autobiographical play, Fruit Fly.
This comedy-music mash up will include ABBA hits like “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and, of course, “Dancing Queen.” So sit back in your plunging neckline cat suit and platform shoes for a trip back to the ‘70s with 250-plus singers from SMC, their beloved eight man ensemble Captain Smartypants, and one very special guest, Leslie Jordan.
Friends and Family Preview tickets ($10.00 each) for the March 30 at 8:00 p.m. Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center concert are available by calling the box office at (206) 388-1400 or at the door on the day of the Preview. Two additional Outreach Performances are listed below with their ticketing information.
About Leslie Jordan
In 1982, Leslie Jordan stepped off a Greyhound bus from the hills of Tennessee, said “hello” to Hollywood and has never looked back. With hundreds of television shows, films, and commercials to his credit, he has become a familiar face on the entertainment scene. Winner of the 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his delicious portrayal of Beverley Leslie on Will and Grace, Leslie’s many other recurring roles and Guest Starring appearances on television include Raising Hope, Neighbors, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Ugly Betty, and Reba.
In the DreamWorks feature film The Help, based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, Leslie plays the pivotal role of the newspaper editor who hires Emma Stone’s Skeeter to write the household hints column. Feature film audiences will also recognize Leslie from his performance as Brother Boyin Del Shores’ adaptation of his play Sordid Lives’ with Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke, Beth Grant, and Beau Bridges. He continued the role in Sordid Lives… the Series for the cable network Logo, which starred Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea and Bonnie Bedelia, among others.
In addition to acting, Mr. Jordan is also an author and playwright. His book, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, for Simon and Schuster, formed the basis of a successful 90-minute one-man show, which had extended runs in New York and London. Leslie’s other autobiographical one-man shows Like a Dog on Linoleum, Full of Gin and Regret, From Whence I Came, Deck Them Halls Y’All, and Stories I Can’t Tell Mama have been performed to audiences across the country; the autobiographical not-quite-a-one-man show Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far ran in Los Angeles and New York City. His latest autobiographical play is called Fruit Fly, which has already run in Los Angeles, New York City and London.
Leslie’s screenplay, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, won the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival’s Production Grant Award, and was made into an independent feature film distributed.
About Seattle Men’s Chorus | Seattle Women’s Chorus
Founded in 1979, the internationally renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus, along with Seattle Women’s Chorus (founded in 2002), are the largest community choruses in America; and the largest gay choruses in the world. Flying House Productions, home of Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus, ranks third among the state’s music organizations with over 300 members of SMC and over 250 members of SWC.