November 5, 2004
The Big Bang, Disneyland, REAF, Gregg Marx, Rave Reviews, and More
|Friday, November 5 through Saturday, November 13 - John Sawoski plays piano and music directs "The Big Bang," a hilarious new musical comedy by Boyd Graham (with music by Jed Feuer) about two Broadway hucksters who pitch the most expensive musical ever conceived, at Norris Center for the Performing Arts. Starring Paul Kreppel & Larry Raben, whom the LA Times calls "two gifted practitioners of manic musical comedy." Click here for full LA Times review. Palos Verdes Peninsula News calls the show "Wacky, Wacky, Wacky... outrageous... crazy... good old-fashioned, non-politically correct schtick... played by the incredibly funny Paul Kreppel & Larry Raben... and renowned pianist John Sawoski."|
|Nov. 5 - Nov. 13|
- Thursday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m.
- Friday Nov. 12, 8 p.m.
- Saturday Nov. 13, 2 p.m.
- Saturday Nov. 13, 8 p.m.
- Friday Nov. 5, 8 p.m.
- Saturday Nov. 6, 8 p.m.
- Sunday Nov. 7, 2 p.m.
|For tickets, call 310-544-0403.|
December 4 and 5: John Sawoski plays keyboards for Disneyland's 2004 Candlelight Procession and Ceremony event, featuring orchestra, 350-voice choir and guest narrator Marie Osmond. Town Square, Disneyland.
December 5 - John Sawoski's arrangements will be performed by The Leading Ladies in: Help is on the Way for the Holidays at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Tickets: $45-$5000. A benefit for The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. For more information, please see: http://www.richmondermet.org/reaf10.1/HelpHol6.htm
November and December 2004:
Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 to 10:15 pm - John Sawoski plays piano and music directs for Emmy Award-winning actor and vocalist Gregg Marx at Maggiano's Little Italy at The Grove. The group features veteran jazz bassist Nedra Wheeler and drummer Jack LeCompte. http://www.reviewplays.com says: Anyone who wants to feel the sounds of love should bring his/her significant other for a significant evening of song. Few singers have the magic in the voice that Gregg brings, and even fewer can reach through to your heart and play the love strings like a harp. The musical platter is full and rich, and everyone gets a little something they like. Maggiano's Little Italy at The Grove is located at 189 The Grove Drive Z80, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323-965-9665). No cover charge or reservations necessary.
Sundays 9 am from October through Christmas, and Christmas Eve 5:30 pm: John Sawoski accompanies for the Caritas Chorus at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish in Los Angeles under the direction of renowned composer Christopher Walker. St. Paul's is located at: 10750 Ohio Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Rave Review for Tonia Bern-Campbell show - John Sawoski's musical direction of Tonia Bern-Campbell on Sunday, Oct. 24 in Lake Arrowhead received rave reviews. The Mountain News said: "enormously entertaining... Sawoski’s seamless segues transported the singer smoothly from one song to the next, and kept the audience involved and delighted. [A] brilliant pianist, John Sawoski supported [the singer] at every turn with sensitivity and style." Mountain News, Oct. 28, 2004 Click here for the entire review.